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

  • ART SHOW FUNDRAISER

    2017.04.24

      The Children's Center at SUNY Ulster will be hosting their 2nd Annual ART SHOW FUNDRAISER to raise money for new playground equipment. ...

  • Empowering Women Everywhere

    2017.03.31

    TV Channel 23 Spectrum Public Access Empowering Women Everywhere is a program that showcases successful and progressive women who are making a...

  • Colonie Art League Art Show

    2017.04.03

      The Colonie Art League and the Friends of Pruyn House are co-sponsoring an art exhibit at Pruyn House, 207 Old Niskayuna Road, Latham NY for...

  • Audubon Greenwich Native Plant Sale (Pick-Up Days May 19-21)

    2017.04.07

    Looking to fill some holes in your garden? Want to attract more birds and butterflies? Check out the annual Native Plant Sale: For The Birds,...

  • Bliss Body Yoga

    2017.04.23

    Bliss Body Yoga for your Body & Soul New to yoga or feeling listless and out of shape? Bliss Body Yoga is therapeutic yoga designed to make you...

  • Festival For Change

    2017.04.28

    Natural Health, Wellness, Mindfulness, Fitness Empowering Human Potential   Festival for Change is free, outdoors, a festival promoting natural...

  • Clay Art Center is pleased to present REVISIT: The Boneyard

    2017.04.01

    Clay Art Center is pleased to present REVISIT: The Boneyard   Featuring works by 40 internationally acclaimed ceramic artists who have taught...

  • INTERLOCK: Color & Contrast in Abstraction

    2017.03.22

    INTERLOCK: Color & Contrast in Abstraction Carrie Haddad Gallery is pleased to present Interlock, an exhibit that explores the tensions of color...

  • 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...

  • ASK Regional Juried Exhibition

    2017.04.01

    Opening reception April 1, 5pm-8pm Artists from New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, & Vermont showcase works in ASK's...

  • 5 Month Hip Hop Program

    2017.02.24

    Positive, Clean and Fun Hip Hop Class for Kids Dance Troop's 5 Month Hip Hop Class Monday's from 4:30 to 5:20 is Intro to Creative Hip Hop, ages...

  • LongReach Arts Squared

    2017.04.01

    This well known Arts Cooperative remains an important part of the visual arts in the Hudson Valley Region. In addition to achieving recognition as...

  • HVSS Music Nightt is proud to present Bulldog Shadow & Mark Donato and band

    2017.04.28

    HVSS Music night is the perfect night out! Our monthly music and food event is part house concert, part special culinary adventure. Each show...

  • Forbidden: Undocumented and Queer in Rural America

    2017.04.28

    LGBTQ for Racial Justice and Chronogram presents Forbidden: Undocumented and Queer in Rural America Join us for the screening and discussion of...

  • Les Misérables

    2017.04.28

    It’s time for a REVOLUTION! This Spring, the Onteora Music Department presents the global stage sensation Les Misérables - performed entirely by...

  • Clay Art Center One-Time Cladies Night for Adults Interested in Learning to Use the Potter’s Wheel

    2017.01.13

          Clay Art Center One-Time Cladies Night for Adults Interested in Learning to Use the Potter’s Wheel   Looking for something...

  • Anna Veleva's Opera on Broadway: A Benefit Concert

    2017.04.28

    Join soprano Anna Veleva and friends for a delightful evening of your favorite arias and showtunes. Enjoy tasty plates prepared by children with...

  • Empowering Women Everywhere

    2017.03.24

    TV Channel 23 Spectrum Public Access Empowering Women Everywhere is a program that showcases successful and progressive women who are making a...

  • It's About Time

    2017.04.07

    "It's About Time", A Solo 60 year Retrospective of Sam Bartman at 95- at Gallery 66 NY.  Bartman is an outsider and self-taught experimentalist...


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