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

    2/8/2019 - City of Kingston hires new Grants Manager

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    February 8, 2019

     

    CITY OF KINGSTON HIRES GRANTS MANAGER FOR NEWLY ESTABLISHED OFFICE OF GRANTS MANAGEMENT

     

    KINGSTON, N.Y. -- Mayor Steve Noble is pleased to announce the hiring of the new Grants Manager, Ruth Ann Devitt-Frank, who will start on March 4, 2019. She has been a Grant Writer/Manager at Bardavon 1869 Opera House for the last eight years and has served as their Development Director since 2014. Ruth Ann is also a founding member of Kingston’s Midtown Arts District (MAD), where she has been a volunteer Grant Writer and Advisory Board Member since 2016. Her experience includes securing significant funds and managing major applications including the Consolidated Funding Application, New York State Council on the Arts, NYS Legislative Initiative, State/Federal Historic Tax Credits, National Endowment for the Arts, U.S. Economic Development Agency, Ulster County IDA, and more. 

    The Grants Manager will be responsible for researching funding opportunities at the federal, state, local and foundation levels, grant administration and coordinating grant management activities. The position was established by Mayor Noble in 2016 to improve coordination of grants across City departments and to effectively pursue funding to support priority initiatives. Due to the Department’s success and growing portfolio of grant-supported projects, Mayor Noble recently established the Office of Grants Management to be led by the previous Grants Manager, Kristen Wilson, who will now serve as its Director.     

    “We are so thrilled to have Ruth Ann join our Grants Management team, and know she will be an asset not only to the department, but to our expanding efforts to secure funding for a wide range of important community projects,” said Mayor Steve Noble. “Ruth Ann will bring extensive expertise and deep knowledge of the grant process to this role.”  

    “I am pleased that Ruth Ann will be joining us to increase our ability to move existing grant-funded projects more quickly and further establish a grants management system that works across departments.  Ruth Ann brings a fresh perspective that will enable us to seek funding from new sources,” reflected Kristen Wilson, the Director of Grants Management.  

    The City is currently managing numerous grant-supported projects that will move forward in 2019, including transportation and waterfront revitalization, along with six New York State funded Downtown Revitalization Initiative (DRI) projects. The current portfolio of projects totals $38.7 million.