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

    3/4/2021 - Parking Restrictions for Filming in City of Kingston


    March 4, 2021 


    Parking Restrictions for Filming in City of Kingston


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble wishes to inform the public of a television film shoot, occurring in the City of Kingston next week, which will involve parking restrictions.

    An Apple TV Plus series will be filming on March 11-12, 2021, causing temporary road closures on Abeel and Wurts Streets, and parking restrictions in several areas. From Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 8:00am through Saturday, March 13 at 2:00am, there will be no street parking at the following locations: 

    - The Cornell Park side of Spring St. from Post St. to Wurts St.

    - Both sides of Wurts St. from Spring St. to Abeel Street.

    - The even-side of Hunter St. from Hone St. to Wurts St.

    - The odd-side of West Union St. from Wurts St. to Hone St. 

    - The even-side of West Union St. from Post St. to Wurts. St.

    - The odd-side of Abeel St. from Wurts St. to Hone St.

    - Both sides of Rondout Landing from meters #41-#47 and meters #64-#71

    The first small municipal lot adjacent to Hudson Valley Landing will also be reserved for film vehicles. The larger lots under the overpass and adjacent to Broadway will be available for parking. Residents on the side streets are encouraged to utilize off-street parking when possible. 

    “We are proud that our City is so appealing to film and television shoots, and know that these productions bring revenue to our shops and restaurants at a time when it’s essential for businesses to stay afloat” said Mayor Noble. “We also know their presence next week may cause some minor inconveniences, so we ask for your patience and compliance with parking restrictions during the two filming days.”

    Officers from the Kingston Police Department will be onsite, and there should not be any disruptions to City services such as trash and recycling collection. 

    Residents in the film shoot area who have concerns, should reach out to Assistant Location Manager James Kenny at 908-432-5802 or Assistant Location Manager Grace Kwon at 201-334-2180.