The 411: Even though Elmsford is tiny—a little over one square mile—it is far from remote. The halfway point between White Plains and Tarrytown, the unpretentious village sits at a nexus of major highways, including I-287, the Saw Mill River Parkway, the Sprain Brook Parkway, Route 9A (Saw Mill River Road), and Route 119 (Tarrytown Road). As such—and despite its lack of a picturesque Main Street in favor of multi-lane thoroughfares—the town has become attractive as a hub for local businesses in its many office parks, as well as restaurants (Pete's Saloon is a local institution), discount stores (look out for bargains at many warehouse sales), and entertainment destinations including Sportime USA, the Westchester Skating Academy, and the Westchester Broadway Theatre (recent productions have included The Producers and I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change). Elmsford's population is diverse and, while housing stock is as varied as the village's demographics, affordable split-level homes are listed on a regular basis.
Size: 1.1 square miles
Median Home Sales Price: $427,500 (Westchester County Median: $725,000)
Average Property Taxes: $9,127
Closest Metro-North Stop: White Plains (Harlem Line)
Time to Grand Central: 39 minutes Famous Residents (Past and Present): Though we couldn't find any celebs who called Elmsford home, it has had its close-up: A scene in the movie Freedomland (2006) was shot at the Red Fox Diner on Rte. 9A, and a scene in the movie 8mm (1999) was shot outside the Elmsford Motel on Rte. 119.
Median Income Household: $61,685 (Westchester County Median: $77,856) Family: $71,630 (Westchester County Median: $105,300)
55.8% Caucasian 20.3% African American 14.8% Other 9.1% Asian 23.3% 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: 5 (Westchester Average: 2 National Average: 3) Property Crime: 5 (Westchester Average: 3 National Average: 3)
FBI Uniform Crime Index (2006):
Number of violent crimes: 10 Murder: 0 Rape: 0 Robbery: 2 Assault: 8 Burglary: 12 Property Crimes: 76
Cladies Night! TGIF Ladies and Gents! Fridays 7 - 9 September 5 - December 19 (no Cladies NightS on 10/3, 11/28) Special Thanksgiving Cladies Night Saturday, November 29 Fee: $50 (includes clay & firing) Kick off the weekend in this one-time,two-hour class for adults who are interested in trying out the potter's wheel. Plan a great date night or a girls' night out while exploring...
Saturday Drop - In Clay Class *AGES 5 - 99 Fee: Fee: $25 adult $15 children under 12 $5 firing fee (per piece) Saturdays 2 - 4 pm September 6 - December 20 (no drop - in on 10/4) One-time class for adults, children and families interested in experimenting with clay for the first time. Plan a great afternoon with friends, family, or just for you while exploring your inner artist in...
Center for the Digital Arts at Westchester Community College
Sep 6, 2014 - Dec 21, 2014
The Center for the Digital Arts at Peekskill is an artist's space and a friendly environment in which to work. The Center hosts five Apple post-production studios including two video labs, an animation studio, and facilities for other digital projects. This package is for the professional or aspiring artist with competent computer skills who wants to continue to develop a portfolio and use the...
If you've ever been moved by a painting, a photograph, or some other work of art, the Greenburgh Arts and Culture committee has created a program to help you put those feelings into words. Learning to See, a series of ekphrastic (poetry and writing that takes its inspiration from visual art) workshops will be held at several Greenburgh venues in fall 2014 and spring 2015. The workshops are...
September 27 - October 17, 2014: Outside-In (a companion show to Stuffscapes) Three artists' fresh perspectives in landscape. Outside-In features the work of Phil Laughlin, Scott Robinson, and Katie Urban. Each artist is invited to fill one window in Pelham Art Center's Storefront Project, representing and considering landscape in ways that demonstrate expansive possibilities and diverse...
Train your eye and expand your skills as you learn the fundamentals relating to your digital SLR: F stops, shutter speeds, lens, exposure control and light metering, ASA/ISO and basic Photoshop tools. Engage in fun and imaginative assignments and discuss them in class. Work towards a personal aesthetic and build your portfolio! Digital SLR camera required.
Train your eye and expand your skills as you learn the fundamentals relating to your digital SLR: F stops, shutter speeds, lens, exposure control and light metering, ASA/ISO and basic Photoshop tools. Engage in fun and imaginative assignments and discuss them in class. Work towards a personal aesthetic and build your portfolio! Digital SLR camera required. NO CLASS - November 27
Need a fun break in your day? Come make art with your little one! Play with paints, clay and lots more without worrying about making a mess! You don't need to be a mommy to join this class, dads, grandparents and caregivers are welcome! NO CLASS - November 27
Students will learn the basic elements of art; shape, line, color, texture, etc. while creating fun and exciting projects in a variety of techniques and materials including printmaking, watercolor, pastels and collage. NO CLASS - November 27
Maybe you've heard of Looney Toons, Beavis and Butthead or Courage the Cowardly Dog? Learn from the man who helped create the memorable and adored characters of a generation. Experience cartooning with an emphasis on exploring the imagination and creation of art. The development of basic drawing skills will be stressed as an important element of the artist's toolkit. NO CLASS - November 27