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

    4/21/2020 - Kingston Emergency Food Collaborative Partners with KCSD to Provide Breakfast and Lunch to Students


    April 21, 2020


    Kingston Emergency Food Collaborative Partners with KCSD to Provide Breakfast and Lunch to Students


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and KCSD Superintendent Dr. Paul J. Padalino are pleased to announce the school district has joined with the Kingston Emergency Food Collaborative. Starting tomorrow, the Kingston City School District will be providing 2,500 lunches a week to emergency food distribution efforts, in addition to their weekday drive-through breakfast and lunch pick-up locations. 

    “The Superintendent and I want to make it even easier for our Kingston youth to access breakfasts and lunches,” said Mayor Noble. “I want to thank the Kingston Emergency Food Collaborative for helping to get these meals out to students across the school district and to help serve those in need.” 

    “I would like to thank Mayor Noble and the Kingston Emergency Food Collaborative and County Executive Ryan and Project Resilience, for stepping up to make sure that no families in our school district go hungry,” said Dr. Padalino.  “We are happy to join forces in these remarkable endeavors for our community.”

    The Kingston Emergency Food Collaborative, a collaboration of 15 local organizations, the City of Kingston and Ulster County, is currently serving 2,500 meals a day to hundreds of families. The meals are supported through Project Resilience and Family of Woodstock via a distribution point at the YMCA and operated by teams of volunteers. Anyone in the Kingston City School District can access food resources by calling the Kingston Emergency Food Hotline (888-316-0879) and will be signed up to receive prepared meals or groceries via People’s Place. 

    The Kingston City School District has curbside pick-up locations for free breakfast and lunch as well:


    Monday– Friday from 10:00am–10:45am at:

    J. Watson Bailey Middle School

    John F. Kennedy Elementary School

    George Washington Elementary School


    Monday– Friday from 11:15am–12:00pm at:

    Meagher Administrative Building

    Sawkill Manufactured Trailer Park (Sawkill Rd.)

    Corner of Downs St. & Bruyn Ave.


    Monday– Friday from 12:30pm–1:15pm at:

    Graves Elementary School

    M.C. Miller Middle School

    Stuyvesant Charter Apartments