The 411: Pelham, located on the southeastern tip of Westchester, is as close as you can get to the Bronx and while still living in Westchester, and, as a result, the town maintains a citified air. (Its main street, for those who might still be longing for Manhattan, is even named Fifth Avenue—and it's possible to travel to the midtown version in less than a half-hour.) As in the City—and unlike in some other towns in Westchester—it's possible to access many of the town's resources by walking. A number of residents are involved in the arts, with local institutions like the Pelham Art Center and the Picture House Regional Film Center leading the way for local arts programs. Athletics have their place, too, with everything from tennis to yachting available at the New York Athletic Club's prestigious private club on Pelham's Travers Island. The town of Pelham is divided into two villages—Pelham and Pelham Manor—and both are known for their stately Tudors, Colonials, and Victorian homes, with larger estates bordering the Long Island Sound.
Size: 2.2 square miles
Median Home Sales Price: $759,000 (Westchester County Median: $725,000)
Average Property Taxes: $16,215
Closest Metro-North Stop: Pelham (New Haven Line)
Time to Grand Central: 32 minutes Famous Residents (Past and Present): artist William Jay Bolton, artist/illustrator James Montgomery Flagg
Median Income Household: $98,810 (Westchester County Median: $77,856) Family: $111,502 (Westchester County Median: $105,300)
87.3% Caucasian 4.6% African American 4.1% Other 4.0% Asian 6.0% 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: 1 (Westchester Average: 2 National Average: 3) Property Crime: 4 (Westchester Average: 3 National Average: 3) FBI Uniform Crime Index (2006):
Number of violent crimes: 23 Murder: 0 Rape: 1 Robbery: 11 Assault: 11 Burglary: 22 Property Crimes: 249
Andrea Kantrowitz: The Daughters of Leucippus
January 10 - February 21, 2015
Opening reception January 10, 2015, 6:30 – 8 PM PUBLIC INVITED
Kenise Barnes Fine Art is pleased to open our 2015 exhibition schedule with a solo exhibition featuring six large oil paintings by Andrea Kantrowitz.
Kantrowitz’s new series of paintings...
Kenise Barnes Fine Art is pleased to open our 2015 exhibition schedule with a group exhibition featuring six contemporary photographers.
Palmer Davis’s Here and Now series is an elegy to his father. The series is about claiming graspable, heightened moments, when life opens up, time expands and essential truths are revealed. The pictures transcend being photographs and...
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...
Call for Artist Entries Opens November 1, 2014
Visit www.pelhamartcenter.org/rutsch for details and to apply
Pelham Art Center is pleased to announce a call for entries for the 8th Alexander Rutsch Award and Exhibition for Painting. This juried competition is open to U.S.-based artists aged 19 or older. A $5,000 cash prize and a solo exhibition at Pelham Art Center are awarded to the...
Heather Gaudio Fine Art is pleased to present its upcoming group exhibition entitled Black, White & Red All Over to be held December 5th, 2014 through February 14, 2015. The show will consist of paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture by Paul Bloch, Caio Fonseca, Madeleine Keesing, Raymond Saá, and Donald Sultan. The public is invited to attend an opening reception to...
“Luminosity” - The oil pastel works of Jean DUQUOC
Exhibit from January 24 to February 22, 2015
Those acquainted with the paintings of Jean DUQUOC, will happily embrace this masterful collection of pastel works on display at the Canfin Gallery. They are beautiful, vivid renderings rapturously applied.
Emphasizing the effects of light on the landscape, and...
Meet Dr. Scott Duke, author of Back In Action: Healing Back Pain Through Movement
Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 1:00 pm
Meet Dr. Scott Duke, author of Back In Action: Healing Back Pain Through Movement. In addition to discussing how to heal and prevent back pain, Dr. Duke will take questions from attendees and debunk common treatments that often do more harm than good.
“Confronting Cancer Through Art” at the Katonah Library
January 3 - January 30, 2015
This is a series of paintings and works on canvas exploring the scarring and complexity of emotions once a diagnosis of cancer is given.
In the struggle against cancer, art is a tool of survival.
This work is the stitching back together or body and soul.
Announcing the 2015 Chinese New Year Celebration at the Westchester County Center
Following an enormous success for the Chinese New Year Celebration held at the Westchester County Center last year, the Westchester Association of Chinese Americans (WACA) will organize its 2015 Annual Event on Saturday, February 7, 2015 from 2pm to 6pm at the same place and in an innovative form.
The Manhattanville School of Business will celebrate the launch of its Women’s Leadership Institute Thursday, Jan. 29 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. in Manhattanville’s historic Reid Castle, 2900 Purchase St., Purchase, NY. The institute, supported by PepsiCo as the founding sponsor, will be the first of its kind in Westchester and surrounding areas to meet the leadership and professional...