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

    10/30/2018 - City of Kingston Common Council’s 2019 Budget Process

    City of Kingston Common Council’s 2019 Budget Process Underway

    Finance Committee to Review Proposed Budget of Each City Department

    The City of Kingston’s Common Council has begun its review of Mayor Noble’s 2019 Recommended Budget in November.

    As part of this review, there will be a public feedback session on Wednesday, November 7th at 6:00pm at City Hall. Individuals are encouraged to review the Mayor’s Recommended Budget, which can be found at under Latest News and to offer feedback during this session. Individuals may provide additional comment during the Public Speaking section of each Regular Common Council meeting (November 6th and December 4th) at 7:30pm or by submitting comments to the City Clerk at [email protected] or via postal mail to City Hall, 420 Broadway, Kingston, N.Y. 12401.

    In addition, the Chairman of the Finance/Audit Committee has scheduled the following Special Meetings pertaining to the 2019 proposed budget. City Departments are anticipated to be heard according to the schedule below:

    Wednesday, November 7 at 6:30 pm – DPW, WWTP, BUS

    Tuesday, November 13 at 6:30 pm – KPD

    Wednesday, November 14 at 6:30 – Fire and Building Safety

    Monday, November 19 at 6:30 pm – Parks and Recreation

    Tuesday, November 27 at 6:30 pm – City Hall

    Wednesday, November 28, 2018 at 6:30 pm – Budget Wrap-Up Meeting

    All Committee meetings will be held at City Hall, 420 Broadway, in Conference Room #1. While there is not a dedicated public speaking period at Committee meetings, all meetings are open to observe.