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 - Mayor Noble Issues RFP for Food System Plan


    June 7, 2023


    Mayor Noble Issues RFP for Food System Plan


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the City of Kingston has released an RFP for a Food System Plan, which will help strengthen Kingston’s local food system by addressing food insecurity and increasing access to nutritious foods.

    The City of Kingston will utilize its federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding for the Food System Plan, as per the Kingston Economic Recovery Plan. The project will be managed by the City’s Department of Health and Wellness. The Plan will provide a blueprint for how the City of Kingston can support strengthening the local food system to improve food security, through specific actions and through collaborative action with community partners.

    “When the COVID-19 pandemic hit the City of Kingston, we, like many municipalities, witnessed the vulnerabilities in our food system,” said Mayor Noble. “In response, the community stepped up in a big way to make sure that no one in our community went hungry. When we started creating the Economic Recovery Plan, food insecurity was top of mind, and funding to develop a food systems plan was included. We hope this plan will lead to an increase in local food production and will provide actionable ways to improve our resilience in times of crisis and beyond.”

    Project Manager Kristin Kessler of the City of Kingston’s Department of Health and Wellness said, “Equitable access to desirable, nutritious food is an important contributor to individual health, as well as an indicator of a healthy community and food system. However, the COVID-19 pandemic showed us that, unfortunately, our food systems are much more fragile than many of us thought. As a registered dietitian who has a passion for making access to nutritious food a right, not a privilege, it is with great joy that I release this RFP to hire a consultant to assess the strength of our local food system, then support the City of Kingston in identifying ways it can help make it stronger, more resilient, and more equitable for all residents of Kingston.” 

    The RFP can be found at: