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

    3/9/2022 - Executive Order: Film shoot on March 14-16




    Issued March 9th, 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 March 14th, 2022 through March 16th, 2022, there will be No Parking at the corner of Broadway and Prince St. across from the YMCA. A filming-lift will be positioned there.


    From 10:00pm on March 14th, 2022 through 6:00pm on March 15th, 2022, there will be No Parking at the following locations:

    -the West Side of Pine Grove Avenue between Broadway and Susan Street.

                -the middle island parking spaces between Broadway and YMCA entrance.


    On March 15th, 2022, from 2:00pm to 11:00pm, there will be No Parking at the following locations:

                -the South Side of Pearl St between Clinton and Fair Street, Meters #445-453

                -the East Side of Fair Street between Main Street and Pearl Street, Meters #271-267

                -the North Side of Main Street, Meters #423-427 and #481-431

                -the West side of Fair Street, Meters #295-296


    From 10:00pm on March 14th through 11:00pm on Wednesday, March 16th, 2022, there will be No Parking at the following locations:

                -Both sides of Sterling Street between the Dead End and Pine Grove Ave

                -Both sides of Summer Street between Cemetery Lane and Susan St.

                -Both sides of Pine Grove Ave between Cemetery Lane and Mary’s Ave.


    On March 15th and 16th, 2022, Cemetery Lane will be “Local Traffic Only.”






    Steven T. Noble