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

    8/31/2021 - Mayor Noble Proposes Moving Dietz Stadium Master Plan Forward through Municipal Bond


    August 31, 2021 


    Mayor Noble Proposes Moving Dietz Stadium Master Plan Forward through Municipal Bond


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble was joined by Kingston City School District Superintendent Dr. Paul Padalino, County Executive Pat Ryan, and members of the Common Council and School Board at a press conference today to announce a partnership with the Kingston City School District to move forward on completing the Dietz Stadium Master Plan.

    This year marks the 100th anniversary and more than 30 years since Dietz Stadium has received more than $1 million in capital improvements. With funding from the Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) grant, the City of Kingston developed an extensive renovation plan. The total cost, currently estimated with Covid-related price increases, is approximately $18.7 million. 

    To get the renovations underway, Mayor Noble will request Common Council approval for a municipal bond package in the amount of $13.7million. The City of Kingston Grants Management team will continue to search for additional funding opportunities and revenue sources to reduce the local share. If approved by the Council, construction is anticipated to begin 2022 and last two construction seasons. 

    “I thank the residents, community groups, and stakeholders who joined us for the announcement today, and to those who participated in the design process including our Project Advisory Committee who shepherded this project forward,” said Mayor Noble. “Our beloved Dietz Stadium has been the site for hundreds of graduations, community events, and sporting events while also providing a space for good old fashioned fun by millions of individuals over its 100-year lifespan. The sports complex is open and accessible to everyone in our City, School District and County, and has greatly benefited our local economy, but the facility is ready for a renovation. Fulfilling the master plan would ensure Dietz Stadium and the surrounding complex will be around for future generations.”

    The Dietz Stadium Master Plan includes:

    New Scoreboard

    Grandstand Repairs and Upgrades

    Electrical Upgrades

    Toilet Room/Locker Room Upgrades

    Gateway Improvements

    Press Box Renovation

    Pre-Fabricated Compostable Toilet Building

    New Concession Stand

    Track Resurface and Turf Field Replacement

    Relocate Basketball Court by Pool

    Expanded Practice Area

    Extended Perimeter Access Drive

    Renovated Andretta Pool House

    Power for Food Trucks

    Master Plan Site Work                                                                                                                        


    Dietz Stadium was originally founded by the Fairgrounds Company in 1921 as a baseball field. In 1937, a WPA project created a running track and football field. In 1954, the municipal stadium was renamed Dietz Memorial Stadium in honor of the late Sargent Robert H. Dietz, who was a World War II hero awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor, a Kingston resident and Kingston High School graduate.

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