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

    10/11/2017 - Executive Order: Burning of Kingston 10/14

    Issued October 11, 2017

    In preparation for the “Burning of Kingston” event scheduled to take place throughout the City from Friday, October 13 through Sunday, October 15, 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:

    There will be no parking on the following streets/areas on Saturday, October 14, 2017:

    From 9 am to 4 pm - Both sides of Fair Street from North Front Street to Main Street; and
    From 2 pm to 5 pm - Both sides of Main Street from Fair Street to Green, John Street from Crown Street to Wall Street and Crown Street from John Street to Green Street

    The following streets will be closed to through traffic on Saturday October 14, 2017:

    From 12 pm to 4 pm - Fair Street from North Front to Main Street; and

    From 3 pm to 5 pm – Main Street from Fair Street to Green Street, John Street from Green Street to Wall Street, and Green Street from Crown Street to John Street while the British troops head to the four corners of John and Crown Streets for the final street battle scene.

    After this portion of the itinerary, the streets will reopen to traffic.

    Spectators are urged to observe.


    Steven T. Noble