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

    3/11/2021 - City of Kingston to Receive $18.66 Million in Federal Aid


    March 11, 2021 


    City of Kingston to Receive $18.66 Million in Federal Aid


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the City of Kingston is expected to receive $18.66 million as a part of the Federal stimulus package. 

    Together with City of Kingston Comptroller John Tuey, Mayor Noble will be working to create a comprehensive Kingston Economic Recovery Plan as a guide to best utilize the funds, which will be delivered as a part of the American Rescue Plan that President Joseph R. Biden is expected to sign into law on Friday. The Kingston Economic Recovery plan will be directed by federal guidelines, will incorporate community input and will build upon existing community projects, while also supporting new initiatives that support recovery from the pandemic.

    According to the American Rescue Plan, funds may be used by local governments for:

    • Costs associated with responding to the COVID-19 public health emergency or its negative economic impacts
    • To support workers performing essential work during the COVID-19 public health emergency
    • To cover revenue losses caused by the COVID-19 public health emergency
    • To make necessary investments in water, sewer, or broadband infrastructure

    The money for local governments will be disbursed in two installments over a two-year period. Municipalities like Kingston that are CDBG entitlement communities will receive the first allocation directly from the Treasury Department within 60 days.

    “I would like to thank Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, who worked tirelessly to secure funds for New York and so many municipalities like ours state-wide, as well as Senator Kirsten Gillibrand and Representative Antonio Delgado, whose Direct Support for Communities Act bill was instrumental in getting local governments aid,” said Mayor Noble. “This much-needed infusion will go a long way in helping to restore our families, our businesses, and our community as we move forward to a brighter tomorrow.”