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

    3/12/2021 - Statement from Mayor Noble on the Anniversary of the City of Kingston’s Covid-19 State of Emergency Declaration


    March 12, 2021 

    Statement from Mayor Noble on the Anniversary of the City of Kingston’s Covid-19 State of Emergency Declaration


    “On March 13, 2020, I first declared a State of Emergency in the City of Kingston. We had our first known case of Covid-19, a quickly-spreading virus that, at the time, we knew little about. Earlier that week, we had been contemplating whether or not to proceed with the annual Shamrock Run, and almost overnight, the world was shut down. 

    Since that day one year ago, we have had 1768 confirmed cases of Covid-19 and 46 fatalities. 

    We mourn those who have passed. We know this year has been painful for so many. Many people lost their jobs. Parents had to find childcare with young students at home. After such a brutal challenge, we can finally say that there is light at the end of the tunnel and help is on the way. Vaccines are becoming more widely available each week, and I encourage everyone to sign up for a vaccination as soon as you are eligible. The recent Federal stimulus aid will also usher in much needed support. We can see a brighter tomorrow. 

    While we know this virus is not past us, I am optimistic about the future. I ask that we all hold on a little longer, refrain from gatherings with those who are not yet vaccinated, and continue to be diligent with handwashing and mask-wearing. Soon we will be able to resume celebrating our traditions, enjoy a community meal together, and visit with loved ones we’ve missed so much.  

    It’s difficult to fathom that it has been one year of cancelled community events, Zoom meetings, and isolation from our friends and loved ones. Despite being socially distanced, in some ways, our community feels closer than ever. We’ve come together to support one another in ways we never could have predicted. 

    I want to give thanks today for how far we’ve come. I’d like to first thank the County Executive Pat Ryan and his team, who have reacted swiftly and smartly to every new challenge the pandemic created. A huge thank you to healthcare workers who were bravely on the frontline of this battle. To all the essential workers who kept our stores and restaurants open during the darkest times. I would also like to thank City staff, who kept the water running, the streets clean, the snow plowed, and kept our community running in so many other ways. I want to thank the Kingston Emergency Food Collaborative, People’s Place, and all of our not-for-profits who stepped up to keep our community fed and taken care of to the best of our ability during this difficult time. For all those who have supported your community, your neighbors – thank you.”