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

    7/14/2022 - Press release: State of Emergency in the City of Kingston Declared


    July 14, 2022

    State of Emergency in the City of Kingston Declared


    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble has declared a Local State of Emergency, which is now in effect.

    The order restricts all unnecessary travel in and around Kingston, especially in Uptown, where there are many roadways that are closed. This generally includes every street from Linderman Ave to Lucas Ave. This includes Washington Avenue in this area.

    Last night's thunderstorm produced extensive tree damage across the City of Kingston. Central Hudson is reporting approximately 5,500 customers in Kingston still without power. This includes a variety of traffic signals. Driving in and around Kingston is extremely difficult or impossible in many areas due to downed trees and power lines.

    All Kingston Parks and Recreation Summer Programs and facilities are closed today. Offices are open. The Department of Public Works will have trash and recycling collection.

    “Last night, our Fire Department, Police Department and DPW responded to hundreds of calls for service and I want to thank all of our staff for working throughout the night,” said Mayor Noble. “Much of the clean-up is dependent on Central Hudson clearing power lines and so clean-up from this storm will take some time. Central Hudson has not yet provided power restoration times but we will share any information that we are provided.”