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

    5/25/2024 - UPDATED: Memorial Day Ceremony Indoors at City Hall and Parade CANCELLED


    5/25/2024 UPDATE: Please be advised, due to the chance of thunderstorms on Monday, the Memorial Day ceremony will be held indoors at City Hall at 1:00pm and the parade has been cancelled.


    May 21, 2024



    Mayor Noble and Kingston Veterans Association to Host Annual Memorial Day Ceremony and Parade

    Parade Registration Is Open!


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is proud to announce that the City of Kingston and the Kingston Veterans Association will host the annual Memorial Day ceremony and parade on Monday, May 27, 2024.

    The ceremony will begin promptly at 1:00pm in Veterans’ Park in front of City Hall, located at 420 Broadway. At 1:45pm, the Memorial Day parade will step off from Andrew St. and will proceed along Broadway toward Uptown Kingston.  

    Due to construction at Dietz Stadium, the parade route will turn from Clinton Avenue onto N. Front Street, proceed down N. Front Street, turn right into Frog Alley, and then cross Schwenk Drive into the Ulster Saving Bank parking lot.

    Businesses and organizations interested in participating in the parade should contact Parade Chairman Chuck Polacco at 845-331-7722. Parade registration is free.

    Monday, May 27

    Memorial Day Ceremony


    Location: Veterans’ Park in front of City Hall, 420 Broadway


    Memorial Day Parade

    Line up at Noon; step off at 1:45pm

    Location: Step off begins at Andrew St.