Rockland County

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Introduction to Rockland County Neighborhoods


Less than 10 miles north of Manhattan, and linked to the city by New Jersey Transit/Metro-North Railroad lines, Rockland County is naturally a prized location for those seeking a countrified life close to the city. Indeed, the area has been an escape for city dwellers since the Dutch founded New Amsterdam in the 1600s. Location, as any real estate advisor will tell you, doesn’t come cheap; Rockland County ranks ninth on the list of highest-income counties by median household income in the United States. Over the years, many of the rich-and-famous have settled here, including notable artists and entertainers such as Edward Hopper (who used Rockland sites in his paintings), Maxwell Anderson, Helen Hayes, Katherine Cornell, Lottie Lenya and Kurt Weill. Today’s artists continue the county’s rich cultural heritage, which is home to repertory theatre groups, dance companies, choral and instrumental ensembles, and art galleries and museums such as Nyack’s Hopper House and Blue Hill Plaza in Pearl River. There are also many shopping opportunities, at Palisades Center Mall and the near-by Woodbury Commons, plus many excellent restaurants, all of which give Rockland County the amenities of a big city. But it also offers the beauty and charm of its pastoral countryside. More than one-third of Rockland County is protected parkland, and some of the most visited parks in the state, including Bear Mountain and Harriman parks, are in Rockland County. They offer spectacular views of the river and mountains that make the lower Hudson Valley such a magnificent place to live.

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Hudson Valley Events

  • IN:SITE Outdoor Art Show

    2016.06.27

    IN:SITE is a summer-long outdoor art exhibit at the Century House Historical Society (CHHS) on the Snyder Estate in Rosendale, NY, home of the...

  • HITS on the Hudson presents Horse Shows 2016

    2016.05.25

    HITS welcomes spectators to its Saugerties show grounds to experience international-level hunter and jumper competitions that bring equine stars...

  • HIGH MEADOW SCHOOL

    2016.06.27

    For children ages 4 - 12! Unique and exciting experiences in the arts, athletics, and open ended play including nature exploration, low ropes...

  • July 4th Clearance Sale

    2016.07.01

    Celebrate Independence Day with even MORE savings during our annual July 4th Clearance Sale! In addition to the summer clearance sales, shoppers...

  • Kids Horseback Riding Camp

    2016.06.27

    Summer Horseback Riding Camp 2016 We are pleased to announce that we will be holding several different Summer Horseback Riding Camps...

  • Gift Fair

    2016.06.01

    Come and enjoy our amazing collection of handmade gifts. New stock from India displayed in a full array of color and vibrancy. Clothes, shawls,...

  • Boscobel House and Gardens presents Hudson Hewn: New York Furniture Now

    2016.04.16

    Art can manifest itself in myriad different forms, and furniture is no exception. In Hudson Hewn: New York Furniture Now, works by nearly a dozen...

  • Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art presents WORD

    2016.02.27

    Last year for the first time, the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art issued an open call for regional artists to submit their works for a...

  • Basilica FREE Screening Series - River’s Pics

    2016.06.26

    Sundays | June 26 | July 31 | August 28 | All Films start at 11AM   Selected by River Stone   FREE Sunday Kid Matinees!...

  • Kids Art Camp

    2016.06.27

    Come join us to create a variety of art projects. Explorations may include drawing, painting, sculpture, printmaking, and more. Students will be...

  • Aston Magna Music Festival

    2016.06.24

    Aston Magna Music Festival is the nation's longest running summer festival featuring early music performed on authentic period instruments, in the...

  • Concert to Celebrate Woodstock Elders

    2016.06.17

    SageArts is hosting a concert on July 17 to celebrate in song the lives of local elders from the Woodstock, N.Y. community.  SageArts is an...

  • Claire Lambe: Paintings

    2016.06.01

    Claire Lambe: Paintings, at the Falcon Opening Reception: June 5th, 4 - 5:30 pm Artist Claire Lambe has a solo exhibition opening on June 5 at...

  • JULY 1 – ‘First Friday’ – “Theater-The Block Party”

    2016.07.01

    JULY 1 – ‘First Friday’ – “Theater-The Block Party” 6 PM – to – whenever             Free theater!  There will be a...

  • Art Reception & Lecture

    2016.07.01

      Artist of the Month: Victor Mirabelli, Reception, 6 PM Art Talk: From Railroads to Rooftops: Reinterpreting Hopper & Hitchcock's American...

  • Live Music @ Monte's

    2016.04.01

    Join us every Friday night for an evening of fun, new friends, great food and live music by The Different starting at 8:30 PM. Hope to see you soon!

  • Hudson Valley Comedy Festival

    2016.06.30

    In our inaugural year, we are bringing comedians and filmmakers from all over the country to the Hudson Valley from June 30th to July 3rd, 2016,...

  • Basilica FREE Screening Series - Bollywood @ Basilica

    2016.06.21

    Basilica FREE Screening Series - Bollywood @ Basilica Tuesdays | June 21 | July 12 | August 9 | Doors at 7PM | Films at 8PM   FREE...

  • Aston Magna Festival: Mozart's Diversions

    2016.07.01

    Mozart Diversions, A Musical Joke and The Horn Quintet, Divertimento, K.287, with artists Todd Williams and Linda Dempf, natural horn; string...

  • Kidney Club for Kidney Patients

    2016.01.17

      Wappingers Falls, NY – Are you or someone you know living with a chronic kidney disease? Join the Northeast Kidney Foundation...


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