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

    2/1/2016 - Welcome to our Hometown Photo Submission!

    February 1, 2016

     

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

     

    Mayor Steve Noble launches "Welcome to Our Hometown" outreach campaign; city residents asked to help

     

    KINGSTON, NY

     

    Mayor Steve Noble announced on Monday the launch of his campaign to engage local residents in the process of showcasing the unique attractions that make Kingston a wonderful place to live, work, play and visit. The “Welcome to Our Hometown” outreach campaign kicks off with the creation and design of the 2016 Kingston Visitors Guide. 

     

    “The mission of the Visitors Guide is to market Kingston as a special place to visit. Who better to help with this effort than those who call Kingston home? Whether people are visiting for a special event, a long weekend, or are considering moving themselves or their businesses to Kingston, we want them to know that our entire city welcomes them.”

     

    The city is collecting photographs over the next few weeks to include in this year’s Visitor’s Guide and to improve its website, social media and other outreach tools. Recent photos, as well as historic photos from different time periods, of special events, unique architecture, natural landscapes and other special occasions are encouraged. Photos can be submitted here.

     

     

    All photos will be properly credited and will be used for City of Kingston tourism, outreach and communications purposes. 

     

    “I’m very excited to launch this effort within our community. I think it makes a powerful statement when our city comes together to share our story, with all 23,000 of us telling the world- ‘Welcome to Our Hometown!’”

     

    Photos to be considered for the Visitors Guide must be submitted by Monday, February 8th.