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Ulster County, New York
(unless otherwise noted, all phone #s are in 845 area code)

Explore the area and experience the beauty,
history, ambiance, shops, local events, attractions,
and the mix of old and new awaiting your discovery
in each of Ulster County's 20 Towns, 3 Villages and 1 City

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It is recommended that you contact the venues to confirm details.)

Kingston is Comprised of Two Separate Municipalities:
The City of Kingston and the Town of Kingston

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There are two separate municipalities for Kingston:
The City of Kingston and the Town of Kingston.

The City of Kingston's small businesses, arts and tourism provide dynamism in a city that maintains its historic character: from the scenic Rondout waterfront downtown, to the historic Stockade district uptown, to the restored 19th century City Hall and Ulster Performing Arts Center in midtown.

The city's heritage includes being the first capital of New York State and its long tradition as an economic center, which took root in the 17th century as one of the three earliest Dutch Settlements in New York. Permanently settled in 1652, the area became a crossroads for trade in pelts, leather and agricultural products. In the 19th century, manufacturing bypassed agriculture as an economic force, benefiting from the city's strategic placement at the intersection of the Hudson River and Rondout Creek. The Hudson River, the D&H Canal and the railroad became the three key elements in Kingston's rapid growth, giving it an international name as the world's largest producer of bluestone.

The Town of Kingston consists of the hamlets of Sawkill and Stony Hollow. The town, to this day, retains its essentially rural character.

Incorporated in 1688 and settled by the late 17th century, the Town of Kingston was never part of the City of Kingston. Prior to 1879, the Town of Kingston was one of the largest towns in the state, with boundaries from Saugerties to Eddyville.

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There are two separate municipalities for Kingston:

The City of Kingston and the Town of Kingston.





(Based on 2010 Census)




Kingston City School District


Kingston Library, 331-0507

(Municipal curbside collection)

CITY: 845-338-2114

TOWN: 336-8853

Recycling Helpline: Ulster County Resource Recovery Agency, 845-336-3336,

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Andy Murphy Midtown Neighborhood Center, 467 Broadway, Kingston, Parks and Rec: 845-331-1682,

Animal Services

Arts Society of Kingston, Rondout, 845-338-0333,

Business Alliance of Kingston (BAK),

Chamber of Commerce, Ulster County Regional, 845-338-5100,

Clubs & Resources

Emergency Assistance & Hospitals


Kingston City Hall, 845-334-3900, 845-331-0080

Kingston Dept. of Parks and Recreation, 845-331-1682

Kingston Uptown Business Association,

Kingston Waterfront Business Association,

Lions Club, Kingston Chapter,

Police / Sheriff - Non-Emergency

Rondout Neighborhood Center, Broadway & Spring Street, Parks & Rec: 845-331-1682 1682,

Rotary - Kingston Rotary Club,

Senior Services:
Area Senior Services

• Senior Citizens Club - Town of Kingston, 845-336-8853
• Senior Programming - Kingston,

• Sports Programs for Adults - Kingston,
• Sports Programs for Youth - Kingston,


Voter Registration Information

YMCA of Kingston & Ulster County, 507 Broadway, Kingston, 845-338-3810,

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Visit our Events Calendar for more happenings.

Art Galleries - Visit Ulster County Tourism's website link -

Farms -
• Visit Ulster County Tourism's link -
Pick Your Own Farms
• Farmers' Market - Wall Street between North Front and John Streets, Uptown Kingston,
• Farmers' Market - Kingston YMCA Farm Project - Bicycle Powered Mobile Market, SNAP, FMNP and WIC checks accepted,

• Golf Courses - Visit Ulster County Tourism's website link, scroll down, drop down the "Type" menu tab, and click on Golf Courses -
Miniature Golf

Ice Cream Parlors

Movie Theaters

Movies Under the Stars, movies shown in different parks each Friday night over the summer, 845-334-3915,

