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

    1/17/2018 - Upcoming Downtown Revitalization Initiative Meetings and Events

    Upcoming Meetings and Events

    Conversación Comunitaria: Iniciativa de Revitalización (DRI)

    18 de enero

    7:00 de la noche

    Iglesia Amigos (150 Murray St.)

    Asiste a una REUNION COMUNITARIA en español este jueves para una breve presentación y conversación sobre los proyectos de la Iniciativa de Revitalización (DRI) que están siendo considerados por los $10M que el Estado otorgó a Kingston para el Distrito de Stockade (Uptown).
    Como representante del Comité Local de Planificación para la DRI, la Directora Ejecutiva del Kingston Land Trust, Julia Farr, en colaboración con pastores locales, los invita a una reunión comunitaria en español para incluir a la comunidad latina en el proceso de planificación. 
    Habrá una orientación sobre el proceso y los proyectos de DRI, con una oportunidad de hacer preguntas. A continuación, recopilaremos comentarios sobre los proyectos, y también de nuevas ideas para enviar a los planificadores estatales de DRI y al Comité Local de Planificación antes del 23 de enero.
    Los proyectos propuestos están disponibles en el sitio web de la Ciudad de Kingston: 


    Local Planning Committee #3

    Date: Tuesday, January 23rd

    Time: Noon-2:00pm

    Location: Old Dutch Church (272 Wall St.) Bethany Hall



    Downtown Revitalization Initiative Public Meeting

    Date: Tuesday, February13th

    Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm

    Location: The Kirkland (Corner of Main St. and Clinton Ave.)

    Snow Date: Tuesday, February 20th


    Stay up to date by visiting To give input, send comments to [email protected] or by postal mail, Attention: Megan Weiss-Rowe, 420 Broadway Kingston, N.Y. 12401