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

    4/5/2021 - Kingston to Report Community Climate Priorities at Town Hall on April 20


    April 5, 2021


    Kingston to Report Community Climate Priorities

    Results of Public Survey to be Presented April 20 as Part of Earth Week Celebration


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that, as a part of the Climate Action Plan 2030 development process, the results of a public survey are now available. The Climate Action Plan 2030 will determine the next ten years of the City’s climate goals.

    The survey ranked different priorities, such as clean transportation, access to energy-efficient home improvements, local food resources, land and water use, among others. With nearly 300 survey respondents, the results will actively help the Climate Action Plan development process.

    Kingston-based nonprofit Citizens for Local Power, which has been assisting the City to engage community feedback, will host a virtual Town Hall on Tuesday, April 20 at 5:30pm to present the responses, and provide a forum for discussion and commentary. All are welcome and encouraged to attend. Live Spanish interpretation will be provided. Comments will be noted and sent anonymously to Cadmus, an environmental consultancy group that is designing Kingston’s Climate Action Plan 2030. 

    Following the Climate Action Plan 2030 Town Hall, there will be many ways to participate, including smaller community conversations surrounding priority topics, including transportation, green jobs, healthy housing, water and land use, and access to local food resources. 

    “The results of the survey show the commitment of Kingston residents to creating a cleaner, greener Kingston that is healthier for all,” said Mayor Noble. “This Town Hall is a critical part of our Earth Week celebration and the more people who contribute to the discussion ensure that the final Climate Action Plan 2030 will be equitable and truly representative of the diversity of our city.”

    For more information about the survey results, visit For details about the Climate Action Plan 2030 Town Hall, please click here.

    Citizens for Local Power (CLP) helps communities in the Mid-Hudson Region transition to a locally-based, clean energy economy. Combining research, education, advocacy, and project coordination, CLP supports community and municipal engagement in energy decision-making, transforming energy policy and practice to strengthen local economies, mitigate climate change and increase resilience. CLP works across party lines with municipalities, elected officials, environmental and energy NGOs, local media, labor, and the public.

    Cadmus Group is a strategic and technical consultancy team of leading experts who work across disciplines to help communities and organizations achieve extraordinary results, from energy, water, and transportation to safety, security, and resilience.

    The Climate Action Plan 2030 is made possible by support from the Novo Foundation.