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

    11/5/2021 - Climate Action Plan 2030 Draft Released


    November 5, 2021 


    Climate Action Plan 2030 Draft Released


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the City of Kingston’s Climate Action Plan 2030 draft has been released. 

    The City of Kingston is creating a Climate Action Plan 2030 (CAP), which will provide a blueprint to build sustainable, resilient, and independent energy, food, economic, and social systems over the next 10 years. With input from the community, the CAP will develop a vision for achieving sharp reductions in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030. The draft document can be found at

    Community members will now have an opportunity to provide feedback on the draft plan, including at two public meetings scheduled for Monday, November 8 at 12pm (register here) or 5:00pm (register here). Live Spanish interpretation will be provided at the evening meeting.

    “As our world leaders work globally on climate issues, I implore Kingston residents to act locally,” said Mayor Noble. “This plan will provide a guide for our community to do our part, and I encourage all residents to participate in this collective effort.” 

    The public comment period will be open until November 22, 2021. Comments will be incorporated into the final plan submitted to the Common Council for consideration and adoption in early 2022.

    Climate Action Plan 2030 Community Workshops

    Monday, November 8, 2021

    12:00pm and 5:00pm

    More information about the Climate Action Plan 2030, to view the draft document, and to register for the meetings, please visit at