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

    9/27/2022 - Broadway & Prince Landscape Design Plan Charrette on October 3


    September 27, 2022


    Broadway & Prince Landscape Design Plan Charrette on October 3


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and the City of Kingston Health & Wellness Department are pleased to announce that a community design charrette to inform the Broadway and Prince landscaping design plan will be held on Monday, October 3 from 5:30- 7:00pm at the YMCA.

    In collaboration with the Kingston YMCA Farm Project youth-led design team, the community design charrette will include a short presentation and interactive workshop, with the goal of collecting community input for ideas for the greenspace at the newly configured intersection at Broadway and Prince Street.

    KaN Landscape Design has been contracted to develop landscape design plans, which will serve as a blueprint for creating an attractive, inviting public space at a crucial juncture of the Kingston Greenline in the heart of Midtown. The design is expected to be completed by late spring 2023.

    “I commend KaN for their extensive public engagement, and drawing inspiration from local youth organizations, as well as local business owners and residents, in their design process,” said Mayor Noble. “This is an exciting project and I’m curious to see what the community dreams up!”

    In addition to the community design charrette on October 3, KaN will host an on-site visit on Wednesday, September 28 from 2:00 to 6:30pm, with D.R.A.W. and M.A.D. and has launched a public survey available at Engage Kingston.

    The project is managed by the City of Kingston’s Department of Health & Wellness and is funded by the Creating Healthy Schools and Communities grant project through the New York State Department of Health, supported with American Rescue Plan Act funding.

    More information can be found at