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

    1/5/2021 - Mayor Noble Announces Opening of Hudson River Brickyard Trail


    January 5, 2021


    Mayor Noble Announces Opening of Hudson River Brickyard Trail


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce the 1.9 mile section of the Empire State Trail that travels through the City of Kingston and the Town of Ulster is completed and open to the public. 

    This section, called the Hudson River Brickyard Trail, passes through 520 acres of formerly industrial land, now known as Quarry Waters, which Scenic Hudson protected last year. With New York State DOS funding, the City of Kingston, the Town of Ulster, Scenic Hudson, and regional and local partners collaborated to identify a new trail alignment, obtain local planning approvals and advance the project into construction. The trail’s route was chosen to minimize impacts to natural resources, maximize views of the Hudson River, and access future recreational amenities. 

    All parking for the Hudson River Brickyard Trail is located at Kingston Point Beach. From the beach, pedestrians take a short wood-chipped path, which leads to North Street and through the Hutton Brickyard property onto the new Hudson River Brickyard Trail. Trail maps are posted at Kingston Point Beach and the pedestrian gate at Hutton Brickyards. Winter hours are posted from 7:00am-5:00pm. The pedestrian gates at the property are closed after 5:00pm through March 31, 2021. The trail is not maintained in the winter months but is open for recreation.

    “Having the Empire State Trail through the City of Kingston will have enormous benefits for our community, and this section will be especially dynamic,” said Mayor Noble. “The Hudson River Brickyard Trail showcases our City’s former industrial life, yet introduces the visitor to beautiful vistas and unique geology of the area. I want to thank all of our partners who helped this long sought-after project come to fruition, including Town of Ulster Supervisor Jim Quigley, NYS DOS, NYS Greenway, Scenic Hudson, and City staff. The difficulty of this year has shown us exactly how important parks and trails are for our health and wellbeing.

    The remainder of the Quarry Waters property currently is closed to the public while Scenic Hudson continues to evaluate its natural and industrial features with a team of consultants led by the landscape architecture firm OLIN. In early 2021, the organization plans to host opportunities for community residents and stakeholders to help shape a vision for the future park. To learn more about the property, visit

    The Empire State Trail is the largest multi-use trail in the nation. This network of trails will contain 750-miles of pathways for walking/hiking and bicycling along scenic vistas and through New York’s historic communities.