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]

    Conservation Advisory Council


    Mission: Ensure the conservation of the City of Kingston’s natural resources and the enhancement and protection of its environment while fostering unified action on environmental matters.

     The City of Kingston is one of only 12 cities in New York State that have a Conservation Council and is one of 16 other Ulster County Conservation Councils.

    This board, consisting of Kingston residents, with its advisory capacity, will:

    •  Advise the Planning Board, Executive Branch, Common Council, and other City agencies and departments to ensure sound environmental decisions are made;
    • Coordinate with City of Kingston boards, commissions, and local community groups and organizations, which have an impact on the environment;
    • Coordinate with regional environmental boards, commissions and organizations to advocate for the protection of Kingston’s environment on regional issues;
    • Shepherd environmental concerns from the public and consider courses of action;
    • Advocate for the protection of Kingston’s natural resources through the Open Space Plan, Open Space Index and Natural Resources Inventory;
    • Provide environmental expertise and technical assistance on municipal environmental initiatives.

    This board meets the second Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm Virtually. The meetings are open to the general public.


    Current Initiatives

                            Open Space Vision Map            

    Air Quality and Wood Burning  Open Space Planning

    Current Conservation Advisory Council Members:

    Emilie Hauser, Chair
    Kevin McEvoy, Secretary
    Helen Atkinson
    Anita Collins
    Briana Gary
    Ted Griese 

    Interested in serving on the Kingston CAC? Terms are two years, voluntary and appointment is by the Mayor's Office.

    Submit an Application 


    Additional Links

    City Hall
    420 Broadway
    Kingston, NY 12401

    Kingston CAC Staff Support  
    Julie Noble

    Phone: (845) 481-7339
    Fax: (845) 331-1175
    [email protected]