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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

    DRI: Upgrade Dietz Stadium & Andretta Pool

    Much-needed improvements to Dietz Stadium and the Andretta Pool will draw more events and audiences, giving a boost to the local economy.

    Project Host
    City of Kingston
    Project Goals
    Dietz Stadium, a 2,000-seat facility that is a major venue for organized sports both locally and regionally, will be upgraded.  Improvements will be made to bleachers, water fountains, fencing and gates, sound and Wi-Fi systems, lighting, bike racks, lockers rooms and bathrooms, food vending, signage and parking. Additional upgrades will be made to the Andretta Pool and picnic facility, located across from Dietz Stadium.  
    Funder(s) & Amounts
    NYS Department of State (NYSDOS) & Governor Cuomo's Office - $2,500,000.00 

    Project Manager's Contact Information
    Ruth Ann Devitt-Frank
    Grants Manager, City of Kingston
    845-334-3961
    Project Status (Updated June 2020)
    The City contracted with Engineering Consultants CPL last fall and met with the Project Advisory Committee and staff to begin a "wish list" for a site master plan. The consensus was that the immediate focus should be on vital structural improvements to the pool and pool house. The group set a goal of June 2020 for completion of work including roof replacement, masonry repairs, pool lining and leak repairs, and replacement of the pool filter and pump. Now CPL has turned its attention to the addition of a new splash pad, which will be constructed this fall. The Project Advisory Committee will be asked to reconvene in July to finalize elements of the master plan and select one piece to be constructed on the stadium side in 2021. Additional fundraising will be required in order to complete all elements included in the master plan.