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.




    A Group Exhibition

    Curated By:

    Julie Hedrick, Janet Hicks, and Laurie DeChiara

    Opening Reception

    October 5th, 3:00PM - 5:00 PM

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    Participating Artists Include:

    Lara Giordano
    Amy Whitaker
    Dina Kravtsov
    Sabrina Aggarwal
    Jan Harrison
    Rita Leduc
    Mau Schoettle
    Nancy Donskoj
    Isabel Cotarelo
    Lisa Spada-Bruck
    G. Riley Johndonnell
    Chis Gonyea
    Frank Kosempa
    Sean Sullivan
    Hans van Meeuwen
    Cindy Sumerano
    Chris O'Neal
    Maria Jansdotter
    Jennifer Kluska
    Stefan Saffer
    Joe Mangrum
    Michael Lokensgaard
    Addie Farr
    Matt Taylor
    Hudson Valley Bee Habitat
    Cassandra & Anthony Salamone
    Jane Bloodgood-Abrams
    Amelia A. Leon
    Jason Mones
    John R Smith
    Winden Rose
    Sadee Brathwaite
    Ethan Barnett
    Lacey Brown
    Julie Hedrick
    Alan Adin
    Korina Brewer
    Wayne Ferrebee
    Melanie Hulse
    Mark Hogancamp
    Lynn Herring
    Brian Woltman
    Giselle Potter
    Neville Bean
    Michael Lalicki
    Jacky Davis
    David Soman
    Nin Brudermann
    Addie Russell