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

    Exhibitions at City Hall

    City Hall is proud to serve as both a municipal building, and a gateway to the City of Kingston. In an effort to bring art to our local public spaces, the ground floor of City Hall will transition into a space for the exhibition of art. In 2019, the Ground Floor Gallery will host four exciting displays of Kingston related artwork. Each show will run for three months, with opening receptions on First Saturday, from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM. The Ground Floor Gallery has been developed through the collaboration of prominent local arts organizations, including Arts Mid-Hudson and the Midtown Arts District.

    If you are interested in displaying your work at City Hall, please contact  

    The Department of Art & Cultural Affairs or The Kingston Arts Commission.



    En Camino: Destination Forward

    Alexandro 'Alekz' Pacheco

    Opening Reception

    July 6th, 3:00PM - 5:00 PM

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    En Camino: Destination Forward

    Photographic work by Alexandro Pacheco

    (Image Courtesy of Alekz Pacheco)

    “En Camino: Destination Forward” explores my personal experience as a witness to my family’s journey as immigrants in the United States. IT is an open invitation to be a part of our history, in a journey full of progression. This experience is crucial, not only is preserving our culture, but also in aiding the evolution of tradition to fit the contemporary experience.”

    - Alekz Pacheco



    Alexandro “Alekz” Pacheco

    Alexandro “Alekz” Pacheco is a Mexican-American photographer, born and raised in Kingston, NY. Pacheco holds a BFA from the State University of New York at New Paltz. His most recent show “Mírame: El Primer Capítulo” exhibited at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art in May of 2018. Pacheco’s work often addresses his past struggles with self-acceptance within his traditional Mexican upbringing. Pacheco sites photographers Olivia Bee and Nadia Sablin as two of his main sources of inspiration.



    The artist would like to thank Carolina Lopez and Ruu Silverman for being a part of this project.

    “En Camino: Destination Forward” explora  la experiencia personal  del viaje de mi familia como inmigrantes en los Estados Unidos. Esta es  una invitación abierta a ser parte de nuestra historia, en un viaje lleno de progreso y reflections personales. Esta's experiencias son crucial, no solo  preservan nuestra cultura, sino también ayudar a que la evolución de la tradición se ajuste a la experiencia contemporánea ".

     - Alekz Pacheco


    Alexandro "Alekz" Pacheco

    Alexandro "Alekz" Pacheco es un fotógrafo Mexicano-Estadounidense, nacido y criado en Kingston, Nueva York. Pacheco obtuvo su Mastria de Arte en la  Universidad Estatal de Nueva York en New Paltz. Su muestra más reciente, "Mírame: El Primer Capítulo", se exhibió en el Museo de Arte Samuel Dorsky en Mayo de 2018. El trabajo de Pacheco a menudo aborda sus luchas pasadas con la autoaceptación dentro de su educación tradicional mexicana. Pacheco's fuente de inspiración son los fotógrafos Olivia Bee y Nadia Sablin.


    El artista quisiera agradecer a Carolina Lopez y Ruu Silverman por ser parte de este Proyecto.

    The Spaces Between: Exploring Our Physical and Cultural Borders.

    “En Camino: Destination Forward” is one of three Kingston-based exhibitions presented as a part of The Spaces Between. The Spaces Between is an ambitious project, developed by the Arts Mid-Hudson Folk Arts Program, Latinx Project, the Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History, the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center, and Kingston’s City Hall. The multi-site project seeks to explore the social spaces of marginalized cultures in American society. The Reher Center, the LGBTQ Center, and City Hall will host three exhibitions, along with a variety of events to encourage conversation around immigration, identity, and culture.

    To learn more, please visit the Latinx Project

    The Space Between is presented by the following organizations: