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

    9/12/2023 - Mayor Noble Appoints Bryant “Drew” Andrews to Ward 7 Seat


    September 12, 2023


    Mayor Noble Appoints Bryant “Drew” Andrews to Ward 7 Seat


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that he has appointed Bryant “Drew” Andrews to the Ward 7 seat recently vacated by Michael Olivieri.

    “I am so pleased to appoint Drew Andrews as Alderperson to serve Ward Seven,” said Mayor Noble. “Drew works each and every day to improve this community in such a positive manner. I know he will bring the same energy, positivity, and inclusive spirit to the role of Alderperson. I look forward to working with Drew alongside the Common Council.”

    Drew Andrews said, “I am truly honored and excited to serve the wonderful community of Ward Seven. Together, we'll continue to build an inclusive and beautiful community for all of us, fostering unity, creativity, and positive change. Let's work harmoniously to make our neighborhood the best it can be.”

    Council President Andrea Shaut said, “I am pleased to welcome Drew Andrews to the Common Council. I have known Drew for several years as an active, compassionate, and energetic community leader. His voice will be an asset to the Council, and I am confident he will be a strong advocate for Ward Seven and the City of Kingston.” 

    Andrews is the co-founder of the Center for Creative Education (CCE), where he provides high-quality arts education, a safe and supportive learning environment, a platform for youth to find their voice and prepares, and guides students of all ages as they navigate life. Andrews is also the founder of Energy Dance Company and the CEO of Dance Xross Fitness. He has served on the Ulster County Restorative Justice Task Force, the Kingston Arts Commission, the NYSCA Arts Education Panel, and has served on the UPAC/Bardavon and the SUNY Ulster Foundation boards. Andrews has degrees in Human Services and Youth Counseling and has completed professional development programs at Stanford University and the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

    Olivieri stepped down to accept the Business Manager position at the Kingston Water Department in July. As per the City of Kingston Charter, Mayor Noble has the authority to appoint a Council member to a vacated seat. Mayor Noble opened an application process for the seat. 

    Andrews will serve the unexpired term that currently expires on December 31, 2023.