The City of Kingston, NY

    Welcome to the City of Kingston, NY

    Kingston, dating to the arrival of the Dutch in 1652, is a vibrant city with rich history and architecture, was the state's first capital, and a thriving arts community. City Hall is in the heart of the community at 420 Broadway, and is open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., except July & August (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.).  Come tour our historic City, with restaurants that are among the region's finest, and local shopping that promises unique finds.

    Historic Churches

    Kingston is home to many historic churches. The oldest church still standing is the First Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Kingston which was organized in 1659. Referred to as The Old Dutch Church, it is located in Uptown Kingston. Many of the city's historic churches populate Wurts street (6 in one block) among them Hudson Valley Wedding Chapel is a recently restored church built in 1867 and now a chapel hosting weddings. Another church in the Rondout is located at 72 Spring Street. Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church was founded in 1849. The original church building at the corner of Hunter Street and Ravine Street burned to the ground in the late 1850s. The current church on Spring Street was built in 1874.

    Kingston, NY

    Kingston became New York's first capital in 1777, and was burned by the British on October 13, 1777, after the Battles of Saratoga. In the 19th century, the city became an important transport hub after the discovery of natural cement in the region, and had both railroad and canal connections.

    Kingston, NY

    The town of Rondout, New York, now a part of the city of Kingston, became an important freight hub for the transportation of coal from Honesdale, Pennsylvania to New York City through the Delaware and Hudson Canal. This hub was later used to transport other goods, including bluestone. Kingston shaped and shipped most of the bluestone made to create the sidewalks of New York City.


    Contact Us

    City Hall Address:
    420 Broadway
    Kingston, New York

    (845) 331-0080
    [email protected]

    Kingston News

    7/1/2015 - City of Kingston's July 4th Fireworks Festival

    July Fourth in Kingston

    July 4th 

    T.R. Gallo Park

    The Fourth of July festivities begin at 5pm on the Rondout Waterfront with food, fun, and live performances by the bands Breakaway and Mister Kick, and more - it’s a perfect family outing. And don't forget the fireworks, starting at 9:30pm! 

    City bus shuttle service will be provided from 4pm to 11pm. Pick-up points will be Uptown at the Kingston Plaza, Midtown at the Cornell Street Parking Lot by Frank Guido's Little Italy, and drop off at Abeel St. and Broadway in the Rondout. Shuttles will also run from Kingston Point Beach with designated ADA Parking, with drop offs under the 9W bridge on the strand.  Come join the fun in Kingston and help to celebrate history!

    To download the flyer, click here.