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

    2/6/2020 - Open House Meeting for Kingston Point Climate-Adaptive Design Project


    February 6, 2020


    Open House Meeting for Kingston Point Climate-Adaptive Design Project


    KINGSTON, NY – The City of Kingston and Hudson River Estuary Program are hosting a public Open House meeting on Wednesday, February 12 to provide updated information on the Kingston Point Climate-Adaptive Design Project. The Kingston Point Climate-Adaptive Design Project is a part of the larger Weaving the Waterfront Initiative and addresses future environmental impacts to Kingston Point Park.

    Building on concepts and strategies explored in the 2017 Cornell Climate-adaptive Design Studio (CAD), the Kingston Point Climate-Adaptive Design Project, which is being led by Supermass Studio, will develop concrete approaches for long-term interventions that will preserve Kingston Point as water levels and tidal patterns rise due to climate change, while enhancing the existing ecosystems and recreational facilities.

    “Since 2016, the City’s Sustainability Coordinator has been working alongside Cornell University students, landscape architects, designers, planners, community members and state representatives to move this project forward and proactively preserve one of our most beloved natural resources,” said Mayor Noble. “Kingston Point Park will inevitably be affected by rising sea levels and more extreme weather events, and we are taking the steps now to protect our park from generations to come.” 

    “There is so much at stake and so many factors to consider when looking to the future of Kingston Point,” said Julie Noble, Environmental Education and Sustainability Coordinator. “This meeting is a prime opportunity for the community to understand the challenges we’re facing and weigh in on possibilities for the future of our waterfront at the Point.” 

    Funding for this project was provided by the New England Interstate Water Pollution Control Commission (NEIWPCC) and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation Hudson River Estuary Program (NYSDEC HREP).

    Residents are encouraged to attend the public meeting on February 12, 2020 from 5:30-7:30pm at City Hall in Council Chambers to learn about the current progress on the concept framework plan and provide feedback. 

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    Find out more about all of the Weaving the Waterfront Projects at