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

    8/26/2021 - Arts & Culture Master Plan to be Presented to Public on 9/8


    August 26, 2021 


    Arts & Culture Master Plan to be Presented to Public

    Virtual Presentation on September 8, 2021


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the City of Kingston will hold a virtual presentation to share the final draft of the Arts & Culture Master Plan on September 8, 2021 at 5:30pm. 

    The Arts & Culture Master Plan is the first City-led comprehensive study of arts and culture. The City of Kingston hired Lord Cultural Resources to conduct the study in early 2020. The project has been managed by the Director of Art & Cultural Affairs, Adrielle Farr, with guidance from a Project Advisory Committee, along with support from the Kingston Arts Commission. 

    “This is a historic moment for Kingston and the arts” said Mayor Noble. “A cultural plan provides a clear direction for the future of Kingston’s creative sector. We are proud of our creative community, which makes Kingston unique, and are committed to nurturing the arts here. I’m looking forward to the public’s feedback on this important endeavor.”

    “The planning process involved over a year of work with the community, guided by the consulting team at Lord Cultural Resources and our project advisors,” said Farr. “We are excited to present our work.”

    The presentation is open to the public and will be conducted via Zoom. More information can be found at Engage Kingston.


    Wednesday. September 8, 2021


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