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

    10/13/2020 - Mayor Noble Will Deliver 2021 Recommended Budget on October 16


    October 13, 2020  

    Mayor Noble Will Deliver 2021 Recommended Budget

    October 16, 2020 at 12:00pm 


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble will present his 2021 Recommended Budget on Friday, October 16, 2020 at 12:00pm via the City of Kingston Facebook page.

    Each day leading up to Mayor Noble’s address, a preview of key areas of investment will be released. The first key area will be Parks and Recreation with major capital improvements and additional park and trail maintenance included in the 2021 Recommended Budget. 

    “We will be adding capacity for park maintenance to preserve and beautify our beloved parks and growing trail systems,” said Mayor Noble. “Investing in parks ensures safe spaces for our families to enjoy, as parks have been our refuge during a difficult time.”

    Parks and recreation-facility projects that will be completed in 2021 include:

    • Refurbished pavilion at Hutton Park
    • New fence and playground upgrades at Barmann Park
    • Completion of playground, benches, front fence and handicapped accessible entry at Rickel Knox Park
    • New playground equipment and court repair at Loughran Park
    • New soccer field, playground, and parking lot at Kingston Point Park
    • Renovations at Andretta Pool including a brand new Splash Pad
    • New shade structure at Van Buren playground
    • New electrical system at T.R. Gallo
    • Andy Murphy Center kitchen upgrades
    • Hodge Center parking lot repairs and landscaping
    • Rondout Neighborhood Center bathroom renovations 

    The Common Council Public Hearing on Mayor Noble’s 2021 Recommended Budget will be held virtually on Friday, October 23 at 5:00pm. Following the public hearing, the Common Council’s Finance Committee will hold a series of budget meetings with Department Heads and will vote on the budget at a December Council meeting. Details and call-in information for all budget meetings will be available on the City of Kingston website and Facebook page.