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

    4/10/2023 - Attorney General’s Office to Host Gun Buyback Event 4/29


    April 10, 2023


    NY Attorney General’s Office to Host Kingston Gun Buyback Event

    Firearms to be Exchanged for Pre-paid Gift Cards


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that New York Attorney General Letitia James’ Office, in collaboration with the Kingston Police Department and the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office, will host a gun buyback event on Saturday, April 29, 2023, from 10:00am to 1:00pm at the American Legion Post in Kingston.

    At the Gun Buyback event on April 29, gift cards will be provided in the amounts of:

    Assault rifle or ghost gun                   $500

    Handgun                                             $500 for first, then $150 each

    Rifle or shotgun                                  $75

    Non-working, replica, antique,

    homemade or 3D printed gun             $25


    Guns must be unloaded and placed in a plastic bag, paper bag, or box. Firearms can be transported in a car, if unloaded and placed in the trunk and properly contained in a bag or a box. Licensed gun dealers, and active or retired law enforcement officers are not eligible for this program. No ID will be required. The Gun Buyback is an Amnesty program, and no questions are asked of the person dropping off the firearm.

    “These initiatives are known to remove guns from the community and potentially save lives,” said Mayor Noble. “I want to thank the Attorney General’s Office for their investment in the safety of our community, and the Ulster County Sheriff’s Office and the Kingston Police Department for their ongoing efforts to stop gun violence in our community. I look forward to getting more firearms off the streets with this year’s event.”

    “As police officers, we see firsthand the impact that programs like the Gun Buyback can have locally in crime reduction. We appreciate the support of New York State’s highest law enforcement agency and look forward to collaborating with the AG’s Office in this crime reduction effort,” said Kingston Police Chief Egidio Tinti.

    Gun Buyback Event

    Saturday, April 29, 2023

    10:00am – 1:00pm

    American Legion Post

    18 O’Reilly St., Kingston NY 12401


    Previously held events like the Kingston Police Department’s Groceries for Guns program in 2021 have been hugely successful. KPD collected 20 pellet guns, 26 handguns, 22 rifles, 11 shotguns, and one musket in exchange for Hannaford gift cards. At a previous Attorney General sponsored Gun Buyback event in 2022, 60 firearms were turned in to law enforcement.

    For more information, please contact the Attorney General’s Office at 845-485-3900 or [email protected].