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

    4/14/2020 - Kingston Emergency Food Hotline Launches Website


    April 14, 2020 


    Kingston Emergency Food Hotline Launches Website


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and the Kingston Emergency Food Collaboration are pleased to announce that the Emergency Food Hotline now has a website: 

    In order to provide meals and groceries to those in need across the Kingston City School District, the Emergency Food hotline (888-316-0879) was created to streamline the intake of requests. Since the hotline went live on March 27, volunteers have facilitated over 1,000 calls. The food requests from the hotline and fulfilled through People’s Place, which is currently serving groceries to 400 families each week, and with Family of Woodstock, Everette Hodge Center staff, and many local restaurants, which together are providing over 2,000 prepared meals to residents each day.

    “I am awed by our community’s swift response to help their neighbors in this time of need,” said Mayor Noble. “I want to thank all of the organizations and community groups who jumped into action at the onset of the crisis, and to all the City staff who have been helping in myriad ways. We are proud to support this important work of feeding our community, and hope that the creation of the website will help more people understand, utilize and support these monumental efforts.”

    The Kingston Emergency Food Collaborative (KEFC) is a coalition of 15 community organizations, community members, the City of Kingston, and Ulster County's Project Resilience. The City of Kingston provides the collaborative with funding for the hotline, the website, and other site-specific needs like tents and tables, as well as City staff to support the hotline and work on-site. The City of Kingston has also contributed funding to People's Place, the YMCA, and Family of Woodstock to support this initiative.  

    Participating organizations:

    AJ Williams-Myers African Roots Center

    City of Kingston 

    Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County

    Family of Woodstock

    Hudson Valley Farm Hub

    Hudson Valley Seed

    Kingston Food Coop

    People’s Place

    Radio Kingston

    Rise Up Kingston

    Salvation Army

    UlsterCorps Ulster County

    Ulster County Department of Health and Mental Health

    Ulster County Community Action 

    YMCA Farm Project

    YMCA of Kingston and Ulster