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

    8/4/2021 - Mayor Announces New Covid Protocols for City of Kingston Staff and Offices


    August 4, 2021 


    Mayor Announces New Covid Protocols for

    City of Kingston Staff and Offices


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble announces today that new Covid protocols will be put into place for City of Kingston buildings and staff starting Monday, August 9. 

    Due to an escalation in Covid-19 cases in the City of Kingston and Ulster County, and in consultation with State and local health officials, all unvaccinated City of Kingston employees will be required to undergo weekly Covid-19 testing. In addition, all visitors to City buildings will be required to sign-in before entering, and unvaccinated visitors will be required to wear a mask. Municipal buildings remain fully open to the public at this time. 

    “We are following closely the recommendations of local and national health officials, and are doing our part to protect City staff and the public from Coronavirus, especially the rapidly-spreading Delta variant,” said Mayor Noble. “These new protocols are for the protection of our employees and all visitors to City buildings, and we ask the public’s cooperation in following these new guidelines.”

    The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended all individuals wear a mask indoors based on recent case counts in Ulster County. At this time, State, County and local government are not mandating masks outside of municipal buildings but are sharing the recommendations from the CDC.