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

    8/25/2017 - Kingston to host 3 forums on parking

    City of Kingston to hold series of public forums about parking


    KINGSTON, N.Y. Community members are urged to participate in at least one of three community forums scheduled later this month and in early September regarding parking in the City of Kingston. These forums are being organized as part of the ongoing work in the City to address parking issues through changes and improvements in policy and parking infrastructure.


    The forums will be held at the following times and locations:


    • Wednesday, August 30th at 6:00pm- LGBTQ Center, located at 300 Wall St.
    • Thursday, August 31st at 6:00pm- City Hall, located at 420 Broadway
    • Wednesday, September 6th at 6:00pm- Hudson River Maritime Museum, located at 50 Rondout Landing


    Each community forum will begin with opening remarks from Mayor Steve Noble. Participants will then work in small groups to discuss issues, concerns, and ideas in depth.


    A tentative agenda for each evening is as follows:


    I. Welcome from Mayor Noble

    a. Overview of parking in Kingston


    II. Update on recent parking changes

    a. New smartphone app

    b. Pay stations in city lots

    c. Parking permits for frequent users


    III. Parking Management Discussion

    a. Identify specific barriers to parking, including availability, affordability, distance, etc.

    b. Strategize opportunities for improvement, both short-term and long-term

    c. Discuss winter parking, including coordination of snow emergency parking

    d. Discuss enforcement and its role in parking management


    IV. Wrap up


    Concerns and ideas expressed at these forums will be documented by staff and volunteers. The Mayor will meet with the City’s Parking Work Group in mid-September to discuss the outcomes of all three forums.