The 411: A cozy riverfront community with sweeping views of the Manhattan skyline, Hastings-on-Hudson is a quiet village nestled along the eastern bank of the Hudson River. A former industrial center, Hastings’s waterfront is slowly transforming from an area rife with abandoned factories to one comprising restaurants, parks, and tennis courts. The village has long been a haven for writers, artists, and academics, and, remarkably, the small hamlet boasts five Nobel laureates. Shoppers and diners welcome the conspicuous absence of chain stores and franchises, city-bound commuters enjoy a short train ride to Grand Central (38 minutes), and nature lovers delight in the community’s many public playing fields and parks, including a scenic section of the ubiquitous Old Croton Aqueduct Trail.
Size: 2.9 square miles
Median Home Sales Price: $725,000 (Westchester County Median: $725,000)
Average Property Taxes: $15,479 Closest Metro-North Stop: Hastings-on-Hudson (Hudson Line)
Time to Grand Central: 38 minutes
Famous Residents (Past and Present): Pentagon Papers whistleblower Daniel Ellsberg; MSNBC news personality Keith Olbermann; Robert Meeropol, the younger son of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, who were executed in 1953 after being convicted of espionage.
Household: $83,188 (Westchester County Median: $77,856) Family: $129,227 (Westchester County Median: $105,300)
89.8% Caucasian 4.1% Asian 3.7% Other Races 2.4% African American 4.5% 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: 22 Murder: 0 Rape: 0 Robbery: 2 Assault: 20 Burglary: 14 Property Crimes: 120
Hastings-on-Hudson train station ca. 1900
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“I Used to Be a Little Girl” in Dobbs Ferry features artist Alison Marra’s exploration of cultural femininity, human instinct and the natural environment through paintings on canvas and beads on paper. September 15 – October 20, 2019. Free opening reception on September 15, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Gallery hours: 10 am to 4 pm daily. The Donald Gallery at South Presbyterian...
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...
This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
Hourly, docent-led tours of John Jay's historic home are available Wednesday through Sunday at 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, 3:00 pm and 4:00 pm. Special thematic tours are available Wednesday through Saturday at 2:00 pm.
Fall Crafts at Lyndhurst, a celebration of all things handmade, returns to Tarrytown, New York, on September 13, 14, 15, 2019! Featuring 300 modern American artists, designers and craftspeople, it is Westchester County’s most beloved arts event and favorite shopping experience at one of its most popular landmarks. A perfect day for the entire family.
This festive semi-annual...
The SAA is a non profit organization founded in 1938 to promote local artists throughout Westchester County.AS part of SAA 's mission , we have held and annual Outdoor Show and Sale since 1952 at Chase park in Scarsdale.
This event has been well attended over the years, and affords community members of all ages the chance to enjoy great art and mingle with local artists free of...
Dominican pianist, composer and educator Marcio Garcia has performed at the Stanford Jazz Institute, the 2016 Monterey Next Generation Jazz Festival, Five Points Jazz Festival, Carnegie Hall, Blue Note NYC, Birdland and Dizzy’s Club Coca-Cola. Garcia has studied classical piano across the globe from his hometown Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and Vienna, Austria to the Lamont School of...
This event occurs monthly, on the second and third Sunday of September, October, November and December.
This Fall, the following authors will be giving talks at Keeler Library along with book signing and wine. Free and no registration required.
Richard C. Morais - The Man with No Borders
Sunday, September 15th at 2:00 PM
George Howe Colt - The Game: Harvard, Yale and America in 1968
Sunday, October 20th at 3:00 PM
Co-sponsored with the North Salem Historical Society
Internationally Renowned Musicians Coming to JazzFest White Plains September 11-15
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. – The 8th annual JazzFest White Plains features an impressive lineup of internationally renowned musicians spanning a weeklong celebration of jazz, culture and community from September 11-15, 2019. The five-day festival produced by ArtsWestchester, The City of White Plains...
Enjoy a full day of live jazz outdoors on Mamaroneck Avenue at Main Street in White Plains, NY! Performances start at Noon and continue to 5:30pm.
Featured artists include:
Lagond Music All-Stars | Noon-12:45pm
Lagond Music School presents a lineup of some of Westchester County’s finest young musicians. The ensemble performs a range of music from Latin jazz...
Open to the public, the Save Water Challenge kick-off event will feature FREE DIY upcycling activities suitable for all ages, creative water saving tips, information on how to participate in the Challenge and FREE giveaways.
Save Water Challenge asks school students, teachers and communities to take the pledge to save water on behalf of their school for a chance to win one of two (2)...