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

    6/6/2023 - Mayor Noble Unveils New Community Kitchen at Andy Murphy Neighborhood Center


    June 6, 2023


    Mayor Noble Unveils New Community Kitchen at Andy Murphy Neighborhood Center


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that a brand-new community kitchen has been completed at the Andy Murphy Neighborhood Center in Midtown Kingston.

    The new kitchen, which includes all new appliances such as an all-electric stove, is approved by the Ulster County Health Department and will be made available for Kingston community events.

    “This beautiful new kitchen has top of the line appliances and everything you would need for hosting special events,” said Mayor Noble. “We are looking forward to welcoming local community groups to host pancake breakfasts, galas, fundraisers, and all sorts of events here. I would like to thank our funders and the generous support of Dutton Architecture and Bradley Construction for seeing this project through.”

    Lynsey Timbrouck, Director of Parks and Recreation said, “The Parks and Recreation Department is thrilled to have completed the kitchen renovation project. So many members of our community come to the Andy Murphy Neighborhood Center for a variety of programs and events and now we are able to offer a state-of-the-art kitchen for local groups to utilize as well. While we’re excited to have finalized this phase of the AMNC renovation project, this is just one step of a much larger plan. We know there’s a lot more work to be done and my team will continue working hard with the Mayor to make the necessary improvements.”

    Funding for the Andy Murphy Neighborhood Center’s kitchen renovation came from the City of Kingston’s Community Development Block Grant and funding from the NoVo Foundation. Scott Dutton was the architect and Bradley Construction was the contractor for the project.

    With the City of Kingston’s American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding, design plans will be created for the next phase of AMNC renovations.