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

    9/7/2021 - KFD to Hold 20th Anniversary 9/11 Ceremony


    September 7, 2021 


    Kingston Fire Department to Hold

    20th Anniversary 9/11 Ceremony


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and the City of Kingston Fire Department announce that the September 11 memorial event to commemorate the 20th anniversary will be held on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 8:30am. 

    The Kingston Fire Department will host the ceremony in Firemen’s Park at the intersection of Washington and Hurley avenues, gathering at 8:30am and beginning the ceremony at 8:46am, marking the exact time the first plane struck the towers. Chief Mark Brown will give remarks and lead the program, which will include Jolie Dunham singing the national anthem, Ulster AOH playing bagpipes, KFD firefighters laying a wreath, members of the VFW giving a 21-gun salute, and speaking from Reverend David Brechter, the Fire Department Chaplain. 

    “On the 20th anniversary on this tragic event, the community is invited to come together to recognize those we lost that day and to take a moment to thank all of the members of our public safety community who risk their own lives to help others,” said Mayor Noble. 

    From 8:15am to 9:30am on September 11, 2021, the southbound lane of Washington Avenue and the north bound lane of Schwenk Drive will be closed to traffic. Parking is available at nearby Dietz Stadium.