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

    10/8/2019 - Mayor Noble’s 2020 Budget Address on Oct 17


    October 8, 2019 

    Mayor Noble’s 2020 Budget Address

    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Noble is pleased to announce that the 2020 Budget Address has been scheduled for Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 6:00pm in Council Chambers at City Hall. Mayor Noble will address the public and unveil his 2020 Recommended Budget.  
    “I invite anyone in the community who is interested in how the City will allocate its budget for 2020 to join me at the upcoming Budget Address,” said Mayor Noble. “It’s a crucial part of the budgeting process, during which I will speak about the changes to the 2020 budget.” 
    After the meeting, the 2020 Recommended Budget, along with Mayor Noble’s Budget Address speech, will be posted at the City’s website in the Service News section. The City of Kingston’s Common Council will set a public hearing related to the budget. The Finance Committee of the Common Council will review Mayor Noble’s 2020 Recommended Budget in November through a series of special meetings that cover all of the municipal departments in the city budget. These sessions will be held before the 2020 budget is adopted. Meeting dates will be provided as they are scheduled. 

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