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

    2/3/2022 - A Statement from Mayor Noble and Council President Shaut Regarding Tech Issues


    During the Council Meeting on Tuesday, February 1, 2022, we experienced an equipment failure with the microphone system, which inhibited our ability to properly conduct the meeting. The meeting has been rescheduled for Monday, February 7, 2022. 

    We have our Audio/Visual company working to diagnose the issue, and we hope to have new equipment installed by Friday. However, the rescheduled February meeting of the Council will be held virtually -- with no in-person component -- to ensure that we can conduct the meeting without further interruptions.

    The microphone issue is unrelated to our new hybrid equipment, but we wanted to give the public an update. Currently, the City Hall conference rooms do have the necessary equipment to conduct virtual and in–person meetings, but the hybrid equipment for the Council Chambers has not yet arrived. The equipment for the Chambers has been repeatedly delayed due to supply chain issues. We are hoping to have that equipment soon. In the meantime, we ask the public’s patience as we try our best to offer access to each and every meeting. We have made strides to be transparent and open in our governmental process, and we will continue to work on resolving these technical difficulties to provide opportunities for public engagement. 

    “I understand the frustration that the public is feeling in this moment, and we too are frustrated by the unforeseen microphone problem that we experienced last night,” said Mayor Noble. “As we await our hybrid equipment set-up for the Council Chambers, my staff is doing our best to use the existing equipment to make meetings available and accessible to the public. We have a team of [engineers] diagnosing the microphone malfunction and will continue working to fix this issue as soon as humanly possible.” 

    “I share the frustrations of the public from last night’s meeting, as well as for the delayed delivery of the new equipment,” said Council President Andrea Shaut. My sincere hope is for a speedy fix to the problem in order for the Common Council to return to Chambers to conduct the city’s business, and I am grateful for the staff’s devoted attention – particularly in the IT Department.”

    We would like to thank the IT Department at City Hall for all of their support during these challenging times, and for their many hours of dedication to supporting these hybrid meetings.



    Rescheduled meeting info:

    Due to technical difficulties at the 2/1 meeting, the February Council meeting has been rescheduled to 2/7.

    If you were signed up to speak at the previous meeting, you will be signed up to speak on 2/7.

    To be added to the public speaking list, please contact the City Clerk at [email protected] or call 845-334-3914 no later than 1:00pm on Monday, February 7, 2022.

    Written comment can be sent to [email protected] or dropped in the dropbox at the side door entrance at City Hall no later than 9:00am on Monday, Feb 7, 2022.


    The meeting will be held via Zoom, and will livestream on the City of Kingston YouTube channel: 

    Please click the link below to join the Zoom webinar:

    Passcode: 19eCEzsa


    Or dial by phone +1 646 558 8656

    Webinar ID: 881 5473 5903

    Passcode: 27663226


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