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

    11/29/2018 - Participatory Budgeting Project Support Survey Launched

    Participatory Budgeting Project Support Survey Launched

    Deadline: December 14th

    KINGSTON, N.Y. - Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce the release of the 2018 Participatory Budgeting Project Support Survey. Participatory Budgeting is a process in which community members directly decide how to spend part of a public budget. For this year's pilot project, $15,000 was set aside for improvements or projects in each business district (Uptown, Midtown and Downtown), for a total investment of $45,000 to be decided by the public. These funds were allocated based on revenue received from off-street parking fees.

    The Project Support Survey includes all of the proposed projects submitted by community members online, by mail, and in-person at one of the three public workshops held throughout the city in summer 2018.

    “This was a great introductory year for Participatory Budgeting in our community,” said Mayor Noble. “We learned a lot through this process. I am eager to hear from community members about which projects they strongly support and want to see moved forward.”

    Projects submitted for consideration in this Participatory Budgeting process are continuing to be reviewed by City departments for feasibility and cost estimates. Some projects may be able to be funded through alternative funding sources and/or may be included in future grant applications.

    The Project Support Survey may be completed online at or mailed to City Hall, located at 420 Broadway. Survey responses will be accepted until December 14th.

    The Mayor’s 2019 Recommended Budget includes an allocation of funding to facilitate a second round of Participatory Budgeting. Additional funding was also included to work with a consultant and/or community organization to enhance public outreach and coordination in order to engage more community members in this new opportunity.