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
    12401

    Phone:
    (845) 331-0080

    Kingston News

    8/12/2015 - HELLO, LOCAL CONTRACTORS! LEAD ABATEMENT TRAINING & CERTIFICATION OPPORTUNITY!!

    THE CITY OF KINGSTON OFFICE OF COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT WILL HOST LEAD ABATEMENT SUPERVISOR/CONTRACTOR AND LEAD ABATEMENT WORKER TRAININGS.

    LEAD SUPERVISOR/CONTRACTOR TRAINING, SEPTEMBER 14—17, 8:30 A.M—4:30 P.M.  4-day course focuses on training contractors and/or their onsite supervisors in successfully conducting lead abatement activities and regulatory guidelines. Participants will learn techniques of abatement, site preparation, project management, proper disposal and record management.

    LEAD WORKER TRAINING, SEPTEMBER 17—18, 8:30 A.M.—4:30 P.M. 2-day course presents the EPA curriculum for lead-based paint abatement workers.  Participants will engage in hands-on activities covering sources of contamination, health effects, personal protection, abatement techniques, clean up, disposal and record keeping.

    TRAINING LOCATION: Rondout Neighborhood Center, 105 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401.

    TRAINING PROVIDED BY: Environmental Education Associates (EEA).

    COST OF TRAINING:

    Lead Worker Training

    Total: $655.00


    Lead Supervisor Training

    Total: $1,065.00

    $330.00 Training $570.00
    $310.00 EPA Application Fee
    $480.00
    $15.00

    EEA Application Prep. Fee

    $15.00

    Two ways to register – Online at www.environmentaleducation.com or click HERE to obtain the registration form.

    MUST REGISTER BY SEPTEMBER 4, 2015. For questions or additional information, contact Steve Knox in the Office of Community Development at 845-334-3928 or sknox@kingston-ny.gov.