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

    12/9/2019 - City to Host Kingston Kids Countdown New Year’s Eve Celebration



    December 9, 2019



    City to Host Kingston Kids Countdown

    New Year’s Eve Celebration


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce a new family-oriented New Year’s Eve celebration to be held on Tuesday, December 31 from 11:00am-1:00pm at the Andy Murphy Neighborhood Center (467 Broadway). The event will be held in lieu of an evening outdoor event this year. 

    In addition to a special Kids Countdown as the clock strikes noon, the family-friendly event will include a dance party and music provided by My Kingston Kids and games and activities offered by the YMCA of Kingston, City of Kingston Parks and Recreation, and the City’s Office of Health and Wellness. Attendees will enjoy a free lunch sponsored by Family of Woodstock, Inc. and prepared in the newly renovated kitchen at the City’s Everette Hodge Community Center.

    “I can’t think of a better way to ring in the next decade than with the children of our community,” said Mayor Noble. “I encourage residents and visitors looking to enjoy a safe night out to patronize our many local venues and restaurants throughout the city who are hosting evening celebrations. On behalf of the City of Kingston, we wish everyone a healthy and happy holiday season!”

    For more information on this year’s Kingston Kids’ Countdown celebration, contact the Office of Health and Wellness at [email protected] or 845-334-3909 or at the City’s Facebook page. Attendees of all ages are welcome at this event. Children must be supervised by an adult at all times.