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

    4/7/2016 - Kingston Police Department Announces Citizen's Police Academy

    April 7, 2016

    Lieutenant Mike Bonse
    [email protected]


     Kingston Police Department Announces Registration for free “Citizen’s Police Academy” 

     April 18th-June 27th 

    Kingston, N.Y.

    The Kingston Police Department, in partnership with SUNY Ulster, is pleased to announce the open registration for its “Citizen’s Police Academy.” The Citizen’s Police Academy is a collaborative program administered by the Ulster County Law Enforcement Training group.

    Beginning on April 18th, this 10 week program is designed to give participants a working knowledge of the law enforcement function within Ulster County. The program consists of a series of classes and discussions held once a week on Monday evenings, 6:00pm-9:00pm, at the Kingston Center at SUNY Ulster. This program is offered at no cost to participants, thanks to the generosity of time from the presenters.

    The program seeks to create a better understanding and communication between the citizens and police through education and to develop a partnership between the citizens and police in order to establish a safer community.

    “This is a wonderful opportunity for community members with an interest in law enforcement to learn more about the work we do and for us to create an even stronger connection with the public,” Kingston Police Chief Egidio Tinti stated. “We hope that the community responds to this call for program participation so that we may continue to build a productive partnership with our residents.”

    “My administration has heard from residents through community forums and other outreach events that the public is eager to learn more about activities like this,” Mayor Steve Noble stated. “This is a unique opportunity for residents to get a “behind the scenes” look at how our department operates and to get to know our staff.”

    Those interested in registering for the Citizen’s Police Academy must complete an application, which can be picked up at the KPD Headquarters at 1 Garraghan Drive or downloaded at:

    The program has limited space available; registration is required and is first come first served. Applicants must reside in the Ulster County. For additional information, questions or to request an application via email, contact Lieutenant Mike Bonse at 845-943-5707 or at [email protected].



    Citizen's Police Academy Press Release

    Citizen's Police Academy Application

    Citizen's Police Academy Overview

    Citizen's Police Academy Brochure