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]

    Kingston News

    8/1/2019 - Grand Opening Set for Kingston Point Rail Trail Phase #1




    August 1, 2019



    Grand Opening Set for Kingston Point Rail Trail Phase #1

    Trail to Open on September 6


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce the Kingston Point Rail Trail Phase #1 will open on September 6, 2019 with a ribbon cutting and trail tour. The public is invited and encouraged to attend the event, where Mayor Noble will officially open the trail and lead a brief tour.


    The Kingston Point Rail Trail Phase #1 is a paved public path that stretches from E. Chester Street at Jansen Ave to Garraghan Drive and 9-W at Rondout Gardens. The 1.11 mile trail is currently under construction and not yet open to the public. Remaining projects, including installing a raised sidewalk across Delaware Ave, paving additional sections, finishing trailhead construction, and planting flower and shrubs, are expected to be completed by the first week in September.


    Grand Opening of the KPRT Phase #1

    Friday, September 6, 2019


    Meet at the Jansen Ave entrance at E. Chester Street



    “We are so thrilled to be opening the trail for residents and visitors to enjoy,” said Mayor Noble. “This project will bring so much to the community. Not only will it provide a safe and accessible walking and biking route from the waterfront to Midtown, the trail will improve the overall quality of life in our City by helping to promote healthier families and a stronger fellowship with our neighbors.”


    The project was funded by grants from NYSERDA’s Cleaner, Greener Communities Program, OPRHP’s Heritage Area Systems Program and their Recreational Trails Program. The Kingston Point Rail Trail Phase #1 is a part of the greater Kingston Greenline, a system of trails, linear parks, and complete streets that -- when fully developed-- will connect residents and visitors to Kingston's natural, historic, cultural and commercial assets.


    About the Greenline

    The Kingston Greenline is part of a growing movement of investing in trails and non-motorized transportation routes that make small cities more walkable and bikeable to improve accessibility, health, and overall quality of life in our neighborhoods. The Kingston Greenline is a partnership initiative of the Kingston Land Trust, the City of Kingston, and Ulster County.  The Kingston Greenline will connect to a network of rail trails and become a hub for non-motorized transportation and tourism from four different directions in the county, including the Empire State Trail.