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

    3/13/2023 - Mayor Noble Announces First 2023 ARPA Community Events Grant Awards


    March 13, 2023


    Mayor Noble Announces First 2023 ARPA Community Events Grant Awards


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the first of the City of Kingston’s 2023 Community Events Grant Program have been awarded.

    The 2023 Community Events Grant Program is made possible with Federal funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The City has allocated $375,000 to support local events occurring in 2023 as part of city-wide pandemic recovery efforts. The first Community Events grants have been awarded to Bardavon for their Spring, Summer and Fall Free Film series, and a live performance of Through the Fire at the UPAC theater. Bardavon will receive $5,000 for each event for a total of $20,000. The Kingston Uptown Business Association has been awarded $5,000 to support the 2023 Snowflake Festival.

    “We are thrilled to get this infusion of Federal ARPA funding directly into the community to support the first of many wonderful events this year,” said Mayor Noble. “Kingston has long been a city of events, which have been a draw to our area and a source of community pride and unity. Our goal with this program is to support as many local events and festivals as possible, and I encourage community groups to apply for this funding.”

    Chris Silva, Executive Director at Bardavon said, “These funds create a great opportunity for our community to gather together and celebrate the magic and wonder of seeing movies at UPAC, on the largest screen in the Hudson Valley, for free!”

    Julie Jordan, Snowflake Festival Chairman said, “This was my first time submitting a city grant application and the process was seamless. Ruth Ann Dewitt-Frank was kind enough to walk me through the process and answer all my questions promptly. Kingston Uptown Business Association is thrilled we were awarded the maximum amount for this year’s Snowflake Festival.”

    Nonprofit groups and businesses located within City limits are eligible to apply for up to five events per year at up to $5,000 per event, for a total of up to $25,000 per organization. Events must be free and open to the public. Events must take place in 2023, and must have either previously taken place prior to 2020, or if new, not duplicate pre-existing events and focus primarily on youth and families as the target audience. Preference will be shown to applications for events that focus primarily on youth and families as well as those that draw audiences from diverse backgrounds.

    Funding is available for events taking place through the end of December 2023. Grant applications will be accepted through Friday, November 1, 2023. The last eligible event date is December 31, 2023.

    More information, a list of eligible expenses, and the application can be found at: