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

    Thank you everyone who was able to join us for such an amazing 2018 Earth Day Event! We had over 1,000 people (our largest yet) and numerous giveaways, games, booths, acts and more. A special thanks to all our sponsors and vendors who helped us host such an amazing event. Look forward to seeing everyone next year!! 


    Our 7th annual Kingston Earth Fair, will be held May 11th 2019 from 10am to 4pm at the Forysth Nature Center! This event features a variety of sustainable "green" initiatives along with resources for the community. This event is free and will include food, live music, demonstrations, bounce house, an exchange store and more. 


    2019 Partners/Supporters

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    2019 Sponsors

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                                                      Kathleen Dittus, Esq.                                                               Safeco Alarm Systems INC.                                                              Mountain Rise Daycare                                       Cornell Cooperative Extension

    If interested in sponsoring or to find out more information click here. Applications accepted till March 29th

    2019 Supporters 

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    2019 Exhibitors/Vendors

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

    Exhibitor Application Applications accepted till April 26th

    City Application (Only for exhibitors who are selling)

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    Entertainment and Programming  

    Our entertainment line up is as follows: 


    10:00-10:45           Vince Fisher 
     10:45-11:45          Deb Martin 
     11:45-12:00          Welcome: Mayor Steve Noble  
     12:00-1:30          Simi Stone 
     1:30-1:45          George Washington Peace Singers  
     2:00-2:30          POOK 
     2:30-4:00          Cuboricua 

    Electronic Recycling and free shredding 


    Shredding will be provided by AARP and is FREE! They will be open from 10am-2pm or until full. Each person may bring three grocery bags per shredding.

    We will also have UCRRA providing free electronic recycling for a full list of what can be recycled visit


    Contact information:

    Julie Noble
    Environmental Education and Sustainability Coordinator 

    Kingston Parks and Recreation
    467 Broadway 
    Kingston, NY 12401