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.


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    City Hall Address:
    420 Broadway
    Kingston, New York

    (845) 331-0080
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    Kingston News

    7/27/2022 - Open Call for Art Submissions Has Been Extended


    July 27, 2022


    Open Call for Art Submissions Has Been Extended


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce the City of Kingston’s Department of Arts and Cultural Affairs will extend the submission deadline for artwork for a 2022 City Hall exhibition entitled, Kingston Revealed.

    For the Kingston Revealed exhibition, artists are invited to submit work that celebrates and visually represents the significant contributions made by African Americans, Indigenous Peoples, Latinos, LGBTQ, and/or women to the City of Kingston throughout history. Selected works will be displayed on the Ground Floor Gallery at City Hall from October through December, with an opening reception on Saturday, October 1, 2022.

    “The idea behind the Kingston Revealed exhibition is to highlight and amplify the myriad contributions made by Black, Indigenous, Latinx, and LGBTQ persons or movements to Kingston,” said Mayor Noble. “We are looking for artwork that helps us to include historically marginalized voices and incorporate their impact on our community into the telling of our City’s history. I encourage all artists and makers in our community to submit their works that speak to this moment of recognition and reconciliation.”

    Artwork in response to the theme Kingston Revealed can be submitted via the online application or by submitting a printed application to the Department of Arts and Cultural Affairs, 420 Broadway, Kingston, NY, 12401 by September 1, 2022 at 4:30pm. Artists will be notified by September 12, 2022. Accepted work must be delivered to the Department of Art & Cultural Affairs no later than September 19, 2022.

    Submissions must include the following to be considered:

    Image of the work

    A short bio and contact information

    A brief description of the work and how it fits the Kingston Revealed theme

    In addition to the exhibition, the City of Kingston has spaces available in municipal buildings to permanently display artwork and may select pieces from amongst those submitted for Kingston Revealed.  Artists whose works are selected for permanent display will receive $750. Funding will come from the American Rescue Plan Act allocated in the Arts & Tourism category. Artists who submit work for the Kingston Revealed exhibition must indicate on the application form if they would like to be considered for permanent display.

    The application can be found at Additional information on submission requirements is available at