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

    1/26/2021 - City of Kingston Reinstates COVID Protocols - Admin Offices Closed


    November 19, 2020 

    City of Kingston to Reinstate COVID Protocols

    New Restrictions to Start on Monday, November 23


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble announces today that, due to the increase in active COVID-19 cases, and in consultation with Ulster County leadership, beginning on Monday, November 23, the City of Kingston will reinstate a number of protocols and procedures.

    Starting November 23, the following restrictions will be put into place through February 15, 2021:

    ·        All City offices will be closed to the public, except by appointment. The public is encouraged to utilize drop boxes at each building as well as online services on the City website.

    ·       Administrative staff with the ability to work from home are asked to do so starting Monday. The City’s mask policy will continue to be enforced - masks must be worn within 6’ of another employee or a member of the public, and in all common areas of municipal buildings. Departments have the ability to enforce stricter policies based upon the specific layout of their offices. Employees will continue to follow requirements to self-administer temperature checks before coming to work in the morning. Additional cleaning protocols will be implemented by departments and in vehicles as needed.

    -  The Building Safety Division will suspend all routine Health and Safety Apartment Inspections, but will continue to respond to health and safety complaints.

    -  All Parks and Recreation public programming, except childcare at the Rondout and Hodge Centers, will be suspended.

    At this point, there are no plans to furlough City staff. Trash and recycling will stay on the regular schedule. There will be no interruption to water, sewer, or other City services. 

    “This been a difficult year for all of us and we wish this virus was a thing of the past,” said Mayor Noble. “Unfortunately, COVID-19 is affecting our community at rates not seen since April. We at the City will be doing everything we can to be safe, take all necessary precautions, and follow the Governor’s travel and COVID-19 restrictions. We ask for the community’s cooperation – the only way to get through this is together.”

    Per Governor Cuomo’s latest mandate, bars, restaurants and gyms must close at 10:00pm. Masks must be worn at all times in retail stores and at restaurants unless seated. Wearing masks when not able to social distance in any setting is highly recommended. 

    The Ulster County Recovery Service Center contact number is 845-443-8888. More information about Ulster County cases and resources can be found at: New York State COVID recommendations and complaint forms can be found at: