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

    5/18/2021 - City of Kingston Updates COVID Protocols


    May 18, 2021


    City of Kingston Updates COVID Protocols


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that, due to the low number of active cases in Ulster County, and in consultation with the State Health Department and CDC guidelines, beginning on Wednesday, May 19, the City of Kingston will be lifting a number of Covid-19 protocols. 

    • City Offices will continue to operate with limited public hours (10:00am-2:00pm and by appointment), as City Hall and other administration buildings work toward resuming pre-Covid hours (8:30am-4:30pm) to the public. 
    • Visitors to any City office are required to take a brief health screening upon entering. Vaccinated visitors will not be required to wear a mask indoors, while non-vaccinated visitors must wear a mask when entering and while in City buildings. 
    • Per State Health Department and CDC guidelines, vaccinated City staff will no longer be required to wear a mask. 
    • The Building Safety Department will be resuming all routine Health and Safety Apartment Inspections, including for multi-family apartments.
    • Boards and Commission meetings will continue to be held remotely via Zoom while a hybrid meeting set-up that allows in-person and remote attendance is put in place. More details on board and commission meetings will be forthcoming. 
    • Each building will continue additional cleaning protocols. 

    “I am extremely proud of my staff’s response to the Covid-19 crisis,” said Mayor Noble. “I want to thank all of the City of Kingston employees who helped us navigate us through this difficult year, and continue to adapt as we follow the recommended guidance. We look forward to restoring full access to the public and will continue to do everything in our power to keep our staff – as well as our community – safe.”