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 8/24/2022
    Start Time7:30 PM
    Common Council
    City Hall
    Extra Details

    Special Common Council hybrid meeting will be held in Council Chambers and via Zoom.

    The Council will vote on the resolution to recommend members to the Rent Guidelines Board, which is expected to pass out of Laws & Rules on August 17.

    The meeting will also livestream on the City of Kingston YouTube channel:

    Anyone who wishes to speak, and will be attending in-person, may sign up at the podium when they arrive. Anyone who wishes to speak, and will be attending virtually, can do so by emailing [email protected] by noon the day of the meeting, or by raising their zoom hand when the presiding chair opens the floor. You can also submit written comment by noon the day of the meeting to [email protected] Comments will be disturbed to the Common Council.

    Please click the link below to join the webinar:

    Passcode: jDa4xauC

    Or dial: +1 646-558-8656 

    Webinar ID: 876 7602 5306

    Passcode: 32452604


    Anyone who wishes to speak, and will be attending in-person, may sign up at the podium when they arrive. Anyone who wishes to speak, and will be attending virtually, can do so by emailing [email protected] by noon the day of the hearing, or by raising their zoom hand when the presiding chair opens the floor. Written comments can be submitted  by noon the day of the meeting/hearing to [email protected] Comments will be distributed to the Common Council.



                SPECIAL MEETING 

                  August 24, 2022 7:30 pm

    A. Call to order by President of the Common Council

    B. Pledge of Allegiance

    C. Moment of Silence

    D. Roll Call

    E. Public Speaking

    H. Report of Committees 

      Proposed Resolution

    M. Adjournment

    Respectfully submitted 

    Elisa Tinti, City Clerk

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