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

    6/26/2019 - Executive Order: Fourth of July Parking Restrictions

    Issued June 26, 2019

    An Independence Day Fireworks Celebration is scheduled for July 4th on the Kingston Waterfront.  To accommodate this event and to ensure the safety of all participants, certain parking and 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 the following:
    The following streets will have No Parking from 1 pm on July 4th to midnight on July 5th and will be closed to Vehicular Traffic from 3 pm on July 4th to midnight on July 5th: Broadway from Abeel Street to East Strand (Both Sides); All of West Strand; East Strand from Broadway to the municipal parking lot entrance. The Wurts Street (Old Rt. 9w) Bridge will be closed with NO PARKING from 8am on July 4th to midnight on July 5th.
    From 1 pm on July 4th to midnight on July 5th, there will be NO PARKING on both sides of Abeel Street from Wurts Street to Broadway and the first three parking spaces on Broadway from the intersection of Abeel (approaching Garraghan Drive) to accommodate the shuttle bus maneuvering.  There will also be NO PARKING on Thursday, July 4th, from 7 am to midnight on Friday, July 5th in the 3 rows of parking spaces closest to Gallo Park in the parking lot behind Mariner’s Harbor, at the intersection of West Strand and Dock Street. 
    For safety reasons, no pedestrian shall be allowed on the Wurts Street Bridge from 8 am on Thursday, July 4th to midnight on Friday, July 5th. No pedestrians will be allowed on the Rt. 9w Bridge from 6pm to 10:30pm.
    Steven T. Noble