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

    10/28/2020 - CANCELLED: Re-envision Public Safety Task Force Hosts Town Hall Meeting on October 28


    UPDATE: This meeting was cancelled due to technical difficulties. Apologies for any inconvenience. 


    October 19, 2020 


    Re-envision Public Safety Task Force Hosts

    Town Hall Meeting on October 28


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and the Re-envision Public Safety Task Force are pleased to announce that the first Town Hall meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 28 from 6:00-8:00pm.

    The public is invited to attend the Zoom meeting to hear what the Re-envision Public Safety Task Force has been working on, ask questions, and offer feedback. For anyone without access to Zoom, there will be two locations to participate and view the meeting. The New Progressive Baptist Church at 8 Hone Street and Samadhi Recovery Community Outreach Center at 122 Clinton Avenue will host the Re-envision Public Safety Task Force meeting via projector and will be open to the public up to 25 people.

    “We want to provide as many opportunities as possible for community input,” said Lester Strong, Executive Director of the Peaceful Guardians Project and task force facilitator. “The addition of New Progressive Baptist Church and the Samadhi Recovery Community Outreach Center as viewing stations significantly expand our outreach and we're very grateful.”

    “We are excited to share what the Re-envision Public Safety Task Force has been working on so that we can begin to get community feedback,” said Mayor Noble. “We have a fantastic group of people who are very committed to this work, and represent a variety of communities in Kingston, but we also want the greater public to have a say in this effort. We encourage any interested parties to participate and look forward to updating the community on our progress.”


    Re-envision Public Safety Task Force

    Town Hall Meeting

    October 28



    Zoom Meeting link:

    Meeting ID: 874 2886 0790

    Passcode: 038989