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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
    12401

    Phone:
    (845) 331-0080

    Kingston News

    1/8/2021 - Climate Action Plan 2030 Survey Launched

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    January 8, 2021

     

    Kingston Launches Survey on Climate Priorities

    Public Survey Will be Open through February 7, 2021

     

    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that, as a part of the Climate Action Plan 2030 development process, a survey to gather community input is now open. The Climate Action Plan 2030 will determine the next ten years of the City’s climate goals, and the public will co-author the plan. 

    The short survey can be taken in English or Spanish at EngageKingston.com until February 7, 2021. In addition to the survey, the community will have multiple ways to get involved, including a public informational meeting next week, as well as focus groups, town hall meetings, and workshops. 

    The Climate Action Plan 2030 Kick-off Meeting, which will be held on January 14, 2021 at 5:30 pm, will include presentations by the City of Kingston’s Environmental Education and Sustainability Coordinator, representatives from Kingston-based nonprofit Citizens for Local Power, and Cadmus Group, an environmental consultancy firm. Cadmus will provide a broad overview of the planning process and examples of the type of recommendations that could be included in the final Climate Action Plan 2030. 

    “We’re proud of all of our sustainability efforts, including becoming the first city in New York to earn the Climate Smart Community Silver certification,” said Mayor Noble. “The Climate Action Plan 2030 will further our environmental stewardship by designing a blueprint for our City to continue to address and plan for climate change. We are looking to the public for their input on areas to prioritize. We hope every resident with an interest in future planning will take our survey and participate in this important roadmap to a greener Kingston.” 

    “The critical thing here is that for Kingston’s new Climate Action Plan to succeed, everyone has to get into the act by changing their lives and ways of doing things,” said Citizens for Local Power’s Board President Susan H. Gillespie. “Done right, the energy transition will mean more jobs, cleaner and healthier homes, and a more livable city for everyone ten years from now.  CLP’s job is to ensure that community voices are heard in every phase of this project. Climate justice is key. We invite everyone to speak up and speak out.”

    For more information and to complete the survey, visit EngageKingston.com/climate-action-plan. For details about the Climate Action Plan 2030 Kick-off Meeting, please click here

    Citizens for Local Power (CLP) helps communities in the Mid-Hudson Region transition to a locally-based, clean energy economy. Combining research, education, advocacy, and project coordination, CLP supports community and municipal engagement in energy decision-making, transforming energy policy and practice to strengthen local economies, mitigate climate change and increase resilience. CLP works across party lines with municipalities, elected officials, environmental and energy NGOs, local media, labor, and the public.

    Cadmus Group is a strategic and technical consultancy team of leading experts who work across disciplines to help communities and organizations achieve extraordinary results, from energy, water, and transportation to safety, security, and resilience.

    The Climate Action Plan 2030 is made possible by support from the Novo Foundation.