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

    7/15/2022 - City of Kingston Storm Response Update


    July 15, 2022


    City of Kingston Storm Response Update


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to report that the remaining 300 power outages in the City of Kingston will be mostly restored today. Power outages remain in the hardest hit area where individual electric services were damaged.

    “I want to thank all of Central Hudson’s line and tree crews who have worked for the past 30 hours to get a majority of our City’s electricity turned back on,” said Mayor Noble. “As of this morning, all roads in Kingston are open. Though all streets are now accessible, some may be one lane only or have other obstacles, so we urge caution while driving in and around these affected areas.”

    Today, City of Kingston’s Department of Public Works will be working with County and State tree-clearing crews in the impacted neighborhoods. When this work is occurring, generally on a block-by-block basis, traffic will be detoured to allow crews to do their work.

    Mayor Noble wishes to thank our Public Works staff who, now for the second time this year, have willingly and professionally assisted our residents in their greatest time of need.

    Further updates:

    • The travel restriction will be lifted at 8:00am Friday, July 15, however, residents are urged not to drive around barricades or cones, as hazardous conditions exist beyond those devices. Please give our staff the space to work safely.
    • City offices will be operating on normal summer schedule today.

    Parks and Recreation:

    • The Hudson River Brickyard Trail will remain closed through Friday, due to a number of trees across the trail
    • Cornell Park will remain closed today due to tree damage.
    • All other Parks and Recreation facilities will be open.
    • The Children’s Day Parade will go on as scheduled, kicking off at 6:00pm.


    • Yard waste and brush will be collected to the best of DPW’s ability over the next couple of weeks.

    • Central Hudson will be distributing dry ice from 10am-12pm today at Kingston Plaza Herzog ball field today for anyone without power.