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

    4/26/2017 - City of Kingston Visitors Guide Now Available!

    Read the Digital Version Here!


    April 26, 2017

    2017 City of Kingston Visitors Guide Now Available

    KINGSTON, N.Y.: Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the 2017 City of Kingston Visitors Guide.

    “One of the greatest honors I have as Mayor is to help tell the story of our beautiful city,” said Mayor Noble. “I am proud of this year’s Visitors Guide, as it highlights the people and places that make our community such a wonderful place to live, work and visit.”

    With 76 pages and over 15,000 copies, the 2017 Visitors Guide promotes tourism and beyond, encouraging visitors to re-imagine Kingston as their future hometown. New this year is a full spread dedicated to the City’s thriving Parks and Recreation Department. Quality of life in the area is also promoted using local photographers in the new Kingston Highlights section, which makes event information for Uptown, Midtown or the Waterfront accessible and fun. This year’s Burning of Kingston reenactment also receives a full spread to encourage attendance and involvement in the vibrant weekend long event celebrating the City’s rich, local history.

    From the start of tourist season through New Year’s Eve, the 2017 Kingston Visitor’s Guide is a powerful resource. Kristina Wolak of Ulster County Tourism claimed that the 2016 Kingston Visitor's Guide contained “…a wealth of information in an easy-to-read and attractive layout. It was one of our most popular resources..."

    The 2017 Kingston Visitor’s Guide is supported by stakeholders such as: New York State Tourism, Ulster County Tourism, City of Kingston, Ulster County Chamber of Commerce and local businesses and associations.

    Kingston’s Frank Campangna of ColorPage produces and distributes the guide at no expense to the City. “Our publishing division did it again! What a beautiful and tangible way to represent the attributes of our growing City. I am especially proud of this year’s visitor’s guide, as its development was a true cooperative between my staff and the Community at large. A true Keep It Local project,” explained Frank Campagna, Publisher and President of ColorPage Marketing and Publishing Services.

    The 2017 Guide is free and distributed throughout the Hudson Valley and Metro Regions and is available digitally at The electronic version includes links to events and supporting advertisers. The Guide can also be picked up at City Hall, the Kingston Heritage Area Visitors Center/Ulster County Tourism office at 20 Broadway, or mailed upon request.