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

    10/30/2023 - Mayor Noble Announces Successful Completion of ARPA Community Events Initiative


    October 30, 2023



    Mayor Noble Announces Successful Completion of ARPA Community Events Initiative



    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce the last round of APRA Community Events Grant Program grants have been awarded.  The City of Kingston has allocated over $350,000 to support over 75 local events in 2023 as part of city-wide pandemic recovery efforts.

    “Kingston is a city of festivals– events and festivals are how our community celebrates, honors, mourns, and collaborates,” said Mayor Noble. “Our events and festivals define us as a City, as they highlight our diversity, our compassion, our resilience, and our sense of fun. I am pleased we were able to support so many wonderful events throughout this year, to revive some events from pre-pandemic days, and to start some new annual traditions. Thank you to all the community groups who throw these events here in Kingston year after year, and thanks to our Grants department for facilitating this funding straight into our community, where it belongs.”

    The following organizations and businesses have received community event grants in 2023:

    Ancient Order of Hibernians

    ARC of Mid Hudson

    Artport Kingston

    Arts Society of Kingston (ASK)


    Beyond the 4 Walls Outreach Program

    Blauweiss Media

    Burning of Kingston

    Center for Creative Education

    Clinton Ave Church

    The Center for Photography at Woodstock

    Christ Everlasting Fire and Deliverance Ministry

    Downtown Night Market

    Edie's Fairytale Theatre


    Heiwa Peace and Reconciliation Foundation

    Hudson Valley Current

    Irish Cultural Center of the Hudson Valley

    Kingston Artist Soap Box Derby

    Kingston Land Trust

    Kiwanis Club of Kingston

    Kingston High School’s Period Power Club

    Kingston Uptown Business Association

    Love Hair Salon

    Kingston Midtown Arts District

    Mainetti and Mainetti

    Midtown Business Alliance

    The Ministry of Maat

    Morning Star Christian Fellowship

    My Kingston Kids


    Old Dutch Church

    Pakt Kingston

    Parks and Trails NY

    Peoples Place

    People USA

    Rewind Kingston

    Rotary Club of Kingston

    St. John's Episcopal Church

    Theatre on The Road

    TKG Realty

    TMI Project

    Ulster County Italian American Foundation

    Voice Theatre



    Ruth Ann Devitt-Frank, Director of Grants Management said, “It’s been such a privilege for the City to be able to assist our community groups through this grant program — and to see so many residents and visitors out and about, gathering together to enjoy the diverse array of cultural events Kingston has to offer. Thanks to our nonprofits and other groups, neighborhoods from the Waterfront to Uptown have been alive again with celebrations and activity all year.”

    The 2023 Community Events Grant Program was made possible with Federal funding from the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA). The program is now closed.

    More information about this and other ARPA programs can be found at: