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
    12401

    Phone:
    (845) 331-0080

    Music in the Parks 

    Mayor Steve Noble and the Office of the City Clerk are pleased to announce the return of Music in the Parks this summer. The series of five concerts will showcase local musical acts and will be held outdoors in the City of Kingston’s beautiful parks, starting with the Maritime Festival on June 22, 2019. Concert themes will include swing, cabaret and jazz nights, as well as concert for young people. The events are family friendly, free and open to the public!

     

    Music in the Parks Schedule of Events

    Shuttle Service to Music in the Parks will be available at the following locations:

    Yosman Towers @ 5:45

    Governor Clinton @ 6:00

    Stuyvesant Charter Senior Building @ 6:15

    Please Contact the Clerk's Office for more details on shuttles.

     

    June 22nd at T.R. Gallo Park

    The Hudson Valley Maritime Museum Presents:

    The Maritime Festival

    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM


    Musical Performances: 

    11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

     

    July 11th at Hasbrouck Park

    The City of Kingston Presents:

    Swing Music in the Parks

    featuring

    The Dan Shaut Swing Orchestra


    6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    @ the Hasbrouck Park Pavilion 

    ** Due to thunderstorms, Swing Music in the Parks will be held at the Andy Murphy Rec Center**

    Shuttle Service will still be available.

     

    July 25th at Forsyth Park

    The City of Kingston Presents:

    The Young People's Concert

    featuring

    P.O.O.K (Percussion Orchestra of Kingston)

    The Boys and Girls Club Drumline

    The Boys and Girls Club Choir 

    Students of Andrea's Music Studio

    6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    @ the Forsyth Park Pavilion

     

    Play Well Kingston, a subcommittee of Live Well Kingston, will be hosting Community Potluck Picnics at 5:30pm.

     Attendees are encouraged to bring food to enjoy and share.

     

    August 8th at Academy Greene

    SUNY Ulster Presents:

    The SUNY Ulster Combined Band

    6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

     @ Academy Greene Park

     

    August 22nd at Hutton Park

    The City of Kingston Presents

    Cabaret in the Parks

    6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

    @ The Hutton Park Pavilion

     

    Play Well Kingston, a subcommittee of Live Well Kingston, will be hosting Community Potluck Picnics at 5:30pm.

     Attendees are encouraged to bring food to enjoy and share.