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

    2/22/2023 - City of Kingston to Host Complete Streets Training on 3/1


    February 22, 2023


    City of Kingston to Host Complete Streets Training

    In-person Training on Wednesday March 1, 2023


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that City of Kingston staff and consultants will host a Complete Streets Training on March 1, 2023 at 6:00pm in Conference Room 1 at City Hall.

    The training is open to the public and the goal is to review the concept of streets that are designed for all users and how that can be applied in Kingston. It will include best practices, case studies, and implications for Kingston. Spanish interpretation will be available.

    The Complete Streets Training is part of the overall vision of the Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan (PBMP), a draft of which will be released next week and available at Engage Kingston. The Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan will inform the City’s efforts to improve conditions for non-motorized transportation users, reduce vehicle congestion and emissions, and support a culture of health across the community.

    “I encourage anyone who is interested in the engineering aspect of creating safer streets in our community to attend this training session,” said Mayor Noble. “The Complete Streets training and the forthcoming Pedestrian Bicycle Master Plan draft are components of our overarching strategies to create safe and equitable transportation for all roadway users in Kingston.”

    “Some of the case studies that will be presented at this training are identified in our Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan,” said Emily Flynn, Director of Health and Wellness and PBMP Project Manager. “This training will help us use the Complete Streets framework when we consider new street designs in the City of Kingston.”

    The Pedestrian and Bicycle Master Plan has been funded in part by the Climate Smart Community Grant Program, Title 15 of the Environmental Protection Fund through the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation. The Complete Streets Training funding has been provided by the Creating Healthy Schools and Communities grant program from the NYS Department of Health.

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