A State of Emergency has been declared in the City of Kingston. City admin offices are closed to the public except by appointment. Please see Latest News for more info.

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
    12401

    Phone:
    (845) 331-0080

    Kingston News

    6/11/2020 - City of Kingston Buildings to Re-Open to Public in Limited Capacity

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    June 11, 2020 

     

    City of Kingston Buildings to Re-Open to Public in Limited Capacity 

     

    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that City Hall and other City of Kingston administrative buildings will offer more face-to-face services, in a limited capacity, starting Monday, June 22. 

    Since the City of Kingston declared a State of Emergency on March 13, buildings have been restricted to the public with a number of employees working remotely, as per New York State mandates. As the Mid-Hudson region enters into Phase 2, City of Kingston staff has been preparing to re-open by following rigorous guidelines from State and County Health Departments to help combat the spread of COVID-19. Many precautions have been taken to protect the safety of the public and City staff, including installing physical barriers such as plexiglass windows in offices, installing hand sanitizers throughout the buildings, posting instructive signage, and requiring mandatory employee self-screenings, among other measures. The City of Kingston’s complete re-opening plan can be found here

    Starting on June 22, City Hall and other municipal buildings will be open to the public Monday to Friday between the hours of 10:00am and 2:00pm and will require visitors to check-in with a mandatory health screening. Any visitor to the Department of Public Works, the Department of Parks and Recreation, or the Department of Building and Safety must first visit City Hall for a health screening and check-in. An administrator at City Hall will check visitors’ temperature with a contactless thermometer, will ask a series of health screening questions, and will record which offices are being visited. The check-in station will be located inside the ADA accessible entrance of City Hall, adjacent to the Broadway Campus of Health Alliance. This is the recommendation of the Health Department and the information would only be used to aid in contact tracing of COVID-19 cases. Visitors will not be permitted in City buildings outside of these designated hours unless by appointment and all visitors must wear a mask. 

    “We are looking forward to opening our doors again to serve our community face to face,” said Mayor Noble. “We have taken all of the necessary steps to do so in the smartest and most effective way, keeping both employees and our public safe and healthy. We look forward to seeing you all soon!”