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

    10/1/2019 - 2020 Community Development Block Grant Process Has Begun



    October 1, 2019



    The 2020 Community Development Block Grant Process Has Begun


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Noble and the Office of Community & Economic Development are pleased to announce that the 2020 Community Block Grant (CDBG) applications are available beginning Tuesday, October 1, 2019. Groups and organizations operating within the City of Kingston may request CDBG funding for eligible projects and programs situated within the City. Examples of eligible activities and a list of threshold criteria are included in the application packet. Applications are due by Monday, December 9, 2019 ay 3:00pm at the Economic and Community Development Office at City Hall.

    Public informational meetings are held throughout the City of Kingston for interested applicants to discuss eligible projects and programs, process, and application requirements. New and previous applicants and sub-recipients are encouraged to attend at least one informational meeting, which will be held:


    Wednesday, October 9           6:30pm            Hudson River Maritime Museum, 2nd floor

    Thursday, October 17             6:30pm            Rondout Neighborhood Center

    Monday, October 21               12:00pm          City Hall, Conference Room 1

    Monday, October 21               6:30pm            City Hall, Conference Room 1

    Tuesday, October 29               6:30pm            City Hall, Conference Room 1

    Wednesday, November 6        5:30pm            Everette Hodge Community Center

    Thursday, November 14         5:30pm            Kingston Library

    Monday, November 18           5:30pm            City Hall, Conference Room 1


    Kingston’s Office of Economic and Community Development receives an annual CDBG Entitlement Grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The City anticipates receiving approximately $700,000 in CDBG Program funds for 2020. The funds are intended to assist in providing a suitable living environment, decent housing, and expanding economic opportunities for low to moderate income persons in our community.

    “The CDBG Entitlement funding is such a valuable asset to our community, as it funds housing rehabilitation projects for seniors and other income-eligible residents, improvements to vital public facilities like our parks and neighborhood centers and helps us to support our essential non-profits like Family of Woodstock, People’s Place and the Boys & Girls Clubs, just to name a few,” said Mayor Noble.

    Applications can be obtained on the City’s website, as well as at the Economic and Community Development Office, Ground Floor, City Hall, 420 Broadway, Kingston.

    A public hearing to provide input and show support for proposed projects will be held at City Hall on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at 6:30pm. For more information, visit the Community Development webpage for more information, or contact Amee Peterson at 845-334-3960, [email protected] or Brenna L. Robinson at 845-334-3924, [email protected].