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

    1/19/2024 - Mayor Noble Commissions Food System Plan


    January 19, 2024


    Mayor Noble Commissions Food System Plan


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble and the Department of Health & Wellness are pleased to announce that the City of Kingston has contracted with Food Systems Foresight to develop a Food System Plan.

    After a competitive RFP process, Food Systems Foresight, a Hudson Valley-based, women-led business, has been contracted to create a municipal Food System Plan. The plan will provide a guide for the City to strengthen our local food system with a focus on improving food security and equitable access to nutritious foods.

    “A food system is the complex web of actions and people that gets food from the farm to your plate--and then hopefully into the compost,” said Mayor Noble. “I am pleased that our Health & Wellness Department has undertaken this important project. A strong local food system supports our local growers and economy, reduces food waste, supports the environment through biodiversity and reduced transportation emissions, reduces food insecurity, increases availability of nutritious foods, and improves the overall health of a community.”

    “We are thrilled to join forces with the City of Kingston! Our global experience shaping food systems shows that interconnected and engaged local systems are key to resilient food futures.” said Angela R. Hansen, CEO of Food Systems Foresight, the consulting collective awarded the project through a competitive bidding process.

    Project Manager Kristin Kessler said, “As a registered dietitian, I believe that access to nutritious food should be a right, not a privilege. The first step in ensuring equitable access to nutritious food is making sure that we have a strong, resilient food system. I couldn’t be more excited to work with the dynamic, brilliant Food Systems Foresight team to ensure that the City of Kingston has a thoughtful, inclusive, and forward-thinking plan for our own local food system that supports and uplifts the rich assets and strengths we already possess, while identifying and strategizing how to connect the gaps.”

    A draft of the Food System Plan is expected in Summer 2024. The public will have opportunities to participate in community engagement at various stages of the project throughout late winter and into spring.

    For information and to stay informed on public engagement opportunities, please visit