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]

    COVID-19 Artist Resources


    COVID-19 could have a lasting impact on the lives of creative laborers in our communities. This webpage has been developed to collect information and resources for artists and creatives impacted by COVID-19. Many funding resources will have restrictions on who can apply, read any and all guidelines carefully before applying

    Please encourage participation in the following impact surveys:

    American for the Arts Impact Survey


    Ulster County Small Business Impact Survey 

    For more information on COVID-19:

    The Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s Website

    If you are in need of immediate assistance, please call:

    Ulster County COVID-19 Hotline: (845) 443-8888

    New York State COVID-19 Information Hotline: (888) 364-3065

    Family of Woodstock 24 Hour Crisis Hotline: Call or text: (845) 679-2485


    Click here for information COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility & Distribution


    Ulster County is also offering information on COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility, please click here to be directed to their online form.

    Individuals seeking to volunteer for the Kingston Emergency Food Collaborative can sign up using this form.


    If you would like to contribute more information to this list, please contact Adrielle Farr at:

    [email protected]



    Last Updated: 1/11/2021


    Ulster County COVID-19 Information & Resources

    Arts Mid-Hudson COVID19 Resource List


    The Art Society of Kingston


    Center for Creative Education (CCE)


    COVID 19 Dutchess & Ulster County Resources Facebook Group

    Family of Woodstock


    Hudson Valley Mutual Aid Network: Organization Mapping


    Kingston Emergency Food Collaborative

    Kingston Mutual Aid Facebook Group


    The Midtown Arts District


    O+ (O Positive)


    People’s Place

    Radio Kingston Community Fund

    Rise Up Kingston


    Stewart's Non-Profit COVID Relief Fund

    The Real Kingston Tenants Union 


    TMI Project Resource List


    Ulster County Chamber of Commerce


    Department of Labor for the State of New York

    Freelance Isn’t Free Act (Applies to labor performed in NYC)

    Freelancer COVID-19 Emergency Fund

    Max's Kansas City

    New York Foundation of the Arts Emergency Grants

    NYS Unemployment Benefits

    Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts



    3 Arts Funding Resources

    Alliance of Artists Communities

    Artist Fellowship


    Artist Relief Fund

    Arts & Culture Leaders of Color Emergency Fund

    Actors Fund Entertainment Assistance Program

    American Guild of Musical Artists

    Author’s League Fund

    The Blue’s Heart Foundation

    Creative Capital’s List of Arts Resources

    CERF+ Emergency Assistance

    Dramatist Guild Foundation (playwrights, composers, lyricists, and bookwriters):

    Equal Sound Corona Relief Fund (Musicians with cancelled work):

    Foundation for Contemporary Arts

    Freelance Artist Resources

    Glad Day Bookshop’s Emergency Survival Fund for LGBTQ2S Artists, Performers & Tip Based Workers:

    Goteleb Emergency Grant Program (painters, printmakers, sculptors)

    The Haven Foundation

    The Hero Initiative

    Jazz Foundation Emergency Fund

    Local 802 AFM Musicians Emergency Relief Fund

    Musicians Foundation


    NEA CARES Act Grant Opportunity  

    National Endowment for the Art’s List of Resources

    PEN America Writers’ Emergency Fund


    Resources for Undocumented Communities

    Small Business Administration Loan