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

    3/23/2021 - City of Kingston Launches “Groceries for Guns” Program


    March 23, 2021 


    City of Kingston Launches “Groceries for Guns” Program


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and the Kingston Police Department will launch a Groceries for Guns program in the City of Kingston. 

    Starting Friday, March 26, the Kingston Police Department will be exchanging Hannaford Gift cards for guns with no questions asked. All types of firearms will be accepted and will be compensated with the following gift card amounts: 

                    $25 for any non-working gun, pellet gun, air rifle, replica, etc. 

                    $200 for any rifle or shotgun in working condition (any caliber)

                    $300 for any working handgun

                    $400 for any working “assault type” rifle

    Anyone with information that leads KPD to the location of an illegal gun will also be eligible for a gift card, and can remain anonymous. The Kingston Police Department anonymous tip line is 845-331-4499, or you can call Police Chief Egidio Tinti directly at 845-943-5766.

    There will not be a dedicated drop-off location for the exchange program. Officers will meet anyone wishing to relinquish a firearm at a convenient location.  

    “Our community has been deeply affected by the use of firearms, both intentional and unintentional,” said Mayor Noble. “We are acting to do everything in our power to get these guns out of our City and to protect the residents of Kingston. We know there is more work to be done, but we hope this is a step towards a peaceful community.”

    “The Police Department is offering this incentive for the community and not as an information gathering tool,” said Police Chief Egidio Tinti. “We will not be collecting information from those who use the Groceries for Guns program to exchange a gun or those who provide us with information that leads to the recovery of an illegal firearm.”   

    The City of Kingston is partnering with community organizations for the Groceries for Guns program: Boys & Girls Club, Center for Creative Education, Harambee, and the Kingston Police Commission have pledged support, with more community partners to come.