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

    5/15/2020 - City of Kingston Cancels Summer Recreation Programs


    May 15, 2020


    City of Kingston Cancels Summer Recreation Programs


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steve Noble and City of Kingston Recreation Director, Lynsey Timbrouck, announce today that all summer recreation programs have been cancelled as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

    Per New York State restrictions and CDC recommendations, the City of Kingston will cancel all 2020 summer recreation programming, including the Summer Parks and Junior Naturalist programs and adult and youth sports. As a result, the Parks and Recreation Department will not be hiring seasonal programming employees. As previously announced, three full-time and four part-time staff in the department will be temporarily laid off from May 18 through July 31. 

    Per NYS Governor Cuomo’s New York Forward plan, recreation activities will be authorized in Phase 4. The City of Kingston and Ulster County are in the Mid-Hudson region, which has not yet entered into Phase 1 of re-opening. 

    “While Kingston and Ulster County have made significant progress, our region has not yet fully met the criteria to begin re-opening efforts,” said Mayor Noble. “With new developments arising in our collective fight against COVID-19 each day, we have unfortunately been forced to make the difficult decision to suspend all of our recreation programs. I want to thank our staff who worked tirelessly to prepare for what would have been another wonderful summer of quality youth and adult programming. I know we are all disappointed, but this is the right decision. I look forward to the day when we can reopen these quality programs for our community. Until then, I appreciate everyone’s diligent efforts to maintain social distancing and protect our neighbors. I am confident that when we can safely come together, our parks programs will once again be filled with joy and laughter.”

    About Refunds for Registered Programs

    For those who have registered and paid for any of the canceled programs, refunds will be issued by check via mail. Please expect 10 business days for your refund to be processed.

     About Child Care Options

    Child Care Connections is a child care resource and referral program of Family of Woodstock, Inc., serving Columbia, Greene and Ulster Counties. Staff provide families with referrals to legal child care programs as well as information on financial support. Child care scholarships for essential workers are currently available. Visit or call 845-331-7080 to learn more about available child care.