• For information on Museums and Historic Sites in Ulster County, click below link for a PDF of Ulster County Tourism's Cultural Heritage Guide brochure:
• Kingston Museum of Contemporary Art, 103 Abeel Street, Rondout,
• The Reher Center for Immigrant Culture and History, 845-338-3131,

Parks & Trails:
Area Trails and Rail Trails
Area Camping, Fishing, Hunting, Hiking, NYS Parks
• Parks & Recreation Department, Kingston, 845-481-7333,
• Academy Green, Clinton Avenue & Maiden Lane
• Andretta Pool, off of Washington Avenue, 845-338-2115 (Pool); 845-331-1682 ext. 7333 (Parks & Recreation Dept.)
• Block Park, Abeel Street
• Cornell Park, Wurts Street
• Forsyth Park, Lucas Avenue
• Hasbrouck Park, Delaware Avenue
• Hutton Park, Grant Street & Clifton Ave
• Kingston Point Beach, Delaware Avenue
• Loughran Park, Manor Place & Charlotte Street
• T.R. Gallo Park, at the foot of Broadway
• Van Buren Street Playground, Vanburen Street

Ski Centers


Theater & & Performing Arts
• UPAC (Ulster Performing Arts Center), Midtown, 845-339-6088,

Tours, Kingston:
• Historic Chestnut Street District Walking Tour, Rondout,
• Historic Stockade Walking Tour, Uptown, first Saturday May-October,
• Hudson River LightHouse Coalition,
• Interpretive Nature Trail, Rondout, 845-331-1682,
• Kingston Tours & Trails (from Parks Department),
• Kingston-Rhinecliff Ferry Tours (formerly Hudson River Cruises’ Water Taxi), 845-520-1481,

Ulster County Tourism's Kingston Heritage
Area Visitor's Center, 20 Broadway, Rondout, 800-331-1518

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Breast Cancer Options
845-339-HOPE (4673). 101 Hurley Ave., Suite 10, Kingston, NY.
• Providing Breast Cancer Support, Education & Information Services. All services are free.

Drs. Chasin & Guarente Optometrists, P.C.
845-339-4990.   240 Lucas Ave., Kingston, NY 12401.
Comprehensive Eye Examinations for Adults and Children, Optomap Retinal Exams, Treatment of Eye Infections & Injuries, Laser Refractive Surgery Consultation & Management, Contact Lenses & Prescription Eye Glasses, and Visual & Perceptual Therapy. Providing superb service to the area for over 30 years.

845-331-7581. 71 Tenbroeck Ave., Kingston, NY 12401.
Hours: M-F 9am-5pm.

HealthAlliance Hospital
WMCHealth Network
Mary’s Avenue Campus: 845-338-2500. 105 Mary's Ave., Kingston.
Broadway Campus: 845-331-3131. 396 Broadway, Kingston.
Margaretville Hospital: 845-586-2631. 42084 Route 28, Margaretville.

Herzogs Home Center
845-338-6300. Herzogs Design Center Showroom, Kingston Plaza, Kingston, NY 12401.
Also, Hudson Valley Paint & Decorating, Poughkeepsie: 471-0133; Fishkill: 296-0222.
• Celebrating over 100 years in business. We are committed to carrying “…the best products with the best service…”. Featuring Paint, Hardware, Building Supplies, Garden Center and Gift departments. Our Kitchen & Bath Design Center offers a state-of-the-art showroom with endless samples. Our in-store Decorating Center has design consultants available for your interior design needs. Our Power Equipment Service Center is an authorized dealer with factory trained technicians.

