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

    5/1/2015 - Library budget vote, election

    Library News


    Library budget vote, election  

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    Kingston Library Budget Vote and Trustee Election on June 2.


    The Kingston Library's budget vote and trustee election will be held on Tuesday, June 2, between 10 a.m. and 8 p.m. at the Kingston Library, 55 Franklin Street. 


    The purpose of the library election is to seek approval of a tax appropriation of $775,606 to support the operation of the Kingston Library and to elect three (3) trustees, each for a term of three (3) years. 


    Absentee ballots will be sent out or can be requested by contacting the library directly at 845-331-0507. Absentee ballots must be returned to the library by 5 p.m. on June 2, 2015.

    Public Forum on May 21 


    The Kingston Library will hold a public forum on Thursday, May 21, at 6 p.m. on the June 2 budget vote and trustee election. 


    At the May 21 public forum, the library's proposed 2016 tax appropriation and the library's long-range plan will be reviewed. Candidates running for the three available seats on the Kingston Library Board of Trustees will be present to introduce themselves. 


    Trustee Candidates Packets due May 5


    Those interested in running for a seat on the board must submit a candidate packet to the library by 5 p.m. on Monday, May 4. Candidate packets are available at the Circulation Desk. 


    For further information about the library election, call Margie Menard at 845-339-4260 x14.