The 411: With almost 200,000 people living within its borders, Yonkers is Westchester County's largest city, and the fourth most populous city in the state—trailing only New York City, Rochester, and Buffalo. The city's residents are diverse, coming from a multitude of ethnic and racial backgrounds. The city is also large geographically, comprising a very urbanized downtown, densely suburban neighborhoods, and surprisingly green and wooded, less populous suburbs, especially towards its northern border.
The city is in the throes of a full-scale revitalization campaign that started years ago with the redevelopment of its formerly blighted waterfront. Four-star restaurants, luxury lofts, and a shining public library now stand where abandoned industrial properties once languished. With much of the waterfront redevelopment nearing completion, the city has turned its attention inward. Buoyed by the success of its Empire City “racino,” the city is moving forward with plans for a downtown ballpark and multi-use complex, and ground already has broken on the mammoth Ridge Hill mixed-used development.
Size: 18.1 square miles
Median Home Sales Price: $480,000 (Westchester County Median: $725,000)
Average Property Taxes: $10,248
Closest Metro-North Stop: Yonkers (Hudson Line)
Time to Grand Central: 32 minutes
Famous Residents (Past and Present): Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler, rapper DMX, R&B vocalist Mary J. Blige, jazz great Ella Fitzgerald, Nancy Allen, Sid Ceasar, James Cagney, Jon Voight
Median Income Household: $44,663 (Westchester County Median: $77,856) Family: $53,233 (Westchester County Median: $105,300)
57.0% Caucasian 21.5% Other 16.6% African American 4.9% Asian 25.9% 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: 5 (Westchester Average: 2 National Average: 3) Property Crime: 5 (Westchester Average: 2 National Average: 3)
FBI Uniform Crime Index (2006):
Number of violent crimes: 978 Murder: 8 Rape: 31 Robbery: 498 Assault: 441 Burglary: 651 Property Crimes: 3,502
Elementary Schools: Robert C. Dodson, Family School 32, Montessori School 31, Paideia School 24, School 11, Paideia School 15, Enrico Fermi School for the Performing Arts, MLK Jr. High Tech & Computer Magnet School, School 5, Patricia A Dichiaro, School 9, School 13, Rosemarie Ann Siragusa, School 16, School 17, Scholastic Academy for Academic Excellence, Eugenio Maria De Hostos Microsociety, School 21, School 22, School 23, Museum School 25, Casimir Pulaski, Montessori School 27, Kahlil Gibran, School 29
Grades/Type of Organization: Pre K 8/Neighborhood/Theme/Magnet/By Choice Average Class Size: 22 % Special Ed Students: 13 % 4th-graders Who Received 4 (highest score) in English/Math/Science: 5/15/NA
Unlock your inner performer with the Summer Theatre Academy! Productions include: DISNEY’S SLEEPING BEAUTY, ANNIE, DISNEY’S WINNIE THE POOH, SEUSSICAL, and DISNEY SONGBOOK. Join us and let your imagination soar!
In the Summer Theatre Academy you can choose from FIVE one or two week sessions for ages 6-12 and 8-15 and every session ends in performance for family and friends. Spend your...
In these classes, students will learn basic to intermediate origami folding techniques and mem-orize how to make different shapes, but Yoshimi Arai’s focus is teaching patience, accuracy, re- spect and the joy that comes with a sense of ac- complishment. Students will be surprised how a simple sheet of paper can create so much fun!
Shows every Saturday and Sunday
12:30 Earth, Moon, & Sun
Learn how the Earth, Moon and Sun work together as a system. Ages 5+, 26 minutes, + Q & A
2:00 The Sky Tonight
Learn what's going on in the sky the VERY night you see this live, interactive show. Ages...
Saturdays and Sundays in August
Creative activities inspired by the Museum’s collections and exhibitions, led by Junior Docents and arts and science professionals. Ages 7+, can be adapted for younger children. Free with Museum admission.
Art projects (Saturday and Sunday): Play with positive and negative space. Recommended for ages 5 - 8.
Science Projects (Saturday): Learn all...
Saturdays and Sundays in August
1 – 4pm
Play a game of chance! Using a key, roll one die to find the number, and roll another die to find the color. Match the color and number to find the pattern (motif) to add to our community mural.
Wednesdays through Sundays in August
1 & 3pm
Walk through Glenview’s period rooms and travel back in time to 1876! Tours of our Gilded Age historic home are available year-round, featuring the Great Hall, Sitting Room, Parlor, Dining Room, Ebony Library, and Nybelwyck Hall. See the fine woodworking, furnishings and decorative objects, paintings, and sculptures that reflects the lifestyle of...
The traveling National Geographic exhibition, “National Geographic Photo Ark,” opens at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, CT, on June 2, 2018. Featuring the work of National Geographic photographer and Fellow Joel Sartore, the exhibition will be on display until September 2, 2018.
The National Geographic Photo Ark is an ambitious project committed to documenting every species in the...
On August 18, 2018, the Bruce Museum will open A Continuous Thread: Navajo Weaving Traditions. This exhibition will trace the history of the Navajo weaving tradition from the earliest Mexican-inspired Saltillo serapes, c. 1880, to mid-20th century pictorial rugs. Featuring a dozen items from the Museum’s Native American ethnographic collection – some of which have never been publicly...
Conservation, Wine & Floral Design
Presented by Westmoreland Sanctuary
Come and enjoy evening discussions on nature and conservation over wine, appetizers and floral design sessions. And bring home a beautiful arrangement… created by YOU!
Thursday, April 12 at 7pm: WINE & VINE
Wednesday, May 16 at 7pm: MAY BOUQUET
Saturday, Sept. 29 at 7pm: FALL WREATH
Thursday, Dec. 6 at 7pm: WINTERSCAPES
On June 23, the Bruce Museum in Greenwich opens Expressionism in Print: The Early Works of Richard Haas, 1957 - 64 in the Arcade Gallery. The exhibition will be on display through October 21, 2018.
Richard Haas’s expansive oeuvre is predominantly marked by trompe l'oeil murals and detailed renderings of New York City’s architecture. But before he began recording urban landscapes, Haas...