The 411: Settled by Quakers in the 1730s, this hamlet is a tony enclave in the middle of the county, just nine miles north of White Plains, and 31 miles from midtown Manhattan. Despite its close and convenient proximity to urban centers, Chappaqua is known for its upsacale, quiet neighborhoods and excellent public school system. A low population density (a third of the village comprises single-family homes, while another third is undeveloped land) contributes to the village’s charming New England vibe, and it is replete with many historic homes, barns, and structures dating back to the Revolutionary War. Chappaqua retains its crown as the one of the nation’s most affluent, quiet, and picturesque suburbs.
Size: 9.4 square miles Median Home Sales Price: $825,250 (Westchester County Median: $725,000) Average Property Taxes (New Castle): $17,619 Closest Metro-North Stop: Chappaqua (Harlem Line) Time to Grand Central: 52 minutes Famous Residents (Past and Present): Model and actress Vanessa Williams, CNN president Jonathan Klein, New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, KISS guitarist Ace Frehley, President Bill Clinton and his wife, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
Household: $163,201 (Westchester County Median: $77,856) Family: $180,451 (Westchester County Median: $105,300)
91.8% Causasian 5.6% Asian 1.7% Other Races 0.9% African American 2.6% Hispanic or Latino of any race (i.e. already counted in another category above)
Crime* *Sperling's Best Places Crime Index, based on 1 (best) through 10 (worst) Violent Crime: 2 (Westchester Average: 2 National Average: 3) Property Crime: 3 (Westchester Average: 3 National Average: 3)
FBI Uniform Crime Index (New Castle) (2006):
Number of violent crimes: 5 Murder: 1 Rape: 0 Robbery: 3 Assault: 1 Burglary: 21 Property Crimes: 77
Chappaqua, Main Street, 1910-1912.
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with Director Katie Torpey
HamletHub Whole New You Series
Learn how to turn your smartphone into a camera package and make movies at the Ridgefield Playhouse this summer! Filmmaker Katie Torpey will teach tweens and teens the fundamentals of filmmaking and visual storytelling using your smartphone. Campers will watch and analyze movies, receive hands-on instruction on storytelling, writing,...
Unlock your inner performer with the Summer Theatre Academy! Productions include: DISNEY’S SLEEPING BEAUTY, ANNIE, DISNEY’S WINNIE THE POOH, SEUSSICAL, and DISNEY SONGBOOK. Join us and let your imagination soar!
In the Summer Theatre Academy you can choose from FIVE one or two week sessions for ages 6-12 and 8-15 and every session ends in performance for family and friends. Spend your...
Paintings by Greenburgh artist Adele Yale will be on exhibit in the Martucci Gallery at the Irvington Public Library through July 30. Adele Yale's vibrant oil paintings celebrate the summer months with garden landscapes in full bloom, shady groves, and butterflies pausing to spread their wings. Ms. Yale studied art and design at SUNY Purchase and the Westchester Art Workshop. She has...
Kids Events: Story Time and Workshops with Hudson River Museum
Children’s Story Time
Thursdays, May 31 and June 7 at 10:00 a.m.; July 25, August 1 and 8 at 6:30 p.m.
Encourage more reading and interactive play with this new Children’s Story Time feature at this year’s Summer Fest! Join in with several members of the local community as they select and read a story to children in an...
Make and decorate your own house for fairies!
July 12th and 19th at 4:00 PM
You are welcome to one or both sessions
For kids in grades Kindergarten and up.
Younger children need to have an adult helper accompany them.
Registration is required, as space is limited.
To register, you can email the library at firstname.lastname@example.org or call at 914-669-5161
To learn about other programs...
June 21 and 28; July 3, 12 and 19
Shoppers are invited to bring their beach blankets and chairs to The Green and enjoy live music by some of the hottest tribute bands. This year’s lineup includes the following new bands: June 21: Marshall Charloff & The Purple Xperience (straight from Minnesota), June 28: Simply Diamond, July 3: FDR Drive, July 12: Who Loves You? and July...
MADELYN JORDON FINE ART
37 POPHAM RD, Scarsdale, NY
VIVIAN MAIER REVEALED:SELECTIONS FROM THE ARCHIVES. This exhibition will be on view from June 14-August 11, 2018, with an opening reception on Thursday, June 14th from 6-8 p.m. The public is welcome to attend.
We will also feature a Gallery Talk led by Madelyn Jordon on Thursday, June 28th from 6-8 p.m. and a...
Conservation, Wine & Floral Design
Presented by Westmoreland Sanctuary
Come and enjoy evening discussions on nature and conservation over wine, appetizers and floral design sessions. And bring home a beautiful arrangement… created by YOU!
Thursday, April 12 at 7pm: WINE & VINE
Wednesday, May 16 at 7pm: MAY BOUQUET
Saturday, Sept. 29 at 7pm: FALL WREATH
Thursday, Dec. 6 at 7pm: WINTERSCAPES
Founded in 1968 by the late Chris Squire and Jon Anderson, Grammy-award winning recording artists YES has created some of the most important and influential music in rock history, such as iconic pieces “Roundabout,” “Close to the Edge,” “I’ve Seen All Good People,” “Owner of a Lonely Heart,” “Starship Trooper,” and countless others. The band’s albums, including Fragile,...
On June 23, the Bruce Museum in Greenwich opens Expressionism in Print: The Early Works of Richard Haas, 1957 - 64 in the Arcade Gallery. The exhibition will be on display through October 21, 2018.
Richard Haas’s expansive oeuvre is predominantly marked by trompe l'oeil murals and detailed renderings of New York City’s architecture. But before he began recording urban landscapes, Haas...