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

  • CARAVANKIDS SUMMER WORKSHIP

    2019.07.08

    CaravanKids Summer Workshop, 7/8 - 7/12 and 7/15 - 719, Stone Mountain Farm, River Rd., New Paltz - introduces children ages 4-8 to the wonderful...

  • 4th Wall Summer Theater Camp

    2019.07.08

    Have your 5-15 year old child join 4th Wall Theatrical Production’s Summer Theatre Camp program and experience one of the most acclaimed...

  • Free Handgun Safety Course

    2019.03.14

    Free Handgun Safety Course. 2 Locations.  Gander Outdoors Kingston, NY 12401 www.gosafetycourse.cf   Phoenicia, NY 12457...

  • Impressions of Life Exhibit

    2019.06.20

    June 20 - July 31, 2019,  Opening Reception:  June 20th, 5:00-8:00 pm Telling stories of life, through a black and white lens presents...

  • Death is Irrelevant

    2018.10.13

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

  • Farm Stand at Atlas: Blooming Hill Farm

    2019.07.11

    Farm Stand at Atlas: Blooming Hill Farm Blooming Hill farm will be selling local produce in the garden at Atlas located at 17 Spring Street in...

  • ALASTAIR NOBLE: MESSAGE IN A BO(A)TTLE

    2019.06.14

  • ANNE SAMAT: Greatest Love

    2019.05.09

      Anne Samat is the latest in a succession of international artists-in-residence hosted by Hudson Valley MOCA. Using intricately-woven textiles...

  • Hourly Docent-led Tours at John Jay Homestead

    2019.05.01

    Hourly, docent-led tours of the historic house are available Wednesday through Sunday at 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm. Special thematic...

  • America’s Holistic Doctor

    2019.01.16

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

  • Art College Visit: Hartford College of Art

    2019.07.18

    Throughout July and August, a dozen prestigious visual arts and design colleges will be reviewing the portfolios of student artwork. The...

  • From Country Drives to The Grand Tour: Travels To and From Rensselaer County

    2019.03.29

    In the Grimm Gallery:   What was behind all the traveling that took place before the age of the airplane? How does the experience of travel...

  • Angry Orchard's Trivia Night

    2019.07.18

    Get your Eggo Waffles ready for Stranger Things Trivia at the Orchard on Thursday, July 18th! Make sure to head to the orchard by 5:30pm to...

  • Angry Orchard Trivia Night

    2019.07.18

      Get your Eggo Waffles ready for Stranger Things Trivia at the Orchard on Thursday, July 18th! Make sure to head to the orchard by 5:30pm...

  • Basilica Back Gallery Series 2019

    2019.06.01

      A free series inviting artists in residence to create work using Hudson as a muse, inspired by the eclectic past and present of this historic...

  • Harmonies on the Hudson featuring Shandy

    2019.07.18

    Thursday evenings this summer are reserved for our Harmonies on the Hudson Outdoor Concert Series! Relax on our beautiful lawn adjacent to the...

  • Beginner Belly Dance w/Amanda Maria

    2019.06.06

      Students can expect to learn basic belly dance technique, movement vocabulary, and traditional musical context. We will focus on developing...

  • Basilica NOn-Fiction Screening Series 2019

    2019.06.01

      A free series inviting audiences to share the power of the big screen at no cost to attendees, often with filmmakers in attendance for a...

  • FREE Summer Movies on Safe Harbors Green

    2019.06.27

    The City of Newburgh and Safe Harbors of the Hudson present: FREE Summer Movies on Safe Harbors Green (corner of Broadway and Liberty Street),...

  • Gong Bath in the Salt Cave

    2019.05.23

    Gong is a musical instrument which is an effortless way to tune us into the divine. It creates an ocean of sound that is profoundly relaxing; a...


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