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

    2017 Movies Under the Stars Schedule!

    “Movies Under the Stars” Summer Movie Series Returns to Kingston

    KINGSTON, N.Y. Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce the return of the City’s popular “Movies Under the Stars” program. Established in 2011 by a group of community volunteers, “Movies Under the Stars” connects local residents and visitors to Kingston’s parks and public spaces through a series of free outdoor movie events.

    “This is one of my favorite traditions in the City of Kingston,” said Mayor Noble. “It’s a great way to spend time with family and reconnect with neighbors. I encourage everyone to join in the fun and enjoy a free movie night in the park.”

    The free “Movies Under the Stars” program is made possible thanks to our generous sponsors. To become a sponsor, please call Carly Winnie, City Clerk and Chair of the Planning Committee, at 334-3914 or e-mail her at

    Films are shown at 8:30pm on each of the scheduled movie dates. In the event of rain, notifications about postponements or cancellations will be sent to all media and radio stations and posted at and on the City’s Facebook page.

    Movies Under the Stars 2017 Schedule

    July 21st

    Beauty and the Beast

    (2017, Live Action)

    Academy Green
    July 28th La La Land Wall St.
    August 4th WALL-E Forsyth Park
    August 11th

    Lost Rondout: A Story of Urban Removal

    T.R. Gallo Park


    For information on becoming a sponsor, please contact City Clerk, Carly Winnie at