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

    5/21/2014 - Verizon FiOS Town Hall Meeting - Wednesday, 5/21

    Paying Too Much For Cable and Internet?
    Not Happy With Quality of Service?

    Verizon FiOS Breaks the Local Cable Monopoly. But thus far, they are picking and choosing where they offer their state of the art FiOS technology… and so far they have chosen to leave Ulster County behind!

    Please Join:
    Mayor Shayne Gallo
    County Executive Michael Hein, Kingston Community leaders, Ulster
    County Elected officials and others for:

    A Community Sponsored
    Town Hall Meeting

    On breaking the cable monopoly in the City of Kingston and other communities in Ulster County, internet access, and other telecommunications issues.

    Kingston City Hall Council Chambers
    Wednesday–May 21st, 2014
    6:30 PM

    Public speakers are welcome.

    For more information or to sponsor the event, please contact John O’Malley (CWA Local
    1120) at 845-656-3730 or email [email protected]

    Kingston Deserves A Choice!