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]

    Office of Grants Management

    The Office of Grants Management was created in 2019 to secure and manage funding for public infrastructure projects and public service programs that intend to improve the quality of life for Kingston residents.  To achieve this goal, the City applies for and manages grants that fund street design and transportation projects, upgrades to City parks, upgrades to the water treatment plant and sewer infrastructure, plans for a healthier and sustainable future, special programs and events, and government efficiency.     

    CuRRENT Construction Projects

    Broadway Streetscape Project

    I-587 Roundabout (NYSDOT-Managed)

    Empire State Trail - Rt. 32, Greenkill, Prince, & Waterfront (NYSDOT-Managed)


    Downtown Revitalization Initiative (for Uptown Kingston) 

    Kingston On the Move (Transportation)

    Weaving the Waterfront

    Parks, Recreation, & Public Health


    Water Treatment and Infrastructure


    November 2021 Grants Activity Update

    The Office works with all City departments and City Commissions to identify needs, projects, and programming and apply for grants as capacity allows.  When grants are awarded, the Office then coordinates inter-departmentally to accomplish each project or program.  Each project is assigned a "Project Manager," who is versed in the content of the project or program and will implement it, and a "Grant Manager" is also assigned to each project to ensure reporting and financial documents for the funding agency are in order and to work closely with the Comptroller's Office.

    The Office also partners with non-profit organizations and businesses to submit grant applications in partnership.  Our staff are also available by appointment to assist local Kingston organizations with advice and ideas for seeking funding sources to meet their goals. 

    Organizations that are seeking grants for their for-profit business should contact the Office of Economic and Community Development or the Kingston Land Development Corporation.

    As of mid-2020, the Office is managing a portfolio of approximately $40 million in grant funding.  Learn about the City's various grant-funded projects by viewing the PDF of the most recent Grants Activity Update or by exploring our project pages in the links above.  If you'd like to work as a consultant or contractor on one of our projects, keep an eye out on the NYS Contract Reporter or on the Empire State Purchasing Group for our upcoming RFP and bid opportunities.

    Grants Activity Updates are given periodically to the Common Council Finance and Audit Committee to inform Council members and the public on the status of grant projects. The most current update is dated June 2020.  The next update will be in October 2020.  The office will post updates every six months or at the request of the Council members.  To find out the recent status on a particular project, check the project pages in the links above or contact the Project Manager who is listed on the project page.  Project pages are updated when major project status changes happen.

    Please also visit our new public engagement website to learn more and comment about municipal projects now under way:


    Ruth Ann Devitt-Frank
    Phone: (845) 334-3962

    Pat Massa
    Senior Account Clerk
    Phone: (845) 334-3939

    City Hall
    420 Broadway 
    Kingston, NY 12401