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

    5/4/2023 - Mayor Noble statement about the vicious attack at the Kingston High School


    May 4, 2023


    Mayor Noble statement about the vicious attack at the Kingston High School:


    I am shocked and saddened by the horrific and violent incident at Kingston High School on Wednesday, May 3, 2023. I wholeheartedly condemn this violence and stand ready to help in any way.


    As Mayor and as a father, I want all of our families in Kingston to fully understand that the safety of our children is of the utmost importance to me. I stand in partnership with Kingston Schools, prepared to take all necessary action to protect the safety of all school students.


    I have been in contact with Superintendent Padalino and have directed the Kingston Police Department to provide full and ongoing assistance. Superintendent Padalino, Kingston Police Chief Tinti and I plan to meet to discuss continuing safety measures within our schools. We will continue to engage in a larger conversation with the community, to further improve the sense of safety and belonging in our schools.


    I want to express my sympathy to the victim and their family, and I wish for his quick and complete recovery. There is absolutely no place for this conduct in our community.


    The Kingston Police Department’s investigation of this incident is ongoing.