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

    2/2/2021 - Snow Emegency Will End Tonight (February 2) at 9:00pm
    Snow Emergency Will End Tonight at 9:00pm
    Tuesday, February 2
    At 9:00pm on Tuesday, the Snow Emergency and all related parking restrictions will end
     Vehicles should remain on the even side of the street (or off the street if possible) until 9:00pm tonight. 

    City Services
    • Trash and recycling will be picked up on Wednesday
    • Please watch for posted "No Parking" signs in places where DPW will be removing snow 


    Important Contact Information

    • In case of emergency, call 911.
    • For a snow-related service request or to report hazardous road conditions during a snow emergency, call the Department of Public Works at 845-338-2114.
    • If your car has been towed, call the Kingston Police Department at 845-331-1671.
    • If you or someone you know does not have a safe place to stay overnight, call Family of Woodstock at 845-338-2370 to discuss emergency service options.
    Snow Emergency Safety Tips

    Physical Exertion
    Heavy exertion such as shoveling snow, clearing debris, or pushing a car can increase the risk of a heart attack. To avoid problems:
    • Stay warm, dress warm and SLOW DOWN when working outdoors.
    • Take frequent rests to avoid over exertion.
    • If you feel chest pain-STOP and seek help immediately.

    Home Emergency Supplies
    • Flashlights and extra batteries
    • Battery-operated radio and extra batteries
    • Emergency non-perishable foods that do not require refrigeration
    • Non-electric can opener
    • Bottled water
    • One week supply of essential medicines
    • Extra blankets and sleeping bags
    • First aid kit and manual
    • Fire extinguisher
    • Emergency heating equipment, used properly

    For more winter safety tips, visit: 
    How You Can Help

    • You are responsible for your sidewalk - shovel sidewalks and keep clear. 
    • Don't throw snow back into the street- snow thrown back onto the roadway may freeze, causing hazardous road conditions. You may cause injury to family, friends or neighbors.
    • Check on your neighbors.
    • Limit your travel during hazardous conditions.
    • If you have access to a driveway, park your vehicle there and not on the street.