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

    8/28/2018 - Executive Order: Hooley on the Hudson- 9/2

    Issued August 28, 2018

    In preparation for the 17th Annual Hooley on the Hudson, held on Sunday, September 2, 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 Sunday, September 2, from 4 am until midnight on Monday:
    Abeel Street from Broadway to Wurts Street – both sides;
    Post Street from Abeel Street to West Union Street – both sides;
    Broadway from Spring Street to East Strand – both sides;
    West Strand from Broadway to Dock Street;
    Dock Street from Broadway to the West Strand Parking Lot;
    Dock Street Parking Lot – First Six Rows;
    East Strand from Mariner’s Harbor to the Maritime Museum – both sides;
    Parking Lot under Bridge by Hudson River Cruises (Rip Van Winkle) to allow stage to be stored until set-up.
    From 4 am Sunday, September 2 to midnight Monday, September 3, there will be No Parking on right side of Garraghan Drive from Broadway to Koenig Boulevard/Route 9W to allow shuttle busses to discharge and pick-up patrons who will be attending this event.
    The following streets will be closed to through traffic on Sunday, September 2, from 8 am until midnight:
    Broadway from Spring Street to East Strand;
    West Union Street from Post Street to Broadway;
    Dock Street from Broadway to the West Strand Parking Lot;
    East Strand from Broadway to the Maritime Museum.

    At the request of the organizers of this event, restaurants will not be allowed to have TABLES and CHAIRS in the street for patrons.

    In addition, at the request of the organizers, there will be NO PARKING in the first row of parking spaces in the municipal lot under the Bridge for setting up stages for entertainment during the event. Also, the Kingston Trolley will be allowed to operate up to the main entrance of the Maritime Museum.


    Steven T. Noble