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

    12/18/2015 - Senior New Year's Celebration

    420 BROADWAY
    [email protected]
    SHAYNE R. GALLO Phone (845) 334-3902
    MAYOR Fax (845) 334-3904


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    The annual Kingston Senior New Year’s Celebration hosted by the City of Kingston, Bruderhof Community and The BEST WESTERN PLUS (former Holiday Inn) will be held Wednesday, December 30 from 6-10 pm at the newly renovated hotel - located at 503 Washington Avenue. The City of Kingston will provide transportation from the Senior complexes for Seniors who plan to attend this FREE event.

    “This is an event our seniors look forward to every year and I urge City of Kingston Seniors to make their reservations as soon as possible. I am grateful the Bruderhof Community is sponsoring this event for our Senior residents,” Mayor Shayne Gallo added.

    The full course dinner includes Tossed Salad, Apple Raisin Stuffed Chicken Breast w/Cider Gravy, Mashed Potatoes, Peas/Carrots, Chocolate Cream Pie and Coffee/Tea/Soda. There will also be a cash bar and DJ. City of Kingston Seniors should call The BEST WESTERN PLUS directly to be guaranteed a reservation for dinner at 845-338-1299. Please call Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 am – 5 pm. Seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

    Seniors should also call the CitiBus office (331-3725) for a seat on the Kingston Trolley. The City Trolley will be picking up passengers at Colonial Gardens/Stuyvesant Charter and Rondout Gardens (5 pm); Wiltwyck Gardens and Yosman Towers (5:15 pm); Governor Clinton (5:20 pm); Stuyvesant Hotel and Brigham Complex (5:30 pm). A stop will also be made at the Cornell Street parking lot (5:45 pm) for city Seniors who don’t live at the above mentioned complexes.
    For additional information regarding the Senior Dinner Dance, please call 334 3902.