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

    4/4/2023 - KPD to Host Drug Take Back Event on 4/22


    April 4, 2023


    Kingston Police Department to Host Drug Take Back Event

    Safe Disposal of Prescription Drugs on April 22, 2023



    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and the Kingston Police Department are pleased to host a National Prescription Drug Take Back event on Saturday, April 22, 2023.

    The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day is April 22, and the City of Kingston will host a local prescription drug collection at the Andy Murphy Neighborhood Center from 10:00am to 2:00pm. The drugs collected will be properly disposed of with the Albany DEA Office. No needles or injectables (including EpiPens, etc.) will be accepted. All other prescription drugs are welcome.

    This event will not only help get unused and potentially dangerous prescriptions out of your home and the reach of children, but is also a great way to contribute/celebrate Earth Day,” said Mayor Noble. “By properly disposing of prescription drugs, we are keeping these chemicals and toxins out of our wastewater streams. I encourage residents to clean out their medicine cabinets and help us make this a successful Drug Take Back event.”

    “The Prescription Drug Take Back is a great program that gets unused prescription medicines off the streets and out of the wrong hands,” said Kingston Police Chief Egidio Tinti. “We have a bin at KPD headquarters where we get a lot of prescriptions dropped off on a regular basis, but this nationwide event is a good way to raise awareness of the harms that old prescriptions can have in our community – and to our environment.”

    City of Kingston Prescription Drug Take Back Event

    Saturday, April 22, 2023

    Andy Murphy Neighborhood Center

    467 Broadway

    10:00am - 2:00pm


    For more information, please call the Kingston Police Department office at 845-331-1671.