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

    Kingston News

    6/24/2019 - City Hall to Present Third Art Exhibition of 2019, Opening Reception July 6

     

     

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    June 24, 2019

     

    City Hall to Present Third Art Exhibition of 2019

    Opening Reception on Saturday, July 6

     

     

    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steve Noble and the Department of Art & Cultural Affairs are pleased to announce the third City Hall art exhibition of the year, En Camino: Destination Forward. Mexican-American artist Alexandro "Alekz" Pacheco debuts an exhibition of photography that focuses on his family's journey as immigrants in the United States. The opening reception will be held on Saturday, July 6, from 3:00-5:00pm on the ground level at City Hall. The opening reception is free and open to the public and coincides with First Saturday events. Light refreshments will be provided. En Camino: Destination Forward will be on display at City Hall’s galley space until September 27, 2019.

    En Camino: Destination Forward is one of three Kingston-based exhibitions launching as a part of The Spaces Between: Exploring Our Physical and Cultural Borders.  The Spaces Between is an ambitious project developed by the Arts Mid-Hudson Folk Arts Program, Latinx Project, Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History, Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center, and the City of Kingston. The three-pronged exhibit seeks to explore the social spaces of marginalized cultures in American society. The Reher Center, LGBTQ Center, and City Hall will each host one of the three exhibitions, along with a variety of events to encourage conversation around immigration, identity, and culture.

    “We are honored to have this important body of work displayed at City Hall, and pleased that this exhibit will also be part of a larger exhibition across the City of Kingston,” said Mayor Noble. “I hope this exhibit will open up dialogue for conversations about belonging and inclusiveness that will be valuable to our community.”

    “We’re delighted to partner with Arts Mid-Hudson and the Latinx Project to bring this exciting, multi-site exhibition to City Hall’s gallery,” said Adrielle Farr, the Director of Art & Cultural Affairs.

    Alexandro “Alekz” Pacheco is a Mexican-American photographer, born and raised in Kingston, NY. Pacheco holds a BFA from the State University of New York at New Paltz. His most recent show Mírame: El Primer Capítulo exhibited at the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art in May of 2018. Pacheco’s work often addresses his past struggles with self-acceptance within his traditional Mexican upbringing. Pacheco cites photographers Olivia Bee and Nadia Sablin as two of his main sources of inspiration.

    Exhibitions at City Hall are made possible through the collaboration of Arts Mid-Hudson, the Department of Art & Cultural Affairs, the Midtown Arts District, and The Kingston Arts Commission. To learn more about past and future exhibitions at City Hall, please visit
    https://www.kingston-ny.gov/exhibitions

    For more info and updates on The Spaces Between events including workshops, performances, open-mics, please visit the Latinx Facebook page.