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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
    12401

    Phone:
    (845) 331-0080

    Kingston News

    11/20/2020 - Mayor Noble's Weekly Update, November 20, 2020

    Mayor Noble sent a newsletter on Friday, November 20, 2020 with local updates and news. 

    Read the latest update here.

    Sign up for the Mayor's newsletter here.

    Sign up for text and phone call alerts here: www.kingston-ny.gov/Swift911

     

    Previous newsletters:

    November 13, 2020

    November 6, 2020

    October 30, 2020

    October 23, 2020

    October 16, 2020 (Special Budget issue) 

    October 2, 2020

    September 25, 2020

    September 18, 2020

    September 11, 2020

    September 4, 2020

    August 28, 2020

    August 21, 2020

    August 14, 2020

    August 7, 2020

    July 27, 2020

    July 17, 2020

    July 10, 2020

    June 29, 2020

    June 19, 2020

    June 12, 2020

    June 5, 2020

    May 29, 2020

    May 22, 2020

    May 15, 2020

    May 8, 2020

    May 1, 2020

    April 24, 2020

    April 17, 2020

    April 10, 2020

    April 3, 2020

    April 1, 2020

    March 27, 2020

    March 25, 2020

    March 20, 2020

    March 18, 2020

    March 16, 2020

    March 6, 2020

    February 28, 2020

    February 21, 2020

    February 14, 2020

    February 9, 2020

    January 31, 2020

    January 24, 2020

    January 17, 2020

    January 10, 2020

    January 3, 2020

    2019

    December 20, 2019

    December 13, 2019

    December 6, 2019

    November 22, 2019

    November 15, 2019

    November 8, 2019

    November 1, 2019

    October 25, 2019

    October 18, 2019 

    October 11, 2019

    October 4, 2019

    September 27, 2019

    September 20, 2019

    September 6, 2019

    August 23, 2019

    August 16, 2019 

    August 9, 2019 

    August 2, 2019

    July 26, 2019

    July 19, 2019

    July 12, 2019

    June 28, 2019

    June 21, 2019

    June 14, 2019

    June 7, 2019

    May 31, 2019

    May 17, 2019

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    May 3, 2019 

    April 26, 2019 

    April 12, 2019

    April 5, 2019

    March 29, 2019

    March 22, 2019

    March 15, 2019

    March 8, 2019

    March 1, 2019 

    February 22, 2019 

    February 8, 2019

    February 1, 2019 

    January 28, 2019

    January 11, 2019

    January 4, 2019

    2018

    December 20, 2018 

    December 14, 2018

    December 7, 2018 

    August 27, 2018

    August 6, 2018

    July 3, 2018

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    June 4, 2018

    May 18, 2018

    May 9, 2018

    April 30, 2018

    March 19, 2018

    March 20, 2018

    March 6, 2018

    February 11, 2018

    February 7, 2018 (Snow Emergency Update)

    February 6, 2018 (Snow Emergency)

    January 23, 2018

    January 17, 2018 (Snow Emergency Update)

    January 16, 2018 (Snow Emergency)

    January 5, 2018 (Snow Emergency Update)

    January 4, 2018 (Snow Emergency)