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

    5/27/2021 - Annual Memorial Day Ceremony to be Held May 30


    May 27, 2021 


    Annual Memorial Day Ceremony to be Held May 30


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and the Kingston Veterans Association will host the annual Memorial Day ceremony on Sunday, May 30, 2021. The ceremony will begin at 1:00pm in Veterans’ Park in front of City Hall, located at 420 Broadway. This year’s guest speaker will be Bill Forte, the Kingston Veterans Association Chairman. Following the ceremony, there will be a tree dedication for Kingston’s World War II veterans on the front lawn of Kingston High School. There will not be a parade this year. 

    “On Memorial Day, we honor those who lost their lives in the wars they bravely fought,” said Mayor Noble. “While we are not quite ready to host the Memorial Day parade this year, I hope the community will join me in remembering our fallen heroes and recognizing our veterans. We thank the Kingston Veterans Association for organizing this wonderful annual event.”


    Memorial Day Ceremony

    Sunday, May 30, 2021


    Veterans’ Park in front of City Hall

    420 Broadway


    Rain or shine