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]

    Live Well Kingston

    Live Well KingstonThe Live Well Kingston Commission brings partners and residents together to facilitate policy, environmental, and systems changes that result in a healthy and active community for all. For more information visit

    The Live Well Kingston Commission meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month at City Hall, Conference Room #1 on the third floor. It is a public meeting and all are welcome. RSVPs are appreciated. Email Emily at [email protected]. To see our agenda's please visit or see below. 



    The Live Well Kingston Commission envisions a community environment that promotes and supports healthier lifestyle choices for people of all ages.


    The Live Well Kingston Commission promotes the advancement of a healthy and active community by bringing partners and residents together to facilitate policy, environmental and systems changes.


    The Live Well Kingston Commission’s purpose is to facilitate policy, environmental, and systems changes that result in a healthy and active community, through partnership and collaboration, by:  

    • Educating and engaging in initiatives to promote healthier lifestyle choices;
    • Conduct research, facilitating action, and undertaking initiatives that improve the City of Kingston’s physical environment, cultivate a culture of health and expand available opportunities for residents to lead healthier lives;
    • Advising the Common Council and serving as a collaborative partner to elected officials, staff, boards, committees and commissions on issues and topics related to healthy living;
    • Promoting access to healthy food, physical activity, quality health and wellness services, quality of life amenities, and other resources that are necessary for healthy livings for all people;
    • Coordinating and facilitating the acquisition of grants and other in-kind resources by the commission, the City of Kingston, or any other partner(s) in order to support the purposes above;
    • and Creates synergies among organizations and promote the efforts of the focus teams and partners.

    Below are past meeting agendas and minutes

    Listing files in 'Live Well Kingston'

    Here is the LWK Commission's Rules of Procedure

    Here is the LWK Commission's 2018 Action Plan.

    Here is the LWK Commission's 2019 Action Plan

    Upcoming Meetings

    • Eat Well Focus Team Meeting

    First Wednesdays, even months, Feb., Apr., Jun., Aug., Oct., Dec., 10am-12pm,
    Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County,
    Kingston Plaza, 232 Plaza Rd

    • Healthy Ulster Council Meeting

    2nd Thursdays, odd months
    Ulster County Department of Health and Mental Health, Golden Hill in Kingston

    • Heal Well Focus Team Meeting

    First Fridays, noon-1pm,
    City Hall, Conference Room #1

    • KCSD School Wellness Committee Meeting

    May, 21st, 3 pm
    Carnegie Library

    • Live Well Commission Meeting

    3rd Wednesdays, 4pm-5:30pm, 
    City Hall, Conference Room #1, Top Floor

    • Bike Friendly Kingston

    3rd Thursdays, 6pm, 
    Location Rotating

    • Play Well Focus Team Meeting

    4th Fridays, noon-1pm, 
    City Hall, Conference Room #1, Top Floor

    • Age Well Focus Team Meeting

    3rd Wednesdays, 1pm, 
    Location rotates between City Hall, Yosman Towers and Gov. Clinton Apartments


    Contact Information

    Emily Flynn
    City of Kingston 
    Director of Health and Wellness 
    Office: 845-334-3909 
    [email protected]