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

    6/29/2017 - City of Kingston awarded $120,000 grant from NoVo Foundation to support the Live Well Kingston Commission

    June 29, 2017
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


    City of Kingston awarded $120,000 grant from NoVo Foundation to support the Live Well Kingston Commission


    KINGSTON, N.Y. Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce the selection of the City of Kingston by the NoVo Foundation for a $60,000 per year, two-year grant award.

    “I made a commitment during my State of the City address this year to establish the Live Well Kingston Commission in order to strengthen and further our community’s collective wellness efforts, with the hope of ultimately enabling Kingston to become one of the healthiest cities in the state,” said Mayor Noble. “This funding support is an incredible opportunity for us to develop and coordinate an effective commission that brings together residents, businesses, community organizations and public health experts to address barriers to health and wellness in our neighborhoods.”


    The support of the NoVo Foundation will allow the City to hire a part-time Coordinator for the Commission and expand the efforts of the Commission’s “focus teams.” These focus teams, which include Travel Well, Eat Well, Age Well, and Play Well, work directly in the community to engage local stakeholders to build a healthier, more resilient community.


    In addition to the grant award, Mayor Noble is pleased to announce the appointment of all eleven Live Well Kingston Commission members. These volunteer Commissioners include: Amanda Stromoski; Anna Brett; Brooke Pickering-Cole; Dylan Johanson; Gerry Harrington; Kathleen Rogan; Margaret Gagnon; Melinda Herzog; Stacey Kraft; Stephanie Hope; and Dr. Walter Woodley


    The Live Well Kingston Coordinator is expected to be hired later this summer.


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