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

    Youth Recreation Programs







    The Recreation Department offers a 7 week Summer Parks Program at Forsyth, Hasbrouck, Hutton and Loughran Parks. Registration is now open! 



    Youth Tennis Clinics

    Registration is now open for our Kingston Recreation tennis lessons offered at Forsyth, Loughran, and Hutton Parks. Call 845-481-7330 for more information.



    Junior Naturalist Program

    For more information click HERE!



    Youth Swim Lessons

    We have swim lessons available for all skill levels held at the Andretta Pool from June 28 till August 4th (6 weeks). Sign up to day to reserve your spot



    Children's Day Parade

    Our 49th Annual Children's Day Parade will take place on July 7th!

    Children's Day Parade Application

    Please call 845-481-7330 for more information




    Thank you for a great 2016 season! 2017 CO-ED Flag Football Information will be available in August. Contact Rob Dassie for more information at 845-481-7334




    Thank you for a great 2016-2017 basketball season! 

    Congratulations to our division winners! 


    8-10 Year Old Division: Potter Brother Ski Shops

    8-12 Year Old Girls Division: Dallas Hot Weiners

    11-13 Year Old Division: Ulster Uniform Services, Inc.

    14-18 Year Old Division: Clegg's III




    Kingston Point BMX is one of the oldest BMX facilities in the Northeast that has a deep respect for sportsmanship and competition. Visit their website for more information.




    On November 29th, we will launch the Replace the Parks Program which will run 9am-2pm, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. This pre-school program is an indoor alternative for our Pre-K aged youth looking for a warmer play space! The Replace the Parks Program will take a winter holiday break on December 22,2016 and resume on January 10, 2017 and then will be offered until  March 30th, 2017. 

    Story Time & Crafts at 10:30am - Thursdays during "Replace the Parks Program"