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

    2/25/2019 - All Common Council Meetings to be Recorded in 2019


    February 19, 2018





    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce that as a part of the Office of the City Clerk’s agenda for 2019, City Clerk Elisa Tinti will be recording Common Council meetings. Recording began with the Mayor’s State of the City address and the January Common Council meeting. Upcoming committee meetings for Laws and Rules and Public Safety will be recorded, as well the Common Council Caucus on Monday, March 4 and the next Common Council meeting on Tuesday, March 5, 2019.


    Going forward, all Council meetings will be video-recorded and can be viewed at the City of Kingston’s YouTube Channel and on the City’s website at the new Kingston Live page.


    “The new process of recording the Common Council meetings fits into the 2019 goals of the Office of the City Clerk & Registrar for greater community accessibility to local government,” said City Clerk Elisa Tinti. “This process will allow those who are not able to attend meetings to remain informed of the goings on of city government.”


    “We want all of our residents to feel like they are a part of the legislative process,” said Mayor Noble. “Even if someone is unavailable to attend these meetings in person, there will now be a standing record of the proceedings, which can be accessed at any time. This give everyone in our City access to how our lawmakers are thinking and how it effects it our community members.”


    The Common Council meeting schedule, agendas and agenda packets can be found at the City’s homepage: