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

    In 2016, Mayor Noble instituted a new process for attracting and recruiting volunteers for Kingston's Boards, Commission and Committees.

     

    All individuals interested in serving on a board, commission and/or committee must complete an application and submit it to the Mayor's office for review. This information will be used in determining which individuals are best suited to serve, based on their qualifications, backgrounds, skills and interests. The purpose of this application process is to enable the City to recruit individuals who have a strong desire and ability to serve, but who may not have had the opportunity before. The expected outcome is that each board, commission and committee will benefit from the addition of new and well-qualified volunteers.

     

    Note: individuals who currently serve on boards or commissions will be expected to complete applications when their terms expire.

     

    For more information, please contact the Mayor's Office at 334-3902.

     

    Boards and Commissions Application

     

    Current Appointments

    (As of 11/30/2017)


     

    Relevant Links:

     

    Arts Commission

     

    Board of Assessment Review


    Civil Service Commission

     

    Community Development Advisory Board

     

    Complete Streets Advisory Council

     

    Conservation Advisory Board

     

    Ethics Board

     

    Fire Commission

     

    Heritage Area Commission

     

    Historic Landmarks Preservation Commission

     

    Human Rights Commission

     

    Kingston Housing Authority

     

    Kingston Local Development Corporation Board

     

    Pike Plan Commission

     

    Plumbing Board

     

    Police Commission

     

    Public Works Commission

     

    Recreation Commission

     

    Tree Commission

     

    Water Board

     

    Zoning Board of Appeals

     

    Planning Board