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]

    Electric Vehicle Charging Stations


    Charging stations like this one at the Cornell Street public parking lot are free to the public for the first two hours.

    Project Host City of Kingston
    Project Goals

    Install a network of publicly-accessible, municipally-hosted electric vehicle charging stations in several areas of the City.  These stations will be available to the general public 24 hours/day and 365 days/year. The chargers are free for the first two hours, and $0.50after.

    The City is procuring and installing the equipment and improving the parking spots.  Locations include Cornell Street parking lot, Dock Street, Lower Broadway parking lot, 

    Funder(s) & Amounts Total Project Cost: $61,560
    NYSDEC Grant: $47,971
    Local Match (in-kind staff time) - $13,589 
    Project Manager's Contact Information

    Julie Noble
    Sustainability Coordinator
    (845) 481-7339
    [email protected] 

    Project Status (Updated September 2019) Charging stations have been installed and activated on Cornell Street, Dock Street and Lower Broadway. The City will track usage and submit the information for electricity reimbursement.  
    Project Links None at this time.