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

    4/4/2018 - 13th Annual Midtown Make a Difference Day scheduled for Saturday, June 16th- Exhibitor Registration now open

    City of Kingston to Celebrate

    13thAnnual Midtown Make a Difference Day

    KINGSTON, N.Y. - Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce the 13th Annual Midtown Make a Difference Day, to be held on Saturday, June 16th, 11:00am to 3:00pm, on Franklin Street.

    “This is one of my favorite days of the year,” said Mayor Noble. “It’s a day of celebration, community connections, and joy. It’s also a day to reflect on how we can each make a difference in our community.”

    The theme of this year’s event is “Midtown on the Move: Forever Forward.” Performances and remarks throughout the day will highlight how our community is moving forward.

    Partnering agencies working together to coordinate the event include the City of Kingston/Kingston Parks and Recreation Department, Rose Women’s Care Service, Family of Woodstock, Inc., Ulster BOCES, UlsterCorps, Kingston Library, Live Well Kingston Commission, and the Mid-Hudson Health and Safety Institute.

    Community-based organizations will provide information, brochures and interactive activities to connect residents to services available in Ulster County. Exhibitors will offer information on a variety of topics including health, education, employment, faith, legal, recreation and much more. Local agencies interested in participating in the event can do so at

    In addition to community information provided by dozens of local agencies tabling at the event, attendees will enjoy face painting, health and wellness workshops, community dances, and other fun activities. The event will feature Ms. Ashley Knox, Founder of “Go Beyond Greatness,” as Master of Ceremonies, and DJ Dre Black, who will be spinning music throughout the day. Attendees will also enjoy performances from the Center for Creative Education’s P.O.O.K. and Energy Dance Co., as well as children from the Everette Hodge Community Center. An interactive children’s activities station will also be offered by MyKingstonKids.

    Food and activities are free to all thanks to this year’s generous event sponsors, including the Bruderhof, The Institute for Family Health, Radio Kingston, and the HealthAlliance Hospitals, members of the Westchester Medical Center Health Network (WMCHealth). The menu for the day will include grilled chicken over salad, breadsticks, hamburgers, rice and beans, and fruit.

    Franklin Street will be closed from Broadway to Prospect Street (adjacent to the Kingston Library). There will be no on-street parking allowed during the event.

    For more information, please contact Megan Weiss-Rowe, at 845-334-3964 or [email protected].