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

    2/15/2014 - Kingston Library Book Sale

    Friends of the Kingston Library

    Join us
    for our


    Book Sale
    Date: 02/15/2014

    Time: 10:00am-3:00pm

    Library basement

    Spend a cold day browsing our thousands of books!

    We hope to see you!

    55 Franklin Street
    Kingston, New York 12401

    Dear Readers,

    Our Winter used book sale is coming up!

    February 15. 2014


    10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    Snow Date, February 22nd

    Our great low prices remain the same:

    Hardcovers, Audiobooks, DVDs, CDs:

    $1 each, 3 for $2


    Paperbacks, VHS, audiocassettes, LPs:

    50¢ each



    10¢ each


    All childrens' items (books, VHS, DVDs, music):

    25¢ each

    Please remember there is no elevator service to the basement.

    In case of inclement weather check If the library is closed, the sale is postponed