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

    5/30/2019 - KPD Police Officer Examination and Informational Meeting


    May 30, 2019


    KPD Police Officer Examination Scheduled

    Informational Meeting for Employment Opportunities on June 5


    KINGSTON, NY – The Kingston Police Department has scheduled a police officer examination this fall and will hold an information session on Wednesday June 5 at 7:00pm at City Hall. All interested parties are encouraged to attend and learn more about the examination process and the benefits of joining the police force. After the informational session, the physical agility portion of the police officer exam will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2019, followed by exam preparation sessions in late August. The written exam will be conducted Saturday, September 14, 2019. 

    The Kingston Police Department benefits package includes a starting salary between $45,178 - $50,198 annually; comprehensive healthcare including dental; paid vacation, sick leave and holidays; uniforms and equipment; tuition reimbursement; and enrollment in the NYS Police and Fire Retirement System. 

    “Recruitment for our Kingston Police Department is extremely important,” said Mayor Noble. “We want to spread the word about this opportunity so that KPD can recruit more local participants and find the absolute best candidates.” 

    Visit the Kingston website to view the requirements for the physical agility examination