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...

  • Columbia County Plein Air Art Exhibit

    2018.07.10

      The Columbia County Plein Air Artists, Volume 3–Group Show 2018 Breathtaking Views of Columbia County and Beyond [Hudson, NY]...

  • Columbia County Plein Air Art Exhibit

    2018.07.30

    The Columbia County Plein Air Artists, Volume 3–Group Show 2018 Breathtaking Views of Columbia County and Beyond [Hudson, NY] The...

  • BioBlitz 2018

    2018.09.21

      Understanding the Diversity and Interconnection of  Life BioBlitz 2018 Sponsored by Catskill Center for Conservation and Development and...

  • Color Compositions

    2018.09.15

    COLOR COMPOSITIONS An interdisciplinary art show curated by Marylyn Dintenfass September 15 - October 14, 2018 Opening reception:...

  • A Celebration of Flowers by Karleen Dorn

    2018.09.01

    The library is pleased to host "A Celebration of Flowers" by watercolor artist Karleen Dorn.    Karleen is originally from Babylon, L.I., and...

  • "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,...

  • ArtEast Open Studios Tour - A Sneak Peek

    2018.09.02

    On September 1st, join us for the opening of the “ArtEast Open Studio Tour — A Sneak Peek Show” at the Front Street Gallery in...

  • 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...

  • Bejeweled

    2018.09.19

    Bejeweled: A Group Abstract Exhibit Carrie Haddad Gallery is pleased to present 'Bejeweled', a group abstract exhibit featuring new...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Art Opening & Reception

    2018.09.01

    Art Show Opening & Reception Windham Fine Arts presents two new shows. Copper, Clay & Steel in the North Gallery featuring Adam Colangelo with...

  • 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...

  • Earth & Sky Exhibition

    2018.09.08

    Nyack resident Mark Attebery began his career as both a stained glass artist and music composer having received numerous music commissions from...

  • Contemporary Rockland Artists: RoCA Faculty Exhibit

    2018.09.08

    “Contemporary Rockland Artists: RoCA Faculty Exhibit”, will kick off its fall season of exhibits in the Emerson...

  • DRACULA, THE PLAY ON BANNERMAN ISLAND

    2018.09.15

    DRACULA - THE PLAY ON BANNERMAN ISLAND, September 14,15, 21 & 22 THEATRE ON THE ROAD PresentsDRACULA by Crane Johnson Sept. 14, 15, 21...

  • Anna Christie

    2018.09.07

    “Anna Christie” was written by Eugene O’Neill in 1920. Produced on Broadway in 1921, it won the second of four Pulitzers for O’Neill. In...

  • "A Mandolin Journey" with the Carlo Aonzo Trio

    2018.09.21

    “A Mandolin Journey” with the Carlo Aonzo Trio, featuring Mr. Aonzo on mandolin, Lorenzo Piccone on guitar & vocals, and Luciano...

  • Collaborative Concepts Farm Project 2018

    2018.09.01

    Opening Reception, September 1st.An Opening Reception Program of Music & Performance Art from 2-6 pm in the fields and music on the stage from...


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