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

    3/8/2024 - Tidal Flooding Predicted to Impact Waterfront Area Throughout the Weekend; St. Patrick’s Day Parade Route Modified


    March 8, 2024


    Tidal Flooding Predicted to Impact Waterfront Area Throughout the Weekend;

    St. Patrick’s Day Parade Route Modified



    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble wishes to inform the public that, due to the prediction of tidal flooding along the waterfront throughout the weekend, changes have been made to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade route and parking restrictions will be in effect. Flooding is expected early Saturday, March 9 at high-tide, and mid-day on Sunday, March 10, 2024.


    “We are tracking the potential for tidal flooding to impact the waterfront area throughout the weekend,” said Mayor Noble. “City officials have worked with the St. Patrick’s Day Parade organizers to alter the parade route slightly to avoid any vehicles moving through standing water and to ensure the safety of all.”


    The St. Patrick’s Day Parade will proceed down Broadway, as planned, but will end at Abeel Street. All floats and vehicles will make a right onto Abeel Street and proceed away from the waterfront. No vehicles will be allowed past Abeel Street during the festivities.


    The St. Patrick’s Day Parade judging booth will be located in front of the Rondout Neighborhood Center. All parade spectators should plan to observe the parade above Abeel Street.  


    The Shamrock Run finish line will remain where it is. Participants are advised to be aware of flooding that may occur on East Strand past the 9W bridge.  


    The following No Parking restrictions are in place for Sunday, March 10, 2024:


    From 10:00am to 1:00pm, on Sunday, there will be No Parking on both sides of Albany Avenue from Clinton Avenue to Maiden Lane to accommodate the participants in the Shamrock Run arriving for race registration.


    On Sunday, Broadway, as well as Albany Avenue, will be closed to vehicular traffic between the intersections of Albany Avenue and Maiden Lane, and between Albany Avenue and Clinton Avenue from 11:30am until such time as the last parade participant has passed or until such time as Kingston Police Department personnel has deemed it safe.


    Also on Sunday, there will be No Parking on both sides of the street in the following areas from 6:00am to 6:00pm:

    -Broadway from McEntee Street to East Strand

    -East Strand from Broadway to the Sewage Treatment Plant

    -Meters #028 and #029, as well as the three handicap spots in front of Mariner’s Harbor