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

    The City of Kingston is proud to announce its 4th Annual Earth Fair and Expo (previously "Green Friday"). This event, hosted at the Forsyth Park and Nature Center, is a sustainability fair, held entirely outdoors, for the Kingston community and the larger region. 

     April 22nd, 2017

    Forsyth Park, Kingston, NY 


    Exhibitors, both for and not-for profit, are welcome to submit applications for a space at the Fair and Expo:

    Exhibitor Application


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    Exhibitors/Vendors (to date)

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    Repair Cafe is a free community meeting place to bring a beloved but broken item to be repaired...for free! The guys and gals who do the repairs are your neighbors, and they have significant skills in many different areas--from mechanic, electrical and electronic to jewelry to clothing & textiles and things made of wood.


    On Earth Day, the fixers from Kingston's Repair Cafe will be at Forsyth Nature Center. If it's broken, bring it.


    We are also recruiting new repair talent. Got skills?  Email Gai at


    There are Repair Cafes in 10 Hudson Valley communities. Come & see what it's all about!



    Earth Day Exchange Flyer

     Earth Fair Flyer


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    Earth Day Exchange: Give an item, take an item 


    Music by

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    Annie DiRusso 


    Ami Madeleine 


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    Energy Dance 


    Donna and Charles Seymour

    Schedule of Events


    Family Sing Along with Donna and Charles Seymour


    Vince Fisher

    11-11:30 am

    Vince Fisher

    11:30 am-12pm

    Jerrice Baptise Reading "Weird, Wonderful,Water Birds." / Mudita Yoga 


    Steve Noble and Kevin Cahill Welcome with tree planting


    Innate Movement Parkour Demonstartion


    Ami Madeline


    DXF Demo/ Energy Dance Troop


    Annie Dirusso

    2:30-3 pm

    Deb Martin


    Green Infrastructure Tour

    40 space pervious Asphalt parking lot

    Permeable paver stone walkway and patio

    Rainwater harvesting and Rain barrels

    Rain Garden

    Xeriscape Garden


     Contact information:

    Julie Noble
    Environmental Education and Sustainability Coordinator 

    Kingston Parks and Recreation
    467 Broadway 
    Kingston, NY 12401