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

    2/16/2016 - City Requests Applicants for various Boards, Commissions and Committees


    For Immediate Release




    Mayor Steve Noble launches new process for attracting and recruiting volunteers for Kingston's Boards, Commissions and Committees 


    Mayor Noble announced on Tuesday a new process for appointing local individuals to serve on various boards, commissions and committees. 


    Effective immediately, all individuals interested in serving on a board, commission and/or committee must complete an application and submit it to the Mayor's office for review. This information will be used in determining which individuals are best suited to serve, based on their qualifications, backgrounds, skills and interests.


    "I am confident that this new process will help us recruit individuals who have a strong desire and ability to serve, but who may have felt they did not have the opportunity before. Our boards and commissions will benefit from these new and well-qualified volunteers."


    A full list of boards and committees that are expected to have openings in 2016 can be found below. Individuals who currently serve on boards or commissions will be expected to complete applications when their terms expire. 


    For more information, please contact the Mayor's Office at 334-3902.


    2016 Application  - PDF


    2016 Application - Microsoft Word





    Arts Commission


    Board of Assessment Review



    Civil Service Commission


    Community Development Advisory Board


    Complete Streets Advisory Council


    Conservation Advisory Board


    Ethics Board


    Fire Commission



    Heritage Area Commission


    Historic Landmarks Preservation Commission


    Human Rights Commission


    Kingston Housing Authority


    Kingston Local Development Corporation Board


    Pike Plan Commission


    Plumbing Board


    Police Commission


    Public Works Commission


    Recreation Commission


    Tree Commission


    Water Board


    Zoning Board of Appeals



    Ulster County Planning Board