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]

    Everette Hodge Community Center

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    Everette Hodge Community Center,
    15 Franklin Street, Kingston, NY

    Programmatic Questions: 845-331-9683

    Facility Questions: 845-331-1682


    The Hodge Center is owned by the City of Kingston and operated through a cooperative arrangement with the City of Kingston Parks and Recreation Department and Family of Woodstock, Inc. 

    The Mission of the Everette Hodge Center is to provide a safe and supportive environment for the Kingston community through educational, environmental, youth and community programs and health and human services.

    The Hodge Center hosts a popular drop-in after school program September-June each year. The program includes homework help, healthy meals, recreation and skill building activities. All school age children are welcome to attend, but an emergency contact form must first be completed.


    A variety of new policies and procedures have been implemented at the City of Kingston's Everette Hodge Community Center. ALL users will need to fill out a building use request form for review. Please note that proposed activities should be educational or community-focused in nature and should be offered free of charge to the public. Generally, the Everette Hodge Center is not available on weekends for special events.

    A $25 refundable Key and Trash Deposit is required for those needing a key.

    Please contact Parks and Recreation at 331-1682 for all paperwork.


    Everette Hodge, Sr. (1911-1991) was a notable Kingston resident who served as a civil rights leader, community activist, and mentor. 

    Mr. Hodge was President of the Ulster County N.A.A.C.P. chapter for 29 years, and was a member of the Kingston Lions Club for 17 years.


    1. Arts & Crafts
    2. Basketball
    3. Children's Garden
    4. Children’s Programs
    5. Classrooms
    6. Community Center
    7. Indoor Activities Room


    After-School Program - 2:30-5:15pm