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]

    Organics Diversion Plan

    An organics diversion plan will outline best practices and guide the City in redirecting material from disposal for a higher or best use.

    Project Host City of Kingston
    Project Goals Partner with the Hudson Valley Regional Council (HVRC) to write an Organics Diversion Plan for Kingston.  The HVRC is writing the plan, and City staff is collaborating with them to write the plan.  
    Funder(s) & Amounts

    Total Project Cost: $126,051
    NYSDEC Grant: $62,960
    Local Match: $63,091

    Project Manager's Contact Information

    Julie Noble
    Sustainability Coordinator
    (845) 481-7339
    [email protected] 

    Project Status (Updated September 2019) The City executed a contract with the NYSDEC for the grant project.  The HRVC has been procured by the City to write the plan.  A municipal building and parks waste sort and audit has been completed.  A community composting survey was administered.  The team is now conducting a feasibility analysis for municipal composting. 
    Project Links None at this time.