The 411: Since its beginnings as an industrial boat-building community (it was formerly known as “Saw Pit”), Port Chester has evolved into a food Mecca with a buzzing downtown restaurant scene, including Tarry Lodge, F.I.S.H., Sonora, Alba’s, and The Willett House. A large Latino immigrant population further enhances the village’s dining-destination cred, with numerous authentic ethnic eateries representing Peru, Mexico, Colombia, and Brazil. Port Chester is also known for the Waterfront, a retail/entertainment center that features a 14-screen movie theater, Costco, Bed, Bath & Beyond, Super Stop & Shop, Marshall's, and numerous restaurants.
Points of interest include the 1920s Capitol Theater, where Janis Joplin appeared in August, 1970 (it’s now an event site); the Landmark Condominium (the former Lifesavers candy factory); and a 75-plus-slip marina along the Byram River.
Port Chester has six parks for general recreation, including picnicking and sports. At Columbus Park, a water-spray playground was installed for relief during hot summer days.
Population: 28,195 Size: 2.5 square miles
Median Home Sales Price: $470,000 (Westchester County Median: $725,000) Average Property Taxes: $10,035 Closest Metro-North Stop: Port Chester (New Haven Line)
Time to Grand Central: 45 minutes
Famous Residents (Past and Present): Ed Sullivan, NHL player Andre Roy, screenwriter and filmmaker George Gallo, reporter Jon Alpert, Fox 5 News reporter Arnold Diaz, NFL player Paul Costa, baseball player Carl Schmehl, author and illustrator E.L. Konigsburg, LPGA player Meaghan Francella
Household: $45,381 (Westchester County Median: $77,856) Family: $51,025 (Westchester County Median: $105,300)
60.7% Caucasian 30.2% Other 7.0% African American 2.1% Asian 46.2% 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: 3 (Westchester Average: 2 National Average: 3) Property Crime: 4 (Westchester Average: 3 National Average: 3)
FBI Uniform Crime Index (2006):
Number of violent crimes: 85 Muder: 0 Rape: 2 Robbery: 61 Assault: 22 Burglary: 107 Property Crimes: 777
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Come to Family Studio and join in on the fun of the Arts and Science Projects, creative activities inspired by the Museum's collections and exhibitions, led by Junior Docents and Science Educators offered on weekends at the Museum. On Saturdays explore the shape, materials, gravity, and birth of the Solar System's smaller bodies. Ages 7+, can be adapted for younger children. FREE...
Take a tour of Glenview, led by a Glenview Explainer. See highlights from our collection including items once owned by the Trevors, the family that built Glenview. Learn about life in the Gilded Ages. Tours at 1, 2, 3, and 4 pm. 2 pm tour geared to families. Free with Museum admission.
Come to Family Studio and join in on the fun of the Arts and Science Projects, creative activities inspired by the Museum's collections and exhibitions, led by Junior Docents and offered on weekends at the Museum. On Saturdays and Sundays in November, make a peacock with paint and colored pencils. Artist Brian Keith Stephens who's work you can see in Strut: The Peacock and Beauty in...
This year's show will highlight the accomplishments of our students working in the media of drawing, painting and jewelry. Please join us for an opening reception on Thursday, November 6 from 6:30pm- 8:30pm, as we celebrate our students. This reception is also an opportunity to find out more about our facility and the classes we offer.
Vive La France!
While American sports fans are gobbling their weekly Sunday NFL action, French zealots are devouring the trotters, courtesy of Empire City Casino’s historic Yonkers Raceway.
For the second consecutive week on Sunday, November 16, simulcasting outlets in France wagered in excess of $1.75 million on the matinee card at Yonkers, with...
An Exhibition and Sale of the Handmade
November 14, 2014 – January 3, 2015
Free opening reception and all-age hands-on craft workshop:
Friday, November 14, 6:30-8:00PM
15% Member Discount Sale:
December 2 – December 6, 2014
Set aside some time this holiday season to enjoy the vibrant world of handmade...
2015 is right around the corner and the 5th Annual “Ring in the New Year at Noon” at New Roc City is a fun-filled event that no family will want to miss!
Families will enjoy a Times Square style atmosphere, complete with a daytime balloon release at noon. Not only will children be able to safely experience their own version of the infamous countdown, but also...
Heather Gaudio Fine Art is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition Roger Mudre: Full Circle, on view from October 25 through November 29. This is Mudre’s first solo exhibition at HGFA and will feature his paintings and works on paper. The public is invited to attend an opening reception for the artist to be held on Saturday, October 25, from 1 to 4pm.
The eloquent images of Jylian GUSTLIN are the thankful reminder of better worlds. Her prolific and creative works are the rare jewel - rich in abstracted narrative and exuberant palettes. A fusion of explorations rooted within the perspicacious mind of the artist and combined with a deep and insistent beauty - both human and spirited. Always recognizable with her signature resin finish,...
(With generous support from Con Edison)
EVERY SUNDAY AT 11:30AM (NOV 2, 9, 23, 30)
(NOTE: No walk November 16 due to special event)
Join us for a Guided Trail Experience through the woodland forest. Discover who left that track, which tree makes the best animal home, or which mushrooms make the best dinner. Program runs approximately 45 minutes. FREE...