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

    2/25/2022 - Snow Emergency Update


    The Snow Emergency will continue into tomorrow. Vehicles must remain off-street or on the odd side overnight on Friday, February 25.

    Vehicles should be moved to the EVEN side of the street (or off the street, if possible) at 7:00AM tomorrow, Saturday, February 26.

    Thanks to great cooperation & compliance of no parking along Snow Emergency routes, DPW was able to clear these routes quickly. Parking on both sides of Snow Emergency routes WILL be allowed this weekend. For all other roads, DPW will continue to plow and clear.

    The Snow Emergency will end at 5:00PM on Saturday, February 26.

    Vehicles not in compliance with these parking restrictions will be ticketed and towed.

    City Services:

    -Trash and recycling WILL NOT be picked up on Friday or Saturday.

    - Please note: trash and recycling was delayed one day this week due to the holiday on Monday. If your trash day is normally Thursday, your pick-up is cancelled this week. Please put your bins out on your normal day next week. There will be no fines or violations for additional trash next week.

    - Please remove your trash bins and brush piles from the road to make way for plows.

    - All parking lots and meters are suspended on Friday & Saturday.


    Additional Snow Emergency info can be found here: