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

    10/2/2023 - Executive Order: Parking Restrictions for Italian Festival 10/8


    Issued October 2nd, 2023


    In preparation of the 15th Annual Italian Festival on Sunday October 8th, 2023, and in the interest of assuring the safety of all residents and visitors to this area, certain traffic restrictions will be in effect.

    Therefore, I, Steven T. Noble, Mayor of the City of Kingston, by the power vested in me by the Charter of the City of Kingston declare:

    From 7:00-10:00am on Friday, October 6th, 2023, and again on Tuesday, October 10th, 2023, there will be No Parking in a portion of the T.R. Gallo Parking Lot so the City Stage can be placed. Two parking spots closer to the bridge will also be reserved.

    On Sunday, October 8th, 2023, from 7:00am to 9:00pm, the following streets will be closed:

    -The Strand from HRMM to Dock Street.

    -Lower Broadway from Abeel Street to the Waterfront.

    -All of Dock Street and TR Gallo Parking Lot


    On Sunday, October 8th , 2023, from 7:00am to 9:00pm, there will be No Parking in the following spots:

    -Dock Street, Meters #19-23

    -Lower Broadway, Meters #12-18, #83-91 -Strand, Meters #30-82, #25-29, #192


    On Sunday, October 8th, 2023, from 7:00am to 9:00pm, 25 parking spots should be marked as “Handicap Parking” between the West Strand stage and Ole Savannah.



    Steven T. Noble