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

    6/9/2017 - City of Kingston to celebrate 12th Annual Midtown Make a Difference Day

    June 9, 2016



    Kingston to Celebrate 12th Annual Midtown Make a Difference Day


    KINGSTON, N.Y. Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce the 12th Annual Midtown Make a Difference Day, to be held on Saturday, June 17th, 11:00am to 3:00pm on Franklin Street.

    “Midtown Make a Difference Day is an excellent opportunity for residents to come together, gain information about various community resources, and discover how each of us can make a difference in our city,” said Mayor Noble.

    The theme of this year’s event is “The Ripple Effect” and community members are encouraged to explore how they can positively impact their neighborhood, community, and beyond.

    Partnering agencies include the City of Kingston/Kingston Parks and Recreation Department, Rose Women’s Care Service, Ulster BOCES, UlsterCorps, Kingston Library, SUNY Ulster, Center for Creative Education, and Kingston Cares/Family of Woodstock, Inc.

    Children, teens, adults and seniors will all find useful information and fun activities at the event. Community-based organizations will provide information, brochures and interactive activities to connect residents to services available in Ulster County. Exhibitors will offer information on a variety of topics including health, education, employment, faith, legal, recreation and much more.

    In addition to educational information provided by dozens of community agencies tabling at the event, the day will feature hula hoop and double dutch contests, face painting, fitness workshops and other interactive presentations. The event will be MC-ed by Ms. Ashley Knox of “Go Beyond Greatness.”

    Franklin Street will be closed from Broadway to Prospect Street (adjacent to the Kingston Library). There will be no on-street parking allowed during the event.

    Food and activities are free to all thanks to our generous sponsors, including the Institute for Family Health and the HealthAlliance Hospitals, members of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth.) The menu for the day will include grilled chicken over salad, breadsticks, hamburgers, and fruit.

    This year’s event will be held in memory of Sandra Thompson-Hopgood, co-founder of Midtown Make a Difference Day and former Director of the Everette Hodge Community Center.

    For more information, please contact Megan Weiss-Rowe, at 845-334-3964 or [email protected]