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]

    Community Mobile Stage


    Coming soon: state-of-the-art 24' x 32' stage with hydraulic canopy

    Project Host City of Kingston
    Project Goals Purchase a mobile stage that will be available to community groups and the City for outdoor events at a low rental fee. 
    Funder(s) & Amounts Total Project Cost: $150,000
    Grant Amounts: $125,000 from the NYS Dormitory Authority and $25,000 from Radio Kingston

    Project Manager's Contact Information

    Ruth Ann Devitt-Frank
    Office of Grants Management
    (845) 334-3961

    Project Status (Updated September 2019) A Request for Bids was published in spring 2019 and a stage manufacturer was selected. The stage order has been placed and delivery to the City is expected by beginning of November 2019. Next Steps: Confirm delivery date and training on use for staff. The reservation process and rental rates are still to be determined. The stage is expected to be available for rental by the end of 2019.
    Project Links None at this time.