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

    Kingston Tree Commission

    Tree Commission Term Expiration
    Vicente Archer 12.31.17
    Janice Ambrose 12.31.17
    Suzanne Cahill, Planning Director  12.31.17
    Armin Schwab-Hill 12.31.17
    Annie Shultz 12.31.17
    Evy Larios Advisory 12.31.17
    Mark DeDea 12.31.16
    Ald. Maryann Mills Council Liason

    Kingston Tree Commission – The Kingston Planning Office oversees all activities of the Commission including and Annual Street Tree Planting Program for businesses and residents, and the Annual Arbor Ceremonywhich is partnered with the school district. In addition, workshops are conducted for residents in skills such as basic pruning activities and we work with other municipal agencies on other projects to promote urban forestry and apply for grant funding opportunities to expand the urban forest landscape.  The Tree Commission is currently undertaking a project to update and strengthen the local ordinances governing tree management.  The City has been designated as a “Tree City USA” for 18 years straight, and we have been given Growth Awards for work undertaken in 17 of those years.

    Kingston Emerald Ash Borer Information