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

    12/23/2020 - FY 2019 CDBG-CV Kingston Round II Funding Adopted by the Community Development Committe



    In late September 2020, the City of Kingston opened up applications for a second round of Covid-related Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding. Mayor Noble made the following recommendations for allocation of the additional CDBG-CV funds to the Common Council in November. 

    The Common Council Community Development Committee met on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 to review requests and allocate the FY 2019 CDBG-CV Kingston Round II funding; their recommended allocations are listed below.

    There will be a Common Council Public Hearing regarding the allocations on January 4, 2021. Details here


    Organization Program Committee Recommended
    City of Kingston Administration $51,275
    City of Kingston Drop-In School Support Program $45,000
    Business Alliance of Kingston BAK Micro-Grant Program $25,000
    Boys' and Girls' Club (BGC) Essential Child Care $15,000
    Center for Creative Education (CCE) Project ACCESS $10,000
    Family of Woodstock Meal preparation - Everett Hodge Center, Rondout Neighborhood Center, BGC, CCE $20,000
    Gateway Community Industries Emergency Meals $15,000
    Legal Services of the Hudson Valley Response for Legal Services $20,000
    People's Place CV Precaution Intake Registration $10,000
    Read and Write Drop-In School Support at RNC, Hodge $11,000
    RUPCO Rental Assistance $3,101
    Ulster Immigrant Defense Network Emergency Food Assistance $10,000
    Ulster Performing Arts Center Arts in Education $10,000
    YMCA Senior Fitness $6,000
    YWCA Magic Circle Lunches $5,000
    Total $256,376