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

    8/18/2021 - Mayor Noble Announces Vacancy in Art & Cultural Affairs Department


    August 18, 2021 


    Mayor Noble Announces Vacancy in Art & Cultural Affairs Department


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble announces today that the Director of Art and Cultural Affairs, Adrielle Farr, will resign her post on Friday, September 10, 2021 to pursue other opportunities. 

    Farr has been the Director of the Art and Cultural Affair Department since April 2018. The Department was formed by Mayor Noble to support Kingston’s robust artist community, to connect creatives with funding resources, and offer assistance in planning for events, festivals, and programs. During her tenure, she has led the Arts and Culture Master Plan process, created the City of Kingston Cultural Asset Inventory, facilitated the Kingston Art Commission and the annual Distinguished Artist Award, assisted in drafting a Public Art Policy, re-launched Music in the Parks, coordinated with film productions, curated exhibitions in the City Hall gallery space, and so much more. 

    “Addie brought unbridled enthusiasm for the arts and a great love for her community to the role as the City of Kingston’s first Director of Art and Cultural Affairs,” said Mayor Noble. “As an artist herself, she has a deep understanding for the support local creatives need in order to thrive, and does a tremendous job. We will miss Addie but wish her well in her next endeavor!” 

    “It has been an honor to serve as the inaugural director of the Department of Art & Cultural Affairs,” said Addie Farr. “I have so enjoyed being able to give back to our community through my work here at the City of Kingston. The City of Kingston has set a powerful example by creating a position that directly connects with the creative community, and I look forward to seeing the department continue to grow4 in the future.” 

    “During her tenure, Addie has strengthened and helped to unify the arts and culture arena in Kingston,” said Susie Linn, Chair of the Arts Commission. “Her work on the Master plan has been indefatigable, and her passion to nurture the creative community undeniable. Addie has been an amazing asset to the Arts Commission, and she will be sorely missed.”

    The City of Kingston is actively seeking a new, full-time Director of Art and Cultural Affairs. Qualifications, benefits, and additional information can be found at

    More information on the Arts & Culture Master Plan can be found here, and more information on the Department of Art and Cultural Affairs can be found here.