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

    8/21/2014 - National Postal Customer Council Day

    Mayor Shayne Gallo and the City of Kingston Postmaster, Leon Griffin, would like to inform the Public of the upcoming National Postal Customer Council Day. The event will be held on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014, from 8:15am to 1:30pm, at the Hilton Westchester Hotel. The hotel is located at 699 Westchester Avenue,Rye Brook, NY 10573.

    Highlights of the event include:

    -Featured Speaker Megan J. Brennan, COO and Executive VP

    -Special Message from Patrick R. Donahoe, Postmaster General and CEO

    -Discussion on the current state of the Postal Service highlighting innovation in the mailing and shipping industry

    -Opportunity to have your questions answered from the Top Executives

    -Educational Certificate Workshop on Direct Mail and mail as an integral part of multimedia campaigns

    -Networking with fellow professionals to help Grow Your Business


    Click here to visit the website for special pricing and pre-registration. Seats are limited!

    Click here to download the event document.