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

    8/1/2013 - Music in the Parks Schedule
    City residents are reminded that if they are still wondering what to do Wednesday evenings throughout the summer, they can grab their lawn chairs, some comfortable dancing shoes, maybe even a picnic basket and join us at one of the City parks for the 2013 season of Music in the Parks. The long-awaited entertainment kicked off May 29. The schedule has been updated and two concert locations were changed.

    Mayor Gallo commented, “The musical talent is extraordinary and the venue of different listening pleasures, under the coordination of Craig Williams of BWS Entertainment, has something for everyone. City residents are also reminded that the City Trolley is providing transportation for seniors who are unable to get to the parks. City residents requiring transportation to the concerts are urged to call 331 3725.”

    The schedule for entertainment is as follows. All performances start at 6 pm:
    • June 26 at Academy Green—The Drive
    • July 3 at Gallo Park—Studio Stu and Friends
    • July 10 at Forsyth Park—Vince Fisher and Friends
    • July 17 at Gallo Park—The Lindsey Webster Band
    • July 24 at Academy Green—Professor Louie & Miss Marie, Roseann Fino and Friends
    • July 31 at Gallo Park—Kyle McDonough
    • August 7 at Gallo Park—The Ben Rounds Band
    • August 14 at Forsyth Park—Studio Stu and Friends
    • August 21at Gallo Park—Carl Mateo
    • August 28 at Academy Green—Passero

    For further information call 334-3914, 334-3902 or 224-8752.

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