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

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • A Hudson Valley Journal

    2017.11.14

    A Hudson Valley Journal The Gardiner Library is presenting an exhibit of paintings by artist Natalie Wargin. Based on journal sketches the...

  • Affordable Art & Pottery Bazaar

    2017.12.03

    Dec. 3 - 21, 2017 Have you wanted to attend the Affordable Art Fair in New York but didn’t care to travel to the city?  Now Rockland Center for...

  • 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...

  • 845 384 2445, Dial-a-Poem

    2017.12.01

    845 384 2445, Dial-a-Poem                 Call the number 845 384 2445. It’s free. You will be offered a short poem. This is not a...

  • 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...

  • Engineering Fun and Learning Series Fridays

    2017.12.08

    Join us as we explore fun engineering challenges and experiments.

  • First Thursday Gallery Hop

    2017.07.06

    View contemporary art from emerging & established artists the 1st Thursday of every month at participating galleries. Visit Multiple galleries in...

  • 12th Annual Millbrook Library Holiday Silent Auction

    2017.12.01

    The 12th Annual Millbrook Library Holiday Silent Auction will take place from December 1st to the 16th at Millbrook Library.  Organized by The...

  • Clay Art Center Presents Clay Holiday: Annual Sale and Studio Tour

    2017.11.18

    Featuring hundreds of pieces of functional pottery and ceramic sculpture by local and nationally recognized artists. It is an opportunity to...

  • A Frosty Fest

    2017.11.24

    PLEASE NOTE: Hours of Operations - Friday - 6pm - 8pm; Saturday - 4:30 - 8pm; Sunday - 4:30pm - 7pm For more...

  • A Candlelight Christmas Concert

    2017.12.15

    Please join us Friday, December 15, 2017 at 7pm for our annual concert of joyful Christmas music at the Church of the Assumption in Peekskill,...

  • Cladies Night at Clay Art Center

    2017.09.15

    Clay Art Center One-Time Cladies Night for Adults Interested in Learning to Use the Potter’s Wheel   Looking to get your hands dirty and learn...

  • Cookie & Recipe Exchange

    2017.12.15

    Looking to share one of your favorite, holiday cookie recipe?  Looking to learn some new ones, too?  Come to the Town of Esopus Library Cookie &...

  • 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...

  • BYOB Karaoke

    2017.12.15

    BYOB Karaoke   This  December 15, Friday,  from 8 to 12 AM, BYOB  Karaoke at Green kill. Sol Invictus was the Roman Sun God who died every...

  • Eileen Ivers' A Joyful Christmas Part of the 2017 Event Gallery Concert Series

    2017.12.15

    World renowned violinist Eileen Ivers and her band capture the spirit and magic of the season in her heartwarming Christmas holiday show. Nine-time...

  • After Some Time

    2017.11.11

    Solo exhibition of paintings and mixed media drawings by Thomas Huber. 


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