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

  • Bridge Music - 9th Season

    2018.04.01

    ​BRIDGE MUSIC returns of its 9th season Bridge Music, Joseph Bertolozzi's musical homage to our area's iconic Mid Hudson Bridge...

  • D&H Canal Museum High Falls Flea Market

    2018.04.29

      D & H Canal Historical Society's FLEA MARKET in HIGH FALLS.  The Flea Market runs every Sunday from the second Sunday...

  • Karen Gunderson/Dorothy Robinson

    2018.05.26

    Karen Gunderson black paintings/Dorothy Robinson abstract landscape paintings Opening reception May 26, 5-7pm. Exhibition through June 17....

  • 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...

  • Last Sundays at Dia:Beacon

    2018.04.29

    Dia:Beacon offers complimentary admission with identification to Hudson Valley residents the last Sunday of every month.

  • Exhibit: "Rites of Passage: Spiritual Collages", Artist Debra Friedkin

    2018.05.13

    v “Rites of Passage: Spiritual Collages” in Dobbs Ferry  features artist Debra Friedkin’s narrative mixed media...

  • 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...

  • Ebb & Flow

    2018.04.25

    Ebb & Flow: A Group Exhibit Up and down, back and forth, give and take, push and pull; these are tensions present in the natural rhythm of...

  • Cey Adams: "Pop Revolution"

    2018.04.14

    Cey Adams, “Pop Revolution” April 14th – June 8th, 2018  ...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Loyal to the Crown: British Art from the George Way Collection

    2017.10.22

    An extraordinary look back to the glorious past of England   To collect means to connect with the past. It is a way of not only placing yourself...

  • Folktales & Stories for Children & Families

    2018.02.11

    Beginning on February 11 the Hudson Area Library has a new story hour on Sundays. Pamela Badila performs, tells and reads folktales from around the...

  • MOUNT GULIAN HISTORIC SITE OPENS FOR THE 2018 TOUR SEASON

    2018.04.22

    Mount Gulian Historic Site, Beacon, opens for the season on Sunday, April 22nd.  Tours of the historic home, 18th century Dutch barn, and...

  • Loyal to the Crown: British Art from the George Way Collection

    2017.10.14

      Loyalist or Patriot? When faced with this dilemma our founding fathers were surely daunted. On display will be a magnificent collection of...

  • LENI

    2018.05.20

    What happens when artists allow themselves – knowingly or unknowingly – to become cogs in a propaganda machine? Using the life of...

  • Fine Home Source 2018

    2018.05.23

    Fine Home Source Home Show 2018 Presenting quality designs and products as-well-as skilled craftmanship to bring your new or renovated...

  • Fun House 2018

    2018.05.12

      Barrett Art Center Presents: Fun House 2018 Opening Reception: Saturday, May 12, 3 – 6 p.m. Artist’s Talks: Saturday, May...

  • Free Handgun Safety Course

    2017.09.14

    Phoenicia Fish and Game Association is Proud to Sponsor a free Handgun Safety Course instructed by ARMSTA Instructors.  A handgun safety course...

  • 'Flat Broke', the Artwork of Stacy Petty

    2018.04.20

    Presenting 'Flat Broke', the Artwork of Stacy Petty Join us in celebrating the opening of our latest show.  Preview- Friday, April...


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