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

    2/11/2021 - City Buildings Will Reopen to Public on March 1, 2021


    February 11, 2021 


    City Buildings Will Reopen to Public on March 1, 2021


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that City administrative buildings will re-open to the public on Monday, March 1, 2021. 

    Due to the increase of active COVID-19 cases this winter, the City of Kingston closed City buildings to the public on November 23, 2020. Starting on Monday, March 1, City Hall and other City administrative buildings will be open to the public from 10:00am to 2:00pm. Outside of those hours, the public can utilize drop boxes at each building as well as online services on the City website

    Visitors will be required to check-in at City Hall for a health screening before visiting all City buildings, including Parks and Recreation, Department of Public Works, and Building Safety offices as well the Police Department and Fire Department. 

    The City’s mask policy will be strictly enforced. Anyone visiting municipal buildings must wear a mask at all times. Employees will continue to follow requirements to self-administer temperature checks and a Covid questionnaire before coming to work each day.

    Other City services:

    -  Building Safety will resume rental property inspections, however, inspections for large multi-family complexes will remain suspended  

    -  Parks and Recreation will reinstall basketball hoops. More details about programming will be announced.

    -  Kingston Water Department – please utilize the building’s drop box 

    “We are pleased to reopen City offices to the public, as Covid numbers in our area decrease, and as the vaccine is being distributed,” said Mayor Noble.  “The safety of City employees and residents are our utmost concern, so we will continue to keep municipal buildings disinfected and masks will remain mandatory.” 

    The Ulster County Recovery Service Center contact number is 845-443-8888. More information about Ulster County cases and resources can be found at: New York State COVID recommendations and complaint forms can be found at: