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

    1/20/2019 - Snow Emergency Update in effect until Monday, Jan 21 at 2pm
    SNOW EMERGENCY UPDATE: The Snow Emergency and related parking restrictions remain in effect until 2:00pm on Monday, January 21.
    This means: Today (Sunday, January 20), all vehicles may only be parked at an off-street location or on the even side of the street. Vehicles should remain on the even side of the street overnight. Tomorrow (Monday, January 21) at 7:00am, all vehicles must be moved to the odd side of the street.
    Reminder: the "odd side" or "even side" of a street is determined by the house numbers on that street. An "odd day" or "even day" is determined by the calendar date.
    Vehicles not in compliance with these parking restrictions may be ticketed and towed. Vehicles must be moved, regardless of whether or not the weather has improved or the street looks clear. Please be aware that municipal lots may be posted in the coming days and temporarily closed in order for the Department of Public Works to clear them.
    Refuse and recycling will be delayed one day this week due to the holiday.
    Citibus services will be suspended for the holiday on Monday. Once road conditions are assessed, an update on Citibus services for Tuesday will be available at and on the City's Facebook page.
    For individuals who believe they were wrongly issued a parking ticket, the City of Kingston does have an appeals process. You can begin this process at:  If you do not have internet access, you may come to City Hall, located at 420 Broadway, and use the kiosk located in the Comptroller's Office. If needed, staff are available to assist you.