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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Calling All Dancers! Registration now open for SummerDance 2015 at Steffi Nossen.
Whether you want to improve your technique or explore new styles, our dedicated and talented instructors will guide you to new levels and make sure you have fun along the way! Each weekly program is designed to be appropriate for specific ages and abilities. Please call the office with any questions....
Diverse artistic approaches by 15 exhibiting artists explore both the beauty and darkness of the natural world and settings around us. Includes traditional Hudson River School-style painting, conceptual photography and video installation.
July 16- August 29
31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains
Gallery Hours: Tues-Fri 12-5pm & Sat 12-6pm
"Sewn" is a solo exhibit of artwork by Mary McFerran. The show features textile pieces that the artist has created since 2011, when she began experimenting with embroidery and other surface manipulation techniques. Ms. McFerran describes her work as personal narrative, frequently inspired by political and emotional themes.
On Friday, August 28th Roscoe’s Room welcomes The Legendary Reuben Wilson Organ Quartet with special guest Ray Blue on sax. Reuben Wilson was one of many soul-jazz organists to emerge in the late '60s, but he was one of only a handful of new organists from that era to be signed to Blue Note. Between 1968 and 1971, he recorded five sessions for the label;...
The Conigliaro Consort, with Brian Conigliaro (guitar, vocals, harmonica), Jim Cammack (bass), Bill Pernice (piano), Adam Weber (drums).
The musicians in Conigliaro Consort have collectively played or recorded with such artists as Ray Baretto, Oliver Lake, Dizzy Gillespie, Ahmad Jamal, Ray Vega, Gerry Mulligan, Daniel Ponce, Patti Lupone, Bucky Pizzarelli, Jackie Paris,...
Tischman Pets Photography and Meli-Melo Restaurant in Greenwich, CT, as part of the Méli-Mélo’s artist program, have teamed with Adopt-A-Dog charity in Armonk, NY to present “Furry Portraits – Happiness, Love & Devotion” – a series of stunning photographic pet portraits by photographer Geoffrey Tischman.
The photos will be on...
Connecting people to seed + soil is the only way to insure agriculture vitality and responsible economic development in the Hudson Valley from the ground up. Pick up your farm shares at Taste NY, Empire Farm, or ABC Kitchen every Friday from June 19-October 22, 2015. Help to support local family and small-scale farms and FarmOn! Foundation Ag-Academy.
This event occurs weekly, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Summer Intensive - 4-week program - August 3 - 28
Summer Registration Fee: $30
Arts & Crafts Materials: $50
Elementary - Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 12:30 PM (half-day): $1,250
Elementary - Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM: $1,650
Intermediate - Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM: $1,650
Intermediate/Advanced - Monday through...
Join us for a morning of non-stop fun Jodi’s Gym style! Your child will run, jump, tumble, balance, stretch, sing, create, move and groove all under the supervision and care of our well trained and certified staff. Come experience the joys of gymnastics, music and art. It’s a mix that your child is sure to love.
Jodi’s Gym camp is offered all summer long (right up to Labor...
The life and art of octogenarian and long-time White Plains resident Bob Pliskin will be celebrated with “THE GEOLOGY OF LIGHT, Robert Pliskin: A Photographic Life in Light & Stone” during a 26-day run. The fine art photography exhibition will be featured at The Ossining Public Library Gallery from Monday, August 3rd through...