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

    12/18/2023 - Mayor Urges Waterfront Residents to Prepare for Tidal Flooding Monday, December 18


    December 18, 2023


    Mayor Urges Waterfront Residents to Prepare for Tidal Flooding Monday, December 18



    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble wishes to inform residents of dangerous conditions caused by tidal flooding that will continue into the evening of Monday, December 18, 2023.

    The next high tide is expected at about 5:45pm today, with conditions anticipated to worsen between 3:30-6:00pm. The flooding event is expected to impact businesses and residences near the Hudson River and Rondout Creek areas. Please expect all waterfront streets will be closed to through traffic and additional road closures in the area may also be necessary.

    Mayor Noble said, “This storm system brought 4.5 inches of rain to Kingston as of 1:00pm today. With this amount of rain, Kingston has seen flooding in various neighborhoods throughout the City. I want to thank the members of the Kingston Fire Department as well as our Department of Public Works, Kingston Police Department, and Kingston Parks and Recreation for helping to keep our residents safe, our City systems in operation, and helping to prepare for tonight's expected tidal flooding.

    “I encourage Kingston residents who live near the Hudson River or the Rondout Creek to carefully watch the National Weather Service advisories and be prepared for possible flooding. It is likely that you may not be able to reach your home or leave your home until the high tide recedes later this evening. It is critical to not drive into areas that are flooded.” 

    In preparation for tonight's tidal flooding the Fire Department and DPW staff have mobilized to provide sandbags to businesses and waterfront properties as needed. Flood barriers are being installed at the Wastewater Treatment Plant. 

    Please visit the City of Kingston Flood Preparedness page to learn more about what you can do to be prepared for these types of weather events: