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

    9/28/2020 - Second Round of CDBG-CV Applications Now Open


    September 28, 2020 


    Second Round of CDBG-CV Applications Now Open


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the City of Kingston received a special allocation of Community Development Block Grant funds in the amount of $256,376 to be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to Covid-19. Applications are due no later than noon on Tuesday, October 13, 2020.

    The application for the City’s second round of CDBG-CV funding can be found here as well as a budget template. Successful first-round applicants may re-apply for additional funds. All previous applications will be reconsidered even if funding was not awarded in the first round. Applications that may outdated (e.g., a summer program), are welcome to update their application and re-apply.

    “We are fortunate to have received this second round of funding that will support so many of the organizations that stepped up during the COVID-19 crisis to help our community members,” said Mayor Noble. “The pandemic has shed light on the stark need in our City’s most vulnerable populations, and being able to provide crucial assistance with these federal funds will help so many across our community.”

    Applications should be sent to the Office of Economic and Community Development, attention Amee Peterson at 845-417-3281 or [email protected].

    This allocation was authorized by the CV-19 Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act), Public Law 116-136, which was passed by Congress on March 27, 2020, to respond to the growing effects of this historic public health crisis.


    Application links

    Budget template: