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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

    Weaving the Waterfront: Kingston


    The causeway where the trolley tracks and Kingston Point Rail Trail are located needs shoreline stabilization.  Design for shoreline stabilization is part of the Rondout Riverport project.

    Event Weaving the Waterfront: Kingston
    Posterboards & Feedback

    We are so happy that so many people were able to make the event! Yet, we know lots of people who would have liked to come were busy on that day so we also shared the posterboards that were presented both here and in print at the Kingston Library.

    Most of these projects are in the preliminary design phase and we wanted to collect community feedback. People were invited to view the posterboards, and then offer feedback through a digital survey. We collected surveys for one month until November 30, 2019.  Paper surveys were also available at the Kingston Library.  

    All Weaving the Waterfront Posterboards (Large File)

    Posterboards by Project (look at next row titled "What" for links to the full project webpages)

    Waterfront Resiliency Project
    Rondout Riverport Shoreline Stabilization and Public Access Project
    Kingston Point Park Improvements Project
    Kingston Point Climate Adaptive Design
    Kingston Point Rail Trail Phase 2
    Kingston Empire Trail (on Scenic Hudson land; formerly known as Hudson Landing Promenade Project)
    Live Well Kingston Chess Playground
    TR Gallo Park Electrical Repairs & Flood Mitigation Project 

     

    What

    Community members were invited for a family-friendly adventure at the Kingston Waterfront, and to participate in the design for its future.  This event was an outdoor open house that gave the community the opportunity to get informed about and engage in the design process for four major projects that aim to improve and protect the Kingston Waterfront. The four projects that were featured at the event were:

    Waterfront Resiliency Design
    Rondout Riverport Shoreline Stabilization and Public Access
    Kingston Point Climate Adaptive Design
    Kingston Point Park Improvements

    Information about other projects in the waterfront area were available as well.  You can read about all of our exciting work in the waterfront on the Weaving the Waterfront homepage.

    Other projects that were featured included:

    Kingston Point Rail Trail Phase 2
    Project to Be Named - Former Hudson Landing Promenade
    Live Well Kingston's Chess Playground
    TR Gallo Park Repairs
    Kingston Point Park ADA Improvements

    When

    Saturday, October 26th, 2019 from 11 am to 4 pm

    Free Boat Tours on the Hudson River Maritime Museum's Solaris took place at 11:30 am and 1 pm.  Seating was limited and reservations were required.  Reservations for the boat tours were available on an EventBrite link.  

    Free Trolley Rides took place between 11 am and 4 pm!

    Water-themed face painting by the Bruderhof took place in the Clearwater Barn starting at 12:30 pm!

    Bike-Friendly Kingston led a slow ride from the Clearwater Barn at 1 pm.

    Past, Present, and Future of Reher's Bakery Tours on 91-191 Broadway took place at 2 pm and 4 pm.  Tickets were $10 for adults and $8 for students/seniors. 

    Where

    An information hub for the day was located in the Kingston Home Port and Education Center (also known as the Clearwater Barn) at 50 Rondout Landing. Community members could stop by for cider and donuts and pick up maps and brochures for the self-guided tours, sign in for boat tours, and find out about trolley museum tours.

    Walking, biking, boat, and trolley tours started at the Kingston Home Port. 

    Design consultant tents and tables were interspersed throughout the waterfront from the Kingston Home Port to Kingston Point Park, and there were also displays in the Trolley Museum.

    Why The City has four waterfront design projects that were ready for public input.  We wanted offer an opportunity for the public to engage with our designs in an exciting and interactive way. 
    Project Links

    Eventbrite Link for Solaris Boat Tours at 11:30 am and 1 pm - Seating was limited and reservations were required. BOAT TOURS SOLD OUT!

    Event Tour Map & Brochure - View or download a PDF of the event map below and information for the day.  Printed ones will be available in the Clearwater Barn on the day of the event. 



    Funders and Supporters Funding for these projects has been provided by the New York State Department of State and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation under Title 11 and 9 of the Environmental Protection Fund, and by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, in cooperation with the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission and Hudson River Estuary Program.

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