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

    6/28/2018 - City of Kingston Celebration and Fireworks Set for July 4th

    June 28, 2018


    City of Kingston Celebration and Fireworks Set for July 4th

    KINGSTON - Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce details of the annual 4th of July celebration and fireworks scheduled for this Wednesday, July 4th at Kingston’s Downtown Waterfront.

    Event Details

    The event will include live music from 4:00pm-9:00pm at T.R. Gallo Park, presented by 92.9 WBPM, Rondout Savings Bank, The Reis Group, and WMC Health Alliance Hospital. The lineup includes:

    4:00pm – Sass & Brass (Pop)

    5:30pm – The Geezus Butlers (Classic Rock)

    7:00pm – Little Creek (Country)

    8:30pm – Hot Rod (Classic Hits)

    The fireworks display will begin at 9:30 and will be presented by Al Mainetti & Joseph O’Connor, Attorneys. The fireworks will be launched from the Wurts St. Bridge and the best view will be between the Route 9W Bridge and the Wurts Street Bridge at Lower Broadway and TR Gallo Park.

    Shuttle Services

    Traffic and parking rules will be strictly enforced. The City of Kingston will be offering free shuttle services to the Waterfront. Parking and shuttle pick up will be available at the Kingston Plaza (near the ballfield) and the Cornell St. Parking lot. Shuttles from these lots will drop off riders at the corner of Abeel St. and Broadway. There will also be a parking area designated for ADA parking and shuttle services at Kingston Point Beach. Shuttles from Kingston Point will drop riders off under the 9W Bridge.

    Parking and Traffic Pattern Changes

    The following streets will be closed to Vehicular Traffic with No Parking from 3:00pm on July 4th until midnight: Broadway from Abeel Street to East Strand (Both Sides); All of West Strand; East Strand from Broadway to the municipal parking lot entrance. The Wurts Street (Old Rt. 9w) Bridge will be closed with NO PARKING from 8am on July 4th until midnight.

    From 2 pm on July 4th until midnight, there will be NO PARKING on both sides of Abeel Street from Wurts Street to Broadway and the first three parking spaces on Broadway from the intersection of Abeel (approaching Garraghan Drive) to accommodate the shuttle bus maneuvering. There will also be NO PARKING on Wednesday, July 4th, from 7:00am until midnight in the 3 rows of parking spaces closest to Gallo Park in the parking lot behind Mariner’s Harbor, at the intersection of West Strand and Dock Street.

    No pedestrians will be allowed on the Wurts Street Bridge from 8 am on Wednesday, July 4th until midnight. No pedestrians will be allowed on the Rt. 9w Bridge from 6pm to 10:30pm.