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

    2/18/2015 - Declaration of Statement of Emergency

    420 BROADWAY
    [email protected]
    Phone (845)334-3902
    Fax (845) 334-3904


    FEBRUARY 17, 2015

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    The City of Kingston Water Supply is delivered to the City of Kingston's Binnewater Reservoir and Distribution System via two water mains which run from the Water Filter Plant in Zena. One or both of the primary water delivery mains ruptured on Monday, February 16. This rupture has interrupted the delivery of water from the Zena Filtration Plant to the City of Kingston Water Distribution System.

    A public emergency exists in the City of Kingston and it is necessary to immediately reconstruct or repair the water main(s) in the stream bed of the Sawkiff Creek in order that water can be delivered to the City of Kingston for both drinking water and fire protection purposes. All work necessary to repair or replace this vital component of the Kingston Water Supply System and all other steps required to supply water to the City of Kingston system are hereby authorized to proceed under this declaration.

    Effective immediately, a STATE OF EMERGENCY is in effect for the City of Kingston Water Department until further notice. Consumers are urged to conserve water as much as possible until the water leak(s) have been repaired.

    Shayne R. Gallo