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

    1/20/2023 - City of Kingston to Host Two Black History Month Events


    January 20, 2023


    City of Kingston to Host Two Black History Month Events


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that there will be a breakfast event at City Hall on Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at 10:00am to kick-off the sixth annual Black History Month Kingston.

    Mayor Noble will present a proclamation to Black History Kingston organizers from MyKingstonKids and Harambee Kingston to officially kick-off 2023 Black History Month events across the City of Kingston. This event is free and open to the public.

    “We are excited and honored to kick off Black History Month at City Hall and I want to thank the organizers and all of the community partners who put on such wonderful programs all month long,” said Mayor Noble. 

    “We are proud to have the City of Kingston as a partner, as we are celebrating the accomplishments and also bringing awareness, education and acknowledgment of African-Americans in Kingston,” said Frank Waters, Black History Kingston lead coordinator.

    In addition to the kick-off breakfast event, the City of Kingston will host an artist talk, Artist Expressions: Looking Back on Kingston Revealed on Thursday, February 9, 2023, at 6:30pm. The event will feature an in-depth conversation among some of Kingston’s leading contemporary artists who participated in the landmark exhibition Kingston Revealed at City Hall, which will remain on display on the ground floor through the end of February.

    Artists whose works are on display in the Kingston Revealed exhibition will share the stories behind their works and provide insight into their varied practices. The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

    The Kingston Revealed exhibition includes a diverse spectrum of artistic expression to illuminate the abundance and complexity of cultures, heritages, and contributions made by Kingstonian people, past and present. The exhibition’s participating artists include Michael Bisio, Debbie Auer-Breithaupt, Ben Eichert, Amy Fenton, Judit German-Heins, Debra Hymes, Pat Jow Kagemoto, Josh Kramb, Carmen Lizardo, Doug Menuez, All Dolled Up by Mumba, Nancy Ostrovsky, Pablo Shine, Coyote Old Song Paul Tobin, and Michael A. Torres.

    For the full schedule of Black History Kingston events, please visit: