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

    4/22/2019 - The City of Kingston’s Environmental Program Releases 2018 Sustainability Report


    April 22, 2019 



    The City of Kingston’s Environmental Program Releases

    2018 Sustainability Report

    Announces Earth Fair will be held May 11, 2019



    KINGSTON, NY – On Earth Day, Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce the release of the City of Kingston’s 2018 Sustainability Report. The latest report provides an overview of active grants, educational experiences and programming, and public outreach efforts. This annual report outlines progress in: Energy and Renewables (Climate Smart Community, greening our streetlights and municipal building lights); Land Use (green infrastructure, cultivating street trees); Transportation (Kingston on the Move, Kingston Greenline and Green fleet electric cars); Adaptation and Resiliency (waterfront projects); and Recycling/Waste Management.

    The report also includes collaborations with community groups and City-sponsored boards and commissions including the Conservation Advisory Council, Climate Smart Kingston Commission, Friends of Forsyth Nature Center, and Climate Mayors.

    “We continue to make great strides in our efforts to build a sustainable, resilient community and this report shows the impressive progress and many accomplishments of last year,” said Mayor Noble. “The sustainability staff is managing more than 15 grants for over $800,000 in an effort to bring sustainability to every aspect of our community. I want to thank the staff, Julie Noble, KC Keegan-Twombly and Sean Koester, for their diligence and dedication to bettering our community.”

    “Sustainability means different things to different communities,” said Environmental Education and Sustainability Coordinator Julie Noble “To Kingston it means making sure that every project, every program serves the community and the environment with an eye to the future. We are happy to be a leader in environmental stewardship and awareness in the Hudson Valley. For Kingston, Earth Day extends all year long.”

    Mayor Noble is also pleased to announce today the Kingston Earth Fair on May 11, 2019. The 7th annual event will be held from 10am-4pm in Forsyth Park. This free event features a variety of sustainability and green initiatives and resources for the community, and will include food, music, electric vehicles, bike rides and more. Free shredding will be provided by AARP from 10am-2pm or until full (limit three grocery bags per person). UCRRA will provide free electronic recycling. For a full list of what can be recycled visit 

    For more information, including performances and a list of sponsors, visit:

    Sustainability Report: