The 411: For those who want an upstate feel but don’t really feel like leaving the county, the town of Cortlandt has everything you need. Located in the northwestern part of the county, Cortlandt is full of wooded hills, watershed lands, and streams. The town is situated in 50-plus miles of rural territory bordering the Hudson River and Peekskill to the west, Putnam County to the north, Yorktown to the east, and Ossining and New Castle to the south. It includes the incorporated villages of Buchanan and Croton and the hamlets of Cortlandt Manor, Crompond, Crugers, Montrose, Verplanck, Lake Peekskill, and a section of Mohegan Lake. The town is named after the Van Cortlandt family, who began purchasing land in 1677, and some of the town’s roads date back to the Revolutionary War. In fact, furnaces that were used to make ammunition for troops were located on Furnace Dock Road. Cortlandt offers residents beautiful scenery, and much of the beauty in Cortlandt can be seen at Blue Mountain Reservation, which features more than seven miles of trails for hiking and recreation.
Population: 40,226 Size: 50.2 square miles Median Home Sales Price: $426,700 (Westchester County Median: $725,000) Average Property Taxes: $9,110 Closest Metro-North Stop: Cortlandt (Hudson Line)
Time to Grand Central: 55 minutes
Famous Residents (Past and Present): Politician Philip Van Cortlandt, composer Aaron Copland, Hendrick Hudson
Household: $75,442 (Westchester County Median: $77,856) Family: $89,053 (Westchester County Median: $105,300)
Ethnic Composition 88.6% Caucasian 4.2% Other 4.6% African American 2.6% Asian 7.2% 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)
% Adults with at Least a Bachelor’s Degree: 39.9
High Schools: Walter Panas, Hendrick Hudson (http://www.westchestermagazine.com/Westchester-Magazine/April-2009/High-School-Report-Card/index.php?cparticle=1&siarticle=0#artanc)
Elementary School: Furnace Woods
Grades/Type of Organization: K-5/By Grade Level Average Class Size: 22 % Special Ed Students: 7 % 4th-graders Who Received 4 (highest score) in English/Math/Science: 23/60/83
Cortland's Main Street. Postcard,1906. This is our current featured photo for Cortlandt Manor. Submit your own pictures, below, and perhaps yours will become the featured image on our Cortlandt Manor page.
2019 Senior Citizens Hall of Fame
Nominations due: September 13, 2019
Luncheon: December 6th, 2019
To be nominated, a person must:
Be at least 60 years old and live in Westchester
Made significant contributions to improve life in the county
Be an outstanding leader or advocate
Have professional achievements that reflect innovative solutions to fulfill unmet community needs...
OUTREACH CLOTHING SALE 11/12-17
YOU SAVE - WE GIVE
Great Bargains! Men's, women's & children's clothing, shoes & accessories at less than department store prices!
Christmas Room. Cafe with homemade soups and desserts. Dine in or take home to enjoy later!
Proceeds from the sale benefit groups serving people in need in the community....
Please join us at the 2019 Katonah Museum Artists' Association All Member Show featuring more than 50 local artists.
Viewing during Library business hours.
Opening reception Saturday, November 9 from 2-4 p.m.
November 9th, 2019 - November 17th, 2019
Presented by CLOCKTOWER PLAYERS Award Winning Adult Troupe
Regional PREMIERE! Kwame Kwei-Armah and Shaina Taub's “blissful, happiness-drenched” (NY TIMES) musical adaptation of Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT is a free-spirited, thoroughly delightful gloss on the bard's beloved comedy.
Authentic Yoga - Friendly Community
2 Week Trial $25 - Includes Unlimited Yoga, Tai Chi & Aikido
Still Mind offers yoga in a friendly, relaxed environment. Yoga has long been considered a mindful practice to help bring balance to body, mind, and spirit. We teach this way. Our classes are approachable for all levels, meeting you right where you are. As with anything, you get out of it...
Barbara Glab presents, “Spectacular Quilts from Traditional Blocks”, an exhibit on display in the Larchmont Public Library’s Oresman Gallery from November 4, through November 29, 2019. The exhibit is free and open to everyone during normal library hours.
In addition to the gallery exhibit, Barbara will host an “ART TALK” in the Oresman Gallery on Saturday, November 9 at 2:00pm,...
Beginning in January, Hidden Realms will be offering "Wellness Weekends" comprised of a variety of classes & workshops as well as guest speakers and special events. Modeled after schedules at The Lodge at Woodloch, Kripalu & Canyon Ranch, we're planning Saturday & Sunday schedules packed with information to show you all the health & healing modalities available right here in our Sound...
10/18, 11/15, 12/20, 1/17 9:30 - 10:30 AM
Ever wondered what life was like for women artists in New York in the 50s? Bring your baby and explore the exhibition Sparkling Amazons together with other new parents and caregivers. Treats provided and crying babies welcome! Recommended for adults with children under 18 months.
Free to members, non-members free with Museum admission.
OCTOBER 6, 2019 – JANUARY 26, 2020
Sparkling Amazons presents the pioneering contribution by women artists to the Abstract Expressionist movement and the significant role they played as bold innovators within the New York School during the 1940s and 50s. This show brings together for the first time since 1951 works by the 11 women artists who participated in the groundbreaking 9th St....
T 11/5, F 11/29, T 12/24, TH 12/26, F 12/27, T 12/31, TH 1/2, F 1/3 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM, DROP-IN
Drop in to the Learning Center on select school vacation days for unique artist-led projects where kids can make an artistic mess, experiment with new materials and practice unusual art making techniques all inspired by the abstract expressionist works on view.
Free to members, non-member...