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
    12401

    Phone:
    (845) 331-0080
    Email:
    info@kingston-ny.gov

    Kingston News

    6/16/2021 - The City of Kingston to Lift State of Emergency

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    June 16, 2021  

    The City of Kingston to Lift State of Emergency

     

    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce the City of Kingston’s State of Emergency will be lifted on Sunday, June 20 at 4:00pm. 

    In consultation with the State Health Department and CDC guidelines, beginning on Monday, June 21, 2021 City offices will be open during regular hours (8:30am-4:30pm). Health screenings for employees and visitors will no longer be required. Unvaccinated individuals will still be required to wear a mask in City buildings. Sanitizer and extra masks will be made available near building entrances. Masks are not required for vaccinated individuals. Drop boxes will remain outside City Hall and other buildings, and online transactions are available for the public’s convenience.

    Board and commission meetings will continue to be held via Zoom until the new hybrid A/V set-up is in place or until Governor Cuomo’s Executive Order related to public meetings is lifted.

    “We are currently working on developing a hybrid meeting system that will allow board and commission meetings to be held in person while being recorded and live-streamed virtually. We expect that in-person meetings will begin to take place in the weeks ahead as our new equipment arrives and is installed. We want the public to continue to have the same access to City meetings so that the community can stay connected as we transition out of Covid life,” said Mayor Noble. “The number of active COVID cases in Ulster County and the City of Kingston have declined to the lowest rates since the beginning of the pandemic and our County is now over 70% vaccinated. As I’ve said before, I am extremely proud and grateful of my staff’s response to the Covid-19 crisis but I am happy we are now returning to a sense of normalcy.”

    As of now, COVID-related restrictions for events have been lifted, except for indoor events with more than 5,000 attendees. The City of Kingston has created a webpage for guidance related to local events: https://kingston-ny.gov/specialevents. For questions related to special events, contact the Mayor’s office at rverspoor@kingston-ny.gov or 845-334-3902. 

    The City of Kingston has been in a State of Emergency due to the Coronavirus pandemic since March 13, 2020. Since the inception, and by law, the State of Emergency Proclamation has been updated and reposted every five days. The most recent State of Emergency Proclamation will expire on Sunday, June 20.