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
    12401

    Phone:
    (845) 331-0080

    Kingston News

    9/20/2018 - 9/23 Executive Order: Benedictine Health Foundation Bike Run Walk for Cancer Care

    EXECUTIVE ORDER
    Issued September 20, 2018


    In preparation for the Benedictine Health Foundation Bike, Run, Walk for Cancer Care on Sunday September 23, 2018 and in the interest of assuring the safety of all residents and visitors to this area, certain traffic restrictions will be in effect.


    Therefore, I, Steven T. Noble, Mayor of the City of Kingston, by the power vested in me by the Charter of the City of Kingston declare:


    From 8:30 a.m. through 12:30 p.m. on Sunday September 23, 2018, there will be intermittent traffic control at all intersections on Wall Street and Fair Street, between N Front Street and Greenkill Avenue. There will also be the following parking restrictions:


    No Parking along right (South) side of N Front Street from Washington Ave. to Fair St.
    No Parking on right (West) side of Fair Street from N Front St. to Greenkill Ave.
    No Parking on right (East) side of Wall St. from Greenkill Ave. to N Front St.
    No Parking on church (South) side of Pearl St. where meters are from Fair to Wall St.


    Sincerely,


    Steven T. Noble
    Mayor