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

    4/4/2024 - Mayor Noble to Visit All Nine Wards for Listening Tour


    April 4, 2024


    Mayor Noble to Visit All Nine Wards for Listening Tour


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that he, along with Council members from each ward, will host monthly ward meetings to meet with residents and hear their concerns.

    “Opening the lines of communication and increasing transparency are goals that I have tried to maintain throughout my tenure as your Mayor, and I hope this listening tour will be another effective way to speak directly with residents,” said Mayor Noble. “I will be visiting a ward a month to meet with residents in each area, and discuss any issues that folks want to share. I look forward to working with the Council members in each ward and hosting these meetings across the community.”

    Starting with Ward 1, Mayor Noble will host a monthly listening session, partnering with the Alderperson and meeting as close to the ward as possible.


    Ward 1            Tuesday, April 16       6:00pm            Forsyth Park pavilion, 125 Lucas Avenue

    Ward 2             Monday, May 20        5:30pm           Old Dutch Church, Bethany Hall, 272 Wall St. (new location!) 

    Ward 3            Monday, June 17        5:30pm            Kingston Library temporary location at 61 Crown Street


    Ward 1 Alderwoman Sara Pasti said, “I appreciate the Mayor’s interest in meeting with people across the City to answer questions about the City’s current and future projects as well as address other concerns our residents may bring to these meetings.”

    Ward 2 Alderman Michael Tierney said, “Our City is best served when the public feels comfortable sharing their thoughts with their elected leaders in an open dialogue. I’m excited to share this opportunity with Mayor Noble and look forward to tremendous public participation.”

    Future monthly Ward meetings will be announced in the coming weeks.

    Residents can also email Mayor Noble at [email protected]. For news and updates, follow the City of Kingston Facebook and Instagram, visit the City’s public engagement website, Engage Kingston, and sign up for Mayor Noble’s weekly newsletter.