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



    Immediate Release

    Judith Hansen


    July 17, 2014


    Due to a malfunction in our chlorination equipment, the Kingston Water Department has issued a Boil Water Advisory.  Our personnel are working to correct the problem and we are conducting tests to let everyone know when they no longer need to boil their water.  We expect the advisory to last 24 to 48 hours.  This advisory affects the entire City of Kingston.  It does not impact the Golden Hill Water System, the Hillside Acres Water System, or the Town of Ulster Water Systems. 

    To boil your water, bring tap water to a rolling boil for one minute, and cool before using or use bottled water certified for sale by the New York State Department of Health.  Boiled of bottled water should be used for drinking, making ice, washing dishes, brushing teeth, and preparing food. 

    A copy of the Boil Water Notice  and FAQ’s are attached for your use.  Please contact Superintendent Judith Hansen at 331-0175 or The Ulster County Health Department at 340-3010 for additional information.

    To download this document, please click here.

    To view the Water Boiling Documentation, please click here.

    To view the Frequently Asked Questions Documentation, please click here.