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

    8/13/2019 - City Converts to LED Lights in 12 Municipal Buildings



    August 13, 2019 


    City Converts to LED Lights in 12 Municipal Buildings


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce that the City of Kingston has completed the conversion to LED lights at 12 municipal buildings. The installation at all 12 buildings was subsidized by Central Hudson and was implemented at a total cost to the City of $128,880.69. This investment is estimated to be paid off in 2 years and 6 months. Once the investment is paid off, the City can expect to save $51,147.72 each year in electric lighting costs.

    The buildings include the Andy Murphy Neighborhood Center, City Court, City Hall, DPW’s Administration Building, Garage, and Wilbur Ave facility, the Everette Hodge Community Center, the Police Station, Rondout and Uptown Fire Stations and the Transfer Station. 

    The City will save 426,231 kWh in energy and related greenhouse gas production per year, the equivalent of the electricity use of 36 homes in one year. The energy savings from this project represents 7% of the City's energy use in 2017 (5,984,150 kWh). 

    “I’m so excited this project has been successfully implemented and the City will start reducing its annual greenhouse emissions by over 300 metric tons of C02e, which is the equivalent of removing 64 cars from the road for one year,” said Mayor Steve Noble. “It won’t be long before this project completely pays for itself and the savings to the City’s taxpayers will grow exponentially.” 

    Through their Small Business Direct Install Lighting Program, Central Hudson funded nearly half of the City of Kingston’s LED conversion, subsidizing $116,921.30 of the entire project. 

    “The conversion of lighting at municipal buildings across the City is a part of our overall sustainability plan for Kingston,” said Julie Noble, Environmental Education and Sustainability Coordinator. “We are also working to convert the City’s street lighting to LEDs, which will be another critical measure for conservation and savings to taxpayers. These city sustainability initiatives span multiple departments and have a positive impact on city government and the community as a whole.”