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

    4/20/2023 - ARPA Nonprofit Services Grant Program Launches


    April 20, 2023


    Mayor Noble Launches ARPA Nonprofit Services Grant Program


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce the launch of the City of Kingston’s ARPA Nonprofit Services Grant Program, which is intended to mitigate the negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 public health emergency on Kingston’s nonprofit organizations.

    The City of Kingston has allocated over $1.2 million of its American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding to support the Nonprofit Services Grant Program. Grants of up to $25,000 each will assist in the recovery of Kingston-based nonprofit organizations and/or nonprofit organizations that serve City of Kingston residents.

    Grant awardees will be reimbursed for eligible expenses incurred between March 3, 2021, and September 27, 2024. Program activity examples might include food distribution to low-income residents, shelter for the homeless, medical assistance, mental health services, or other basic needs services.

    To be eligible for an award, organizations must be a nonprofit or not-for-profit entity within City of Kingston limits or provide services to city residents; must be registered as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit or not-for-profit in New York and must have been operating in Kingston or providing services prior to October 1, 2021.

    “We are so thrilled to support our local nonprofits in Kingston, which provided vital resources to the community during the pandemic and throughout the most difficult times,” said Mayor Noble. “We owe much of our City’s resilience to these organizations and we recognize that they were severely stressed by the pandemic’s lasting effects. We hope this funding will help to keep our nonprofits doing their invaluable work in our community well into the future.” 

    “Nonprofits have always been at the heart of the Kingston community. It’s no surprise that when COVID hit they immediately sprang into action to serve our most vulnerable neighbors. From making sure people had food to eat and a roof over their head, to providing critical healthcare services on the frontlines, our nonprofits went above and beyond for Kingston during its darkest days. Yet, for many organizations, more services didn’t mean more revenue, leaving nonprofits already operating on thin margins with never-before-seen financial stress,” said Senator Chuck Schumer.That’s why I’m proud to deliver $1.2 million in American Relief Plan funds for our Kingston nonprofits. This will boost their recovery so they can focus less on their books and more on what they do best – helping people.”  

    Eligible expenses include:

    • Payroll and for program staff 

    • Inventory/supplies/equipment

    • Improvements to ventilation in program spaces

    • Personal Protective Equipment

    • Other physical improvements to processes or location to comply with social distancing or other directives issued by the County or State due to the pandemic

    • Other costs related to the direct provision of services

    • Guest educator fees

    The deadline for applications is Friday, May 26, 2023. Awards will be announced on Monday, June 19, 2023.

    For guidelines, eligibility, application, and much more information, visit