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

    3/6/2018 - Snow Emergency Updates- with snow removal schedule

    Snow Removal Schedule

    The City of Kingston Department of Public Works, with support from the New York State Department of Transportation, will be removing snow during the following dates and times:

    • On Friday, March 9th, from 7:00am-3:00pm, crews will remove snow along Lower Broadway.
    • On Friday evening at 9:00pm through Saturday (March 10th) morning at 10:00am, crews will be removing snow along the Broadway Corridor.

    Temporary parking restrictions will be in effect and signage will be posted.



    Snow Emergency Update as of 3/8/2018 at 11:00am

    • At 1:00pm today, the snow emergency and parking restrictions will be lifted and vehicles can be parked on either side of the street.
    • Municipal lots may be temporarily closed in order to be cleared. Signage will be posted 24 hours in advance if a municipal lot is scheduled to be closed.
    • Snow removal will be taking place on Friday, March 9th and Saturday, March 10th. Snow removal locations will focus on the Broadway Corridor and parking restrictions will be in effect. Please pay attention to posted signage.
    • Refuse and recycling originally scheduled for pick up today will instead be collected on Friday.
    • Bus services are running on a regular schedule.
    • Central Hudson is working to restore power and has announced that dry ice and bottled water will be distributed at the Kingston Plaza (near Hannaford) beginning at 12:30pm
    • Due to tree and power line damage in and around Hasbrouck Park, the Maple Sugaring workshop scheduled for this Saturday has been cancelled. In addition, the park will be temporarily closed to the public until such time that it is safe to enter.







    In preparation of the significant snow accumulation forecasted for our region, the City of Kingston has declared a Snow Emergency beginning on Wednesday, March 7, 2018, starting at 7:00am. Parking restrictions will go into effect at 9:00am. Beginning at 9:00am, vehicles may only be parked on the odd side of the street, which means the side of the street where there are odd house numbers. Vehicles not in compliance with these parking restrictions may be ticketed and towed.

    Snow Emergency Routes will be maintained as priorities for plowing throughout the storm.

    Refuse and recycling are expected to be picked up as scheduled as long as conditions allow. Citibus services have been suspended for Wednesday, March 7, 2018 beginning at 6:30am.

    On Thursday, March 8, 2018 at 7:00am, vehicles must be moved to the even side of the street, which means the side of the street where there are even house numbers.