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

  • Fred Fodera Exhibit

    2018.11.01

    The Library is pleased to host a month long exhibit of paintings by Fred Fodera. Fred, a Hopewell resident, is a self-taught artist. He has been...

  • Art Exhibit: "Look Around", landscapes by EB Gregor

    2018.10.28

    Artist EB Gregor will present her landscape paintings in her solo exhibit, “Look Around” from October 28 through December 9, 2018 at...

  • Therapeutic Chair Yoga

    2018.04.02

    This class adapts classic yoga postures for students who are limited in movement because of age, illness, disability, or injury.  We use...

  • "Elemental Forces" Exhibit

    2018.06.09

    Identifying renewable energy sources is an important issue facing humanity going forward. It is a task requiring the collaboration of scientists,...

  • 2018 Special Exhibit – Peter Max: Early Paintings

    2018.07.17

    The art of Peter Max helped define the psychedelic 1960s, with its colorful imagery of gurus, sages, runners, flyers, Zen boats, snow-capped...

  • Dorothea Rockburne

    2018.05.06

    In May 2018, Dia Art Foundation will present a long-term installation of Dorothea Rockburne’s large-scale works from the late 1960s and...

  • Mary Corse

    2018.05.06

    Dia Art Foundation has acquired four works by Mary Corse (b. 1945, Berkeley). To celebrate this new acquisition, Dia will present a long-term...

  • Landscapes: Capturing the View

    2018.11.07

    Landscapes: Capturing the View Nature has always been our closest ally. During this special time of year, the waning light of summer and early...

  • CALL FOR ARTISTS: Roost Studio’s Holiday Gala & Art Show

    2018.10.04

      Roost Studio’s is hosting their annual Holiday Gala & Art Show and YOU are invited to display your unique petite work (size...

  • Death is Irrelevant

    2018.10.13

    Death is Irrelevant: Selections from the Marc and Livia Straus Collection, 1968–2018 October 13, 2018 - August 2, 2019   “Death is a...

  • Between I and Thou

    2017.02.04

    Between I & Thou February 4, 2017 'Between I & Thou' includes artists from many different areas of the globe. It explores interconnections...

  • A New Work by Abstract Luminary Peter Bradley

    2018.11.03

    Emerge Gallery is honored to be exhibiting a new work by color field abstract artist Peter Bradley — widely noted for curating the first...

  • Between I and Thou

    2017.02.04

    Between I & Thou February 4, 2017 - December 22, 2018 'Between I & Thou' includes artists from many different areas of the globe. It explores...

  • A Children's America

    2018.10.13

    Artists’ Reception:  Saturday, Oct. 13,   1:00-4:00pm Rockland Center for the Arts will present an exhibition of  A...

  • Crossing Boundaries: Material as Message

    2018.10.07

    Crossing Boundaries: Material as Message exhibit will focus on empowering people to become part of the change we need to see in the world....

  • A Great Night for Art!

    2018.11.01

    Saturday, November 3rd, 6-9 PM Opening Reception for Artist David L. Kendrick at CATALYST GALLERY in Beacon Show will run November 1 -...

  • Dance Workshop Series

    2018.09.29

    Workshop Series Offering a monthly class in different genres of dance.  Open to all dancers Workshop series offered only at New York Academy of...

  • Music & Movement

    2018.11.07

    New class led by dancer and artist Michelledana Shafran.  Children will learn to move and move to learn at the same time. When a wide range of...

  • MBSR Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction with Laurence Magro

    2018.10.02

    Imagine being able to rely on your own inner resources for learning, growing, and healing. Mindfulness isn’t a gimmick — it’s a...

  • Actors' Workshops at Tompkins Corners

    2018.09.24

    Tompkins Corners Cultural Center offers Actors' Workshops on Monday evenings at 7:30, beginning on Monday, September 24th. Judy Allen,...


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