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



    Please note that due to a number of high-profile events taking place throughout the City of Kingston today, including the Hudson River Maritime Museum’s Hudson River Day/Boat Building Challenge and the Bob Dylan and His Band concert at Hutton Brickyards, motorists should expect some traffic delays in Downtown Kingston. The following areas are anticipated to experience the most significant delays:

    Hudson River Maritime Museum’s Hudson River Day/Boat Building Challenge (50 Rondout Landing)

    Start time: 10:00am-5:00pm

    As per Executive Order, from 9:00 a.m. through 6:00 p.m. on Saturday June 24, 2017, there will be no parking at the following meters on Rondout Landing: 61, 62, 63, 64, 65, 66, and 67.

     Concert at Hutton Brickyards (200 North St.)

    Gates open: 5:30pm

    Most of Delaware Avenue will experience traffic delays.  However, all nearby side streets in the Hutton Brickyards/Kingston Point area are likely to see an influx of traffic. Local traffic should use East Strand St. if possible.

    As per Executive Order, from 4:30 p.m. through 11:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 24th, there will be NO PARKING on Delaware Avenue from Lindsley Avenue to Kingston Point, North Street from East Union Street to the Entrance to Hutton Brickyards, Cordts Street from Willow Street to Delaware Avenue, and Willow Street.


    Motorists are encouraged to use alternate routes when possible.


    Update Regarding Saturday Shuttle

    The weekly Saturday Shuttle will be operating on a limited schedule today (Saturday, June 24th), ending at 5:30pm. The shuttle, which allows individuals to travel from Uptown, Midtown and Downtown continuously for a one-time fare of $2 for the day, will run from 12:00pm-5:30pm. Riders can hop on the shuttle at the top of each hour on North Front St., along the way at designated shuttle pick up locations or by flagging the bus, and at each half hour in front of Ulster County Tourism. The last shuttle will leave Ulster County Tourism at 5:30pm and will conclude by dropping off the last riders in Uptown.

    Thank you for your patience during this busy day and evening in the City of Kingston. Any updates will be provided as soon as possible and made available in the “Latest News” section at