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

    12/19/2018 - Municipal ID resolution signed

    December 19, 2018



    KINGSTON, N.Y. – Mayor Steve Noble signed a resolution passing the Municipal ID program into law. After tonight’s Public Hearing, the Mayor signed the resolution surrounded by supporters, including local advocacy group, Nobody Leaves Mid-Hudson. 

    “I first want to thank all the residents who came out to speak and share their thoughts at the public hearing. I am pleased to sign this resolution, and I hope the Municipal ID will work toward giving a sense of security for all residents. It will also serve to build community, represented by proud citizens of the City of Kingston,” said Mayor Noble. “I am grateful to all the businesses who have already signed up to participate in the Municipal ID discount program. It’s so encouraging to see the early support from our Kingston business community.”

    Businesses who have been early adopters to the discount program include The Anchor, Blue Byrd’s,  Bop to Tottom, Drs. Chasin and Guarente, Clove and Creek, Friends of Historic Kingston, Half Moon Books, Michael’s Candy Corner, On the Hill Antiques, Park Opticians, Peace Nation, Turn up the Beet and Zephyr.

    “This is a great day for the city of Kingston. The Municipal ID law demonstrates the commitment we have to being a welcoming and inclusive community,” said Reynolds Scott-Childress, W-3, “This card can help so many people in so many parts of our town, from citizens who want to take advantage of discounts for city residents to members of a whole host of traditionally marginalized residents who want to feel an integral part of our community.”

    “I look forward to working with our new City Clerk, Elisa Tinti, to enact this new law over the next several months,” added Mayor Noble.