The 411: Nestled at the confluence of two rivers (Croton and Hudson), Croton-on-Hudson offers an abundance of pastoral beauty and tranquility along with relative convenience for City-bound commuters (Croton is an express stop on Metro-North’s scenic Hudson Line). An incorporated village, Croton is part of the town of Cortlandt. Outdoor lovers and nature enthusiasts enjoy many waterfront options, including Senasqua Park and the 500-acre Croton Point Park, overlooking the Hudson. Additional points of interest include Teatown Lake Reservation, a nature preserve, and the Old Croton Aqueduct Trail, which stretches from Croton to the New York City border. Recent revitalization efforts have targeted Croton’s considerable riverfront property for recreational use. The village’s picturesque character was recognized in 2004 when Croton received the first “Visions in Planning” award by the Hudson River Greenway. A strong sense of community pervades the village, thanks to an excellent school system and a myriad of well-attended, organized annual events, from parades and outdoor concerts to window-painting competitions and Christmas tree-decorating days. The Great Hudson River Revival, hosted at Croton Point Park, celebrates folk art, music, and the environment, while Croton’s annual Summerfest offers a venue for local artists.
Size: 10.8 square miles Median Home Sales Price: $520,000 (Westchester County Median: $725,000)
Average Property Taxes: $11,102 Closest MetroNorth Stop: Croton-Harmon (Harlem Line)
Time to Grand Central: 52 minutes Famous Residents (Past and Present): Pulitzer Prize-winning author Upton Sinclair, actor Peter Strauss, US Marine Private Howard Major Buckley, television producer Robert J. “Shad” Northshield
Household: $ 84,744 (Westchester County Median: $77,856) Family: $100,182 (Westchester County Median: $105,300)
91.5% Caucasian 4.5% Other 2.1% Asian 1.9% African American 6.9% 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: 1 (Westchester Average: 2 National Average: 3) Property Crime: 2 (Westchester Average: 3 National Average: 3)
FBI Uniform Crime Index (2006):
Number of violent crimes: 2 Murder: 0 Rape: 0 Robbery: 2 Assault: 0 Burglary: 15 Property Crimes: 91
Kenise Barnes Fine Art is pleased to open our 2015 exhibition schedule with a group exhibition featuring six contemporary photographers.
Palmer Davis’s Here and Now series is an elegy to his father. The series is about claiming graspable, heightened moments, when life opens up, time expands and essential truths are revealed. The pictures transcend being photographs and...
Call for Artist Entries Opens November 1, 2014
Visit www.pelhamartcenter.org/rutsch for details and to apply
Pelham Art Center is pleased to announce a call for entries for the 8th Alexander Rutsch Award and Exhibition for Painting. This juried competition is open to U.S.-based artists aged 19 or older. A $5,000 cash prize and a solo exhibition at Pelham Art Center are awarded to the...
Andrea Kantrowitz: The Daughters of Leucippus
January 10 - February 21, 2015
Opening reception January 10, 2015, 6:30 – 8 PM PUBLIC INVITED
Kenise Barnes Fine Art is pleased to open our 2015 exhibition schedule with a solo exhibition featuring six large oil paintings by Andrea Kantrowitz.
Kantrowitz’s new series of paintings...
From the first day, students are fully immersed in the Italian language and culture. Individual students’ requirements are met in a classroom of free expression and differentiated learning. Students are encouraged to audit the first lesson of one or more courses to better determine their proficiency level.
Winter Session: Monday, December 1 – Saturday, March 7; (10...
Heather Gaudio Fine Art is pleased to present its upcoming group exhibition entitled Black, White & Red All Over to be held December 5th, 2014 through February 14, 2015. The show will consist of paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture by Paul Bloch, Caio Fonseca, Madeleine Keesing, Raymond Saá, and Donald Sultan. The public is invited to attend an opening reception to...
“Luminosity” - The oil pastel works of Jean DUQUOC
Exhibit from January 24 to February 22, 2015
Those acquainted with the paintings of Jean DUQUOC, will happily embrace this masterful collection of pastel works on display at the Canfin Gallery. They are beautiful, vivid renderings rapturously applied.
Emphasizing the effects of light on the landscape, and...
“Confronting Cancer Through Art” at the Katonah Library
January 3 - January 30, 2015
This is a series of paintings and works on canvas exploring the scarring and complexity of emotions once a diagnosis of cancer is given.
In the struggle against cancer, art is a tool of survival.
This work is the stitching back together or body and soul.
Announcing the 2015 Chinese New Year Celebration at the Westchester County Center
Following an enormous success for the Chinese New Year Celebration held at the Westchester County Center last year, the Westchester Association of Chinese Americans (WACA) will organize its 2015 Annual Event on Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 2pm to 6pm at the same place and in an innovative form.
Adult Dance Program
Winter Session Begins on Wednesday, January 7, 2015
Open Adult classes are appropriate for previously experienced dancers looking to sharpen their technique
Fun and engaging classes offered in a non-competitive and supportive atmosphere.
Beginner Workshop is perfect for new dancers as well.
Great classes to get back into shape!
8 Weeks of Modern Dance -...
This event occurs weekly, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
September 15, 2014 - May 20, 2015
Monday & Friday Mornings: 9:15am-12:00pm
Tuesday & Wednesday afternoons: 11:45am-2:30pm
To register or for more information call (914) 967-0700. Offered by semester. Fees vary.
Half day creative arts immersion program designed specifically for the Pre-K child to explore the arts while developing cognitive, social,...