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

    8/23/2013 - List of Events for this weekend's Taste of Kingston/Festival of Arts Weekend

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    List of Events for the Taste of Kingston/Festival of Arts Weekend

    23 August, Friday
    7:30pm to 11pm World Beat Dance Party with DJ Jordan Matthews, San Severia $10


    24 August, Saturday
    10am– 4pm, Forsyth Park Kids Create Kingston: Kids music, workshops, hands-on activities and events, featuring Ratboy Junior at 1pm (FREE)

    10am to 6pm, Maritime Museum, Voices for Water:  Music, oratory, water blessings, environment & family fun (FREE)

    10am, 1pm, 2:30pm , multiple locations, The Mandala Project by Christine Agro (FREE)

    11am, Old Dutch Church, How Fine It Is to Live, Art Song Recital with Alison Davy, soprano, Javier Oviedo, classical saxophone, and Gene Rohrer, piano ( $10)

    11am to 9pm, Uptown Gallery, Paintings by Fred Duignan

    11:30am, Cornell Park, Interactive Mandala Making with Rita Schwab (FREE)

    12:00pm, Arts Society of Kingston, Facing Fear, Catskill Ballet (FREE)

    12pm to 8pm, The Steel House, Musician's Central, All day music! (FREE)

    12:30pm Uptown Gallery, Read Me performance/installation by Clara Diamond

    1pm & 4pm, San Severia , Bon Appetit a deliciously stirring opera by Lee Hoiby  starring Lisa Jablow as Julia Child. Director: Ann Harvey Pianist: Diane Huling ($12)

    1:30pm, Arts Society of Kingston, Going Public, theater, with Terri Mateer (FREE)  Ms Mateer appears courtesy of Actor's Equity

    2pm, The Kirkland (courtesy of RUPCO), Barefoot Dance Performance (FREE)

    2pm Uptown Gallery, You're Burnin' me Up, Baby!, installation/performance by Adrian Frost

    2pm, Rive Gauche Salon at Le Canard Enchaîné, The Things that Make Us Sing, Alpher and Litt, cabaret ($10)

    3:30pm, Old Dutch Church, 100 Years Of Spring: Neil Alexander presents The Rite Of Spring for Solo Piano ( $10)

    3:30pm, Uptown Gallery, Read Me performance/installation by Clara Diamond

    4pm Stella's Italian Restuarant, Jolie Dunham and friends (cabaret, FREE)

    5:30pm, Savona's, Borgia and Davy, Songs, (FREE)

    5:30pm, Trolley Museum, Dutchman directed by Bruce Grund (Theater), ($10)

    6:00pm, The Kirkland (courtesy of RUPCO), Writers and Poets

    6:30pm, San Severia, Boocock: You (me)— theater  Starring Paul Boocock. Director: Richard Toth

    7:30pm, The Kirkland (courtesy of RUPCO), What's your story? (interactive storytelling, FREE)

    8pm, Andy Murphy Center, Dzul Dance— Maya Mexico: A New Beginning aerial arts dance fusion ($12)

    9pm, San Severia, Dear Johnny by The Honeymoon Heart Revival, aka Anna Niedermeyer and Jillian McManemin (theater)

    9pm, Stella's. Amy Wallace, Songs I'll Never Sing (cabaret, $10)


    Open Studios
    10am to 5pm, Wynn Morrison Realty, Barry de Braun paintings

    10am-2pm, Bailey Pottery, Bowl-a-thon

    1pm to 5pm, EdgeWorx Studios, Open Animation Studio

    12pm to 5pm, Richard Morris Gallery  1pm to 5pm, The Storefront Gallery, art and music


    10am to 1pm, The Kirkland, Focusing on Girls and Women through Word, Sound and Movement