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

    3/17/2020 - List of Online City Services and Phone Numbers

    City of Kingston Municipal Offices Are Closed to the Public 

    General questions can be directed to City Hall: 845-331-0080

    Water Department is limiting all service work to emergency calls, but staff are available at 845-331-0175 or [email protected]. Mail water bill payments.  

    Public Works will continue to collect refuse and recycling. Questions can be directed to DPW Dispatch: 338-2114.

    For those who need birth or death certificates by mail, call 845-334-3915.  The Parks and Recreation administrative office is closed but parks remain open. 

    The County's COVID-19 phone service will be operating from 9:00am to 7:00pm seven days a week: 845-443-8888.  

    NYSDOH Novel Coronavirus Hotline 24/7: 1-888-364-3065.

    For the most current information, please visit the City Facebook page or the City's website, where updates will be regularly posted under "Latest News" on the homepage.

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