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

    10/23/2017 - City of Kingston “Downtown Revitalization Initiative” Kick-Off Scheduled for Monday, October 30th

    City of Kingston “Downtown Revitalization Initiative” Kick-Off Scheduled for Monday, October 30th

    Date: October 30, 2017
    Time: 6:00-8:00pm
    Location: City Hall, located at 420 Broadway

    KINGSTON, NY - Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce the kick-off event for the Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) program in the City of Kingston, scheduled for Monday, October 30th, 6:00pm-8:00pm, at Kingston’s City Hall, located at 420 Broadway.

    The event will include a summary of the New York State Downtown Revitalization Initiative, including goals and expectations of the program, an overview of Kingston’s initial proposal and potential projects in the Stockade District, and an outline of the DRI planning process. Attendees will also have an opportunity to participate in small group feedback sessions. These sessions will be interactive and will be facilitated by staff from the City of Kingston and the consulting team assigned by New York State to the City for this project including VHB, WXY, and Arch Street Communications.

    The City of Kingston was selected as the winner of the $10 million Downtown Revitalization Initiative in the Mid-Hudson region. The City was described as having “…an ideal combination of recent strategic investments, shovel-ready future opportunities, involved anchor institutions and partners, recent infrastructure improvements, and supportive policies and plans to jump-start the DRI planning process.”

    The October 30th event will be one of many community engagement events and activities throughout the DRI process. Subsequent community meetings will be announced in the coming weeks and will be held at various days, times and locations to enable all stakeholders to give input into the plan.


    About Governor Cuomo’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative
    Now in its second year, Governor Cuomo’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI), is transforming downtown neighborhoods into vibrant communities where the next generation of New Yorkers will want to live, work and raise families. Participating communities are nominated by the state’s ten Regional Economic Development Councils (REDCs) based on the downtown’s potential for transformation, and each community is awarded $10 million to develop a downtown strategic investment plan and implement key catalytic projects that advance the community’s vision for revitalization. For more information, visit: