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]

    Welcome to the the City of Kingston Fire Department. Here you’ll find information about the services we provide to the community, including fire suppression and rescue, emergency medical services, and more. Visit the links below for information on how we work to protect life and property throughout the community of the City of Kingston.

    We should always be prepared for any disaster whether it is natural or man made. Working with the Kingston Police Department, Mobile Life Support Services and the Ulster County Office of Emergency Management we continue to prepare for any emergency. 

    There is no better time learn how to prepare for any emergency than right now. Preparing is simply a matter of planning ahead and being ready to react to any situation that occurs. While our current focus is on the war and possible terrorism, we should always be prepared for any disaster whether it is natural or man made.. The following sites are great resources for emergency preparedness: 

    Office of Emergency Management:
    Department of Homeland Security:
    American Red Cross:

    Chris Rea, KFD Fire Chief

    Additional Links

    Contact Information

    Kingston Fire Department
    Main Office
    19 East O'Reilly Street 
    Kingston, NY 12401 

    Fire Chief
    Chris Rea
    Phone: (845) 331-1507