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
    12401

    Phone:
    (845) 331-0080
    Email:
    info@kingston-ny.gov

    Kingston News

    3/17/2021 - Applications Open for Outdoor Dining/Retail Expansion Program

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    March 17, 2021 

     

    Applications Open for Outdoor Dining/Retail Expansion Program

     

    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the City of Kingston will be instituting the 2021 Outdoor Dining and Retail Expansion Program, which utilizes public areas to create more physical space for outdoor dining and open-air shopping. 

    Applications are now open, businesses that would like to participate should contact the Mayor’s office at rverspoor@kingston-ny.gov or 845-334-3902. Sidewalk areas, in compliance with ADA regulations, can now be open for outdoor dining, with the expansion into parking stalls available starting April 1, 2021. 

    “We are pleased to re-open the outdoor expansion program for our local businesses this spring,” said Mayor Noble. “We had a robust response from the community, who were overwhelmingly positive about the outdoor dining program in 2020 and excited to see it return in 2021. As our City continues to bounce back from the effects of the pandemic, we urge everyone to get out and visit your favorite businesses.” 

    Results from the public surveys for both residents and business owners are posted at EngageKingston.com.  

    Mayor Noble and Alderman Don Tallerman will host their next roundtable meeting with businesses on Thursday, April 1 at 2:00pm. Please register here. The monthly meeting will take place on the first Thursday of each month.