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

    9/21/2022 - Kingston’s First Large-Scale Solar Array at Andy Murphy Center Creates 100% Renewable Electricity


    September 21, 2022


    City of Kingston’s First Large-Scale Solar Array at Andy Murphy Center Creates 100% Renewable Electricity


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the City of Kingston’s first large-scale municipal solar panel array, located at the Andy Murphy Neighborhood Center, is now fully operational.

    The solar panel system on the roof at the Andy Murphy Center, is designed to meet 110% of the demand of the entire building’s electricity usage. The system, which includes 110 panels, was installed by Sun Common and became live on August 24, 2022. Since the installation, the solar panel array has saved 8,716 pounds of CO2, which is the equivalent of 65 trees planted.

    “In celebration of Hudson Valley Climate Solutions Week, we are thrilled to announce that, in the City of Kingston, we are taking real, concrete actions to combat climate change and our local impact on the environment,” said Mayor Noble. “With 100% renewable electricity at one of our most utilized City buildings, this is a great first step toward lessening our overall impact and setting a standard for the community. I would like to thank NYSERDA, Sun Common, our Environmental and Sustainability team, the Parks & Recreation department, the Climate Smart Kingston Commission, and all those who helped us make this building self-sustaining for generations to come.”

    “This is just the first of many initiatives that we will be rolling out in the near and medium term to divest from fossil fuels in the City,” said Julie Noble, Environmental Education & Sustainability Coordinator. We must start with our own buildings first, to walk the walk, and that’s exactly what we did here. This location is front and center for all to see, and incidentally, also one of our largest consumers. Hand in hand, we are also prioritizing energy efficiency in our buildings, to be sure we are being the best environmental stewards while also saving money.”

    Funding for solar at the Andy Murphy Neighborhood Center came from New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)’s Clean Energy Communities Program, with additional support from the Kingston Common Council to match grant funds.

    While the Andy Murphy Neighborhood Center solar project is the City of Kingston’s first large-scale, 100% renewable array, several municipal buildings are equipped with smaller systems, including two ground mounted systems at the Forsyth Nature Center, and two community solar projects – one in partnership with Pointe of Praise Church, and the other on Albany Avenue with partner Radio Kingston.

    The City of Kingston is a designated Clean Energy Community and a Silver Certified Climate Smart Community. In our 2030 Climate Action Plan, we committed to achieving 100% renewable electricity in municipal operations by 2030. The Andy Murphy Neighborhood Center is the first municipal building to achieve this goal. City staff also worked with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Cadmus, to develop a Roadmap to 100% Renewable Energy, a plan which outlines the energy transition for Kingston.

    The solar panels at the AMNC are connected to the SolarEdge app, which reports real-time energy production, along with historical data to date.  

    For more information on the City of Kingston’s sustainability initiatives, please visit