The 411: Ossining has roots that stretch back to 1685, when Dutch immigrant Frederick Philipse bought a large tract of land that included what would become modern Ossining. It was known as Sing Sing—a name derived from a local Native American word—from 1813 until 1901, when it was changed to differentiate the surrounding area from the maximum-security prison it had become synonymous with. The Town of Ossining comprises two villages: the Village of Ossining and part of Briarcliff Manor, the rest of which is part of the Town of Mount Pleasant.
One of the county’s Rivertowns, Ossining is perched on a strand of hills overlooking the Hudson, affording, on clear days,views of the Manhattan skyline. The town retains much of its original character and boasts a myriad of historic sites. Single-family homes comprise the majority of the town’s housing options. Outdoor enthusiasts revel in the town’s Cedar Lane Park, Teatown Reservation, and three boating clubs.
Size: 11.7 square miles
Median Home Sales Price: $470,000 (Westchester County Median: $725,000)
Average Property Taxes: $10,035 Closest Metro-North Stop: Ossining (Hudson Line)
Time to Grand Central: 53 minutes
Famous Residents (Past and Present): Actors Jose Ferrer and Peter Falk
Household: $77,755 (Westchester County Median: $77,856) Family: $98,695 (Westchester County Median: $105,300)
70.3% Caucasian 14.3% African American 10.9% Other 4.5% Asian 19.9% 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: 3 (Westchester Average: 2National Average: 3) Property Crime: 3 (Westchester Average: 3National Average: 3)
FBI Uniform Crime Index (2006): Number of violent crimes: 70 Murder: 1 Rape: 2 Robbery: 43 Assault: 24 Burglary: 69 Property Crimes: 346
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Brian Setzer’s Rockabilly Riot will be rocking out on the Ives stage on Sunday, June 25, 2017. Doors open at 5pm and the show begins at 7pm.
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Tickets range from $29.50 to $79.50, plus applicable fees and taxes.
Iconic guitarist, songwriter, vocalist and 3-time...
This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
This year’s re-staging of Lyndhurst’s special exhibition Defying Labels: New Roles New Clothes includes new additions on loan from major museums. The exhibition tells the story of the revolutionary changes in women’s roles from 1880s to 1940 as reflected in their clothes. See the evolving wardrobes of three remarkable women, philanthropist Helen Gould, Anna...
This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Friday and Saturday.
Between I & Thou
'Between I & Thou' includes artists from many different areas of the globe. It explores interconnections between the personal, cultural, religious and national. The works reflect the human need to tell the story of self and society, offering a rich conversation about the sameness and differentness among us. 'Between I & Thou'...
This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Friday and Saturday.
June 4- August 30, 2017
Opening Reception June 4, 5-7 (Free Event)
The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art is excited to announce two site-specific installations, Liquid Memory, by Korean artist Jinsu Han that directly involve the Peekskill community and the Manitou School in Cold Spring, NY. Both iterations speak to the nature of memory.
Two-hundred of America’s best independent artists and craftspeople are coming together in the heart of the beautiful Hudson Valley for the fifth annual Rhinebeck Crafts Festival, June 24th and 25th. This diverse experience is a celebration of all things handmade which includes: unique contemporary craft and art, gourmet specialty foods, tastings from Hudson Valley distilleries and wineries,...
Affordable Hair Transplants New York affiliated surgeons in New York, NY understand the impact that unwanted hair loss has made on the lives of countless men and women. They understand the difference that a full head of natural hair can make for someone’s self-confidence. Our New York hair transplant surgeons are committed to staying on the leading edge of advances in hair restoration...
Lyndhurst’s historic grounds will be lined with a unique range of classic and vintage cars shown by Rock ‘N’ Rods NY. Entry fee is $5 per person and can be credited toward a Mansion Tour.
Stop by from 10 am – 5 pm to see these awesome autos!
THURSDAY AND FRIDAY CLASSIC TOURS ARE FREE FOR TARRYTOWN RESIDENTS WITH PROOF OF RESIDENCE.
This spring, Lyndhurst mansion will continue to offer free classic mansion tour admission to Tarrytown residents from April through September. The program, which was first introduced in 2016, will be expanded this season to include both Thursdays, and Fridays. For individual admission, Tarrytown...
“Lay It On Down” Tour
Wednesday, August 23, 2017 at 8pm
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Kenny Wayne Shepherd, the Louisiana born axeman and songsmith, has sold millions of albums while throwing singles into the Top 10, shining a light on the rich blues of the past and forging ahead with his own modern twist on a classic sound he has embodied since his teens. At 16 years old,...
Concerned about coyote’s in your neighborhood? Come to this presentation and learn the dos and don’ts from the professionals. Frank Vincenti from the Wild Dog Foundation will give an informative and educational presentation on all topics concerning coyotes including: their behavior and ecology,how to prevent conflicts, pets, local wildlife...