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

    8/22/2018 - Central Hudson Gas Distribution Improvement Project

    Central Hudson will be conducting a Gas Distribution Improvement Project in the Washington Avenue area of Kingston. In addition to gas main replacements, the project will include the replacement of 150 service lines to residences in the area. This project will begin on Monday, August 27th and road work is expected to be conducted in phases in the area through November. Attached is a map that shows the various phases of the project and the areas that will be impacted.

    For some portions of the project, traffic will be allowed in both directions with flaggers. In other phases of the project in which the road must be closed for work during the day, detours will be in place. Please note that work will be conducted from approximately 7:00am until 7:00pm each day. When road closures are necessary, they will be lifted each day by 7:00pm. No commercial traffic will be allowed in the work areas.

    The first phase of the project, scheduled to begin on August 27th, will begin along the Boulevard. Traffic will remain open in both directions with flaggers in place. Updates for this project related to traffic pattern changes and detours will be posted at under Service News.

    Washington Avenue Area Updates

    10/31/2018 Update: 

    Please be advised that due to excavation work scheduled as part of Central Hudson’s gas main replacement project, there will be a temporary road closure at the intersection of Pearl St. and Washington Avenue for approximately two days, beginning on Monday, November 5th. During this time, all traffic will be detoured. Motorists should be alert to all posted signage.