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

    4/29/2019 - Mental Health Awareness Month Kick-off Event at City Hall on May 3


    April 29, 2019


    Mental Health Awareness Month Kick-off Event at City Hall

    Friday, May 3 at 5:30pm 

    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce the kick-off for Mental Health Awareness Month with Kingston INTO Yellow, a celebration of optimism and resilience. Throughout May, community members, organizations, and businesses are joining together to host collaborative public art projects, special events, activities and educational programs to raise awareness for mental health.

    On Friday, May 3 at 5:30pm, City Hall will host a reception on the first floor with music, food, drinks, photo booth, community tabling, and more. A ceremony will follow in Council Chambers, hosted by Master of Ceremonies, Micah Blumenthal. Mayor Noble will deliver a declaration for Mental Health Awareness Month, and the importance of support and services in our community. Reverend Erica Baron from the Interfaith Council will lead a meditation. Local gong master, Theresa Widmann, will lead a gong session. Speakers include representatives from the Mental Health Association in Ulster County, HealthAlliance, Kingston School District, the YMCA, the ARC of Ulster-Greene/Cornell Creative Center, the Kingston Arts Commission, as well as Alderwoman Andrea Shaut, City of Kingston Director of Arts & Cultural Affairs, Adrielle Farr, and local artist G. Riley Johndonnell, the founder of the INTO Yellow movement. 

    “We are happy to participate in this year’s Kingston INTO Yellow,” said Mayor Noble. “Mental health is an important issue, and we want to make sure every person in this community is supported and has the resources they need to for mental health. This event is a great way to shine a light on the challenges people face, and to come together in support.”  

    Created by Kingston-based artist Riley Johndonnell, INTO Yellow is a color with a cause, just as blue is to Autism, pink is to breast cancer, red is to HIV. Locally, the YMCA, HealthAlliance, UMEWE, ARC/Cornell Creative Center for the Arts, Kingston Happenings, the Kingston Interfaith Council and others are collaborating to brighten the city with bursts of yellow and to help shed light on the stigma around mental health. 

    “We are turning ‘Optimism into Action’ through collaboration,” said Riley Johndonnell. “We’re coming together to literally and metaphorically brighten communities and the world one splash of yellow at a time.”


    Friday, May 3

    Kingston INTO Yellow

    5:30pm Reception | 6:30pm Presentation

    City Hall 420 Broadway

    Mental health resources are available at:

    Mental Health Association in Ulster County

    The ARC of Ulster-Greene

    Health Alliance of Hudson Valley