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]

    Youth Recreation Programs


    SUMMER PARKS PROGRAM (Registration opens March 29th) 

    The Recreation Department offers a 7 week Summer Parks Program at Forsyth, Hasbrouck, Hutton and Loughran Parks. Our Summer Parks program keeps kids busy all summer long in a safe, fun-filled environment.

    The program starts June 28-August 13th and occurs every Mon-Fri 9am-3pm. 

                               Camp Fees

    City Resident                                 Non-Resident 

    1 child-$250                                   1 child- $335

    2 children- $455                             2 children- $625

    3+ children- $655                           3+ children- $885


    Youth Tennis Clinics (registration opens March 29th) 

    The National Junior Tennis & Learning network is an organization committed to building the complete player by emphasizing correct technique, stroke mechanics, footwork and drills with competitive play and conditioning. Registration is now open for our Kingston Recreation tennis lessons offered at Forsyth, Loughran, and Hutton Parks. Call 845-481-7330 for more information. Cost is $40 for Kingston residents and $50 for non residents. 


    Park                                  Ages                                       Days and Times

    Forsyth                        6-10 year olds                     Tue & Thurs 9:00am-11:00am

                                      11-18 year olds                    Tue & Thurs 12:00pm- 2:00pm

    Loughran                     6-10 year olds                    Mon & Wed 9:00am-11:00am

                                      11-18 year olds                   Mon & Wed 12:00pm- 2:00pm

    Hutton                           All Ages                            Mon & Wed  12:00pm-2:00pm 


    Junior Naturalist Program (registration opens march 29th)

    For more information click HERE!

    Session     Date                       Grade Currently Enrolled In

    A             June 28-July 9       Kindergarten-1st Grade

    B             July 12-23              2nd Grade-3rd Grade

    C             July 26-Aug 6        4th Grade-5th Grade        

    D             August 9-13           6th,7th and 8th Grade

    This program includes:

    • Hikes at local nature preserves
    • Fishing on the Hudson River
    • Kayaking at Kingston Point
    • Nature Games and Crafts
    • Specialized Group Programs
    • Forsyth Nature Center Animal Programs
    • Summer Bike Program for older youth

    The program will begin at 9am and end at 3pm, Monday-Friday. The program meets at the Forsyth Nature Center in Forsyth Park.


    Fee Structure:

    Sessions A, B, C

    Kingston Resident: $200

    Non-Resident: $260

    Parks Summer Program Participant:  Resident $125; Non-Resident $180


    Session D

    Kingston Resident: $105      Non-Resident: $155

    Parks Summer Program Participant: Resident $70; Non-Resident: $115


    For more information, please call KC Keegan at 845-481-7336


    Youth Swim Lessons (registration opens March 29th)

    We have swim lessons available for all skill levels held at the Andretta Pool from June 30th till August 13 (6 weeks). Sign up to day to reserve your spot!


    Wed & Thurs    10:00am-11:00am

    Wed &Thurs     11:00am-Noon

    Friday              10:00am-Noon


    Kingston Resident: $50                 Non-Resident: $75




    Contact Andrew Williams for more information at 845-481-7332






    Kingston Point BMX is one of the oldest BMX facilities in the Northeast that has a deep respect for sportsmanship and competition. Visit their website for more information.




    Our indoor playground program will begin on November 27th through March 28th. The drop in program will meet Tuesday-Thursdays from 9 am -2 pm at the Andy Murphy Midtown Neighborhood Center. Children must be supervised at all times! Click here for more information.  

    Please Note:

    When Kingston City Schools are on a 2-hour delay or cancelled due to inclement weather, the program is CANCELLED!

    The Program will take a winter holiday break on December 25, 2018.   It will resume on January 8, 2019.