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

    3/10/2020 - City of Kingston Releases 2019 Health & Wellness Annual Report


    March 10, 2020


    City of Kingston Releases 2019 Health & Wellness Annual Report


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Noble and the City of Kingston’s Director of Health and Wellness Emily Flynn are pleased to release the department’s 2019 Annual Report

    “The Department of Health and Wellness was established in 2018, and I am so proud of the work that has been accomplished in just two years,” said Mayor Noble. “Quality of life in our City starts with the health of our residents and that often goes beyond medical care. We want our community members to thrive in all aspects of their lives and I believe that starts with creating a culture of wellness.”

    The Department of Health and Wellness is charged with coordinating the Live Well Kingston Commission and its five subcommittees, being a community health liaison, and supporting projects that increase health in the City of Kingston. Along with coordination, the department is tasked with communicating about health, community organizations, and LWK initiatives via social media and online, radio interviews, and networking. 

    The Live Well Kingston Commission’s five focus teams: Eat Well, Play Well, Travel Well, Age Well, and Heal Well, have built coalitions with over 40 community organizations and 312 participants during 40 meetings in 2019. The department has managed grant projects, expanded community connections, added capacity to ongoing City projects, implemented many Focus Team projects, and continued Live Well Kingston communications and outreach. 

    “Together with our community partners, we have offered programming, hosted events, changed policy, and encouraged systems change,” said Director Emily Flynn. “Much of the work we do is coalition building and our connections with our community has never been stronger. In 2020, we plan to strengthen those relationships, identify gaps in resources, and create shared goals. We would like to improve the daily life for everyone in Kingston by increasing healthy options.”

    To read more about the 2019 accomplishments and 2020 goals for the City’s Health and Wellness department, please see the 2019 Annual Report.