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]

    Mayor Steve Noble, the Office of the City Clerk, and the Department of Art & Cultural Affairs are pleased to announce the return of Music in the Parks. Enjoy an evening of outdoor entertainment in one of Kingston's beautiful parks, all while support the talented local musicians in our community.  

    Music in the Parks is family friendly, free, and open to the public!


    2021 Schedule of Events

    This year, Music in the Parks will be teaming up with Movies Under the Stars on Saturday, August 14 and Saturday, August 28. Both events will be held at T.R. Gallo Park starting at 7:00 PM. The public is invited to enjoy live music, and then stay for an outdoor movie screening.

    August 14th, 2021

    Future 350 Nu Bossa - 7:00 PM

    Jumanji - 8:30 PM

    Local band Future350 Nu Bossa will be returning to the Kingston Waterfront to share their latest music adventures. Combining Afro Brazilian Tropicana with western Nu music, the songs are rich with inspiring story and testament.

    The core group line up includes classical guitar, vocal, congas, accordion, and upright bass and percussion.
    “This very original Nu Bossa music group dedicates its songs to the evolving social landscape- adaptive, soulful and subtle- inspiring a new Nova movement”


    August 28th, 2021

    Club Swing - 7:00 PM

    Raya & the Last Dragon - 8:30 PM

    Club Swing is a professional swing band comprised of professional musicians from the Hudson Valley. Their focus is danceable music from the 20's on.




    Please do not email your information. We will be accepting applications for next year's Music in the Parks in 2022.