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

    6/23/2017 - TRAFFIC ADVISORY FOR FRIDAY, JUNE 23RD

    TRAFFIC ADVISORY FOR FRIDAY, JUNE 23RD:

    Please note that due to a number of high-profile events taking place throughout the City of Kingston this evening, including the Kingston High School graduation at Dietz Stadium and the Bob Dylan and His Band concert at Hutton Brickyards, motorists should expect some traffic congestion. The following areas are anticipated to experience the most significant delays:

    Kingston High School Graduation

    Start time: 5:00pm

    ·         Washington Avenue, particularly as it intersects with North Front St. However, all nearby side streets in the Uptown area are likely to see an influx of traffic beginning at 4pm.

    Concert at Hutton Brickyards

    Gates open: 5:30pm

    ·         Delaware Avenue, particularly as it intersects with North St. However, all nearby side streets in the Hutton Brickyards/Kingston Point area are likely to see an influx of traffic.

    o   As per Executive Order, from 4:30 p.m. through 11:00 p.m. on Friday June 23rd, there will be NO PARKING on Delaware Avenue from Lindsley Avenue to Kingston Point, North Street from East Union Street to the Entrance to Hutton Brickyards, Cordts Street from Willow Street to Delaware Avenue, and Willow Street.

    Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes when possible.

    Thank you for your patience during this busy evening in the City of Kingston.