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

    11/24/2020 - City of Kingston to Host Virtual Meetings for Business Owners


    November 24, 2020 


    City of Kingston to Host Virtual Meetings for Business Owners


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and Alderman Don Tallerman (Ward 5) are pleased to announce a series of virtual meetings for business owners in the City of Kingston. The purpose of these meetings is to discuss ways the City of Kingston can support local businesses, and to create a network of support amongst the business owners during a difficult time.

    There will be three virtual meetings, one for each business district. Attendees must be local business owners and must register in advance.

    Monday, November 30 – Uptown


    Register here.


    Monday, December 7 – Midtown


    Register here.


    Monday, December 14 – Downtown/Rondout


    Register here.

    “As a business owner in Kingston, I am well aware of how hard it is to make a living in normal times, and now with COVID, our challenges are that much greater,” said Alderman Tallerman. “To get through these tough times, we need to work together to solve problems and identify new opportunities where the City might be able to help our businesses survive and come out stronger.” 

    “This year has been especially difficult for businesses, and we want our business community to know the City is here for them,” said Mayor Noble. “I look forward to connecting with business owners at these three meetings, where we’ll discuss ideas on how the City might continue to help and support our local businesses, which are the lifeblood of the Kingston community.” 

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