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

    1/8/2021 - Dietz Stadium Improvements Project Public Meeting on January 19


    January 8, 2021 


    Dietz Stadium Improvements Project Public Information Meeting

    Virtual Meeting to be Held January 19, 2021

    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that a virtual public meeting will be held for the Dietz Stadium & Andretta Pool Improvements Project on Tuesday, January 19, 2021 at 12:00pm. 

    The Dietz Stadium and Andretta Pool Improvements Project is a multi-phased, comprehensive restoration of the sports complex, parking lot, and surrounding drive. Upgrades are intended to make the facility a state-of-the-art regional sports attraction and economic driver for the City of Kingston. At the public meeting, City of Kingston staff, along with engineering consultants from CPL, will present the project’s master plan for public comment. 

    The master plan includes improvements to the scoreboard, bleachers, water fountains, fencing and gates, sound and Wi-Fi systems, lighting, bike racks, locker rooms, bathrooms, food vending, signage, parking, and more.

    With initial funding from the DRI, Phase 1 construction began at the Andretta Pool in spring 2020, and to date, a new roof and masonry repairs at the pool house have been completed, as well as pool lining repairs and installation of a new pump and filter that will serve both the pool and a new splash pad. The splash pad, which was deemed a priority during DRI public engagement meetings, is expected to be installed by June 2021. 

    “We have already begun to make substantial improvements at the Andretta Pool facility, which we’ll be excited to open to the public this summer if we’re able,” said Mayor Noble. “There is still much work to be planned and implemented, so we invite the public to provide input about the master plan and the Phase 2 improvements that should be made to the stadium. And we'll continue to seek new grant funding to support our comprehensive improvements wish list.”

    Funding for the Dietz Stadium and Andretta Pool Improvements Project includes the Downtown Revitalization Initiative grant, which the City of Kingston was awarded in 2017, and two additional grants from the NYS Environmental Facilities Corporation and the NYS Department of Environmental Conservation for green infrastructure improvements to the parking areas throughout the complex.

    More information at EngageKingston/dietz-stadium-andretta-pool-improvements

    Dietz Stadium & Andretta Pool Improvements Project Virtual Public Meeting

    Tuesday, January 19, 2021

    12:00 to 1:30pm