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

    8/7/2023 - Mayor Noble Announces ARPA Nonprofit Grant Awardees


    August 7, 2023


    Mayor Noble Announces ARPA Nonprofit Grant Awardees

    More Than 40 Kingston-Affiliated Organizations Awarded Up to $25,000


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce the recipients of the City of Kingston’s ARPA Nonprofit Services Grant Program.

    The following Kingston-affiliated nonprofit service organizations have been awarded grants up to $25,000:

    AOH/Irish Cultural Center of the Hudson Valley

    Angel Food East

    ARC Mid-Hudson

    Ashokan Center


    Beyond the 4 Walls Outreach Program

    Bridge Arts & Education

    Catholic Charities

    Catskill Ballet Theater

    Center for Creative Education

    Circle Creative

    Circle of Friends

    Clinton Avenue Church

    Community Action

    Center for Photography at Woodstock

    Family of Woodstock

    Healthcare is a Human Right

    Hudson River Maritime Museum

    Hudson Valley Current

    Kingston City Land Bank

    Kingston Land Trust

    Livingston Street Early Childhood Education

    Midtown Arts District (MAD)

    Max’s Kansas City Project

    Mentor Me

    My Kingston Kids


    Old Dutch Church Kitchen

    People’s Place

    People USA

    Poughkeepsie Farm Project



    Saint Catherine’s Foundation

    St. James United Methodist Church

    Salvation Army

    Tay Fisher’s Community Cornerstone

    Tiger Youth Football

    Ulster Immigrant Defense Network

    Ulster Literacy Association

    Voice Theater

    YMCA of Kingston & Ulster County



    “Our local nonprofit organizations provide crucial services to Kingston residents, and the organizations that are being awarded these ARPA grants represent a wide array of supportive programs – from providing food to legal counsel, from housing efforts to youth programming,” said Mayor Noble. “Kingston is so fortunate to have such incredible nonprofit organizations that provided invaluable services before and during the pandemic. They remain vital to the health of our community. We are pleased to be able to support these nonprofits, with the hope that this grant funding will help them continue their services well into the future.”

    ARPA Director Bill Reynolds said: “During the pandemic our nonprofit service organizations were hit very hard – forced to do so much more with less. Just as an increasing number of their employees were unable to perform their duties due to illness or social distancing demands, our nonprofits simultaneously faced an exploding demand for their services. Mayor Noble’s goal with this grant program is to provide them the critically important support they need as they continue to recover from the effects of the COVID crisis.”

    The City of Kingston is awarding over $1 million of its American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding with the Nonprofit Services Grant Program, intended to mitigate the negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 public health emergency on Kingston’s nonprofit organizations. Program activity examples include food distribution to low-income residents, shelter for the homeless, medical assistance, mental health services, other basic needs services, or education-related programs. Qualifying organizations must be a nonprofit or not-for-profit entity within City of Kingston limits or provide services to city residents.

    For information on this and other ARPA programs, visit