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 - Mayor Steve Noble announces amnesty period for late penalties on parking citations

    December 5, 2017



    Mayor Steve Noble announces amnesty period for late penalties on parking citations

    Participants encouraged to bring food for local pantries


    KINGSTON, N.Y. Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce the availability of a parking citation amnesty period in the City of Kingston. Individuals with parking tickets issued earlier than December 1st and who owe a late penalty will have that late penalty waived if the citation is paid in person at City Hall during the amnesty period, scheduled for Friday, December 15th through Friday, December 29th.

    “This is an excellent opportunity to resolve outstanding parking tickets and start off 2018 with a clean slate,” said Mayor Noble. “In addition, this is a chance for neighbors to help neighbors. We are accepting non-perishable food donations during the same time period. Please consider bringing in food so that we can work with our local food pantries and help our community members in need this winter.”

    Modeled after other communities’ “Food for Fines” programs, individuals participating in the amnesty period are encouraged to bring in non-perishable food items to be distributed to local food pantries this winter. This food contribution is not required to participate in the amnesty period. In addition, individuals who are not participating in the amnesty period but who wish to donate food items are welcome and encouraged to do so.

    In order to participate in this program, tickets must be paid on-site at City Hall, 420 Broadway, main floor, in the City Comptroller’s office. The office is open Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm. It will be closed on December 22nd and December 25th in observance of the holiday. Food donations should be brought to the same location.

    Recommended items include: canned tuna or chicken; canned fruit (in water or juice); beans; soups; peanut butter; jelly; olive or canola oil; canned vegetables; bottles of 100% juice; cereal; oatmeal; rice; pasta; pasta sauce (can); crackers; granola bars; pancake mix; nuts; dried fruit; spices; etc.

    Please ensure all donations are of good quality, unopened, and within their sell by date.