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

    7/5/2016 - City of Kingston to Celebrate 48th Annual Children's Day Parade

    July 5, 2016

    City of Kingston to Celebrate 48th Annual Children’s Day Parade on Friday, July 8th

    (Kingston, N.Y.)
    Mayor Steve Noble and the City of Kingston Parks and Recreation Department are pleased to announce the 48th Annual Children’s Day Parade, to be held this Friday, July 8th. Lineup begins at 4:30pm on Pine Grove Avenue, with the parade stepping off promptly at 6:00pm. The theme this year is “LEGOS.”

    “Now in its 48th year, we have had the opportunity to witness generations of Kingston’s youngest citizens take over the City for the day,” said Mayor Noble. “This is a wonderful Kingston tradition and something that my family looks forward to every year. One of the many special aspects of this event is seeing all of the various community organizations and youth groups represented. This vast network of youth serving organizations and agencies is so critical to the wellbeing of our young people.”

    Kevin Gilfeather, Superintendent of the City of Kingston’s Parks and Recreation Department, echoed the Mayor’s statement. “It is truly a pleasure to see our local children proudly march alongside their friends. Each of the organizations and community groups that participate do a wonderful job of empowering the children to think creatively when decorating their floats and preparing their costumes.”

    Following the parade, participants will enjoy a free hot dog and drink, served by the Kingston Professional Firefighters Association.

    Parade Route
    The parade will step off of Pine Grove Avenue onto Broadway at 6:00pm. The parade will proceed up Broadway and onto Albany Avenue, make a right turn onto Clinton Avenue and then another right turn onto Westbrook Lane. Floats and units will then continue down Westbrook Lane, pass the Herzog’s Lumber Yard and will take the next left towards the back of Herzog’s store.