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

    10/15/2021 - City of Kingston Announces Two Public Meetings for Covid-19 Economic Recovery Funding


    October 15, 2021 


    City of Kingston Announces Two Public Meetings for

    Covid-19 Economic Recovery Funding


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the City of Kingston will host two public meetings to inform the City’s Economic Recovery Plan for American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding.

    The City of Kingston will receive approximately $17.3 million in ARPA funding over two years, and is currently working to create a comprehensive Economic Recovery Plan to best utilize these funds. The City has hired Laberge Group facilitate the creation of the plan. The Kingston Economic Recovery plan will be directed by federal guidelines, will incorporate community input, and will build upon existing community projects, while also supporting new initiatives that support recovery from the pandemic.

    According to the Federal guidelines, the ARPA funds may be used by local governments for:

    • Costs associated with responding to the Covid-19 public health emergency or its negative economic impacts
    • To support workers performing essential work during the Covid-19 public health emergency
    • To cover revenue losses caused by the Covid-19 public health emergency
    • To make necessary investments in water, sewer, or broadband infrastructure

    The City of Kingston will host two virtual public meetings to provide opportunities for the community to engage in discussion and provide input, which will be used to inform the Economic Recovery Plan. Both meetings will be conducted with the same presentation to increase availability to the community.


    American Rescue Plan Act Public Meetings

    Monday, October 25, 2021


    Register here


    Tuesday, October 26, 2021


    Register here


    During the meetings, representatives from the City of Kingston and Laberge Group will explain the Economic Recovery Plan process, identify strengths and opportunities for the City of Kingston, discuss challenges facing the City of Kingston’s economy recovery and solicit project ideas to advance economic recovery. 

    “The City of Kingston was fortunate to get a significant amount in ARPA funding, and we want to ensure that these funds are used in the most beneficial, equitable way by including all members of the community in the conversation, and identifying gaps and shortfalls in previous Covid relief funding,” said Mayor Noble. “I encourage everyone to spread the word about these meetings so that every resident in our community has a voice in this process. We welcome all ideas that will help restore public health and economic development in the City of Kingston.” 

    More information can be found at: