The 411: Sure, it’s a little sleepy here (okay, so the sidewalks roll up at 9 pm), but you’ve got to admire a town with spunk. When the town was told to vamoose 100 years ago to make room for the Croton Reservoir, the residents picked up their houses and businesses—literally—and moved a mile away. When Starbucks sought entry into this no-chain community, they stood their ground(s); Perks and Noka Joe now offer up the daily java. Katonah is not just spunky, but fun to explore, with lots of little galleries and upscale shops, along with a variety of eateries, most clustered along Katonah Avenue. The vibe is artsy and casual (yoga pants or jodhpurs and riding boots are not out of place here). It’s a feel-good kind of town and no wonder—the town is a veritable vortex of the healing arts. Find doctors, therapists, and counselors of all kinds, from marriage to massage, podiatry to past life regression. There’s even a psychiatric hospital, Four Winds on the Katonah/Cross River border. The beautifully laid-out town (designed by landscape architects GS and BS Olmstead) is filled with gorgeous Queen Anne, shingle-style, and Colonial Revival homes.
Population: 13,139 Size: 24.5 square miles
Median Home Sales Price: $730,000 (Westchester County Median: $725,000)
Average Property Taxes: $15,586
Closest Metro-North Stop: Katonah (Harlem Line)
Time to Grand Central: 66 minutes
Famous Residents (Past and Present): Martha Stewart famously spent her month-long house-arrest period in a large estate she purchased in Katonah; former Congresswoman Sue Kelly, first Chief Justice of U.S. Supreme Court John Jay
Household: $81,370 (Westchester County Median: $77,856) Family: $188, 717 (Westchester County Median: $105,300)
75.1% Caucasian 12.3% African American 9.0% Other 3.6% Asian 12.5% 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): N/A
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Young artists experiment with color and texture through drawing and painting, and will be encouraged to develop their own approach while exploring a different medium each day (acrylics, pencil, watercolor, charcoal, and more.) With hands-on instruction by our teaching artist, students will explore concepts such as composition and color, as well as learn a little art history along...
Mowgli, Baloo and King Louie too are coming to the White Plains Performing Arts Center and kids in grades 2-8 can be a part of it during February Break! During this week, students will be cast, rehearse, tech and perform the condensed thirty-minute show, all in the span of one week! This workshop runs February 20 – February 24 from 10 - 4pm each day, with a performance February 25 at 5pm....
The Gordon Parks Foundation announces the opening of a new exhibition of photographs. Back to Fort Scott opens Saturday, February 4 after traveling to the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.
On assignment for Life magazine in 1950, Gordon Parks returned to his hometown of Fort Scott, Kansas after twenty years away; the resulting body of work...
Our Mommy & Me Italian Language Classes give you and your child the opportunity to learn Italian side by side! Our Spring session starts February 16th - May 4th, Thursday mornings at 10:30am-12:00pm. If you would like more information or to register please call 914-771-8700.
Spin It! Youth Classes start January 22nd at the Clay Art Center in Port Chester. Build your inner artist while creating picture perfect pottery. Work with clay to develop creative problem solving skills and building confidence while making new friends and having fun. Walking through History & Time Machine (Ages 6 – 9) Sundays 10:30 – 12PM, Tween Wheel (Ages 10-12) Thursdays 4 – 6PM and...
Introducing our NEWLY inspired Open Adult Dance and daily Body Conditioning classes starting Monday, October 17th, 2016. From everyday fitness to fabulous fun through dance. Tap - Jazz - Ballet - Pilates - Body Conditioning - Yoga. For a full class schedule and times visit our website at www.steffinossen.org/Adult Classes/.
February 20 – 24, 12:30 – 2:30 pm
Ages 8 – 11
Young artists experiment with color and texture through drawing and painting, and will be encouraged to develop their own approach while exploring a different medium each day (acrylics, pencil, watercolor, charcoal, and more.) With hands-on instruction by our teaching artist, students will explore concepts such as composition and color, as...
Punching Up brings together visual artists working within various permutations of humor (irony, puns, deadpan, satire, etc.) in the service of critiquing those in power. Referring to a comedy-world golden rule of taking cultural hierarchies to task, the artists in Punching Up point out, examine, and combat issues of power. Racism, classism, gentrification, capitalism, elitism, and the art...
“Astrologico” Carnevale Di Venezia at The Briarcliff Manor
February 24, 2017
Entry is $130 per person
Be transported back in time to Venice, Italy. This interactive, historically driven production of a traditional venetian masked ball will thrill patrons with an experiential adventure engaging the five senses.
Food, Spirits, Music...