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

    7/23/2021 - Rickel Knox Memorial Playground Ribbon Cutting Event on July 24


    July 23, 2021 


    Rickel Knox Memorial Playground

    Ribbon Cutting Event on July 24


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce a ribbon cutting event on Saturday, July 24 at 9:30am for the brand new playground equipment at Rickel Knox Memorial Playground. 

    The event will include refreshments and music, and is open to the public. The playground is being rededicated with a new mural by Jalani Lion. 

    “It’s been 20 years since the Rickel Knox Memorial Playground was initially built, and we are so pleased to make updates to this special community space,” said Mayor Noble. “The new playground equipment and beautiful mural will honor the memory of Rickel, and provide a safe place for children in this community to play.” 

    “The Parks and Recreation Department is honored to re-open the Rickel Knox Memorial Playground. We hope families will take some time to visit this wonderful community park,” said Lynsey Timbrouck, Director of Parks and Recreation.             

    Rickel Knox Memorial Playground is located at 22 Gill Street in Kingston. All are welcome.