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

    8/4/2023 - Dietz Stadium Construction Update


    August 4, 2023


    Dietz Stadium Construction Update


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that construction contracts have been signed, and a notice to proceed has been issued for the Dietz Stadium Improvements Project. Mobilization is expected to begin on Friday, August 11, 2023.

    As part of the pre-construction work, electric service was terminated to the site and all underground utilities and site features have been marked. Dietz Stadium will remain open to the public until dusk for the next week, or until mobilization begins. Once construction begins, fencing will be installed around the stadium and the facility will be closed to the public.

    The Dietz Stadium Improvements Project is a $20+ million improvement project to renovate and modernize the stadium complex. Dietz Stadium renovations include: 

    • Exterior renovations of the grandstand, including improved ADA access, a 50-yard line access tunnel to the locker rooms, new benches, and press box upgrades

    • Interior renovations of the grandstand, including upgrades to the restrooms, new locker rooms, new mechanical/ electrical services, coaches offices, training room, and improved storage facilities

    • New track surfacing, new turf field, and new LED stadium lighting

    • New scoreboard with large screen broadcasting

    • All new underground utilities: water, sewer, storm, electric & communications

    • Removal of the old concession building and admin building and construction of a new 100’ x 36’ open-air pavilion with food truck hook-ups, concession booth, and referee locker room

    • Visitor side concession area with two restrooms

    • Expanded grassed practice area with a track & field equipment storage building

    • New gated ticket booth grandstand entrance

    • Bus parking at stadium entrance, new parking lots with green infrastructure

    • Improved access loop road and sidewalks around the stadium

    • Two-way access/egress to Hurley Avenue as well as Joys Lane

    • Relocated basketball court with benches and lighting

    • Pedestrian access/egress walk to Joys Lane near Kingstone Insurance

    • New stadium perimeter fencing

    • Improved Wi-Fi and security cameras

    • Landscaping, including 120+ new trees

    The Dietz Stadium Improvements Project was kick-started with $2.5 million from the City of Kingston’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative award which helped create the Dietz Stadium Master Plan and designs as well as portions of Phase 1, such as the Andretta Pool Improvements and the installation of a new splash pad. The City of Kingston has also received two New York State grants for green infrastructure improvements to the parking lot and surrounding drive, $1.5 million from the Environmental Facilities Corporation and $1 million from the Department of Environmental Conservation.

    Once construction begins, the project is expected to take 14-16 months. Follow the project at

    Andretta Pool will remain open until the end of the summer season, with parking available.