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

    10/1/2018 - City of Kingston Seeks Director of Communications and Community Engagement

    City of Kingston Seeks Director of Communications and Community Engagement

    KINGSTON, N.Y. – Mayor Steve Noble is seeking applicants for the position of Director of Communications and Community Engagement. The current Director, Megan Weiss-Rowe, will be departing from this position by the end of the year to pursue other opportunities.

    “Megan has worked tirelessly to implement our shared vision for an inclusive and accessible local government that communicates effectively with its constituents, while also helping to bring new initiatives to fruition,” said Mayor Noble. “She has worked to establish new communication systems and outreach tools to connect with residents and to ensure that my senior staff and I were informed of the evolving needs of our community members.”

    “I am forever grateful that I was entrusted with the responsibility of this position and for the opportunity I have had to serve the city that I love,” said Weiss-Rowe. “My commitment to this work and to Mayor Noble’s vision is steadfast and I look forward to continuing to support our community and the incredible efforts of this administration as a private citizen.”

    The Director of Communications and Community Engagement is a full-time position that has responsibility for planning and implementing various projects with a purpose of providing public information to the community and staff. The Director works with all City departments to communicate information about services, projects and initiatives in a clear and effective manner. The Director is responsible for creating effective mechanisms to solicit input from the community on a wide variety of issues, needs and interests. Applicants should have excellent communication skills, a strong working knowledge of the City of Kingston, and the ability to multi-task. The annual starting salary for this position is $44,000, plus benefits. 

    Cover letters and resumes must be received in the Kingston Civil Service Office by no later than 4:00pm on Friday, October 26th. The Civil Service Office is located in City Hall, Ground Floor, 420 Broadway, Kingston, NY 12401.



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