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]

    Office of Grants Management

    The Office of Grants Management was created in 2019 to secure and manage funding for public infrastructure projects, programs, and services that improve the quality of life for Kingston residents. 

    The City applies for and manages grant awards that fund street design and transportation projects, park improvements, upgrades to the water treatment plant and sewers, plans for a healthier and sustainable future, arts initiatives, special programs and events, and more.

    Currently, the City's portfolio includes over $75,000,000 in awards from state and federal agencies and private foundations. Information about the projects this funding supports can be found in the Grant Funding Report, which the department publishes two to three times per year:

     Grant Funding Update

    And more info is available on our public engagement website, where the community can weigh in on improvements now under way:


    More About Grants Management

    Grants Management works with all City departments and Commissions to identify needs and programs, research opportunities, and apply for funding.

    When grants are awarded, staff collaborate between departments to implement the work. Each project is assigned a "Project Manager," who is the lead coordinator, and a "Grant Manager," who assists in ensuring that reporting and financial documents are current and in compliance with the funder's requirements.

    Grants Management often partners with non-profit groups to prepare and submit applications. Our staff are also available to assist local organizations with advice and ideas about funding sources to help them meet their goals. 

    For-profit businesses that are seeking grants should contact the Office of Community Development, the Kingston Local Development Corporation, or the Ulster County Department of Economic Development with whom the City has a new shared services agreement.

    Consultants and contractors interested in working on City of Kingston projects should regularly check the NYS Contract Reporter or on the Empire State Purchasing Group for upcoming RFP and bid opportunities.

    Please check back in August 2024 for our next Grant Funding Update!


    Ruth Ann Devitt-Frank 


     (845) 334-3962

     [email protected]


    Natalie Kikel

    Grants Manager

    (845) 334-3961

    [email protected]


    Pat Massa

    Junior Accountant

    (845) 334-3939

    [email protected]


    Bailey Schwark

    Account Clerk

    (845) 334-3927

    [email protected]