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

    5/10/2016 - Kingston Water Department Announces Public Educational Forum
    Kingston Water Department and City of Kingston Present: Educational Forum with Focus on Lead
    Tuesday, May 24th at 5:30pm at City Hall
    The City of Kingston and Kingston Water Department are pleased to present an educational forum on Tuesday, May 24th at 5:30pm at City Hall (420 Broadway.) The intent of the forum is to educate the public on possible sources of lead in the environment and best practices for preventing and reducing lead in drinking water.
    The forum will begin with opening remarks from Mayor Steve Noble. Additional guest speakers will include representatives from the NYS Department of Health and the Ulster County Department of Health, who will speak about the long term health effects of lead, as well as the sources of lead in our environment, and the Kingston City School District, who will discuss the District’s most recent water testing results. Judith Hansen, the Superintendent of the Kingston Water Department and the lead facilitator of the forum, will provide an overview of Kingston’s role in reducing our exposure to lead in our drinking water, what residents can do to reduce lead in their water, and what resources the Kingston Water Department has to support homeowners interested in testing their water.
    Immediately following the presentations, a Q&A panel discussion will be held. Participants are encouraged to bring questions for the panel. Light refreshments will be served during the panel.
    In recent weeks, the Kingston Water Department has released a fact sheet about lead, as well as the most recent results of its residential drinking water tests. The collection of results and fact sheet can be found at
    For additional information, please contact the Kingston Water Department at 331-0175.