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
Yellow Orb/Homage to Van Gogh, created by sculptor John Ruppert specifically for the Katonah Museum of Art campus, will be on view on the front lawn of the KMA through May of 2015. Ruppert transforms prison-grade chain link fabric into large vessel-like forms. Chain link typically connotes danger and boundaries; it is a commercial product intended to confine, protect, and keep out....
Open to all students who wish to explore their creativity. Instruction included in the following: oil, acrylic or water color painting, collage and basic drawing. Individual instruction given. Work at your own pace. Students bring supplies to class.
Join in the fun. The Color Camera Club in celebration of Artsestchester ARTSEE Festival provides a learning and fun experience for those interestd in photogrphy who want to better their skills. NOW is a great time to express yourself through the use of your camera, learn new teqniques, open up your artisic abilities and enjoy the hobby of photography. Document your family events, create...
Take a tour of Glenview, led by a Glenview Explainer. See elegant 19th century restored period rooms, and highlights from our collection including items once owned by the Trevors, the family that built Glenview. Tours at 1, 2, 3, and 4 pm. Free with Museum admission.
On the South Lawn John Ruppert transforms prison-grade metal chain link into vessel-like forms that define volume yet remain ethereal and porous. At the KMA, the intense yellow industrial fencing is an unexpected element in the landscape, as is the mesmeric effect of the material's shifting patterns. Ruppert's 14-foot tall sculpture simultaneously contrasts and compliments its verdant...
Spend time relaxing with friends and enjoying a formal tea service in the grand setting of the Summer Dining Room of the historic Rosen House, overlooking the romantic Spanish Courtyard. Tea service includes a variety of tea sandwiches, scones with clotted cream and preserves, delicious desserts and a variety of fragrant teas all served in the most exquisite vintage china. The Tea is...
Designed for students 15 and over, this class is an intensive studio experience in drawing and painting. A variety of media will be explored, such as acrylics, charcoal, oil pastel, and ink. Projects are devised to build skills in drawing and painting as well as express individuality and creativity. This is an excellent course for the serious art student or the student who needs to prepare a...
This exhibition makes clear the difference between mass produced perfection and an item which is pursuing something distinctive. Master potter Rachel Allen strives to create work which is a balance between function and form. To Allen, pieces, such as cups, must be both functional and visually stimulating. Recently, this has meant moving away from round. She has manipulated forms to give them a...