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

    8/19/2019 - City of Kingston Resumes Music in the Parks Concert Series


    May 31, 2019


    City of Kingston Resumes Music in the Parks Concert Series

    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steve Noble and the Office of the City Clerk are pleased to announce the return of Music in the Parks this summer. The series of five concerts will showcase local musical acts and will be held outdoors in the City of Kingston’s beautiful parks, starting with the Maritime Festival in T.R. Gallo Park on June 22, 2019. Concert themes will include swing, cabaret and jazz nights, as well as a concert for young people. All of the events are family friendly and free and open to the public.


    The 2019 line-up includes:


    June 22             Maritime Festival                                           T.R. Gallo Park                   11:00 AM

    July 11                  Swing Music in the Parks                            Hasbrouck Park                    6:30 PM

    July 25                  Young People’s Concert                               Forsyth Park                        6:30 PM

    August 8              SUNY Ulster Presents Music in the Parks   Academy Green Park          6:30 PM

    August 22           Cabaret in the Park                                       Hutton Park                         6:30 PM

    September 14    Maritime Museum Presents Hero’s Day      T.R. Gallo Park                   1:00 PM 


    “Our parks system is one of Kingston’s most treasured resources, providing safe, green spaces for our community to enjoy the summer weather, and we hope the Music in the Parks series will create new memories, and celebrate the treasures our beautiful city has to offer,” said Mayor Noble. “I want to thank our Clerks Office, led by City Clerk Elisa Tinti, Adrielle Farr, the Director of Arts and Cultural Affairs, and Alderwoman Andrea Shaut, for bringing back this wonderful tradition.”

    “I am so thrilled to bring back this beloved tradition after several years of hiatus,” said City Clerk Elisa Tinti. “It has been one of my top priorities to revive Music in the Parks. I hope everyone comes out to enjoy the special concerts we have planned.” 

    More information, including performers to be posted at: 

    Before the July 25 and August 23 concerts, Play Well Kingston, a subcommittee of Live Well Kingston, will host Community Potluck Picnics starting at 5:30pm. Attendees are encouraged to bring food to enjoy and share. 

    “A growing body of research shows that mere contact with the natural world improves physical and psychological health,” says Emily Flynn, Director of Health and Wellness. “As a bonus, social contact relieves stress and may increase overall happiness. I am thrilled to partner with the concert series to get people out to our beautiful parks.”

    Movies Under the Stars will also be back this summer, run by the Parks and Recreation Department. The schedule will be announced in June.