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

    5/23/2024 - City of Kingston Awarded $847,000 for Solar Installation to Power Municipal Buildings


    May 23, 2024


    City of Kingston Awarded $847,000 for Solar Installation to Power Municipal Buildings


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble is pleased to announce that the City of Kingston has been awarded eight New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) Clean Energy Communities Program grants, totaling $847,000, toward a solar installation on City property.

    The eight awarded grants will fund a project to install a ground mount solar array at 514-528 First Avenue in Kingston. The First Avenue Yard is an empty city-owned parcel, which the Department of Public Works has been working to level in preparation for the installation. The energy generated from the over 400-panel solar array will be used to remotely power over 300,000 kWh of City municipal accounts.

    This forward-thinking sustainability project aligns with our City’s goal of reaching 100% renewable energy, while also saving Kingston taxpayers money,” said Mayor Noble. “We are grateful to NYSERDA for recognizing the importance of municipal solar projects, and for helping Kingston to continue to be a leader in progressive initiatives in the area of sustainability.”

    “This funding really pushes us ahead with our goals for local energy production and energy independence. This will be our largest solar system to date on municipal property and will demonstrate how we are taking our goals seriously, evaluating all options, and doing the hard work to make it happen,” said Julie Noble, Sustainability Coordinator and Project Manager for the City of Kingston.

    Once local approvals are made and the City is in contract with NYSERDA, the City will issue a Request for Bids to select a contractor for the installation of the ground-mount solar system, with installation expected in 2025.

    This funding was awarded to the City in recognition of the years of leadership in implementing high-impact clean energy actions, including upgrading the City fleet to electric, converting the City’s streetlights to LED, adopting the NYStretch Energy Code, and much more.

    The City of Kingston is currently the highest-ranking Clean Energy City in NYS, and the second highest ranking overall community statewide after Croton-on-Hudson.

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