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
Storefront Reflections, submitted by Ellen Kruger. This is our current featured photo for Port Chester. Submit your own pictures, below, and perhaps yours will become the featured image on our Port Chester page.
Beginning in January, Hidden Realms will be offering "Wellness Weekends" comprised of a variety of classes & workshops as well as guest speakers and special events. Modeled after schedules at The Lodge at Woodloch, Kripalu & Canyon Ranch, we're planning Saturday & Sunday schedules packed with information to show you all the health & healing modalities available right here in our Sound...
Friday mornings from 10:30 to 12:30. Free, no registration. Open to adults and older teens.
Participants are asked to bring their own supplies in, but some basic supplies will be provided by the library.
This program is facilitated by local resident Nina Bertolino. Nina is an accomplished artist and has exhibited her work in many shows.
For questions, you can email the library at...
Classes are 11-11:30AM & 11:30- 12PM, in the Connect Lounge, on Level 4.
Join us for Budding Buddha's Yoga for Tots, every Wednesday morning. Stay active with your little and have fun doing yoga exercises. No registration required.
TUESDAY JANUARY 22 – FRIDAY FEBRUARY 22
Marisa Scheinfeld: The Borscht Belt
Based on her widely acclaimed book, The Borscht Belt: Revisiting the Remains of America’s Jewish Vacationland (Cornell University Press), this traveling exhibition features Marisa Scheinfeld’s large-scale color photographs of the abandoned remains of the once famous resort hotels of the Catskill Mountain...
Touchon transforms verbal language into handsome geometric compilations, to reveal the beauty and musicality of language characterized by warmly colored shapes, interlocking irregular grids and rich surfaces. His works are solid, yet visually fluid compositions of striking acuity.
Cecil Touchon was born in 1956 in Austin, Texas. This celebrated artist’s career has spanned over three decades....
Join Audubon Naturalists as we count waterbirds and land birds in Greenwich Harbor as part of the Cornell Lab of Ornithology's annual Great Backyard Bird Count. Ducks, Geese, Loons, and Gulls are some of the birds that we expect to see as they spend the winter on Long Island Sound. You will also get to participate in submitting a checklist of birds we see to the bird count website and learn...
Bring the whole family out for a night at The Aldrich. Join us for pizza and snacks as we start the evening with a screening of the movie Monsters, Inc.!at 6:15 pm. Following the movie, participate in a flashlight tour around the Museum.
The Purchase Symphony and Jazz Orchestras Celebrate Black History Month on February 15 at 7 pm with a special evening at The Performing Arts Center. The performance will feature excerpts of William Dawson’s Negro Folk Symphony, an orchestral suite from Gershwin’s landmark opera Porgy and Bess, and a set of big band music by African American composers and arrangers. Mina Kim will...
On Saturday, December 8th, 2018 White Plains High School PTA will host the 26th Annual Holiday Craft Fair. 10am until 4pm, FREE & Open To ALL.
Come pick up unique and special holiday gifts.
The PTA Snack Bar will be open. All proceeds from the Craft Fair are used for Senior Recognition Scholarships and other PTA funded programs.