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

    3/6/2023 - City of Kingston Launches Arts & Culture Internship Grant Program


    March 6, 2023


    City of Kingston Launches Arts & Culture Internship Grant Program


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce the launch of the City of Kingston’s ARPA Arts & Culture Internship Grant Program, which is made possible with funds from the federal American Rescue Plan Act. This program is intended to respond to the negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 public health emergency by focusing on youth arts and culture workforce development.

    Per the City of Kingston’s Economic Recovery Plan, the Arts & Culture Internship Grant Program will use ARPA funding to aid the creative economy by encouraging young people to develop an interest in, and the skills needed, to participate in the arts industry. The program will support both nonprofit and for-profit arts and culture organizations that experienced losses due to the pandemic.

    “We spent many months engaging the community to create our Economic Recovery Plan, a community-driven plan for spending our federal American Rescue Plan funding, a plan which was unique to Kingston and our specific needs,” said Mayor Noble. “What we heard over and over was the need to support our arts community, which was thriving here in Kingston before the pandemic. We want to ensure that both artists and arts businesses and non-profit organizations can continue to thrive here. We hope this program will help two-fold – by encouraging young people to enter the arts, and to assist the organizations in getting back on their feet.”

    Creative industries can include advertising, architecture, arts and crafts, fine arts, design, fashion, film/video, photography, music, performing arts, publishing, computer games, and TV/radio. The creative economy, as defined by this program, can include trade, labor, and production aspects of the arts.

    Eligible institutions may apply for cash assistance to hire interns at their business or organization for one semester: Summer 2023, Fall 2023, Spring 2024, or Summer 2024. Interns must be a high school, undergraduate, or graduate student or individual who graduated from high school, college, or graduate school in 2023 or 2024.

    To be eligible for an award, an entity must:

    • Be a nonprofit or for-profit business contributing to the creative economy based in Kingston
    • Have been operating in the City of Kingston prior to October 1, 2021

    The application opens Monday, March 6, 2023. The deadline for application submission is Friday, April 14, 2023. More program information and the application can be found at

    Additional APRA funding opportunities available to arts and culture institutions include ARPA Small Business Grants, ARPA Community Events Grants, and ARPA Nonprofit Services Grants (coming soon).