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
This event occurs weekly, on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
New exhibition: September 16 – October 28, 2017
Reception: Saturday evening, September 16, 6:30 – 8:00, Public Invited
Gallery hours: Tuesday – Saturday 10:00 – 5:30 and by appointment
Kenise Barnes Fine Art is pleased to open the fall exhibition season with a solo show featuring new paintings by Cuban artist Carlos Gamez de Francisco. Nine new large-scale watercolor paintings will...
Romare Bearden: Abstraction
September 10-December 22, 2017
Romare Bearden is best known for the influential collages he produced beginning in 1964 until his death in 1988. That body of work has been widely published in books, discussed by school-children in curriculum across the country, and featured in monographic and group exhibitions both nationally and internationally. To date,...
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...
Janet Biggs: A Step On the Sun
September 10 - December 22, 2017
Video artist Janet Biggs is drawn to extreme environments, exploring such remote locations as the Taklamakan Desert in China, the Afar Triangle of Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Djibouti in Africa, and the Arctic. In her five-channel video installation, A Step On the Sun, Biggs documents sulfur workers as they extract minerals from...
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...
This event occurs weekly, on Monday and Wednesday.
HamletHub Whole New You Series
Partially underwritten by Reliance Merchant Services
Does speaking before a group make you totally anxiety ridden? Whether for business or volunteer work, Whether you have to speak in front of large groups for work or you have a big event coming up – Bar Mitzvah, wedding or reunion, Speaking Fearlessly with Ira Joe Fisher will have you...
Finds your “Target Market” using search features that can only be found inside of LinkedIn’s Sales Navigator like: Titles eg. “CEO” or “CFO” or “CMO” or “Owner” or 1000’s of other titles. Geo Specific, B2B Prospecting Tool give you the built-in ability to target as tight as a 10 mile radius around any zip code BUT also the ability to target the entire USA or other...
Ages 9 - 12 Learn to work in CAD design to create your own 3D printed fidget spinner. Mathematics and design concepts will be discussed as each student creates their own unique spinner. Work will be printed after class and available for pick up in one week. FEE: $20 (members receive discount)
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Presented by the School of Art+Design, the Visiting Artist Lecture Series brings to campus noted artists, curators, critics, and historians who share their perspectives and expertise on their own work and provide insight into current issues facing the contemporary artist and designer.
Visual Arts Building | Room 1016
Akosua Adoma Owusu is a Ghanaian-American avant-garde filmmaker and...
Students will create interactive stories, games, and animations using Scratch, a visual, blocks-based, creative programming environment.
Collaboration is encouraged, creativity is nurtured, and problems are solved as students learn the principles of computer science and critical thinking in this exciting and engaging class.
We use the friendly, block-based programming paradigm created by the...