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

    3/24/2020 - Executive Order: No Public Access to City Buildings, Playground Equipment Closed and all Social Gatherings Banned


     Issued March 24, 2020

    Expanding Upon Executive Order Issued March 18th, 2020

    As Chief Executive of Kingston in accordance with a proclamation of State of Emergency executed on the 23rd day of March, 2020 do hereby declare that the following areas within this municipality are restricted to the public and all pedestrian and vehicular movement, standing and parking, is prohibited; except for the provisions of designated essential services such as governmental employees, as well as fire, police, and hospital services including transportation of patients thereto, utility emergency repair and emergency calls by physicians. 

     1. City Hall, 420 Broadway

    2. Department of Public Works, 25 East O’Reilly Street

    3. Andy Murphy Center, 467 Broadway

    4. Building and Safety, 5 Garraghan Drive

    5. Water Department, 111 Jansen Avenue 

    6. All City playground structures, including but not limited to the playgrounds at Forsyth Park, Hasbrouck Park, Hutton Park, and Kingston Point Beach.   

    Due to emergency conditions produced by the 2019 Novel Coronavirus, all non-essential gatherings of individuals of any size for any reason (e.g. parties, celebrations or other social events) are canceled or postponed at this time in the City of Kingston, as such conditions threaten or imperil the public safety of the citizens of Kingston.

    These restrictions apply until removed by order of the Chief Executive of this municipality.     


    Steven T. Noble