The 411: Valhalla's name was inspired by Richard Wagner's opera, Der Ring des Nibelungen, and the hamlet sometimes lives up to its dramatic namesake. The Kensico Dam Plaza, for example, offers 98 acres of parkland with the jaw-droppingly theatrical backdrop of the 300-foot-tall stone dam. It's no surprise that this park is a favorite among bikers, skaters, picnickers, and hikers, and it's often the site of county festivities including ethnic festivals, concerts, and outdoor movies. Valhalla is also home to other county institutions, such as the 1.3-million-square-foot office park the Summit at Westchester, the Westchester Medical Center, Westchester and Community College. These things tend to remain on their own, spread-out campuses, so Valhalla's downtown remains small. However few, there are venues for socializing, such as The Valhalla Crossing, a pub/restaurant located in the historic train-station building. A (less historic) Metro-North station and its location near the Sprain Brook Parkway and the Bronx River Parkway make Valhalla easy to get in and out of, but the well-kept cul de sacs lined with split levels, raised ranches, and Cape Cods keep the suburban vibe.
Size: 3.5 square miles
Median Home Sales Price: $511,567 (Westchester County Median: $725,000)
Average Property Taxes: $10,922
Closest Metro-North Stop: Valhalla
Time to Grand Central: 39 minutes
Famous Residents (Past and Present): Baseball legend Lou Gehrig, actress Billie Burke, bandleader Tommy Dorsey, and composer Sergei Rachmaninoff all have permanent homes in Valhalla—in the famed Kensico Cemetery. Those who lived in Valhalla when they were alive include composer Dalmazio Santini and writer Ayn Rand.
Median Income Household: $76,003 (Westchester County Median: $77,856) Family: $91,205 (Westchester County Median: $105,300) Ethnic Composition
95.9% Caucasian 2.1% Asian 0.8% African American 1.2% Other 3.4% 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: 2 (Westchester Average: 2 National Average: 3) Property Crime: 3 (Westchester Average: 3 National Average: 3)
An Exhibition and Sale of the Handmade
November 14, 2014 – January 3, 2015
Free opening reception and all-age hands-on craft workshop:
Friday, November 14, 6:30-8:00PM
15% Member Discount Sale:
December 2 – December 6, 2014
Set aside some time this holiday season to enjoy the vibrant world of handmade...
On display next to Presepio Napoletano is an international collection of images of the Virgin Mary depicted in various art forms: paintings, frescoes, etchings, and sculptures. A documentary on view will take viewers on an artistic journey spanning almost two-thousand years through virtual visits of museums, chapels, and cathedrals in eight countries to view rare and sacred masterpieces by such...
THANN Sanctuary Spa's
First Anniversary Package
When you book the popular THANN Sanctuary Signature Massage and the Nano Shiso Anti-Aging Facial, you will receive a complimentary 30-minute Body Scrub to celebrate THANN Sanctuary’s first anniversary while we thank our many guests for their support over the past year.
The First Anniversary Package includes use of THANN Sanctuary Spa’s...
Nativity scenes are very popular in Italy and are generally found in every household during the holiday season. The nativity originated in Italy in the 13th century when St Francis of Assisi asked Giovanni Vellita of the Village of Greccio to create a manger scene. During the 17th and 18th centuries, the nativity was turned into an art form in Naples and included representation of daily life in...
From the first day, students are fully immersed in the Italian language and culture. Individual students’ requirements are met in a classroom of free expression and differentiated learning. Students are encouraged to audit the first lesson of one or more courses to better determine their proficiency level.
Winter Session: Monday, December 1 – Saturday, March 7; (10...
A selection of Créches from over 30 countries, donated from one of the largest, and reputedly finest, private collections in the country, exhibited in the College’s beautiful Castle Gallery and Parlor decorated for Christmas. The collection includes Créches created in familiar and unconventional folk art methods using materials ranging from wood, clay, and straw to fabric...
In a magical kingdom beneath the sea, the beautiful young mermaid Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. Based on one of Hans Christian Anderson's most beloved stories, with music by 8 time Academy Award winner Alan Menken, it's a hauntingly beautiful love story for the ages. Disney's The Little Mermaid will capture your heart with its timeless tale and...
Heather Gaudio Fine Art is pleased to present its upcoming group exhibition entitled Black, White & Red All Over to be held December 5th, 2014 through February 14, 2015. The show will consist of paintings, drawings, prints and sculpture by Paul Bloch, Caio Fonseca, Madeleine Keesing, Raymond Saá, and Donald Sultan. The public is invited to attend an opening reception to...
All art lovers, museum staff people, art council/arts organization members, critics, gallery owners/art dealers and educators are cordially invited to a reception for an exhibition of new and unique paintings by New Rochelle NY painter, sculptor, Westchester Philharmonic Orchestra violinist and teacher David Tobey at a private home in New...
This event occurs weekly, on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.
September 15, 2014 - May 20, 2015
Monday & Friday Mornings: 9:15am-12:00pm
Tuesday & Wednesday afternoons: 11:45am-2:30pm
To register or for more information call (914) 967-0700. Offered by semester. Fees vary.
Half day creative arts immersion program designed specifically for the Pre-K child to explore the arts while developing cognitive, social, creative, and motor skills...