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

    12/14/2022 - City of Kingston to Co-Host New Year’s Eve Concert Event


    December 14, 2022


    City of Kingston to Co-Host New Year’s Eve Concert Event

    Forward Together at Old Dutch Church on December 31, 2022


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and the Department of Arts and Cultural Affairs are pleased to announce that the City of Kingston, in collaboration with Ars Choralis and Old Dutch Church, will co-host a special New Year’s Eve event at Old Dutch Church.

    Forward Together, a classical chorale concert performance based on Langston Hughes's poem, Let America Be America Again, is the culminating event of the 150th Anniversary of the City of Kingston celebrations. The event is free, open to the public, and appropriate for all ages.

    Mayor Steve Noble said, “The theme of my State of the City speech back in early January of this year was ‘moving forward together.’ The speech referenced the 150th anniversary of the villages of Rondout, Wilbur, and Kingston coming together to form the Kingston we know today. We know it was not easy creating a unified City back in 1872, and 15 decades later, it’s still a good reminder that when we focus on our common bonds --and not those that separate us-- we are much stronger. As we look back on 2022 and look forward to the new year, this concert is a beautiful tribute to our past, and the future we will build together.”

    Kitt Potter, Director of the Department of Arts and Cultural Affairs said, “From our ‘Kingston Revealed’ art exhibition currently on display at City Hall, to this 150th-anniversary finale, it is inspiring to see so many individuals and groups from all backgrounds coming together to celebrate the treasure trove of cultures, and heritages inherent in our great City. We are so proud of this connection we feel towards one another and look forward to more unifying celebrations in the future.”

    At the event, donations of warm clothing are being accepted to benefit the Family of Woodstock Darmstadt Shelter in Kingston. New or gently used warm coats, hats, gloves, and socks for youth and adults will be greatly appreciated.

    Forward Together concert

    December 31, 2022


    Old Dutch Church

    272 Wall Street, Kingston, NY


    More information about the Forward Together event can be found here:

    In addition to the concert event, Mariner’s Harbor is sponsoring a midnight ball drop in T.R. Gallo Park, which will be open to the public.