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

    10/4/2019 - Kingston Waterfront Design Open House on October 26



    October 4, 2019


    Kingston Waterfront Design Open House on October 26
    “Weaving the Waterfront” Will Present Four Upcoming Projects


    KINGSTON, NY — Mayor Noble and the Offices of Grants Management and Sustainability are pleased to announce an outdoor open house event, Weaving the Waterfront: Kingston, on Saturday, October 26, 2019 from 11:00am to 4:00pm. The open house will inform and engage the community about four major projects that will improve and protect the Kingston Waterfront:


    Weaving the Waterfront: Kingston will allow the community to be involved in creating a vision for specific designs in the Kingston Waterfront. The event will include: a self-guided walking or bicycling tour with exhibit stops staffed by the project design teams; free boat tours to the Lighthouse; and trolley rides to and from Kingston Point.  Information regarding the projects and the tours will be available throughout the day in the Kingston Home Port and Education Center also known as the Clearwater Barn at 50 Rondout Landing.

    “This event is a unique opportunity for the public to actively explore, learn about, and participate in the future of the Rondout Creek and Kingston Point waterfront and park land,” said Mayor Noble. “We are working hard to design a resilient and active waterfront and want the community’s input and feedback. These important improvements will benefit our community for generations to come.”

     Weaving the Waterfront will bring together engineering and design teams from McLaren Engineering Group, Weston & Sampson, Supermass Studio and Brinnier & Larios PC and City staff to inform the public about the current design projects along the Kingston Waterfront. Additional projects affecting the waterfront, including the Kingston Point Rail Trail Phase 2, Hudson Landing Promenade and TR Gallo Park Improvements, will be exhibited in the Kingston Home Port and the Trolley Museum. 

    For more information and ongoing updates about the event, please visit or the Facebook event:

    Space is limited on the FREE boat rides to the lighthouse on the Solaris. Reserve your spot here

    Funding for these projects has been provided by the New York State Department of State and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation under Title 11 and 9 of the Environmental Protection Fund, and by the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, in cooperation with the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission and Hudson River Estuary Program.

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