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

    11/16/2021 - Executive Order: Film Shoot on Nov 16-24 (Revised)


    Issued November 15th, 2021


    In preparation for a film-shoot in the City of Kingston, and in the interest of assuring the safety of all residents and visitors to this area, certain traffic restrictions will be in effect.  
    Therefore, I, Steven T. Noble, Mayor of the City of Kingston, by the power vested in me by the Charter of the City of Kingston declare:
    On Tuesday November 16th, 2021, to Wednesday, November 24th, 2021, starting at 6am, there will be No Parking on the east side of Wall St at meters #310-#312.  
    On Thursday, November 18th, 2021, there will be No Parking at the following locations from 7am-5pm:  -W. Strand St between Broadway and Ravine St. There will also be intermittent traffic control on W. Strand  St between 10am-4pm.   -the Municipal Lot at 95 Dock St.   -Meters #31-38 and #72-82 on Rondout Landing will be reserved for guests/tenants of W. Strand St.  
    On Thursday, November 18th, 2021, there will be No Parking at the following locations from 5am-1am -the south side of N. Front St between Washington Ave and the entrance to the municipal lot.    -the east side of Frog Alley between N. Front St. and Schwenk Dr. 
    On Thursday, November 18th, 2021, there will be No Parking at the following locations from 8am-1am  -the west side Crown St. between N. Front St. and John St.    -the east side of Green St. between Main Street and John St. 
    Additionally, on November 18th between 4pm-1am, Green St. will be closed to traffic between John St. and Main St. 
    From 1am Friday, November 19th, 2021 to 5am on November 20th, 2021, there will be No Parking at the following location:   -the east side of Fair St. between N. Front St and John St.   -the north side of Main St. between Wall St. and Clinton Ave.   -both sides of Wall St. between John St. and Main St.  
    Additionally, on November 19th between 3pm-8pm, Fair St will be closed to traffic between John St. and Main St.  
    From November 18th through November 23rd, there will be No Parking at: -Meters #404 and #405 on John St.  -Meters #334-337 on Wall St.  -Meters #259 and #260 on Fair St. 

    Steven T. Noble