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

    Human Rights

    Human Rights Commission

    • Rev. Arthur Coston
    • Ariana Gonzalez-Stokas
    • Marge Knox
    • Pamela Lindsay
    • Kim Mapes
    • Saundra Phillips
    • Laura Revercomb
    • Felix Santiago

    *COMMISSIONER SEATS AVAILABLE! Anyone who is interested in being a part of the Human Rights Commission please contact the office.

    The Commission on Human Rights, in the City of Kingston, is responsible for receiving complaints of alleged discrimination because of race, creed, sexual orientation, age, gender, military status, disability, marital status or any other protected classes covered under Federal and/or State law. We seek the assistance of the State Commission on Human Rights, in the resolution of complaints which fall within the jurisdiction of the State Commission, and prepare our own plans in the case of other complaints, with a view to reducing and eliminating such alleged discrimination through the process of conference, conciliation, and persuasion: hold conferences and other public meetings in the interest of and in the constructive resolution of racial, religious and nationality group tensions and the prejudice and discrimination occasioned thereby; investigates complaints of sexual harassment and the Director serves as the Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Officer.

    If you have any comments or questions, you can contact the office Monday through Friday, between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 1:00 P.M., or stop by the office.

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    Contact Information

    City Hall
    420 Broadway 
    Kingston, NY 12401 

    Director
    Tawana R. Washington
    Phone: (845) 334-3970
    Fax: (845) 334-3972    
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