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

    10/4/2018 - Executive Order: O+ Festival

    Issued October 2, 2018

    In preparation of an art installation, facilitated by O+, and the O+ Parade and Festival taking place from Friday October 5, 2018 through Sunday October 7, 2018, certain traffic restrictions will be in effect to assure the safety of all residents and visitors to this area.

    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 9:00am on Wednesday, October 3 to 7:00pm on Sunday, October 8, there will be NO PARKING in five spaces, directly against the Redwood wall in the N Front Street municipal lot.

    From 12:00pm on Thursday, October 4 to 12:00pm on Monday, October 8, there will be NO PARKING in two spaces in front of 267 Wall Street.

    From 12:00pm on Friday, October 5 to 4:00pm on Saturday, October 6, there will be NO PARKING in two spaces in front of 309 Wall Street. From 10:00am on Friday, October 5 to 4:00pm on Saturday, October 6, there will be NO PARKING in the first three spaces in front of 40 John Street.

    From 9:00am on Friday, October 5 to 7:00pm on Sunday, October 7, there will be NO PARKING in three spaces in front of 21 N Front Street. “Handicap parking only” will be temporarily moved to three spaces in front of 35-37 N Front Street.

    The Parade kicks off in front of the Kingston Library on Prospect St. at 6:00pm; turns left onto St. James St.; turns right onto Fair St.; turns right into Ulster County lot (corner of Fair St. and Main St.); makes left out of lot onto Main St.; turns right onto Wall Street and ends in front of BSP at approximately 7:00pm. There will be police presence for intermittent traffic control.

    From 6:00am to 4:00pm on Saturday, October 6, Wall Street will be closed and NO PARKING from John Street to North Front Street for the Health Expo and entertainment segment of the Festival.


    Steven T. Noble