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.
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.
Center for the Digital Arts at Westchester Community College
Oct 21, 2014 - Nov 22, 2014
Part II of the Retrospective exhibition celebrating the broad spectrum of digital art making that has been exhibited in The Westchester Gallery at the Center for the Digital Arts, Peekskill, will feature artists from our second 10 years of exhibitions, 2005 - 2014. Kristin Anderson, Joseph Ayers, Jean Brennan, June Brigman and Roy Richardson, Laurel Garcia Colvin, Pepe Coronado, Florine...
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.
It's all about the adventures of Little Pea, a blue jay lost in the Museum's galleries which are filled with pictures of beautiful peacocks. Can Little Pea's new found friends, Robin and Peacock, help him find his way home? Find out in this new, original musical and theater production performed by Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Outreach students. Free with Museum admission, ages 6+. 25...
transFORM Gallery is happy to announce their art exhibit for the Fall & Winter season, The Line, The Winter and The Wanderers sponsored by Westchester Magazine at the transFORM showroom and gallery in New Rochelle, NY. Loosely borrowing from the title, theme and the imagery of C.S. Lewis’s novel, The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe, this exhibit plays with the novel’s title and explores...
Dates: November 8 – December 22, 2014
Opening Reception: November 8, 6:30 – 8:00 PM Public Invited
THE BEST OF 2014:
Cecile Chong, David Collins, Ruth Hiller, David Licata, Joanne Mattera, Jill Parisi, Kristen Thiele
Kenise Barnes Fine Art is delighted to announce our Best of 2014 exhibition. Every fall, gallery director Kenise Barnes heads out for a fresh round of...
The Women’s Room: Female Perspectives on Men, Women, Family and Nation
Curated by Marcy B. Freedman and Livia Straus
October 12 – December 7, 2014
Opening Reception: Sunday, October 12th 5 – 7pm
intricacies and dilemmas of gender, human relationships, and nation-centric politics. Each of the selected artists has endowed her video with a very personal point of view and...
Lagond Music kicks off their musical “Spotlight Series” in efforts to raise money to offer scholarship and financial aid to deserving and at-risk students, as well as community outreach programs. The organization is joining forces with well-established acts such as roots-rock artist Garland Jeffreys. Their goal is to showcase a diverse range of musicians and draw audiences to their new...