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

    7/16/2019 - Movies Under the Stars Summer 2019 Schedule Announced




    July 16, 2019


    Movies Under the Stars Summer 2019 Schedule Announced



    KINGSTON, NY - Mayor Steve Noble and the City of Kingston Parks and Recreation Department are pleased to announce the return of the City’s popular “Movies Under the Stars” program, a series of five free outdoor movie events held in Kingston’s parks and public spaces. 

    “I’m looking forward to another great summer of movies in the parks,” said Mayor Noble. “This is a beloved tradition, and we invite everyone to join each of these Friday night events. Pack a chair or blanket, bring the whole family, and spend some time together enjoying nature.”

    Films are shown at 8:30pm on each of the scheduled movie dates. In the event of rain, notifications about postponements or cancellations will be posted at and on the City’s Facebook page.

    2019 Movies Under the Stars schedule: 




    Friday, July 26

    Mary Poppins Returns

    Academy Green

    Friday, August 2

    Remember the Titans

    Forsyth Park

    Friday, August 9

    The Rondout: Then and Now

    Cornell Park

    Friday, August 16


    Kingston Point Beach

    Friday, August 30

    Abbott & Costello Meet Frankenstein

    Loughran Park