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]



    A program of the Department of Health and Wellness, Creating Healthy Schools and Communities (CHSC) is a 5-year (2021-2026) NYSDOH-funded project that supports policy, system, and environmental changes to help make the healthy choice, the easy choice in the City of Kingston. CHSC does this by supporting communities in implementing evidence-based physical activity and nutrition strategies that build upon existin community assets and coalitions, and leverages resources from multiple stakeholders and sectors.

    To achieve these goals, the project focuses on 5 strategic areas:

    1. Food Service Guidelines: Supporting community and worksites to create, implement, and promote food and nutrition guidelines in their food service venues.
    2. Connecting Routes to Destinations: Community planning and active transportation interventions to increase safe and accessible physical activity.
    3. School Nutrition & Physical Activity: Working with school officials, staff, and parents to implement improved policies and practices that create a supportive and healthy physical activity and nutrition environment.
    4. Early Care & Education: Improved policies, practices, and environments for physical activity and nutrition in early child care settings.
    5. Communications & Sustainability: Intentional and thoughtful communication with the community, media, and legislature to support behavior change, policy change, and convey critical information.

    Current Projects: TBA

    Completed Projects: TBA


    For more information on CHSC, or if you'd like to inquire about how to become a community partner, please contact the Project Manager, Kristin Kessler, at [email protected] or 845-334-3917.