The 411: A trading post-turned-industrial city that overlooks the Hudson River, Peekskill has spent most of the past 20 years recovering from an economic downturn that struck the city when much of its manufacturing base eroded. A revitalization has seen new, higher-tech businesses take root in the city and the renovation of the historic districts and Victorian homes that are its trademark. Peekskill offers top-notch public education. Downtown Peekskill has become a haven for artists, with the development of the Peekskill Art Lofts, the Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, and the Peekskill Coffee House, while the Paramount Center for the Arts has become a destination for indie film patrons, in addition to being a venue for live entertainment, art exhibits, and educational programs. For outdoor lovers person, Peekskill boasts 11 parks that offer everything from swimming and tennis to hiking trails and playgrounds.
Size: 4.3 square miles Median Home Sales Price: $358,000 (Westchester County Median: $725,000)
Average Property Taxes: $7,643
Closest Metro-North Stop: Peekskill (Hudson Line)
Time to Grand Central: 60 minutes
Famous Residents (Past and Present): Former New York Governor George Pataki, Mel Gibson, Paul Reubens, Stanley Tucci, NBA star Elton Brand
Household: $47,177 (Westchester County Median: $77,856) Family: $52,645 (Westchester County Median: $105,300) Ethnic Composition
57.1% Caucasian 15.0% Other Races 2.4% Asian 25.5% African American 21.9% 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: 5 (Westchester Average: 2 National Average: 3) Property Crime: 4 (Westchester Average: 3 National Average: 3)
FBI Uniform Crime Index (2006):
Number of violent crimes: 67 Murder: 0 Rape: 2 Robbery: 23 Assault: 42 Burglary: 39 Property Crimes: 193
From the first day, students are fully immersed in the Italian language and culture. Individual students’ requirements are met in a classroom of free expression and differentiated learning. Students are encouraged to audit the first lesson of one or more courses to better determine their proficiency level.
Winter Session: Monday, December 1 – Saturday, March 7; (10...
Immerse your children in Italian song, rhyme, movement, and stories with a themed craft activity culminating each lesson. Our experienced teacher implements her own curriculum and songs,and has been teaching young children since 2008. Children learn in an age-appropriate, nurturing setting utilizing fun props. Vocabulary lists of childhood topics are provided each session for non-Italian...
Students are grouped by age and ability level in this full immersion enrichment class. The program is designed to allow students to acquire an understanding and develop basic communication skills in
the Italian language, while exploring its culture by engaging directly in interactive learning. They will follow a routine that is meant to reinforce what they have previously acquired and...
WINTER JAZZ BRUNCH SERIES — Jazz Forum with Mark Morganelli
Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 11:30 am
Mark Morganelli, who has presented shows at most of the metropolitan region's major concert halls, will bring his sound, trumpet and trio to Wainwright for his next stop
Reserve early at www.wainwright.org
1st Sunday Gallery Tour
March 1, 2015
Take a 1st Sunday tour led by Museum Docents and learn about Frohawk Two Feathers portraits, wooden sculpture, maps, and scenes of the colonial Hudson Valley through the eyes of fictional Frenglish soldiers.
Free with Museum admission.
Back by popular demand, Via Vanti! Restaurant & Gelateria hosts its second annual “Dining in the Dark” experience benefiting Guiding Eyes for the Blind. Includes a delicious 5-course tasting menu plus gelato. Guests will be offered blindfolds to test just how discriminating their taste buds are with prizes awarded to the diners with the savviest palates. $75 per person. Seating...
This program explains the various parts of Medicare and lays out the costs associated with medical and drug insurance provided by the government and private companies. It is presented by members of Westchester Seniors Out Speaking, a project of the Westchester Library System, whose volunteer members are specifically trained to deliver free services relating to Medicare coverage. ...
In the Chinese calendar, 2015 is Year of the sheep/ram. The Lunar New Year is celebrated for two weeks following February 19th. On Sunday, March 1st, ArtsWestchester partners with the Westchester/Hudson Valley chapter of OCA, a national advocacy group for Asian and Pacific Americans, to present a showcase of local and regional traditional artist across a wide variety of art forms, including...
Open the Door to a Delightful and Meaningful Summer of FUN and Learning for Your Bright, Curious Child! Challenge Camp, an ACA accredited camp in Rye, NY celebrating its 35th summer. Courses range from 3D printing, chess, cooking, magic, Minecraft, robotics, theater and more. Including Sports/Swimming and now Fencing! Bus transportation, early/extended day & Kosher lunch options...
Please join us for a celebration of adoption and diversity with the author of Paloma the Possible, Gaily Told Tales. There will be a reading, a discussion with April Dinwoodie, Chief Executive of the Donaldson Adoption Institute, and collage making. Please bring family photos to add to the ongoing project, "All One Family" community collage. This event is FREE...