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 - Mayor Noble Will Deliver 2022 Budget Address on 10/18


    October 15, 2021 


    Mayor Noble Will Deliver 2022 Budget Address

    On October 18, 2021 


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble will present his 2022 Recommended Budget on Monday, October 18, 2021 at 2:00pm, which will be livestreamed via the City of Kingston Facebook page.

    Mayor Noble said, “I want to thank our City of Kingston staff and the Comptroller’s Office for helping to prepare the 2022 Recommended Budget, which I believe will meet the needs of our growing city. I’m excited to share the details with the public and start the budget process.”

    After the Budget Address, the Common Council will hold a virtual public hearing on Mayor Noble’s 2022 Recommended Budget. Following the public hearing, the Common Council’s Finance Committee will hold a series of budget meetings with Department Heads and will vote on the budget at a December Council meeting. Details and call-in information for all budget meetings will be available on the City of Kingston website and Facebook page next week.

    To see the Mayor’s full 2022 Recommended Budget, please visit after the Budget Address on Monday.