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

    2/23/2023 - Kingston Creates Disaster Preparation & Recovery Resource


    February 23, 2023


    City of Kingston Creates Disaster Preparation & Recovery Resource


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the City of Kingston, in collaboration with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Ulster County, has prepared Disaster Recovery and Resiliency resources for Kingston residents. 

    The City of Kingston’s Disaster Preparedness guide provides preparation and recovery resources, such as shelters and food pantries, Emergency Services contacts, and tips for pets in emergency situations like flooding or extreme heat or cold.

    “As the negative effects of climate change become more intense, the greater the need for preparing for disaster scenarios,” said Mayor Noble. “We will be rolling out a social media campaign with tips and guidance for preparing your home and your loved ones in the event of a climate-related emergency. I thank our Sustainability team for preparing these materials, and their ongoing efforts to educate our residents.”

    Julie Noble, City of Kingston’s Environmental Education & Sustainability Coordinator said, “It is easy to get overwhelmed thinking about if we will be ready for the next natural disaster, let alone recovering from past events. We are taking the proactive approach to do all we can to be prepared, so that our responses will be swift, our recovery will be easier, and our loss will be minimized. This must be a collective action-- government and the community, together, as we are all impacted.”

    The Disaster Preparedness resources can be found at

    In addition to this resource focusing on climate-related disasters, the City of Kingston is working with Ulster County Department of Emergency Services to update the Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan (HMP), which will address responses to a wide variety of hazards. The County has begun the process of updating the HMP to analyze the hazards faced by the County and its municipalities and identify a strategy for minimizing our vulnerability to these hazards. The HMP was last adopted in 2018 and has expired. More information about this plan can be found at

    The City of Kingston is actively engaged in the Department of Environmental Conservation’s Climate Smart Communities Program. The Climate Smart Kingston Commission convenes monthly to strategize, plan, and implement the goals of Kingston's Climate Action Plan. Since 2009, the Climate Smart Kingston Commission has been an advocate for citywide sustainability, energy-efficiency and quality-of-life for Kingston residents.

    The City of Kingston is a leader in efforts to create a more energy-efficient and sustainable community. Kingston has taken a comprehensive approach to building a city that is equipped to meet modern challenges and

    embrace 21st century opportunities. The Sustainability Office manages the City’s environmental projects, initiatives, and programming, including energy, land use, climate adaptation and resiliency, transportation, recycling and environmental education. Current projects include Community Choice Aggregation, Organics Diversion, Community Preservation Planning, Waterfront Flooding Resiliency, Building Decarbonization and more. More information about the City of Kingston’s sustainability efforts at