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)
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...