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

    11/13/2017 - DRI Local Planning Committee to meet on Thursday, November 16th at Noon at Old Dutch Church

    Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce the first Local Planning Committee for Kingston’s Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) in the Stockade District, which will be held on Thursday, November 16th at Noon at the Old Dutch Church, located at 272 Wall St. The meeting will be held in Bethany Hall. The meeting is open to the public and there will be an opportunity for public comments at the end of the meeting.


    LPC Meeting Agenda

    I. Introduction to the Team
    II. DRI program overview
    o Summary and answer any questions
    III. Role of LPC and Code of Conduct
    IV. Status of project
    V. Review of Public Comments from First Meeting
    VI. Review of Vision
    VII. Review of draft goals
    VIII. Review of initial list of Priority Projects
    IX. Next steps
    X. Set date for next meeting
    XI. Open for Public Comment


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