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

    6/22/2020 - Fourth of July Weekend Motorcade for Essential Workers


    June 22, 2020  

    Fourth of July Weekend Motorcade for Essential Workers


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that there will be a Fourth of July Weekend Motorcade for Essential Workers on Sunday, July 5 at 4:00pm. 

    This year, in lieu of the traditional Fourth of July fireworks display, the City of Kingston – and other municipalities across Ulster County -- will participate in a coordinated parade of vehicles. The celebration is intended to honor and celebrate essential and frontline workers, and will include driving past essential workplaces to show support. 

    The Motorcade will be led by the Kingston Fire Department and Kingston Police Department, along with City officials and community groups. Decorating of vehicles is encouraged. Any family, group or organization who would like to participate, can register here

    Line-up will begin at 3:30pm at Dietz stadium parking lot, and the motorcade will begin at 4:00pm. Registrants will be sent more information on the route and other details. 

    “We hope everyone will spend a safe Fourth of July holiday with their loved ones and visit the many shops and restaurants that are re-opening,” said Mayor Noble. “The motorcade gives us an opportunity to extend the festivities and celebrate all the essential workers who have our kept our community running during this challenging time. They have truly been heroes, and we appreciate everyone who put their health and safety on the line for their community. On July 5, we will honk our horns and show our gratitude!” 


    Fourth of July Weekend Motorcade for Essential Workers

    Sunday, July 5, 2020

    Line-up at 3:30pm at Dietz Stadium lot

    Motorcade at 4:00pm

    Register at: