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

    2/5/2014 - WARMING CENTER OPEN
    420 BROADWAY
    Phone (845) 334-3902
    Fax (845) 334-3904



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    Mayor Shayne Gallo announced today that through the efforts of Reverend Darlene Kelley at Clinton Avenue United Methodist Church, the Bruderhof Community and Citizens Action, a warming center has been set up from 7 pm to 9 am until further notice for those who need shelter from the inclement weather we have been experiencing of late.

    The Bruderhof Community and Citizens Action Group will be volunteering at the Church to provide assistance. The City Police Department will be reaching out to the homeless population to inform them of this service and will provide transportation for those who need to get to the warming center.

    Mayor Gallo added, “Reverend Kelley, the Bruderhof Community and Citizens Action, all partners with the City to help those in need, have accepted another responsibility in the community without hesitation and I am grateful for this partnership with Clinton Avenue United Methodist Church, Bruderhof Community and Citizens Action Group to assist the City of Kingston in this extreme situation when there are so many that are experiencing a hardship.”

    For more information contact Reverend Kelley at 331 7188, Citizens Action at 637 0174 or the Mayor’s Office at 334 3902.