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

    11/9/2021 - City of Kingston Awarded $100,000 in Environmental Protection Fund Grants


    November 9, 2021 


    City of Kingston Awarded $100,000

    in Environmental Protection Fund Grants


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the City of Kingston has received two grants for a total of $100,000 from New York State’s Environmental Protection Fund administered by the Department of Environmental Conservation’s Hudson River Estuary Program. 

    On October 26, Governor Kathy Hochul announced the EPF grant awards totaling more than $1.5 million for 39 projects that will help communities along the Hudson River Estuary improve recreational access, enhance environmental education, and advance stewardship of natural resources. 

    The City of Kingston was awarded $50,000 to create a Community Preservation Plan from existing plans and inventories of natural, cultural, and historic resources, as well as other sources of GIS data. The Community Preservation Act (CPA) is a funding tool that helps communities develop outdoor recreational facilities, preserve open space and the historic character of a community, and create affordable housing. The City will be issuing an RFP for a consultant to write the Community Preservation Plan in the coming few months. The Community Preservation Plan is expected to be completed by summer 2022.

    The City of Kingston was also awarded $50,000 for public kayak access to the Rondout Creek. With these funds, the City will remove the existing unsafe public kayak dock on the Rondout Creek, complete a design of a new kayak launch system, and construct and install a new dock with full handicapped accessibility. The City will first complete the design of the new dock. Construction on the Wurts Street Bridge may affect the timing of the dock installation. 

    “New York State is committed to investing in projects that will improve community resiliency and protect our natural resources in the Hudson River Valley and across the state," Governor Hochul said. "The 39 grants announced today, totaling more than $1.5 million in awards, will provide dozens of Hudson River watershed communities with the support they need to improve recreation and access to the river while working to preserve and protect the Estuary for future generations.”

    “We are thrilled to receive these two grants will help us create a Community Preservation Plan, which will crucial to advancing the vision of our Open Space Plan and other critical land preservation goals and to revive our kayak dock in the Rondout Creek, one of the only public launches into our local waters and used by so many people from kayakers to canoeists to rowers,” said Mayor Noble. “I look forward to getting these two projects underway soon and want to thank the NYSDEC for their continued support of our land use and access initiatives.”