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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

     

    2021 Budget Process

     

    Mayor Noble's 2021 Recommended Budget

     

    Mayor Noble's 2021 Budget address: 

     

    For more information on the 2021 Proposed Budget, click below to view the slideshow. 

     

     

    Mayor Noble's Budget Memo to the Common Council 

     

    Timeline of Budget Process

    October 16  Mayor Noble's Budget Address

    October 23  Common Council Public Hearing on 2021 Budget, details here

    Oct 26- Nov 23 Council Finance Committee meets with City departments

    October 26 Finance Committee meets with DPW and Wastewater Dept.

    November 2 Finance Committee meets with Police Department 

    November 4 Finance Committee meets with Fire Dept & Building Safety

    November 16 Finance Committee meets with Parks & Recreation

    November 17 Finance Committee meets with City Hall Department Heads

    November 23 Finance Committee wraps up Budget meetings 

    December Common Council votes to pass 2021 Adopted Budget