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

    8/9/2016 - Public Budget Forum Scheduled for Thursday, August 18th at 6:00pm

    August 9, 2016

    Mayor Steve Noble Plans Budget Forum
    Thursday, August 18th at 6:00pm

    (Kingston, N.Y.) Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce a community forum regarding the City of Kingston’s budget process. The forum will take place on Thursday, August 18th at 6:00pm at City Hall.

    The evening will begin with opening remarks from Mayor Noble, followed by an overview of the City budget, led by City Comptroller John Tuey. Following this presentation, participants will be invited to break out into small work groups where they will review the budget in greater detail, with the primary goal of discussing the opportunities and challenges ahead.

    Leadership from the various City departments will also be participating throughout the evening. Questions, suggestions and general comments will be gathered by city staff and used during the budget planning process.

    “I am looking to the public as a partner in our efforts to navigate the challenging issues ahead,” said Mayor Noble. “This budget forum is really just the beginning of a long term process to better inform the community of the opportunities and obstacles we have to address. I hope our residents, business owners and other stakeholders join us next Thursday to launch this effort.”