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
Ossining Waterfront Playground, submitted by Janice Ruotolo. This is our current featured photo for Ossining. Submit your own pictures, below, and perhaps yours will become the featured image on our Ossining page.
Country Bank in Scarsdale (80 Garth Road) will be presenting Faces of Burke, a traveling photography exhibit designed to showcase the individuality and courage of Burke Rehabilitation Hospital’s patients. The compelling photographs and stories of the subjects illustrate a diverse and inspiring group of patients who have succeeded in regaining mobility and independence through their...
Free YouthSpark Summer Camps show kids how to have fun and find inspiration through creativity and technology. From telling amazing stories or launching a business, to working in 3D or creating digital art, they’ll enjoy a fun and supportive learning environment at Microsoft Store. We will be running Summer Classes all summer long at Microsoft in The Westchester Mall....
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...
May 3- September 17, 2017
Opening reception and performance:
Saturday May 13, 2017, 2:00-5:00 PM, Performance 5:00PM
The Selknam, an extinct aborigine tribe of Tierra del Fuego, is the inspiration for Elisa Pritzker’s installation at the HVCCA. Over ten years ago when Pritzker visited Patagonia, she felt an urgency to discover the people who had lived in Tierra del Fuego...
PEEKSKILL FARMERS MARKET RETURNS FOR SUMMER SEASON JUNE 3
The Peekskill Farmers’ Market returns to its outdoor location on Bank Street, between Main and Park Streets in Downtown Peekskill, beginning Saturday, June 3rd continuing weekly through November 18th. Market hours are 8AM – 2PM, rain or shine.
Bursting with nearly thirty farm stands and food producers, the market...
Join the Push Run Club at 8:30 am on saturday mornings to run a 5k! It's free and runners of all level are welcome. Our goal is to motivate others and provide a fun and friendly workout environment.
Push Fitness of Westchester is a fitness studio located in Mamaroneck. We offer ﬂexible programs that blend both individualized personal training and small group classes in a...
Give Your Child the Gift of Aikido
Aikido is a gentle martial art that teaches children how to resolve conflicts in a non-violent way and practice self-defense techniques that help develop focused, calm minds and strong bodies. Aikido helps increase children's coordination, flexibility and balance while learning a practical skill that extends to everyday life. ...
This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
New exhibition: July 13 – September 1, 2017
Reception: Thursday evening, July 13, 6:30 – 8:00, Public Invited
Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10 – 5:30
Summer of Love (50 years after 1967)
Kenise Barnes Fine Art is pleased to celebrate the summer of 2017 with a tribute to the legendary summer of 1967: The Summer of Love.
In the words of Abbie Hoffman,...
This event occurs weekly, on Sunday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Thursday – Monday
Tours on the hour from 10:00 am, last tour at 4:00 pm
Perfect for first time visitors, the mansion tour lasts approximately one hour. On the mansion tour you will see the majestic vestibule and entrance hall, reception room, parlor, library, cabinet room, Jay Gould’s private office, and the sumptuous Victorian dining room. The second floor centers around...