Edit Module

Harrison

The 411: The members of this town’s exclusive Westchester Country Club hosted the Westchester Classic stop of the PGA Tour for many years. And Jean Harris dispatched her lover, “Scarsdale Diet” creator Dr. Herman Tarnower in his home here, the gatehouse of an old estate. But lots of different types of people—not just those with deep pockets—including the proprietors of its many Italian delis and second-generation contractors, call Harrison home. The town attracts a wide variety of residents to its different neighborhoods. Some, like the super-wealthy hamlet of Purchase and the Westchester Country Club area, are dotted with stone walls and gated multi-million-dollar homes and estates; others, like the working-class areas close to its two downtowns, are characterized by sidewalks, basketball hoops, and more affordably priced clapboard houses. The town comes together through its kids, schools, and spirited sports leagues, three active community centers, and much-used parks, like the one in downtown West Harrison sporting an elaborate water park-like swimming pool. CEOs and sub-contractors alike cheer on the Columbus Day parade during the town’s wildly popular “It’s Great to Live in Harrison” celebration, sampling authentic ethnic goodies from homemade sausage to sushi afterwards. Also calling Harrison home—and helping to offset residents’ taxes—are such corporate giants as MasterCard and PepsiCo; the lush compound of the latter features a spectacular, open-to-the-public outdoor sculpture garden.

Edit Module

Harrison Photography

Birds at Harrison High School, submitted by Deborah Farone. This is our current featured photo for Harrison. Submit your own pictures, below, and perhaps yours will become the featured image on our Harrison page.

Do you want to share a photo with us?

Submit your photo here

VIEW HARRISON PHOTO GALLERY

Edit Module
Related Stories

Harrison Featured In

Edit Module Edit ModuleShow Tags

County Business Listings

Edit ModuleShow Tags
Yellow Orb/Homage to Van Gogh, created by sculptor John Ruppert specifically for the Katonah Museum of Art campus, will be on view on the front lawn of the KMA through May of 2015. Ruppert transforms prison-grade chain link fabric into large vessel-like forms.  Chain link typically connotes danger and boundaries; it is a commercial product intended to confine, protect, and keep out....

View event details

Painting and Mixed Media

JCC of Mid-Westchester

Sep 12, 2014 - May 29, 2015

Open to all students who wish to explore their creativity.  Instruction included in the following: oil, acrylic or water color painting, collage and basic drawing.  Individual instruction given.  Work at your own pace.  Students bring supplies to class.

View event details

Glenview Tours

Hudson River Museum

Feb 1, 2015 - May 31, 2015

Take a tour of Glenview, led by a Glenview Explainer.  See elegant 19th century restored period rooms, and highlights from our collection including items once owned by the Trevors, the family that built Glenview.   Tours at 1, 2, 3, and 4 pm. Free with Museum admission.

View event details

John Ruppert: Yellow Orb

Katonah Museum of Art

Feb 4, 2015 - May 31, 2015

On the South Lawn John Ruppert transforms prison-grade metal chain link into vessel-like forms that define volume yet remain ethereal and porous. At the KMA, the intense yellow industrial fencing is an unexpected element in the landscape, as is the mesmeric effect of the material's shifting patterns. Ruppert's 14-foot tall sculpture simultaneously contrasts and compliments its verdant...

View event details

Portfolio Workshop for Teens

Westchester Community College Center For The Arts

Mar 25, 2015 - May 27, 2015

Designed for students 15 and over, this class is an intensive studio experience in drawing and painting. A variety of media will be explored, such as acrylics, charcoal, oil pastel, and ink. Projects are devised to build skills in drawing and painting as well as express individuality and creativity. This is an excellent course for the serious art student or the student who needs to prepare a...

View event details

Rachel Allen - Pottery with a Twist

JCC Mid-Westchester

Apr 26, 2015 - May 31, 2015

This exhibition makes clear the difference between mass produced perfection and an item which is pursuing something distinctive. Master potter Rachel Allen strives to create work which is a balance between function and form. To Allen, pieces, such as cups, must be both functional and visually stimulating. Recently, this has meant moving away from round. She has manipulated forms to give them a...

View event details

Rachel Allen- Pottery with a Twist

JCC Mid-Westchester

Apr 26, 2015 - May 31, 2015

This exhibition makes clear the difference between mass produced perfection and an item which is pursuing something distinctive. Master potter Rachel Allen strives to create work which is a balance between function and form. To Allen, pieces, such as cups, must be both functional and visually stimulating. Recently, this has meant moving away from round. She has manipulated forms to give them a...

View event details

Rachel Allen- Pottery with a Twist

JCC Mid-Westchester

Apr 26, 2015 - May 31, 2015

This exhibition makes clear the difference between mass produced perfection and an item which is pursuing something distinctive. Master potter Rachel Allen strives to create work which is a balance between function and form. To Allen, pieces, such as cups, must be both functional and visually stimulating. Recently, this has meant moving away from round. She has manipulated forms to give them a...

View event details

Search Calendar

Edit Module