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.
Annual opening of our sustainable urban farm and educational center on the Hudson River on Yonkers’ waterfront. This joyous rite of spring brings together elected officials, civic groups, and 200-300 residents from throughout the region for a full day of family fun. Your support will help fund our week-end programs, engaging adults and children in sustainable farming and...
Music City Home Inspection gives you a specified time to hire your own home inspector to check the property out, and protects you from buying a home with serious, previously unknown problems. Your offer should be contingent on the results so that if there are major issues you can walk away from the transaction. If the home inspector only finds minor problems, you also have the option to require...
Plein-Air Impasto Painting Workshop with Susie Fer Caggiano
Saturday, April 29, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Learn the art of impasto and painting, using a palette knife, with Brazilian artist, Fer. Using palette knives and brushes, while working outside from nature, students will create a finished piece of art in this workshop. Please call or visit our website for supply list.
“Postcards and Other Mementos” in Dobbs Ferry features artist Antonio Alvarez’s abstract acrylic painted collages on wood. Proceeds will benefit Planned Parenthood, the ACLU, and South Presbyterian Church. March 26 through May 7, 2017. Free opening reception on March 26, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm. Gallery hours: 10 am to 4 pm daily. The Donald...
Everyone can finish the rhyme April showers… but that is only a part of the water cycle which all of life depends on. Hands on activities to brighten any showery day will have you singing in the rain! Programs require pre-registration. To register, visit teatown.eventbrite.com or call 914-762-2912 x 110.
Clay Art Center’s Saturday Drop-In Clay Classes for the Whole Family
Looking for something relaxing, creative and fun to do this Winter/Spring for the whole family. Take part in Clay Art Center’s Saturday Drop-In Clay Class, Saturdays from 2-4pm. One-time classes for adults, children and families interested in experimenting with clay for the first time....
Hailing from Denmark and Quebec, these master fiddler's turn musical tradition on its head, elevating the common threads between Danish and Quebec fiddling to create a sound that is all their own. Maja & David deliver a breathtaking performance, enveloping audiences in their complex arrangements, which are layered with various instruments and beautiful vocals. Renowned for crafting an...
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Join us for Sheep Shearing Fest! Celebrate the arrival of spring with our farmers, educators and the farm animals that thrive on the fresh spring grass.
At Sheep Shearing Fest, enjoy activities, crafts, live music, and seasonal fare from local vendors* for the whole family. Here are just some of the highlights:
Observe and talk with our farmers as they shear our flock of sheep