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

    6/5/2024 - Mayor Noble Announces Next Listening Tour Dates


    June 5, 2024


    Mayor Noble Announces Next Listening Tour Dates

    KINGSTON, NY – Mayor Steven T. Noble, along with Council members from each Ward, will continue his Listening Tour, hosting monthly Ward meetings to meet with residents and hear their concerns.

    “Our first two Ward meetings were very well attended and we had an engaging and informative dialogue,” said Mayor Noble. “I am looking forward to our upcoming Ward meetings and continuing to speak directly with residents.”

    Starting with Ward 1 in April and Ward 2 in May, Mayor Noble will host Ward 3 on Monday, June 17 at 5:30pm at the Kingston Library temporary location (61 Crown Street), as previously announced.

    The next three Ward meetings are as follows:

    Ward 4            Monday, July 15, 2024           5:30pm            Restorative Justice Center, 733 Broadway

    Ward 5            Monday, August 12, 2024      5:30pm            Good Work Institute, 65 St. James Street

    Ward 6            Monday, Sept. 16, 2024          5:30pm            Landmark Place, 300 Flatbush Avenue


    Ward 4 Alderwoman Jeanne Edwards said, “I truly believe that unity is community. I look forward to having Mayor Noble speak with our neighbors in Ward 4 and have a productive meeting.”

    Ward 5 Alderwoman Teryl Mickens said, “I sincerely hope Ward 5 residents and business owners will take this unique opportunity to meet with Mayor Steve Noble and let him know firsthand, the quality of life issues that concern them. The Mayor and I look forward to seeing all of our Ward 5 friends and neighbors!”

    Ward 6 Alderman Bob Dennison said, “We are looking forward to the Mayor’s visit and the opportunity to hear about good things happening in the City. This visit is a great time to make the Mayor aware of the concerns of Ward 6.”

    Future monthly Ward meetings will be announced in the coming weeks.

    Residents can also email Mayor Noble at [email protected]. For news and updates, follow the City of Kingston Facebook and Instagram, visit the City’s public engagement website, Engage Kingston, and sign up for Mayor Noble’s weekly newsletter.