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 - Veterans Day Ceremony at City Hall on November 11


    October 28, 2020 


    Veterans Day Ceremony at City Hall

    Outdoor Memorial to Take Place on November 11, 2020


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and the Kingston Veterans Association are pleased to announce there will be a Veterans Day ceremony on Wednesday, November 11, 2020 at 11:00am.

    The annual ceremony will take place on the front lawn of City Hall, where a new monument will be dedicated to those who served during the War on Terrorism. The Veterans Day ceremony speaker will be Senior Master Gunnery Sergeant Mike Decker. 

    The public is invited to attend. Masks and social distancing will be mandatory for all those in attendance. The event will be held rain or shine.

    “Though many may not be able to join us for the ceremony this year due to Covid-19, the new monument will be a permanent place to pay our respects to those who have fought the war on terrorism,” said Mayor Noble. “I would like to thank the Kingston Veterans Association for their continued efforts to honor the men and women of the military here in the City of Kingston.”