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

    5/1/2018 - City of Kingston Tree Commission and Conservation Advisory Council to Host Joint Meeting on Tree Inventory on Tuesday, May 8th at 5:30pm

    May 1, 2018



    City of Kingston Tree Commission and Conservation Advisory Council to Host Joint Meeting on

    Tree Inventory


    What: City of Kingston Tree Inventory Public Meeting

    Where: City Hall Council Chambers (420 Broadway)

    When: May 8, 2018 at 5:30pm


    KINGSTON, N.Y. – Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce a joint meeting of the City of Kingston’s Tree Commission and the Conservation Advisory Council to be held on Tuesday, May 8th at 5:30pm in City Hall’s Council Chambers. The intent of the event is to provide information to the public on the ongoing Tree Inventory. In 2017, Kingston was awarded a $50,000 grant through the NYS DEC Urban and Community Forestry program to complete a citywide street and parkland tree inventory.   

    The Tree Inventory project was put out to bid earlier this year, with ArborPro: Urban Forest Management submitting a low bid of $37,945.00. ArborPro will be traveling along the City of Kingston’s roughly 85 miles of roads and 151 acres of parkland over the next few weeks collecting a variety of urban forestry data, including species, size, location, and condition. The final report will include an inventory of street trees and parkland trees, as well as a detailed map, prioritization of at-risk trees, identification of stumps to be removed, and locations for potential planting sites. 

    Completion of the inventory will allow Kingston to keep an up-to-date index and will be vital as the City applies for additional funding for maintenance and plantings. A second public meeting will be held in the near future to present the completed inventory.  

    For additional information, please contact Suzanne Cahill, Planning Director, at 845-334-3955 or at [email protected].