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

    9/10/2018 - 2019 City Budget Process

    On Monday, September 24th, a community forum was held as part of the 2019 City Budget process. The evening began with remarks from Mayor Steve Noble, followed by an informational presentation by City Comptroller, John Tuey. Leadership from various City Departments were in attendance to answer questions from participants and listen to suggestions regarding the 2019 budget.

    The Mayor's 2019 Recommended Budget will be presented to the Common Council by October 17, 2018.

    To view the informational PowerPoint, click here.


    Original Forum Announcement

    September 10, 2018


    Mayor Steve Noble Announces 2019 Community Budget Forum

    Monday, September 24th

    KINGSTON, N.Y. – For the third year in a row, Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to host a Community Budget Forum as part of the annual City budget preparation process.

    The Community Budget Forum, to be held on Monday, September 24th at 5:30pm at City Hall, will include remarks from Mayor Noble and a presentation by City Comptroller John Tuey. Leadership from the various City departments will also be participating throughout the evening. Questions, suggestions and general comments will be gathered by City staff to be referred to during the development of the 2019 budget.

    “As we know, an effective budget process is ongoing,” said Mayor Noble. “This event is one step in a series we take each year to ensure that our annual budgets reflect the needs and interests of our local taxpayers.”

    The Community Budget Forum is part of a larger effort to engage the public in the municipal budget process. Past forums have informed the City of service areas in which participants felt more resources were needed or new initiatives warranted support. As an example, in 2017, community members advocated for the establishment of Participatory Budgeting, which was then included in the Mayor’s 2018 proposed budget. The City’s first-ever Participatory Budgeting Pilot Project is currently in progress.