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

    6/2/2023 - Mayor Noble Appoints Robert Dennison Ward 6 Alderman


    June 2, 2023


    Mayor Noble Appoints Robert Dennison Ward 6 Alderman


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that he will appoint Robert Dennison for the Ward 6 vacancy left by Alderman Tony Davis’s retirement.

    “Though the Council is losing a dedicated civil servant with Tony Davis’s retirement, I’m thrilled to appoint Bob Dennison to fill his shoes in Ward Six,” said Mayor Noble. “Bob is running unopposed in November’s election, so by appointing him to the Council now, he will start his term early, and can be a part of this year’s budget process. Bob is eager to get started serving his Ward, and we will welcome him to the Council.”

    Common Council President Andrea Shaut said, “Although our charter places the authority on the mayor to fill a vacancy on the council, I am pleased that Mayor Noble recognized the importance of a collaborative approach between the two branches. I am further pleased that we came to an easy consensus on adding Robert Dennison to the Common Council to represent Ward Six. Mr. Dennison will be a great asset to Kingston with his vast experience, both professionally and as a volunteer for several city boards and commissions. I am confident that he will be ready to get to work on Day One and will deliver good work to the benefit of his ward and all of Kingston.”

    Dennison said, “I am honored to have the opportunity to serve the City of Kingston as we move into a post-Covid world. Alderman Davis has served our city well in several roles and his presence in City government will be missed. I wish him well in his well-earned retirement.”

    Dennison retired from the New York State Department of Transportation as Chief Engineer in 2011. He then worked as a consultant with VHB engineering in their New York office until 2020. Prior to his appointment as Chief Engineer, he served as NYDSOT Regional Director for the Hudson Valley. Throughout his 40-year career, Dennison has played an important role shaping the future of transportation and infrastructure throughout New York State. He has held positions of responsibility in Town, County and State governments.

    Alderman Davis’s last day on the Kingston Common Council will be Tuesday, June 6, 2023. Dennison will be appointed Wednesday, June 7, 2023, and will serve on Finance & Audit and Public Safety & General Government committees.