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

    3/18/2021 - City of Kingston Honors Emergency Food Collaborative


    March 18, 2021 

    City of Kingston Honors Emergency Food Collaborative


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that, in recognition of one year of service, March 18, 2021 is “Kingston Emergency Food Collaborative Day” in the City of Kingston. Mayor Noble presented a proclamation to the Kingston Emergency Food Collaborative (KEFC) on Thursday at a small ceremony. 

    KEFC is made up of multiple organizations, grassroots organizers, City of Kingston staff, and individual volunteers who came together to remove barriers to food access and ensure that no member of the community went hungry during the pandemic. Over the past year, the KEFC has provided food deliveries from People’s Place, Catholic Charities, and the Everette Hodge Community Center to support 743 households (1,368 adults and 709 children).

    “I want to whole-heartedly thank the KEFC for their unwavering support of our community during an unbelievably hard time,” said Mayor Noble. “I want to thank all of the volunteers who put themselves in harm’s way to deliver meals and groceries in our community’s greatest time of need. There is no greater act as a neighbor and I commend the KEFC and thank them for one year of dedicated service.”

    KEFC is primarily volunteer-run, with many community-based organizations also contributing staff time to this effort. More than 500 unique volunteers have helped manage multiple distribution sites, sort and pack food, schedule deliveries, handle a food-request hotline, conduct outreach calls, schedule volunteers, deliver meals and groceries, source ingredients for and provide school recess meal boxes for families, and mobilize rapid meal production and distribution. This equates to 17,393.25 volunteer hours worked since the collaborative’s launch in 2020 through February 28 of this year, totaling $473,090 in unpaid work.

    Mayor Noble, the City of Kingston, and KEFC give their sincerest thanks to the participating organizations and food providers:

    Participating Organizations

    A.J. Williams-Myers African Roots Center

    Catholic Charities

    City of Kingston

    Community Action

    Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County


    Family of Woodstock Inc.

    Hudson Valley Farm Hub

    Hudson Valley Seed

    Kingston Food Coop

    People's Place

    Radio Kingston

    Rise Up Kingston

    The Salvation Army- Kingston, NY


    Ulster County

    Ulster County Department of Health and Mental Health

    Kingston YMCA Farm Project

    YMCA of Kingston & Ulster County

    Food Partners/Providers


    Bread Alone

    Catholic Charities

    Everette Hodge Community Center

    Grassroots Farm

    Hickory BBQ Smokehouse

    Hudson Harvest

    Hudson Valley Farm Hub

    Hudson Valley Fresh Dairy

    JJF Farm

    Kingston Bread + Bar

    Kingston City School District

    Marisa McClinton


    Mother Earth’s Storehouse

    PAKT To Go

    People's Place

    Restaurant Kinsley

    Ronnybrook Dairy

    Salvation Army



    The Anchor

    The Farm Bridge

    The Lo Farm

    Tilda's Kitchen & Market


    Village Coffee & Goods

    Anyone in the City of Kingston who is in need of food is encouraged call the KEFC hotline at 888-316-0879 or visit