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

  • North East Watercolor Society 2018 Member Show

    2018.02.03

    North East Watercolor Society 2018 Member Exhibition Exhibition Opens Feb. 4 thru Mar. 20 at Orange Hall Gallery/Loft at SUNY Orange County...

  • February Break Camps:Adventures in Making

    2018.02.19

    Adventures in Making Join us on your school break to explore, discover and imagine the world of science during a day of camp at the Children's...

  • February Break Week

    2018.02.18

    Open Daily 10AM-5PM Join CMOST each day during break week for fun learning adventures, including: Amazing Animals, Crazy Chemistry, Fabulous...

  • "Pictorialism: A Century Later". Photographs by John Maggiotto

    2018.02.04

      “Pictorialism: A Century Later” in Dobbs Ferry  features artist John Maggiotto’s  photographs that return to the era of Pictorialism...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • B. Docktor: Photography

    2018.02.02

    B. Docktor: Photography opening reception, Saturday, Feb.3, 3-6pm 510 Warren Street Gallery, 510 Warren St., Hudson, NY...

  • 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...

  • 12 nights x dreams - Liliane Tomasko

    2018.02.11

    Opening Reception:  March 11, 1-4 pm Liliane Tomasko has exhibited widely in museums and galleries across the US and Europe. This will be...

  • Intro to Guitar

    2018.01.04

    Intro to Guitar will be offered for those who haven’t played but who would like to give it a try. This class is geared to the new or “almost...

  • Intermediate Guitar Lab

    2018.01.04

    Guitar Lab will be offered to those who have played a bit but who wish to bump it up a notch. This course will include learning barre chords, some...

  • 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...

  • CREATIVE ARTS SHOWCASE

    2018.01.26

    Opening reception:  Friday, January 26, 5:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. 2nd Opening reception, Wednesday, January 31, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. This exhibit...

  • 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...

  • Book Sale

    2018.02.22

    It's time for our annual Book Sale!

  • Calculated - artwork by Salvatore Carbone

    2018.01.13

    "POP-UP GALLERY" - The Great Studio presents: Calculated featuring artwork by Salvatore Carbone. Opening reception January 13, 2018, 6 - 10 pm. 196...

  • Libelers, Monsters, and Rebels: The Jacob Leisler Institute and Research into New York’s Neglected English Colonial Period

    2018.02.22

    The Jacob Leisler Institute, in cooperation with Hudson Area Library, will present a local history talk at the library. David Voorhies will discuss...

  • LaShonda Barnett Lecture — The Yellow Brick Road to Gilded Age Research at Chicago’s Newberry Library

    2018.02.22

      Dr. LaShonda Katrice Barnett, author of the award-winning novel Jam on the Vine, is coming to speak at Sarah Lawrence College about her...

  • Clay Art Center Presents Me, Myself & I

    2018.01.27

    Clay Art Center Presents Me, Myself & I   January 27 - March 4, 2017   Opening Reception, Saturday January 27th, 6 - 8pm   Me, Myself & I...


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