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
    12401

    Phone:
    (845) 331-0080

    Kingston News

    6/19/2019 - City of Kingston Announces Fourth of July Celebration and Fireworks

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    June 19, 2019

     

    City of Kingston Announces Fourth of July

    Celebration and Fireworks

     

    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce details of the annual Fourth of July celebration and fireworks on Thursday, July 4, held at Kingston’s Downtown Waterfront. Food vendors will be set up starting at 4:00pm with live music from 5:00-9:00pm at T.R. Gallo Park.

    The music lineup, presented by 92.9 WBPM, Rondout Savings Bank, The Reis Group, and WMC Health Alliance Hospital, includes: 

    5:00pm – Ivory Rose (Pop)

    6:30pm – Geezüs Butlers (Arena Rock)

    8:00pm – Mister Kick (Dance Rock, R&B & Hits)

    After the music performances, Mayor Noble will welcome the crowd at 9:15pm, followed by a Color Guard flag presentation and the national anthem. The fireworks display, presented by Mainetti & Mainetti, PC and O’Connor & Partners PLLC, will begin at 9:30pm, launched from the Wurts Street (Old Rt. 9W) Bridge. The best view is between the Route 9W Bridge and the Wurts Street Bridge at lower Broadway and T.R. Gallo Park.

    “The City of Kingston’s Fourth of July celebration is such a great opportunity to welcome families to our beautiful waterfront for a fun and kid-friendly event,” said Mayor Noble. “We hope that everyone will come out and enjoy the food, music and the spectacular fireworks from one of our beloved parks.” 

    Shuttle Services

    Traffic and parking rules will be strictly enforced. UCAT 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 for parking starting at 1:00pm and closed to vehicular traffic starting at 3:00pm on July 4 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 Bridge will be closed to traffic.

    From 1:00pm on July 4 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 Thursday, July 4, from 7:00am until midnight in the three 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.

    Due to maintenance, the Wurts Street Bridge will be closed from Monday, July 1 to Thursday, July 4, 2019. No pedestrians will be allowed on the Route 9W Bridge from 6:00pm to 10:30pm.