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
Elementary School: Ossining Elementary Schools (Claremont, Roosevelt, Brookside, and Park Early Childhood Center)
Grades/Type of Organization: Pre K-5/By Grade Level Average Class Size: 21 % Special Ed Students: NA % 4th-graders Who Received 4 (highest score) in English/Math/Science: 9/21/NA
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Each class is unique and small in size. Students can focus on growing as an artist with lots of personal attention from experienced instructors, while being part of a larger clay community. Our studio is well equipped with electric wheels, slab rollers, extruders, electric & gas kilns and a common glaze area.
Inspired by Hiram Powers, a 19th century artist, contemporary sculptor Lily Cox-Richard creates fresh forms, faithful to Powers' originals, but selected, edited, and most notably, with the figures themselves omitted. Her six sculptures are on view at the Hudson River Museum May 10 through September 14, and include the Museum's own Powers sculpture, Eve Disconsolate, on view alongside its...
Seattle based artist Mandy Greer creates visionary worlds she draws from mythology, fairy tales, and from the mundane and magic of everyday life. The sewing machine and the crochet hook are her tools, fabric and objects fro the natural world her medium. This summer she brings to the Museum a site specific installation, alive with sumptuous birds, glittering chandeliers, and enigmatic...
New for young families! Glenview Explainers - students from Sarah Lawrence, Mercy, and Lehman (CUNY) colleges, that staff Glenview, the historic 1876 river home at the Museum, study the inside and outside of this house to answer questions for visitors. Sit near Glenview's Great Hall fireplace and listen to a story about this old house told by a Glenview Explainer. Find out about the...
Teaching Artist-in-Residence Sarah Divi leads knitters and crocheters of all skill levels to create fiber art projects inspired by Mandy Greer, whose work is on display in The Ecstatic Moment. Come to all or just one. Bring your own yarn and needles/crochet hook. June 14, July 12, August 9 and September 13. Free with Museum admission.
Untermyer Performing Arts Council's 38th Anniversary presents a series of music and dance performances from various cultures and traditions. Tour the world of music and dance in a beautiful outdoor setting. Please bring a lawn chair or blanket.
Pelham Art Center is thrilled to announce the continuation of our Public Art Program, In the Courtyard, with a new sculpture by NY City based artist Andréa Stanislav. Wonderwall will be on view in our 2,300sq.ft open courtyard from July 1 - September 18, 2014 with an opening reception on July 11, 2014 from 6:30-8pm.
Come to Family Studio and join in on the fun of the creative activities inspired by the Museum's collections and exhibitions, led by Junior Docents and arts professionals. On Saturday and Sunday, make celestial shapes like those you see in The Ecstatic Moment from yarn, and add in décor - buttons, sequins, beads, and mirrors. Teaching Artist-in-Residence Sarah Divi is here to lead the...
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Clay Art Center presents TWO VIGILES: Bruce Dehnert and Shawn O'Connor In Caesar Augustus' ancient Rome there were teams of men called vigiles whose mandate was to enter burned buildings in order to determine the cause of the blaze Cla Art Center is proud to present TWO VIGILES: Bruce Dehnert and Shawn O'Connor an exhibition featuring two potters who have distinctly different...