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]

    Kingston News

    1/18/2024 - Applications Open for 2024 Music in the Parks Performers


    January 18, 2024


    Applications Open for 2024 Music in the Parks Performers



    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble, the Department of Arts and Cultural Affairs, and the Parks and Recreation Department are pleased to announce the application is now open for performers for the 2024 Music in the Parks series.

    Music in the Parks is the City of Kingston’s free, family-oriented concert series which is held at various Kingston park locations from 6:00-8:30pm on Saturdays during the summer. The venues are outdoors with lawn seating. While preference will be shown to full bands with a minimum of four members, duos and trios will receive consideration. Soundtracks will not be considered. Selected ensembles will receive an honorarium.

    “We had wonderful free, family events last year with a great line-up of music and we’re excited to keep this beloved series going into 2024,” said Mayor Noble. “I look forward to seeing a variety of local performers apply.” 

    Due to a large number of Kingston-based artists interested in performing, an application process has been established. The deadline for submissions is February 29, 2024. The 2024 Music in the Parks performer applications can be found at

    The Music in the Parks 2024 Selection Panel will be conducting reviews in early March. Selected performers will be notified by mid-March. All applicants will receive a response once selections are completed. Applicants not selected will be kept and considered in the event of an opening.

    For further information contact Kitt Potter, Director of Arts and Cultural Affairs at [email protected] or 845-331-3929.