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
IN THE GARDEN OF SONIC DELIGHTS Exhibition of 2014
June 8th-Nov 2nd, 2014 noon - 6:00 PM
100-150 N. Water Street, Peekskill, NY 10566
Caramoor in collaboration with HVCCA presents Aaron Taylor Kuffner's Gamelatron Sanctuary: Suara Sinar (The Sound of Light) which is a part of the IN THE GARDEN OF SONIC DELIGHTS Exhibition of 2014.
Please call HVCCA 914-788-0100 for...
This event occurs weekly, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
NEW* S.T.E.M. + Arts Classes = Science, Technology, Engineering, Math
Digital Architecture: Google Sketchup
3D Printing and Modeling for Adults and Teens
Art & Engineering using LittleBits
Creative Building: Architecture 101
Minecraft Club I & II
Maker-Maniacs: Art, Engineering and More
You're invited to a story time event to show the Crayons that you believe in them and their cause of creativity, imagination, and origniality! Come and color (outside the lines!), hear the story, The Day the Crayons Quit, make a protest sign and get your photo taken as a crayon (you'll see!).
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-AUGUST 21ST, 2014
Yonkers, NY August 21st, 2014 - Blue Door Gallery presents its 3rd international exhibit, “VISIONARIES: SEERS of the SOUL”. Curators France Garrido and Arlé Sklar-Weinstein have selected the art works of unique Visionary artists who fearlessly delve into their subconscious to interpret what elusively we call SOUL. The art...
The exhibition explores vast and extraordinary deep-sea habitats by examining both the highly adapted survival strategies used by creatures of the deep and the technology that enables researchers to record groundbreaking observations.
Women artists take center stage this FALL in a series of four enlightening, engaging and enjoyable events. These events are made possible through the generosity of Houlihan Lawrence, Hometown Media Group and supporters of The Rye Arts Center.
I've Got a Pen & I'm Not Afraid to Use It
Sept 18th 7:00-9:00pm
$25 per person
FEM51: Female Artists and Musicians
GALLERY IIDates: September 13 – October 31, 2014 Opening Reception: September 13, 6 – 8:30 PM Public InvitedUNDULATE:PAINTINGS BY JULIE GROSS AND MARGARET NEILLKenise Barnes Fine Art is delighted to announce the opening of the fall art season with a two-person show featuring new paintings by New York artists Julie Gross and Margaret Neill. As the exhibition title aptly suggests, both...
For three weeks, MODHArts Gallery of Contemporary Realism is proud and excited to display a selection of 14 artworks of artist Oksana Tanasiv. She is Ukrainian - American fashion and political artist, who extensively exhibited Fashion Art Collection at New York Couture Fashion Week and Art Expo - New York. She is a well recognized contemporary realist...