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

  • nOMad Community Classes

    2017.09.28

    nOMad's Community Classes at the Howland Cultural Center Join our nOMad leaders and teachers for yoga classes every Monday evening at 6:30pm and...

  • New Special Exhibit, Love For Sale: The Commercialization of the Counterculture

    2017.06.08

    This exhibit will examine the commercialization of the Counterculture.  Drawn from the extensive popular culture collection of author and...

  • Michelle Stuart

    2017.05.05

    Dia will present Michelle Stuart’s four part rubbing Sayreville Strata Quartet (1976). The installation expands Dia’s presentation of...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Hudson Valley Landscapes

    2017.11.15

    Hudson Valley Landscapes: Nov 15 - Dec 31 Carrie Haddad Gallery is pleased to end the year 2017 with a showcase of Hudson Valley Landscapes by...

  • 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...

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

  • Art Class for Kids!!

    2017.09.21

    Join instructor Rowan Willigan for this fun art class for kids ages 10 and up! Students will explore a variety of media and techniques, including...

  • 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...

  • Free Handgun Safety Course

    2017.09.14

    Phoenicia Fish and Game Association is Proud to Sponsor a free Handgun Safety Course instructed by ARMSTA Instructors.  A handgun safety course...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Make Your Own Gift Wrap With Kate Moore of Hudson River Exchange

    2017.12.14

    Gift giving is a highlight of the holiday season, but gift wrapping is the highlight of the highlight. Whether through surface design and...

  • 5 Truths to Create Positive Changes

    2017.12.14

    5 Truths to Create Positive Changes presented by Dr. Anne Deatly Dr. Deatly, Director and CEO at E Quantum Breakthroughs, will review how to tap...

  • Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol

    2017.12.01

    Charles Dickens’ classic tale of greed redeemed into hope, kindness, and love is now told from a very unusual point-of-view in “Jacob...

  • After Some Time

    2017.11.11

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


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