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

  • Carve This: The fundamentals of carving a wooden spoon


    A four-hour class devoted to teaching you what you need to know to begin, and continue, this enjoyable pastime. Covered in the class are the...

  • Brighid Graves Art Exhibit


    The Library is pleased to host a month long exhibit of work by Brighid Graves,   A reception will be held on Friday, January 4th.   Brighid...

  • "Elemental Forces" Exhibit


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

  • Art Exhibit: Carolyn Bloom, "The Evolution of a Fiber Artist"


    “The Evolution of a Fiber Artist” in Dobbs Ferry  features Carolyn Bloom’s knitted and crocheted items, patterns, and...

  • Saturday and Sunday free for City of Beacon residents


    Free admission on Saturdays and Sundays for City of Beacon residents (including the adjacent Hudson Valley communities of Chelsea, Fishkill,...

  • Carrie Haddad Gallery


    Great Estates: The Paintings of Joseph E. Richards and Bill Sullivan Carrie Haddad Gallery is pleased to present “Great Estates”, a two person...

  • Chair Yoga with Kathy Foley


    Chair Yoga is a very helpful way for those who need extra support to enjoy the benefits of yoga. Using sturdy chairs, Kathy Foley, a 200 hour...



    This 5- week yoga and group discussion  workshop is tailored for parents with children aged  newborn to 1 year old. Each workshop will begin with...

  • Death is Irrelevant


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



    Angela’s Fraleigh’s site-specific installation, Shadows Searching for Light, is inspired by the paintings of Edward Hopper...

  • Guided Tour


    Explore Thomas Cole’s historic Main House with museum educators. The Main House includes The Parlors, technology-driven story telling...

  • Out of Line!


    Out of Line! Drawings by Jeff Miller Opening Reception on December 1st from 3 to 6pm. Gallery at 46 Green Street, as a part of Hudson, New...

  • Pamela Badila’s “Folktales & Stories” at Hudson Area Library


    “Folktales & Stories for Children & Families” with Pamela Badila Sundays, 2 - 3pm beginning September 9 at Hudson Area Library....

  • Sunday Salon: Thomas Cole and Industrial Design


    Join design historian and historic interiors expert Jean Dunbar for the unveiling of a new discovery at Thomas Cole’s home inspired by Cole’s...

  • The Members Exhibition


    Opening Reception:  January 13, 2:00 - 5:0 This exhibit celebrates the vision of it’s creative artists in a Members’ Exhibition, January...

  • Dance Workshop Series


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

  • America’s Holistic Doctor


    The U.S. ranks dead last in preventable deaths among the 19 leading industrialized nations! We’re clearly off target in our approach to...

  • Mark Padmore, tenor & Paul Lewis, piano


    The series brinsg together two internationally-renowned artists for a special collaboration.  Brahms: Selected songs...

  • Folktalkes & Stories with Pamela Badila


    Arts educator, writer, director and performer Pamela Badila reads and tells traditional stories from around the world with music and performance...

  • High Mountain Project


    High Mountain Project is a new music venture with artist Ellen Kaye who joins guitarist Dylan Vaughn from Germany (in town for one week), and...

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