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 - City-wide Spring Stroll Event Spans Memorial Day Weekend


    May 27, 2021 


    City-wide Spring Stroll Event Spans Memorial Day Weekend

    Including Music, Sidewalk Sales, Cultural Events and Outdoor Dining


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to support the Kingston Spring Stroll, a city-wide event over Memorial Day weekend. Businesses throughout the City of Kingston will be participating in the Spring Stroll event by hosting live music, sidewalk sales, outdoor dining, and cultural activities throughout Memorial Day weekend. 

    Some of the many Spring Stroll activities include an O+ mural tour, music and tours at the Old Dutch Church, a vendor fair with live music at the LGBTQ Center, and a Drag Queen Story Hour at Sassafras Mercantile among others. Rounding out the weekend are the Field + Supply market on Sunday at the County Courthouse parking lot, and farmers markets in Uptown on Saturday and the Waterfront on Sunday

    Many galleries, shops and restaurants in all three business districts – Uptown, Midtown and Downtown-- will be participating in outdoor dining and sidewalk sales. More information including times and locations can be found at 

    “It’s been a challenging year for businesses and I’m happy to support this united endeavor to get folks out and about on a holiday weekend to enjoy all that Kingston has to offer,” said Mayor Noble. “I thank the organizers with a special thanks to Andrew Addotta and Rob Gaston for spearheading and organizing this inclusive event.”