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]

    City of Kingston 9th Annual Earth Fair

    May 13th, 2023 10am-5pm at TR Gallo Park 


     The City of Kingston's Annual Earth Fair is returning in 2023. This year we have reimagined our popular family friendly event for the Kingston Waterfront! We will be hosting the 2023 Earth Fair at TR Gallo Park, 30 Rondout Landing, Kingston, New York. 

    This year we are partnering with Clearwater and the Hudson River Maritime Museum with support from Radio Kingston and Catskill Mountain Keeper, to bring a reimagined waterfront Earth Fair to TR Gallo Park. This year’s Earth Fair will include live music, food trucks, children’s games and activities, a free swap market, electric vehicle displays, green education, sponsored boat rides, and more.

    Live music performances will include: Taína Asili, David & Jacob Bernz, Betty & the Baby Boomers, Tom Chapin, Reggie Harris, Lara Hope & the Arktones, The Mammals, Jay Ungar & Molly Mason, Maria y Matteo, Piedmont Bluz, The Slambovian Circus of Dreams and The Ulsterados. There will also be performances from Mid-Hudson Juggling Club and Uptown Lowdown.  

    As always, this is a FREE event! Hope to see you there!


    2023 Vendors:


    511NY Rideshare

    African Roots Center

    Animal Whisperers 4-H Club

    Bike Friendly Kingston

    Citizens' Climate Lobby

    Citizens Concerned About Plastic Pollution (CCAPP)

    Climate Smart Kingston

    Coldwell Banker and Village Green Realtors

    Community Compost Company

    Conservation Advisory Council

    Cornell Cooperative Extension of Dutchess County on behalf of NYSERDA

    Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County

    Electrification Coalition

    Emerson Resort and Spa

    Family of Woodstock 

    For the Many

    Friends of Forsyth Nature Center/John Burroughs Natural History Society

    Gabs Veg Table

    Holistic Health Community

     Homespun Solar-Powered Merry Go Round 

    Hudson River Maritime Museum

    Hudson River Sloop Clearwater

    Hudson River Watershed Alliance

    Kingston Hot Water Solutions

    Kingston Land Trust

    Kingston Library

    Kingston Nissan

    Kingston Wire

    La Voz

    Live Well Kingston

    Mid Hudson Energy Transition/Kingston Community Energy

    Mother Earths Storehouse

    New Yorkers for Clean Power

    Pura Vida Kettle Corn

    Reggae Boy Café

    Rondout Soap Co.

    Rycor HVAC

    Samadhi Recovery Outreach Center

    Seed Song Farm

    Sun River Health

    SUNY Ulster County Community College

    Ulster County Department of Health

    Ulster County Department of the Environment

    Ulster Federal Credit Union


    Women's Peace Collection

    Woodcrest Bruderhof Face Painters




     This year we will have E-waste and Refrigerant Recycling Available Free of Charge! 


    As you switch out of the old and welcome the new, please remember to recycle your old electronics responsibly.

    Examples of common electronic equipment that must be recycled:

    • Computers (desktops, laptops, e-readers, tablets, etc.)
    • Computer peripherals (mice, keyboards, monitors, printers, etc.)
    • Small electronic equipment (DVR's, DVD players, MP3 players, video game consoles, etc.)
    • Televisions

    It is illegal to dispose these and other covered electronic equipment (CEE) in the trash under New York's electronic waste law.

    To recycle electronics in Kingstonyou can place them curbside for a $15 fee (paid before placing curbside) or drop them off at the Transfer Station for FREE. For the 2023 Earth Fair, you can bring them in for free. Find the list of acceptable and non-acceptable e-waste here.

    White Goods/Refrigerants Collection

    Many household refrigerators and freezers contain chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) refrigerant. Many window air-conditioning units and dehumidifiers contain hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) refrigerant. If released into the environment, these substances destroy the ozone layer, and become potent greenhouse gases. Because of this, refrigerants need to be carefully handled and disposed of by trained professionals.

    The City of Kingston regularly accepts disposal of appliances, by appointment with the Department of Public Works for a fee of $25-$35.

    As part of Earth Fair 2023, the City will be accepting appliances containing refrigerants for disposal for FREE. For Saturday May 13th only, Kingston residents can bring the following refrigerant containing appliances for safe disposal to TR Gallo Park for FREE:

    Window air conditioners




    WARNING: Do not attempt to remove refrigerant or compressors yourself. Improperly handled refrigerant may result in physical harm. Only properly trained individuals using EPA-approved refrigerant recovery equipment should attempt to remove refrigerant from appliances. The City works with a properly trained refrigerant recovery recycler.