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

    5/22/2023 - City of Kingston Receives NYCOM Local Government Achievement Award


    May 22, 2023


    City of Kingston Receives NYCOM Local Government Achievement Award


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the New York State Conference of Mayors (NYCOM) has selected the City of Kingston as a winner of NYCOM’s Local Government Achievement Awards for 2023. The awards program, in its 33rd year, recognizes Kingston for its Mobile Mental Health Ambulance Pilot Project.

    In commenting on the award, NYCOM President Francis Murray, Mayor of the Village of Rockville Centre, stated: “The City of Kingston is to be commended for its desire to provide unique but necessary services to its residents are the award recognizes the efforts of local officials to improve the quality-of-life in their communities and the Mobile Mental Health Pilot Project will certainly benefit the City of Kingston for years to come. Congratulations to Mayor Noble on this important accomplishment.” The Mobile Mental Health Ambulance will address the growing mental health crisis in Kingston and provide more specialized services for the City’s residents.

    The Mobile Mental Health response team pairs a mental healthcare specialist with a Kingston Fire Department EMT and has a dedicated ambulance that provides person-centric crisis responses to mental health emergency calls. The project is funded by the Office of Community Renewal along with the City's ARPA funds.

    The award will be presented at NYCOM’s Annual Meeting on May 18 in Bolton Landing. NYCOM represents 574 cities and villages in New York State and has been in existence since 1910.

    Mayor Noble said, “This is a terrific honor for the City of Kingston, our Kingston Fire Department and our partners at Access: Supports for Living and Ulster County Mental Health. As one of only a few programs like it in the country, I was happy to share our program with mayors from across the New York State and extremely proud that we can provide this service to our residents.”