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

    8/25/2023 - Statement from Mayor Noble Regarding the Dietz Stadium Project


    August 25, 2023


    Statement from Mayor Noble Regarding the Dietz Stadium Project:


    Not only as Mayor, but as a KCSD parent, I am extremely disappointed in the School Board’s pointless accusations and clear obfuscation of their own unpreparedness.

    This manufactured controversy is meant to skew attention from their obvious lack of readiness for this years-in-the-making project to begin. The School Board has had ample opportunity to prepare for the construction at Dietz Stadium, to secure fields for their athletics programs, and to ensure those fields were up to the standards that Kingston students deserve. In fact, the agreement stated that the School District would have a representative on the City of Kingston’s Recreation Commission to weigh in on Dietz Stadium issues and keep the Board apprised, yet the Board has not had a liaison present at these meetings in years.

    The Dietz Stadium renovation project began in 2017, when I was able to secure a $10 million grant from New York State, and the City of Kingston began collaborating with the School District to create plans that would make Dietz Stadium a world-class facility. Though the stadium was jointly owned at the time, I was the one who took initiative to make this project happen, and my team that has kept it moving forward, through a pandemic, nonetheless.

    My team has continued to secure grants to support funding the project, and grants for additional amenities that improve the stadium complex.

    Now, as construction gets underway, we have 11th hour finger-pointing and threats from the School Board to pull funding from this project. A project that would restore a crumbling facility for the good of its students and the entire community.

    While the City has taken reasonable steps toward necessary progress on this important project, rather than collaborate for success, the School Board is now pushing for delay. At a point when we have construction beginning– the track has been removed, the Administrative building and snack shack have been taken down, and much more visible progress-- these petty allegations, which have already shortchanged students and families, will only waste more time.

    While the School Board’s concerns are unfounded, and we do not expect the Dietz Stadium project to need additional funding, if some future unanticipated request for additional funding should arise, I will work with the Common Council the School Board to address any unforeseen issues.