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

    7/17/2023 - Mayor Noble Appoints Sara Pasti to Ward 1


    July 17, 2023


    Mayor Noble Appoints Sara Pasti to Ward 1


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that he will appoint Sara Pasti to the Common Council as the Alderwoman for Ward 1, effective August 2, 2023.

    “I am pleased to appoint Sara Pasti to the vacancy left by Barbara Hill’s recent resignation from the Council,” said Mayor Noble. “Because Sara is running unopposed in November’s election, she is clearly the right person to fill the seat. She has graciously accepted the position early, and will begin her term in August. I welcome Sara to the Council and very much look forward to working collaboratively with her.”

    Common Council President Andrea Shaut said, “I am looking forward to welcoming Sara Pasti to the Common Council. I am confident that she will work hard for her Ward 1 constituents and all of Kingston. She brings dedication, an open mind, and a strong work ethic – qualities that are critical for a public servant – and with her experience in government, Ms. Pasti will be able to smoothly transition into the role.”

    Pasti said, “I am pleased to step into this position so that the residents of Ward 1 will have representation on the Council between now and January 2024. While walking the ward this spring, I was able to meet many residents and to hear their concerns. I look forward to addressing their concerns when I assume my new position in August. I also look forward to continuing to walk the ward this summer and fall to meet other Ward 1 residents and to learn their questions and concerns.”

    Pasti has lived in the Hudson Valley for over 20 years. She served as the co-chair of the Comprehensive Plan Committee in Beacon, NY, and served on the Beacon City Council for six years. From 2009-2019, Pasti served as the Neil C. Trager Director of the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz. She is currently a project manager and community organization consultant specializing in start-up projects, strategic planning, and institutional and capital project fundraising.