City of Kingston
Mayor's Message

Dear Friends,

It is with great sadness that we watch as the world around us continues to suffer from such seemingly preventable tragedy, as was demonstrated multiple times last week. The incidents of violence and rage are scattered across our country and while I can say confidently that our community has and will continue to build partnerships to hold off such tragedy from coming to our doorstep, we must acknowledge that these are not isolated incidents. They are not isolated by geography or community or by individual. As a small city, we have the responsibility to identify what role we carry. We must examine how we address systematic oppression and institutional racism, and how we correct the inequity that undeniably exists. We have a responsibility to acknowledge that we have work to do and that the evaluation of our efforts cannot simply be measured by a lack of violent incidents in our community. It must be measured by the partnerships we continue to build and the mutual and respectful dialogue we share. Our ultimate success will be realized when every one of our community members can feel safe.
I want to thank our Kingston Police Department, in particular Chief Egidio Tinti, who has demonstrated remarkable leadership. In addition, I want to express my gratitude to the members of our local faith community and residents who have come forward to express their shared commitment to building these relationships and continuing this open dialogue. It is through these joint efforts that I believe our community is on the right path.


Upcoming Municipal Meetings

Monday, July 11th
Planning Board
City Hall

Finance & Audit Committee Special Meeting
City Hall, Conference Room #1

Common Council Caucus
City Hall, Conference Room #1

Tuesday, July 12th
Conservation Advisory Council
City Hall, Conference Room #1

Common Council Meeting
City Hall, Council Chambers

Wednesday, July 13th
Water Board
Water Department Offices

Human Rights Commission
City Hall, Conference Room 2

Thursday, July 14th
Dietz Stadium Commission
City Hall, Conference Room 1

For an up to date listing of meetings, check out our  Meetings Calendar

Most agendas and minutes can be found here:  Agendas and Minutes

Free and Low Cost Recreation

Did you know that the Kingston Parks and Recreation Department  offers more than just Summer Parks programming for children during the summer? So much more!

How about a Friday evening kayak session led by Mayor Steve Noble? 
Hu rry  fast- there are limited dates and we're nearly full!

We also have low cost kayak tours on Saturday mornings, led by  KC Keegan-Twombly, our new Environmental Educator. Special discounts for City of Kingston residents, youth, and those bringing their own equipment. 

Want to enjoy a little nature in the city? Think about participating in our weekly "Naturalist's Passport" program. This free program is great for families and features interactive, outdoor nature activities.

We also have excellent adult nature walks that include transportation to various walking locations throughout the Mid-Hudson Valley, adult sports, and much more!

Summer Fun!
The 48th Annual Children's Day Parade was a huge success, with hundreds of children marching with over 40 floats and units. The storm only made the evening even more fun, with dozens of children (and adults too!) showing off their cool dancing moves in the rain.

Congratulations to the City of Kingston Parks and Recreation Department for organizing another great event!

Dancing in the Rain
Dancing in the Rain
Special guest star: Rob Dassie, Recreation Leader

(Photos and video above courtesy of Kingston Happenings and

Just Around the Corner....

Kingston's Movies Under the Stars Presents:

Film: "Little Giants"
Rating: PG
Date: Friday, July 15th
Time: 8:30pm
Location: Dietz Stadium

Stay up to date- RSVP to our  Facebook Event

Worried about missing the fireworks originally scheduled for last Friday after the Children's Day Parade and rescheduled for this Friday? Don't worry- we'll pause the movie for a few minutes so you can enjoy both!

Community Conversations

Mayor Noble and local community members, business owners and journalists came together to talk about how the City can build stronger relationships with the Spanish-speaking community. A number of great ideas and plans came out of this meeting, such as increasing access to employment and volunteer opportunities within the City, identifying internship opportunities and other strategies to improve translation services at City Hall, addressing safety concerns, and overall improved communication.

   Mayor Noble had the honor of visiting the Caring Hands Soup Kitchen and shared a wonderful meal with Reverend Darlene Kelley and Teryl Mickens. Following the lunch, the group took a walk around the neighborhood to discuss future community projects and opportunities to collaborate.
"Welcome to Our Hometown" Photo of the Week
Submitted by: Lainie Silverberg

The KHS Varsity cheerleaders participated in a scavenger hunt on July 5th. Here's a photo which showcases their skills. The mural behind them is titled "Artemis Rising From the Quarry" by Gaia.

About Welcome to Our Hometown
The City of Kingston is continuing to seek photos for use in its annual visitor's guide, website and social media sites. These photos will be used for the purposes of tourism, community engagement, economic and community development and other content directly related to the City of Kingston.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I pay online?
You can pay your parking tickets, water bill, property taxes and park reservations online. Our website will walk you through the process  

Is it a recycling week? Or is yard waste picked up this week? 
Our Department of Public Works refuse and recycling schedule can be found 

How do I contact my alderman?
A full listing of Common Council members, including contact information and assigned committees can be found  

Is the City hiring?
All employment opportunities and exam announcements can be found 

Have a question? E-mail us and we'll work to get it answered ASAP. It may even be featured under this FAQs section! 
Mayor Steven T. Noble | City of Kingston | 845.334.3902 |  
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