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

    11/15/2021 - Kingston Park Improvements Project Phase 1 Now Complete


    November 15, 2021 


    Kingston Park Improvements Project

    Phase 1 Now Completed


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the Kingston Point Park Infrastructure Improvements Project Phase 1 is now completed. 

    The Kingston Point Park Infrastructure Improvements Project Phase 1, which was funded through a grant from the NYS Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation, included the creation of a youth soccer field and a new parking lot. This project, in addition to addressing the need for amenities lacking at the site, is a showcase of the City’s commitment to access, sustainability and resilient design. The design of the parking lot as well as the soccer field incorporated a design approach that built in resilience to sea level rise and flooding through elevation of the land to bring the amenities out of the floodplain. The design went further to incorporate green infrastructure elements to manage stormwater on site and to maximize the green space in the area. The construction work was done with Brinnier and Larios as consultant engineer with TJR Excavating Contractors managing the construction. The soccer field will be open in the spring, once the grass is established and the lines and goals are installed.

    In the spring, a new accessible playground will be constructed adjacent to the beach on the north side of Delaware, east of the entrance to the beach. The playground was funded separately through the City’s Recreation Fee Reserve. 

    “We are thrilled to now have a soccer field as part of our parks portfolio, and in the spring a brand new playground that was voted on by the public,” said Mayor Noble. “The parking lot component of the project is a resiliency effort that protects against rising water levels and prevents flooding. The second phase of this project will include converting the flooded half of the south parking lot back to natural wetlands.”  

    Kingston Point Park Infrastructure Improvements Project Phase 2 will include improvements south of Delaware Avenue, including the facilitation and formal creation of a wetland at the west end of the existing parking lot, and improvements, including regrading and paving the east end of the parking lot. The City is currently seeking funding for Phase 2 design and construction. 

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