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

    4/18/2019 - Executive Order: I Know This Much Is True Film Production (revised)

    EXECUTIVE ORDER (revised)
    Issued April 18, 2019

    Due to a film production, taking place on Monday and Tuesday, April 22 and 23, 2019, and in the interest of assuring the safety of all residents and visitors to this area, certain traffic restrictions will be in effect.  
    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:
    On April 22 and 23, 2019, from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., there will be “No Parking” on the following streets:
    Pine Grove Avenue (both sides), between Cemetery Lane and Susan Street

    Mary’s Avenue (both sides), between Hoffman Street and Pine Grove Avenue

    Sterling Street (both sides), between Summer Street and Pine Grove Avenue

    Terrance Street (both sides), between Mary’s Avenue to Peter Street
    On April 22 and 23, 2019, from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., there will be road closures and intermittent traffic control on the following streets:
    Pine Grove Avenue, between Cemetery Lane and Broadway

    Summer Street, between Cemetery Lane and Susan Street

    Mary’s Avenue, between Terrance Street and Pine Grove Avenue 
    Steven T. Noble