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

    1/17/2022 - Executive Order: Filming Uptown and Kingston Beach on Jan 20


    Issued January 14th, 2022

    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:
    From 10:00 pm Wednesday, January, 19th, 2022, through 12:30am Friday, January 21st, 2022, the following is in effect:  

    -No Parking on both sides of John St., meters 416-419 and 410-414  -No Parking on the west side of Crown St., meters 353-358 

    -No Parking on both sides of Wall St., meters 306-309 and 338-343 

    -Kingston Point Beach and both parking lots at the beach will be closed to the public.  

    -No Parking on Delaware Ave from North St to beach entrance.  

    -No Parking on the south side of North Front St, meters 382-387 and 388-393 

    -No Parking on the east side of Frog Alley from North Front Street to the fire station.  

    -No Parking on the west side of Crown St, meters 344-350  

    Steven T. Noble