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

    5/20/2021 - Attorney General’s Office to Host Kingston Gun Buyback Event


    May 20, 2021


    Attorney General’s Office to Host Kingston Gun Buyback Event

    Firearms to be Exchanged for Gift Cards


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that New York Attorney General Letitia James’ Office in collaboration with the Kingston Police Department will host an in-person gun buyback event on Saturday, June 5, 2021 from 10:00am to 2:00pm at the Andy Murphy Midtown Neighborhood Center.

    For the event on June 5, gift cards will be provided in the amounts of:

    $25.00 for non-working or antique firearms

    $75.00 for rifles and shotguns

    $150.00 for handguns

    $250.00 for assault weapons

    Anyone wishing to bring a firearm to the event is asked to make sure it is unloaded and transport the weapon securely in your trunk. This initiative is open to anyone in the City of Kingston, excluding licensed gun dealers, and active or retired law enforcement officers, who are not eligible to participate. This is an amnesty program and no questions will be asked.                                                               

    Launched on March 26, the Kingston Police Department’s own Groceries for Guns program has been hugely successful to date. KPD has collected 20 pellet guns, 26 handguns, 22 rifles, 11 shotguns and one musket in exchange for Hannaford gift cards.  

    “We are extremely proud of the Groceries for Guns initiative, which has removed 80 guns from our community and has potentially saved lives,” said Mayor Noble. “This is one of the many proactive programs that the Kingston Police Department has initiated in recent weeks and is part of ongoing efforts to stop gun violence in our community. I commend their work, and look forward to working with the Attorney General’s office to get more firearms off the streets at this event.” 

    “We appreciate the assistance of the Attorney General’s office in combating gun violence in our community,” said Kingston Police Chief Egidio Tinti. “We know the impact that these kinds of programs can have in crime reduction and we welcome the support of our State’s highest law enforcement agency.”


    Gun Buyback Event

    Saturday, June 5, 2021

    10:00am – 2:00pm

    Andy Murphy Midtown Neighborhood Center

    467 Broadway, Kingston NY 12401


    For more information, please contact the Attorney General’s Office at 845-485-3900 or [email protected].