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.
Come to Family Studio and join in on the fun of the Arts and Science Projects, creative activities inspired by the Museum's collections and exhibitions, led by Junior Docents and Science Educators offered on weekends at the Museum. On Saturdays explore the shape, materials, gravity, and birth of the Solar System's smaller bodies. Ages 7+, can be adapted for younger children. FREE...
Take a tour of Glenview, led by a Glenview Explainer. See highlights from our collection including items once owned by the Trevors, the family that built Glenview. Learn about life in the Gilded Ages. Tours at 1, 2, 3, and 4 pm. 2 pm tour geared to families. Free with Museum admission.
Come to Family Studio and join in on the fun of the Arts and Science Projects, creative activities inspired by the Museum's collections and exhibitions, led by Junior Docents and offered on weekends at the Museum. On Saturdays and Sundays in November, make a peacock with paint and colored pencils. Artist Brian Keith Stephens who's work you can see in Strut: The Peacock and Beauty in...
This year's show will highlight the accomplishments of our students working in the media of drawing, painting and jewelry. Please join us for an opening reception on Thursday, November 6 from 6:30pm- 8:30pm, as we celebrate our students. This reception is also an opportunity to find out more about our facility and the classes we offer.
It's all about the adventures of Little Pea, a blue jay lost in the Museum's galleries which are filled with pictures of beautiful peacocks. Can Little Pea's new found friends, Robin and Peacock, help him find his way home? Find out in this new, original musical and theater production performed by Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Outreach students. Free with Museum admission, ages 6+. 25...
The Revelators production Let Me dream, is a Film & Dance Symposium which allows the cast and the audience to dream without limits based on their current standing and environment. The production will be focusing on the individual dreams of each of the artist circumstances.
Sunday, November 23rd at 9:30 Breaking Ground Dance Center, 101 Castleton Street, Pleasantville ALL AGES class will benefit Food Bank for Westchester. This is a by-donation class, with a $10/adult $5/child suggested donation, but any and all donations will be warmly and wholly appreciated. For every dollar collected, The Food Bank for Westchester will be...
Vive La France!
While American sports fans are gobbling their weekly Sunday NFL action, French zealots are devouring the trotters, courtesy of Empire City Casino’s historic Yonkers Raceway.
For the second consecutive week on Sunday, November 16, simulcasting outlets in France wagered in excess of $1.75 million on the matinee card at Yonkers, with...
(With generous support from Con Edison)
EVERY SUNDAY AT 11:30AM (NOV 2, 9, 23, 30)
(NOTE: No walk November 16 due to special event)
Join us for a Guided Trail Experience through the woodland forest. Discover who left that track, which tree makes the best animal home, or which mushrooms make the best dinner. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE...
Holiday Show-Call to Artists!
Blue Door Gallery is hosting its 7th Annual Artist Gift and Boutique holiday show!
All items for sale between $3 to $300
Artists working in all media are welcome to submit.
November 22nd-December 20th
Preview for BDAA Members - November 21st 5:30-7:30 p.m.
Opening Reception: November 22nd, 2-5:00 p.m....