JFS - Jewish Family Services of Ulster County
845-338-2980.   280 Wall Street, Kingston, NY 12401.
• Caregiver Support Groups & In Home Counseling Services for Seniors

JK's Wine & Liquor
845-331-6429. Kingston Plaza, near Hannaford, Kingston, NY 12401.
Hours: M-Sat 9am-9pm; Sun. 12noon-5pm.
• The entire staff at JK's Wine & Liquor welcomes you to our wide selection of Wines and Spirits at affordable prices. Everyday Savings with your FREE MEMBERSHIP to our Customer Loyalty Discount Program. Quality Wines in our Value Section at $3.99/750 ml bottle. New products arriving regularly. Tastings most Thursday-Saturday. 15% Case Discounts on Wines and Champagnes. Gift Baskets and Gift Cards available.
Click here for Discount Coupon

Kingston Candy Bar
845-901-0341. 319 Wall St., Kingston, NY 12401.
Hours: M-Th 12noon-8pm; F-Sat 12noon-9pm; Sun 12noon-5pm..
• A candy store & a little bit more. Nostalgic sweets & Hudson Valley treats. Nostalgic "penny" candy meets Hudson Valley artisan sweets; Jane's Ice Cream, Fruition Chocolate, LaGusta's Luscious confections. Pastries, Fudge, Cookies, Cupcakes and more.

Kingston Cigar Shoppe
845-331-0500. Next to JK's Wine & Liquor, Kingston Plaza, Kingston, NY 12401.
Hours: M 10am-5pm; Tu-Th 10am-6pm; F&Sat. 10am-7pm; Sun. 12noon-5pm.

MAC Fitness
Two convenient locations:
MAC 9W: 845-338-2887. Rt. 9W, East Chester St. By-Pass, Kingston, NY 12401.
MAC Plaza: 845-853-7377. Kingston Plaza, NY 12401.

Mother Earth's Storehouse
Three Convenient Locations:
845-336-5541. 300 Kings Mall Court, Rt. 9W, Kingston, NY 12401.
845-246-9614. 249 Main St., Saugerties, NY 12477.
845-296-1069. 1955 South Road, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601.
Hours: Open 7 days.
• Founded in 1978, Mother Earth offers a grand selection of high quality organic and natural products, and is committed to providing you with the best possible customer service.  Our FREE Wellness Programs include cooking demonstrations and recipes, store tours, and various healthy living events where we help answer your questions and make sure you are getting the most from our stores.  Visit our website for recipes, health-e coupons, reference library, to purchase online, and more. Gift Cards also available.

Click HERE to View and Print Coupons for Mother Earth's Storehouse

Nina Silverman Physical Therapy
845-331-8590. 111 Maiden Lane, Kingston, NY 12401.
• Integrative Manual Therapy and Orthopedics

Rondout Savings Bank
Many convenient branch locations, including in Kingston at::
845-331-0073. 300 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401.
845-339-2600. 130 Schwenk Drive, Kingston, NY 12401.
845-382-2200. 1296 Ulster Avenue, Kingston, NY 12401.
Hours: Check website or call for branch hours/locations.

Ulster Savings Bank
845-338-0900. 24 Hour Banking Available.
866-440-0391. Local Customer Service Center.
Many convenient branch locations, including in Kingston at:
845-338-6322, 845-338-6060. Kingston, NY 12401.

YMCA of Kingston & Ulster County
845-338-3810. 507 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401.

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Blue Mountain Bistro-to-Go
Menu Link:
845-340-9800. 948 Rte. 28, Kingston, NY 12401.
Open 7 Days a week serving gourmet restaurant food to eat in or take out. Featuring local and imported organic foods, delicious homemade desserts, sophisticated four star food by Chefs Richard Erickson, Dan Sherman, and Jonathan Sheridan. Off-premise full-service catering and event planning for parties of all sizes. Gift baskets and gift cards also available.

Hickory BBQ
Menu Link:
845-338-2424. 743 Rt. 28., Kingston, NY 12401.
• Hudson Valley's finest barbecue and smokehouse cuisine is served by our friendly and well-trained staff, daily for lunch and dinner. Award-winning food. Enjoy your meal by the fireplace in Hickory's 3-star dining room, or sip a cocktail at the wood bar. Terrific sports bar. Open daily for lunch and dinner. Family dinner specials Sunday - Thursday.

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