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

    12/7/2022 - City of Kingston Offers Free 2-Hour Holiday Parking


    December 7, 2022



    City of Kingston Offers Free 2-Hour Holiday Parking


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that from Monday, December 12, 2022 to Monday, January 2, 2023, the City of Kingston will offer free 2-hour holiday parking. Parking in municipal lots and at meters across the City will be free for up to 2 hours.

    “To help support local holiday shopping and dining, the City of Kingston is providing free two-hour parking in the City lots and at meters for the last three weeks of the year,” said Mayor Noble. “As always, we encourage residents and visitors to shop in our wonderful stores and to eat at our many incredible restaurants in Kingston. I hope the free parking helps to bring a little extra holiday cheer this season.”                                                  

    During this time, City parking staff will focus on meter repair and routine maintenance, but will issue safety violations such as blocking fire hydrants, parking in handicap spots, double parking, and expired inspections. Vehicle owners must observe all traffic and parking rules and park in legal spots. Regular enforcement of parking meters will resume on January 3, 2023.

    The 2023 parking permits for the City’s municipal lots are now for sale and renewal at The permits are $100 and are valid from January 1, 2023–December 31, 2023.

    For the 2023 parking season, there will no longer be a physical tag. The permits will be linked to the vehicle’s license plate(s) electronically. Households will be allowed to assign up to two vehicles to each 2023 parking permit purchased. Only one vehicle will be able to use the permit at a time. If both vehicles need to be parked simultaneously, separate permits will need to be purchased.

    More information at Specific questions about parking permits can be directed to the City of Kingston parking office at 845-334-3933 or [email protected].