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:
IN THE GARDEN OF SONIC DELIGHTS Exhibition of 2014
June 8th-Nov 2nd, 2014 noon - 6:00 PM
100-150 N. Water Street, Peekskill, NY 10566
Caramoor in collaboration with HVCCA presents Aaron Taylor Kuffner's Gamelatron Sanctuary: Suara Sinar (The Sound of Light) which is a part of the IN THE GARDEN OF SONIC DELIGHTS Exhibition of 2014.
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You're invited to a story time event to show the Crayons that you believe in them and their cause of creativity, imagination, and origniality! Come and color (outside the lines!), hear the story, The Day the Crayons Quit, make a protest sign and get your photo taken as a crayon (you'll see!).
For three weeks, MODHArts Gallery of Contemporary Realism is proud and excited to display a selection of 14 artworks of artist Oksana Tanasiv. She is Ukrainian - American fashion and political artist, who extensively exhibited Fashion Art Collection at New York Couture Fashion Week and Art Expo - New York. She is a well recognized contemporary realist...
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE-AUGUST 21ST, 2014
Yonkers, NY August 21st, 2014 - Blue Door Gallery presents its 3rd international exhibit, “VISIONARIES: SEERS of the SOUL”. Curators France Garrido and Arlé Sklar-Weinstein have selected the art works of unique Visionary artists who fearlessly delve into their subconscious to interpret what elusively we call SOUL. The art...
Women artists take center stage this FALL in a series of four enlightening, engaging and enjoyable events. These events are made possible through the generosity of Houlihan Lawrence, Hometown Media Group and supporters of The Rye Arts Center.
I've Got a Pen & I'm Not Afraid to Use It
Sept 18th 7:00-9:00pm
$25 per person
FEM51: Female Artists and Musicians
GALLERY IIDates: September 13 – October 31, 2014 Opening Reception: September 13, 6 – 8:30 PM Public InvitedUNDULATE:PAINTINGS BY JULIE GROSS AND MARGARET NEILLKenise Barnes Fine Art is delighted to announce the opening of the fall art season with a two-person show featuring new paintings by New York artists Julie Gross and Margaret Neill. As the exhibition title aptly suggests, both...
Dates: September 13 – October 31, 2014 Opening Reception: September 13, 6 – 8:30 PM Public InvitedNIGH SEASON: NEW PAINTINGS BY DAVID KONIGSBERGCatalogue availableKenise Barnes Fine Art is delighted to announce the opening the fall art season with a much-anticipated exhibition of new paintings by David Konigsberg. Kenise Barnes Fine Art represents Konigsberg exclusively and Nigh Season...
Come and learn more about Arts Alive Community and Individual Artist, and Arts Education grants which fund opportunities available to Westchester-based artists and cultural organizations. Arts Alive Artist grants provide direct support to artists to create original new work that incorporates the community as context. Projects must be initiated by the artist and reflect the theme of community...