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

    10/5/2021 - City of Kingston to Present Draft Climate Action Plan 2030



    October 5, 2021 

    City of Kingston to Present Draft Climate Action Plan 2030

    Two Public Workshops on November 8, 2021


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce two public workshops to present the City of Kingston’s Climate Action Plan 2030 draft to the public on Monday, November 8 at 12 noon and 5pm. 

    With community input, the City of Kingston is developing a bold vision to achieve sharp reductions in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. The Climate Action Plan (CAP) 2030 will provide a blueprint to build sustainable, resilient, and independent energy, food, economic, and social systems over the next 10 years. 

    In late 2020, the City partnered with Citizens for Local Power, a local nonprofit energy educator, to engage the community on the development of the CAP 2030 and identify the public’s priorities for the next ten years. Key engagement activities in 2021 included a public survey, community meetings, and neighborhood focus groups. In addition, a Project Advisory Committee, composed of residents, climate action advocates and specialists, and elected officials, provided local expertise to further inform the draft plan. Based upon this community input, CADMUS, an environmental consultancy firm, identified 20 potential climate action strategies and conducted a more in-depth analysis on seven of those strategies that required more data. 

    The draft Climate Action Plan 2030 presented at two upcoming public meetings on November 8 will provide an overview of the identified strategies. Both meetings will be conducted with the same presentation, twice in one day, to increase availability to the community. Comments collected at the public workshops and during the subsequent comment period will be incorporated into the final plan, which will be submitted to the Common Council for consideration and adoption in early 2022.

    “For the past decade, the City of Kingston has been implementing initiatives that reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to a changing climate, including the installation of EV charging stations in public parking lots, solar panels on municipal buildings, and integration of green infrastructure into streetscape projects, among many others. These efforts were recognized when we were honored as the first Silver Certified Climate Smart City in the State of New York,” said Mayor Noble. “The Climate Action Plan 2030 will build on our successful climate work to date, as we continue to prepare for the next generation. This is a critical moment for climate efforts, and the process of updating and building on our Climate Action Plan is a key opportunity for the community to provide vital input for how we move forward together.” 

    Climate Action Plan 2030 Community Workshops

    Monday, November 8, 2021

    12:00pm and 5:00pm

    More information and to register for the meetings, please visit at