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

    2/8/2017 - Snow Emergency Declared February 9th at 4:00AM

    The City of Kingston has declared a Snow Emergency beginning 4:00AM on Thursday, February 9, 2017.

    • PARKING RESTRICTIONS: At 6:00AM, two hours after the snow emergency begins, all parking restrictions will go into effect and tickets will be issued for cars still located on the street or not in the appropriate alternate side street parking. Snow Emergency Parking - Alternate Side Street parking as posted in designated areas. Note: Thursday is an ODD day. An alert will be sent out when parking restrictions have been lifted.
    • TRASH PICK UP: There will be no trash pickup on Thursday. Please do not put trash bins out for Friday pick up until after 5:00pm on Thursday.
    • CITIBUS: Citibus service will be suspended on Thursday, February 9th until further notice.

    For those who do not have off-street parking, alternative designated parking is available at the following locations:

    Uptown Area – North Front Street lots, Former Parking Garage area, and the Dietz Stadium lot. (Dietz Stadium lot is available for overnight parking, but please do not park near the large piles of snow that will be removed throughout the night.)

    Midtown Area – Sea Deli lot, Hodge Center, Cornell Street lot, Prince Street lot, and the AME Zion Church at Franklin Street lot. Lot next to Arace, Broadway Commons (Former Kings Inn Lot)

    Downtown Area – Dock Street lot (behind Mariner’s Harbor), both lots on Dock Street (on Rondout under bridge), Visitor’s Center lot, Abeel Street (passed The Armadillo), the Trolley Museum lot and Kingston point Beach lot.


    Snow Emergency Routes will be maintained as priorities for plowing throughout the storm. For more information or for a snow-related service request during a snow emergency, call 845-338-2114 for immediate assistance. Dispatchers are available beginning at 4:00am on Thursday, February 9th.
    Thank you for your anticipated cooperation. Please share this information with your neighbors.