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

    3/12/2020 - St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Shamrock Run Postponed



    March 12, 2020 


    St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Shamrock Run Postponed

    KINGSTON, NY – With guidance from the Ulster County Department of Health, County Executive Pat Ryan’s Office, and in cooperation with the organizers, the City of Kingston has made the pre-emptive decision to postpone the St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Shamrock Run events scheduled for Sunday, March 15, 2020. 

    “Under the guidance of public health officials, gatherings of 100 people or more can put members of our community at risk and therefore should not take place at this time,” said Mayor Noble. “Public health is of utmost importance and we are relying on public health professionals to help us navigate these difficult decisions. At this time, our seniors and others with lowered immune responses should limit social interactions. For the rest of us, please thoroughly wash your hands often and follow personal hygiene suggestions for keeping hands off commonly used surfaces and keeping your distance for anyone with an illness. Most importantly, stay at home if you are feeling poorly.” 

    The annual St. Patrick’s Day celebration at City Hall on Tuesday, March 17 has also been cancelled. 

    The Kingston Parks and Recreation’s Biddy Banquet at the Andy Murphy Center has been cancelled for Friday, March 13. 

    For anyone in our community experiencing symptoms, please contact the Ulster County Health Department (845- 340-3150) or your health care professional by phone before visiting a hospital or doctor’s office.