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

    3/21/2020 - City of Kingston Sends City-wide Coronavirus Mailing



    City of Kingston Sends City-wide Coronavirus Mailing


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Noble and the Common Council are pleased to announce that every household in the City of Kingston will receive an informational flyer regarding Coronavirus. The 15,765-piece mailing features information in English and Spanish about preventing the spread of the virus, symptoms, and what to do if you think you may be infected. Following guidelines set forth by the Ulster County Health Department, the City is encouraging all residents to practice social distancing and to stay home and away from others if you are ill. 

    “One of my biggest concerns in a time of crisis is how to protect every person in this community,” said Mayor Noble. “Though we are doing daily updates on Radio Kingston, sending out newsletters regularly, and have utilized our Swift 911 call/text system to help spread accurate information, we want to be sure that we reach every single household.”  

    Noble continues, “I know this is a challenging time for our community, but if we continue to help one another in our time of need, we will get through this together. If anyone is struggling and does not have the resources they need, please reach out to my office at 845-334-3902 or [email protected].”

    Questions about Coronavirus should be directed to the Ulster County COVID-19 hotline: 845-443-8888.