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

    7/19/2019 - Kingston Point Rail Trail Bridge Painting Party - Cancelled




    July 19, 2019


    Kingston Point Rail Trail Bridge Painting Party

    Community Event to be Held on Tuesday, July 30


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce, in preparation of the opening of the Kingston Point Rail Trail, the City of Kingston will be throwing a community Bridge Painting Party. The bridge over 9-W, which is part of the Kingston Point Rail Trail and the larger Greenline trail system, is in need of a fresh coat of paint to prepare it for the official opening of the trail. Mayor Noble invites all members of the community to join in beautifying this bridge for the grand opening of the Kingston Point Rail Trail Phase #1 later this summer.  

    “The 9-W Bridge is currently covered with graffiti and tags. Working with students from DRAW and BARK, and other stakeholders like O+ and Into Yellow, we created a concept to give the bridge a fresh coat of paint while maintaining its artistic look and authentic feel. Together, we decided to create a stencil which will leave some of the spray paint visible while covering up any undesirable messages and images,” said Mayor Noble. “We are so excited to officially open this portion of the trail later this summer, and want the community to be involved at every step. We can’t wait for the public to start enjoying this wonderful resource.” 

    The Bridge Painting Party will give attendees a sneak peek of the trail, which is nearly completed but not currently open to the public. Remaining projects include installing the raised sidewalk across Delaware Ave, paving additional sections, finishing the trailhead construction, and planting flower and shrubs along the trail. Once the finishing touches are in place, Mayor Noble will officially open the trail to the public with a ribbon cutting ceremony, and will give a guided tour of the trail. The Bridge Painting Party was made possible by the generous donation of paint and supplies from Herzog’s Home and Paint Centers.

    The Kingston Point Rail Trail Phase #1 is a paved public path that stretches from E. Chester Street at Jansen Ave to Garraghan Drive and 9-W at Rondout Gardens and will provide a safe, ADA accessible pedestrian and bicycle route from the waterfront area to Midtown Kingston. The project was funded by grants from NYSERDA’s Cleaner, Greener Communities Program, OPRHP’s Heritage Area Systems Program and their Recreational Trails Program. 


    Kingston Point Rail Trail Bridge Painting Party

    Tuesday, July 30, 2019


    Meet at the 9-W Bridge




    Additional links:

    Kingston Point Rail Trail Phase #1:

    Kingston Greenline:

    Kingston Land Trust & the Kingston Greenline: