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

    6/7/2023 - Latest Grants Activity Update is Now Available


    June 7, 2023


    Latest Grants Activity Update is Now Available


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and the City of Kingston’s Office of Grants Management are pleased to announce that the latest Grants Activity Update is now available.

    Semiannually, the Grants Office issues the Grants Activity Update with the status of each grant-funded project. The grants portfolio currently totals 55 grants with $62 million in funding. The total cost for all projects in the grants portfolio is $90.8 million. 

    The June 2023 Grants Activity Update includes a summary of the current grants portfolio, a summary of the new awards since the last update, a list of projects completed since the last update, a list of all projects completed since 2016, American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) project updates, and updates on all other current grant-funded projects.

    “I am so proud of the work that my team does to secure competitive grant funding for costly infrastructure projects and vital services for Kingston residents,” said Mayor Noble. “I thank the Grants Office for collaborating across City departments to access each department’s needs, and then source funding from State and Federal agencies and private foundations. This ensures our staff have the equipment they need, the City can move forward on important infrastructure projects, and can launch forward-thinking initiatives. Many of our crucial housing initiatives and sustainability efforts are grant funded – these impact our community on a daily basis and plan for the future. Without this outside funding, we would not be able to accomplish all that the City does, especially not without raising taxes for Kingston residents.”

    “My office is pleased to release the latest Grants Activity Update and to share with the public the status of our many grant-funded projects,” said Ruth Ann Devitt-Frank, Director of Grants Management. “Securing competitive funding is a team effort – the grants staff work with project managers across departments who help develop applications and ultimately see the work through after we win awards. Our thanks go out to them – and the Mayor for his vision to move the City forward with so many important initiatives.”

    The Grants Activity Update is available at The next Grants Activity Update will be released this fall.

    Mayor Noble established the Office of Grants Management in 2019 to secure and manage funding for public infrastructure projects, programs, and services that improve the quality of life for Kingston residents. The City applies for and manages grant awards that fund street design and transportation projects, park improvements, upgrades to the water treatment plant and sewers, plans for a healthier and sustainable future, arts initiatives, special programs and events, and more.