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

    7/19/2013 - Senior Picnic at Rotary Park
    Mayor Shayne R. Gallo and Community Action Executive Director Robert M. Lamoree jointly announced this week that the Senior Picnic for City of Kingston residents is planned Friday, July 19 at Rotary Park, off Delaware Avenue, from 11 am to 2 pm.

    The final touches for the July 19 Senior Picnic are being made by Community Action with assistance from the Parks and Recreation Department. Employees in other City departments will be volunteering to help make this a success for City seniors. Music will be provided by local musicians and bingo and other activities are planned as well. Mayor Shayne Gallo and community members will be donating their time to assist as chefs. Ulster County Community Action will be donating the food items and Fresh ‘n Easy Bakery and Café owner Linda Bones will again prepare the salads for the event. Miscellaneous supplies have been donated by community businesses.

    The City Trolley will be providing transportation for those seniors who are unable to get to Rotary Park and will be picking up passengers at the following stops: Colonial Gardens/Stuyvesant Charter, Wiltwyck Gardens, Governor Clinton, Stuyvesant Hotel, Yosman Towers, Rondout Gardens, Garraghan Drive/Springbrook Village, as well as Cornell Street Parking Lot and Hannaford Plaza.

    For specific times for pick-up at these locations contact the City’s Citibus Office at 331-3725.

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