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 Exhibit: The Colors of My World

    2017.09.17

    “The Colors of My World” in Dobbs Ferry  features artist Gina Lombardi Bratter’s recent watercolors.  September 17 through October 22,...

  • Acting, Acting, Acting

    2017.03.25

    Learn the basics of the Meisner Method of acting.  This is 'the place' where anyone with Talent and a Passion for acting, writing, directing can...

  • Chair Yoga

    2017.10.16

    CHAIR YOGA FREE Mondays, October 16th, 23rd, 30th, November 6th, 13th, & 20th at 11:00am   Chair Yoga is a very helpful way for those who need...

  • ArtEast Open Studio Tour

    2017.10.14

      Two weekends: October 14-15 and 21-22, 11:00 to 5:00. Experience various approaches to painting, pottery, photography, fiber, sculpture,...

  • Change: An Exhibition of Art By Members of the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA)

    2017.10.07

    Emerge Gallery is pleased to showcase art by members of the National Association of Women Artists (NAWA) in the exhibition Change on view September...

  • ArtEast Open Studio Tour 2017

    2017.10.21

    ArtEast Open Studio Tour 2017 Two weekends: October 14-15 and 21-22, 11:00 to 5:00. See various approaches to painting, pottery, photography,...

  • Anne Truitt

    2017.05.05

    Dia presents a new collection display of recently acquired works by Anne Truitt. The installation will trace Truitt’s formal evolution from early...

  • Bradford Graves Sculpture Park

    2017.05.06

  • Call for Artists: Leave your Swords at the Door

    2017.10.06

    Call for Artists: Leave Your Swords at the Door October 6 – November 24, 2017 “What if we acted as if the whole world were a wedding with good...

  • Between I and Thou

    2017.02.04

    Between I and Thou 'Between I & Thou' includes artists from many different areas of the globe. It explores interconnections between the...

  • 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...

  • Clay Art Center’s One-Time Saturday Drop-In Clay Classes

    2017.09.16

    Clay Art Center’s One-Time Saturday Drop-In Clay Classes for the Whole Family   Plan a great afternoon with friends, family or just yourself...

  • Collaborative Concepts Farm Project 2017

    2017.09.02

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

  • 37th Asia-Pacific Nursing and Medicare Summit

    2017.10.20

    ConferenceSeries Ltd is pleased to invite you to participate in the “37th Asia-Pacific Nursing and Medicare Summit” to be held during...

  • 37th Asia-Pacific Nursing and Medicare Summit

    2017.10.20

    ConferenceSeries Ltd is pleased to invite you to participate in the “37th Asia-Pacific Nursing and Medicare Summit” to be held during...

  • 2nd Annual Wicked Woodstock haunted house

    2017.10.21

    The Second Annual Wicked Woodstock haunted house will be held the last two Saturdays in October at White Pines in Byrdcliffe. Last year’s event...

  • Ars Choralis presents "Messengers & Dreamers: a Place for All " to benefit UIDN

    2017.10.21

    Messengers and Dreamers: A Place f Ars Choralis will perform a free concert, Messengers and Dreamers: A Place for All, to benefit the Ulster...

  • Carrying the Torch Concert

    2017.10.21

    Carrying the Torch: A Celebration of Women SageArts, the Hudson Valley’s intergenerational arts project, is staging a new concert to honor women...

  • Beating the Creative Blues

    2017.10.21

    Beating the Creative Blues with Dr. Eric Maisel Creative folks have a special relationship to the thing usually called “depression.”  Vincent...


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