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

    10/19/2023 - Mayor Noble Announces ARPA Business Promotion Grant


    October 19, 2023



    Mayor Noble Announces ARPA Business Promotion Grant


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce the launch of the APRA Business Promotion Grant, which is now open for applications.

    The ARPA Business Promotion Grant program is designed to assist in a campaign for promoting Kingston’s many attractions. With funds from the City of Kingston’s federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) grant, this program is intended to respond to the negative economic impacts of the COVID-19 public health emergency by focusing on the promotion of local small businesses, particularly public-facing and hospitality-oriented enterprises. Up to $50,000 has been allocated for this initiative.

    “Our businesses are the lifeblood of Kingston. Using COVID recovery funds to assist our business community recover from the pandemic is an important use of our American Rescue Plan Act funding,” said Mayor Noble. “With this grant program, we are looking for marketing entities who can promote Kingston businesses to both locals and visitors alike and make sure our business community continues to thrive.”

    Bill Reynolds, ARPA Director said, “The aim of this program is to assist local business associations in spreading the word about Kingston– not only to residents, but to those visiting and vacationing in our city. Mayor Noble wants to provide continued support to businesses, enticing people to enjoy all the exciting things Historic Kingston has to offer.”

    To be eligible, applicants must demonstrate how their marketing/promotional/advertising or other efforts will promote Kingston’s businesses. Preference will be given to Kingston-based applicants. The deadline for applying is Monday, November 6, 2023. Applicants should include promotional plans, sample efforts, and budget details with their completed application.

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