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

    12/5/2017 - City of Kingston to host New Year’s Eve Countdown Celebration in Uptown Kingston- Free Shuttle Services 7:00pm-1:00am

      City of Kingston to host New Year’s Eve Countdown Celebration in Uptown Kingston

    With performances by Lara Hope and the Ark-Tones and fireworks sponsored by Basch and Keegan

    KINGSTON, N.Y. Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce the 2017-2018 New Year’s celebration to be held at the corner of Wall St. and North Front St. in Uptown Kingston on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at 11:00pm. Residents and visitors will be treated to an outdoor performance by local rockabilly band Lara Hope and the Ark-Tones. As the clock nears midnight, attendees will enjoy a moving rendition of Auld Lang Syne and count down the final moments of 2017. A decorative ball, created by local business Possibility Studios, will drop as the clock strikes midnight. As Kingston ushers in 2018, a brilliant fireworks display sponsored by Basch and Keegan will light up the sky. Shuttles will be running through Uptown, Midtown and Downtown from 7:00pm-1:00am on a continuous loop. Radio Kingston will broadcast the event live.

    “We are wrapping up an incredible year,” said Mayor Noble. “As 2017 comes to a close, I am proud of what our community has accomplished together, but even more excited about what 2018 will bring. I look forward to celebrating the New Year with my family, friends and neighbors.”

    This event is made possible thanks in large part to our generous sponsors and volunteers. Individuals, businesses and organizations interested in supporting this event should contact Lynsey Timbrouck, Confidential Secretary to the Mayor, at 334-3902 or at [email protected] or Megan Weiss-Rowe, Director of Communications and Community Engagement, at 334-3964 or at [email protected].