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

    6/5/2023 - Mayor Noble to Host First Puerto Rican Day in the City of Kingston


    June 5, 2023


    Mayor Noble to Host First Puerto Rican Day in the City of Kingston


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the City of Kingston will celebrate Puerto Rican Day with movies and music on June 9-10, 2023.

    “In honor of the 3.2 million inhabitants of Puerto Rico, and the over 5 million US residents of Puerto Rican birth or heritage, and in celebration of their history, heritage, and culture, I am pleased to host the first Puerto Rican Day in the City of Kingston,” said Mayor Noble. “I thank the City’s Director of Arts and Cultural Affairs for putting together a wonderful event with film, music, and art. I look forward to this two-day celebration of Puerto Rican culture.”

    Funded by the City of Kingston’s ARPA Community Events Grant program, Puerto Rican Day celebrations will kick off with a free screening of Steven Spielberg’s West Side Story at UPAC on Friday, June 9 at 7:30pm. The event will feature a pre-show performance by storyteller, musician, and educator David Gonzalez.

    On Saturday, June 10, the Puerto Rican Day festivities continue with the Music in the Parks/Movies Under the Stars series hosting two musical performances, a live art performance, and a movie at TR Gallo Park. The Alessandra Latin Band featuring Alessandra Gonzalez will perform from 5:30pm-7:00pm and the Pablo Shine Latin Jazz Band will perform from 7:00pm-8:30pm followed by the movie Selena at 8:30pm. Nancy Ostrovsky’s live art performance will take place from 6:30pm-7:30pm. Attendees are encouraged to bring lawn chairs or blankets and stay for all the entertainment.

    Pablo Shine said, “My music and artwork are inspired by a variety of sources -- the flora and folklore of my native Puerto Rico and the African presence, manifested in the music and spirituality, brought to the island by the African slaves during the age of colonization. I am grateful and honored to now be a resident of Kingston and invited to be a part of Puerto Rican Day celebrations!”

    Alessandra Gonzalez said, “I’m originally from a very humble neighborhood in Puerto Rico where there was music all around me, and now am so happy to be contributing the music of my heritage to the Kingston arts scene. I hope everyone will come out and celebrate our special day with us.” 

    All Puerto Rican Day events are free and open to the public.

    More about the City of Kingston’s Movies Under the Stars and Music in the Parks series at