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

    11/19/2021 - American Rescue Plan Act Public Survey Extended


    November 19, 2021 


    American Rescue Plan Act Public Survey Extended


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the City of Kingston has extended the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) public survey, which will now be open until December 3, 2021

    The City will receive approximately $17 million in ARPA funding over two years. A comprehensive Economic Recovery Plan to best utilize these funds is now in development, and the City is seeking public input. In order to combat and overcome the severe effects of the Covid-19 pandemic, a community survey seeks to understand the City’s needs, challenges, and local issues related to the pandemic. Community feedback will assist in prioritizing the funding resources.  

    “We want to make sure that every community member has the opportunity to provide feedback for the how the City of Kingston will use our federal aid,” said Mayor Noble. “To prevent any barriers, we have made the registration process at Engage Kingston even easier, and we have made the surveys available in print and in Spanish. We encourage everyone to get involved in this process, and make your voice heard.” 

    The Economic Recovery plan will be directed by federal guidelines; incorporate community input; build upon existing community projects, and encourage new initiatives that support recovery from the pandemic.

    The survey is available online at Engage Kingston in both English and Spanish and will remain open until Friday, December 3. 

    Paper versions of the survey are also available upon request to Summer Smith, Director of Communications and Community Engagement at 845-334-3945 or [email protected], and should be returned to that office.  

    For more information on the ARPA process, guidelines for spending the federal aid, and more please visit: