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

  • Hudson Valley Regional FIRST® Robotics Competition

    2017.03.25

    Five Hudson Valley High School Teams Prepare to Put STEM Skills to Test at Hudson Valley Regional FIRST® Robotics Competition Students from...

  • Gordon Parks: Back to Fort Scott

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    The Gordon Parks Foundation announces the opening of a new exhibition of photographs. Back to Fort Scott opens Saturday, February 4 after...

  • Hudson Valley Farm and Flea

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  • Hudson Valley Farm and Flea

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  • Activism in Art: Art Changes Things

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    Activism in Art:  Art Changes Things Activism in Art: Art Changes Things looks at art that transcends ethnic boundaries, neighborhood/income...

  • Clay Art Center is pleased to present REWIND: 60 Years at CAC

    2017.01.29

    Clay Art Center is pleased to present REWIND: 60 Years at CAC   A comprehensive exhibit that chronicles Clay Art Center from 1957 to the...

  • Art Exhibition of Michelle Williams

    2017.03.01

    The Library is pleased to host a month long exhibit of work by  Michelle Williams.  Michelle is a Hudson Valley resident who is the proud mother...

  • Exit 20: A Group Exhibition of Saugerties Artists

    2017.02.18

    Emerge Gallery & Art Space in Saugerties is pleased to present “Exit 20: A Group Exhibition of Saugerties Artists” from February 18 - March 27,...

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    2017.02.04

    Between I & Thou February 4, 2017 'Between I & Thou' includes artists from many different areas of the globe. It explores interconnections...

  • Duality of Feminine and Feminist

    2017.03.03

    Gallery 66 presents a National juried exhibit of artworks about what the “Duality of Feminine and Feminist” means in the Trump Era. Endless...

  • 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 - December 22, 2018 'Between I & Thou' includes artists from many different areas of the globe. It explores...

  • Birding 101: Bird Watching Basics

    2017.03.25

    Following an indoor introduction to Ornithology as well as to the tools and skills used in bird study, enjoy an afternoon walk to discover the...

  • Fragments of Imagination: A Vignette of Repsychling

    2017.02.19

    Contributing artists Mark Khaisman, Will Kurtz, Sui Park, and Federico Uribe are known for their imaginative use of repetition, recycling, and...

  • Clay Art Center’s Saturday Drop-In Clay Classes for the Whole Family

    2017.01.21

    Clay Art Center’s Saturday Drop-In Clay Classes for the Whole Family   Looking for something relaxing, creative and fun to do this...

  • Hadza: The Roots of Equality

    2017.03.25

      The Gallery at Atlas Industries, 11 Spring Street, Newburgh NY. March 25th – April 24th 2017. Gallery hours Saturdays and Sundays from 12pm...

  • A Sparkling Reception and Wine Pairing Dinner

    2017.03.25

      An Exceptional Evening of French Food and Wine Saturday, March 25, 2017 6:30 pm – 10:30 pm We invite you to join us for an exceptional...

  • Benefit Concert - Patrick Stanfield Jones

    2017.03.25

    Join us for a special benefit concert with Patrick Stanfield Jones featuring Dave McMillen and opening artist Chihoe Hahn on Saturday, March 25...

  • AN ACT OF GOD

    2017.03.25

    CALENDAR/PSA   Please include the following on your community events calendar and public service announcements through Saturday, March 25.  ...

  • Herman's hermits starring Peter Noone

    2017.03.25

    Herman’s Hermits sold over fifty-two million recordings. In all, fourteen singles and seven albums went gold. At the age of fifteen, Peter...


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