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

    11/9/2017 - 2017 Conference on the Environment to be held in Historic Kingston, N.Y.

    November 9, 2017



    2017 Conference on the Environment to be held in Historic Kingston, N.Y.

    Pete Lopez, Regional Administrator for the U.S. EPA Region 2, to Serve as Keynote Speaker


    KINGSTON, N.Y. The City of Kingston, in partnership with the Ulster County Department of the Environment, will host the 2017 Conference on the Environment to be held Friday November 17th and Saturday November 18th, 2017. The conference, a program of the New York State Association of Conservation Commissions (“NYSACC”) and the New York State Association of Environmental Management Councils (“NYSAEMC”), will take place at The Chateau in Kingston.


    This year’s conference theme is “Living Local: Linking Local Economies and the Environment.” Attendees will be welcomed on Friday by Ulster County Executive Mike Hein and Assemblyman Steven Otis, District 91. Mayor Steve Noble will share remarks and introduce the lunchtime keynote speaker, Pete Lopez, Regional Administrator for the U.S. EPA Region 2. Peter Buffett of the Novo Foundation will be a featured speaker at the Friday afternoon networking event.


    “With so much at stake on the federal level, it is more imperative now than ever before to act locally by being stewards of our environment while being mindful and prudent about local economic development,” said Mayor Noble.


    The conference will bring together municipal officials, CACs and EMCs, Land Trusts, community leaders, environmental professionals and groups, concerned citizens, and any interested participants to learn, be inspired, and become engaged. Conference panels will include:


    • Sustainable Urbanism
    • Clean Energy
    • Coastal and Inland Flooding
    • Clean Transportation
    • Assessing Vulnerabilities and Building Resiliency
    • Clean Energy Communities Program
    • Natural Resources Inventories
    • Land Trusts and Municipalities
    • Clean Food Economy


    Registration for the Conference is $60 in advance until November 15th and $100 at the door and includes all conference sessions, meals and events as well as a half day field trip to explore the path of food production, marketing and recovery locally. Conference registration can be purchased through the conference website at Scholarships are available for students and persons appointed to county Environmental Management Councils. Exhibitor and Sponsor packages are also available.