The 411: Rustic, rural, bucolic, pastoral—these are the words that come to mind when people think of the Town of Pound Ridge, which comprises three hamlets (Pound Ridge, Sarles Corners, and the business district of Scotts Corners) situated on a relatively small (23.5 square miles), verdant swath of land in Westchester’s easternmost corner and adjacent to both Bedford and New Canaan, Connecticut. Despite its tranquil, “horse country” vibe (most homes are housed on two- and three-acre parcels of land), Pound Ridge is chic and sophisticated, if not urbane, and the town’s history is as illustrious as some of its famous residents, past and present.
Originally inhabited by Mohican Indian tribes (Kitchawan and Siwanoy), the town was settled in the 1640s. Much of the town was burned during the Revolution in 1779 and, by the 1920s, the town was barely populated. In the 1930s, Pound Ridge began attracting prominent actors, musicians, and others in the arts, one of the earliest of whom was Big Band leader Benny Goodman. Today, Pound Ridge is home to actor Richard Gere, whose Bedford Post Inn & Restaurants are big hits in neighboring Bedford. In addition to the restaurants and antiques shops in quaint Scotts Corners, Pound Ridge boasts spectacular schools and the largest park in the county, the 4,700-acre Ward Pound Ridge Reservation.
Size: 23.5 square miles Median Home Sales Price: $825, 250 (Westchester County Median: $725,000)
Time to Grand Central: 61 minutes Famous Residents (Past and Present): Actor Gabriel Byrne, Howard Cosell, Christopher and Dana Reeve, Tim Robbins, Susan Sarandon, Richard Gere, Eartha Kitt, Mike Myers, Tom Brokaw, Ari Fleischer
Household: $153,208 (Westchester County Median: $73,700) Family: $168, 040 (Westchester County Median: $105,300) Ethnic Composition
95.5% White 1.6% Other 1.7% Asian 1.2% African American 2.5% 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: 1 (Westchester Average: 3 National Average: 3)
FBI Uniform Crime Index (2006): N/A
Number of violent crimes: Murder: Rape: Robbery: Assault: Burglary: Property Crimes:
The Festival Youth Orchestra (FYO) will hold its inaugural season in residence at Purchase College, SUNY. The FYO experience emphasizes intensive musical preparation, with special focus on practice and performance techniques, interpretation, phrasing, and general musicianship. Students will also develop useful communication skills as a result of their musical collaborations, learning the...
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....
Summer Blizzard Alert! Dairy Queen’s Miracle Treat Day on July 30 to Benefit Maria Fareri Children’s Hospital
Buy a Blizzard Treat at a participating Dairy Queen location on July 30 and a portion of the proceeds will support Maria Fareri Children's Hospital at Westchester Medical Center. 100% of your donations help local kids. How cool is that?!
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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
I am What I am Not Yet, A Survey of Brooklyn's Moment
Curated by Diana Buckley
June 25 - August 21, 2015
Public Opening Reception, Thursday June 25, 6-8 pm
Madelyn Jordon Fine Art
Please join us for the opening reception on Thursday June 25 from 6-8 pm.
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On Thursday, July 30th join us for The Vault Open Mic/Jam Session (10 pm to 1 am) hosted by Shauna-Lee Howe featuring the band SpeakerBoxx and jazz and R&B pianist Donnie Bosco. An opportunity for musicians and singers to hone their skills: Come out and jam to the hits of many of the greats, from Stevie Wonder to Beyoncé, from Led Zeppelin Official...
On Thursday, July 30th join us for The Vault Open Mic/Jam Session (10 pm to 1 am) hosted by Shauna-Lee Howe featuring the band SpeakerBoxx and jazz and R&B pianist Donnie Bosco. An opportunity for musicians and singers to hone their skills: Come out and jam to the hits of many of the greats, from Stevie Wonder to Beyoncé, from Led Zeppelin Official to Herbie...
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...
Thursdays during July and August, Parents and children are invited to travel back to the 19th century and view the home of Washington Irving through a child’s eyes. Explore Sunnyside as a family home, and before or after your tour, play games, try on period clothing (photo-op!), and participate in hands-on-activities. Different theme each week! Families are encouraged to bring a picnic...