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

    1/26/2022 - City of Kingston Receives Funding for 6 EV Charging Stations


    January 26, 2022 


    City of Kingston Receives Funding for

    Six New Electric Vehicle Charging Stations


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that City of Kingston has received $73,637 from the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Municipal Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) program for six Level 2 electric vehicle charging ports. 

    To help address climate change and support building healthier communities, Governor Kathy Hochul announced $2.7 million awarded to local governments to purchase electric vehicles and install zero-emission charging/fueling stations for public use. 

    With the funding, the City of Kingston will install three new EV charging stations with two ports each at Block Park, North Front Street and at the City’s Building Safety Office on Garraghan Drive.  

    “As we move toward drastically reducing our greenhouse gas emissions as a part of our ambitious goals set forth in the Kingston Climate Action Plan 2030, providing electric vehicle charging stations for residents and visitors is one step in helping us realize big change,” said Mayor Noble. “We thank Governor Hochul and the DEC for awarding Kingston the funding to expand our charging station locations to better serve more of the community.” 

    “Our City is committed to expanding EV infrastructure for both our city fleet and for residents and visitors,” said Julie Noble, Environmental Education & Sustainability Coordinator. “We have been working diligently since 2018 to install EV infrastructure, at no cost to the public, so that we can be part of the solution to reduce our reliance on fossil fuels with the transition to an electrified transit system. The new Climate Action Plan 2030 continues to advance those goals.”

    In the summer of 2018, the City installed three new public Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in three municipal lots: Cornell St, Dock Street, and Lower Broadway. In 2019, a new EV Charging Station was installed in a city municipal lot at the Building Safety Department's lot off of Garraghan Drive. Additionally, a new EV Charging Station will be installed as part of the DRI investment upgrades at Dietz Stadium and in the Prince Street lot, in 2022.

    As of January 2022, the existing Kingston EV Charging Stations have saved 37,499 kg of GHG emissions, cumulatively. 

    Governor Hochul also announced an incentive program for New Yorkers to save up to $2,000 on the purchase of an electric vehicle through the Drive Clean Rebate program

    For more information on City of Kingston transportation initiatives, click here. Visit EngageKingston for more on the Climate Action Plan 2030.