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]

    Agendas, Minutes, Packets, Meeting Dates & Recordings

    This is the central depository of Kingston's agendas, minutes, legal notices and meeting dates from a number of boards, commissions, and committees within the city. In addition, various boards (not all) post their meeting packets.  Use the drop-down menu box below to choose the group you are interested in, then make the appropriate selections to find the agenda, minutes or packet you need. 

    Events for 2/6/2024
    Start Time6:00 PM
    End Time7:00 PM
    CDBG Public Hearing
    City Hall
    Extra Details

    This public hearing is for the City of Kigston's CDBG Five Year Consolidated Plan. It will be in-person in Council Chambers and live streamed on the City's YouTube channel . All written comments pertaining to the Five Year Plan will be accepted by the Office of Community Development through March 6, 2024.

    The City is in the process of preparing the 2024-2028 Consolidated Plan and 2024 Annual Action Plan. The purpose of the meeting is to:

    1. Provide information on the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.
    2. Receive input on the housing and non-housing community development needs of the City over the next five years.
    3. Review performance of the CDBG program.


    The City intends to submit its 2024-2028 Consolidated Plan and 2024 Action Plan to HUD on or about May 15, 2024, or at such time as instructed by HUD.  The City anticipates that its FY 2024 CDBG Program allocation will be $650,000, but allocations are not yet known. 

    All interested individuals and organizations are invited to attend the meeting and offer their comments on the housing and community development needs of the City.

    A copy of the draft 2024-2028 Consolidated Plan and 2024 Annual Action Plan will be placed on public display for a thirty (30) day review period. A second public hearing will be duly advertised and conducted to present the proposed plan to the public. The City will consider comments on the proposed plan prior to adoption by the Common Council.





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    Laws and Rules Committee
    Common Council Caucus

    Common Council


    Parks and Recreation Commission
    Historic Landmarks Preservation Commission





    Tree Commission
    Community Development Advisory Committee
    Conservation Advisory Council

    Kingston Water Board
    Complete Streets
    Finance and Audit Committee

    Arts Commission Meeting
    Zoning Board of Appeals




    Planning Board Meeting


    Police Commission
    Live Well Kingston
    Laws and Rules Committee

    Kingston Local Development Corporation




    Civil Service Commission
    Kingston City Land Bank

    OCD-CDBG Advisory Committee Meetings
    Community Development & Housing

    Climate Smart Kingston
    Public Safety/General Government Committee






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