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

    1/31/2023 - Kingston to Host Community Meeting on 2/1


    January 31, 2023


    City of Kingston to Host Community Meeting on

    Wednesday, February 1, 2023, at 6:30pm


    KINGSTON, NY – On Wednesday, February 1, 2023, the City of Kingston will host a community meeting at 6:30pm in the Common Council Chambers at City Hall. Members of the Kingston community and members of local law enforcement will come together to discuss the recent death of Tyre Nichols at the hands of law enforcement in Memphis, Tennessee.

    “The goal of this community meeting is to continue to keep lines of communication open here in Kingston and Ulster County,” said Mayor Noble. “The tragic events in Memphis, like so many cities beforehand, affect us all profoundly. As Martin Luther King, Jr. said, ‘Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere,’ which is why we want to have an open dialogue about our own policing practices and how our community can move forward together.”

    The event is free and open to all.