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 - NYSDOT to Hold Public Meeting on I-587 Intersection Improvement Project at Albany Avenue on Tuesday, October 24th

    NYSDOT to Hold Public Meeting on
    I-587 Intersection Improvement Project at Albany Avenue in Kingston, NY

    Please join the New York State Department of Transportation and the City of Kingston for a public meeting that will provide a project update for the proposed intersection improvements of Interstate 587 at Albany Avenue.

    The meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 7 p.m. at Kingston City Hall, 420 Broadway.

    Tuesday, October 24, 2017
    City Hall
    420 Broadway, Kingston, NY
    7:00 P.M.


    Those who expressed interest in volunteering for a “Details & Aesthetics Committee” for project specific elements will be adjourning to Conference Room A immediately following the project update meeting.

    If anyone is unable to attend, but has questions regarding the status of the project, they may contact the project manager, Mr. Mark Kruk, P.E., either by mail or email:

    NYS Department of Transportation
    4 Burnett Boulevard
    Poughkeepsie, NY 12603
    [email protected]