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

    1/15/2021 - Mayor Noble Releases 2020 Annual Report


    January 15, 2021 


    Mayor Noble Releases 2020 Annual Report


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to release the 2020 Annual Report that includes all City departments and offices. 

    The 2020 Annual Report, which includes Police, Fire, Engineering, Building Safety, Planning, and many others, is the first time the City of Kingston has released a comprehensive, all-department report. In years past, Mayor Noble’s administration has released individual annual reports from different departments, such as Department of Public Works, Health and Wellness, and Grant Management. The 2020 Annual Report details each department’s accomplishments and developments from the calendar year 2020, along with goals for the new year. 

    “I am proud of our City staff, who pivoted in 2020 to either working remotely or working under drastically different conditions,” said Mayor Noble. “City staff were able to not only get their work done on a tighter budget, but also supported the City of Kingston in new and challenging ways due to the Covid-19 crisis. This 2020 Annual Report gives the public an idea of what this staff accomplished in extraordinary circumstances.” 

    The 2020 Annual Report can be found here.