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The once-industrial northern Westchester city, about 40 miles from Manhattan, now offers its residents relatively affordable housing—in single- or multifamily houses, condos, co-ops and lofts—as well as access to the river and large parks.

Peekskill also boasts as an increasingly vibrant downtown, with a popular performing-arts venue, and an active and tightknit arts community.

“It’s the best-kept secret in Westchester County, and I’ve become so in love with it, I don’t want everybody to flood in and take over,” says Ms. Winzig, an artist who kept a studio in Peekskill before moving there full-time 2½ years ago.

“Not only are we right on the most beautiful bend in the Hudson River; we can take the train down to New York City in an hour.”

Settled by Europeans for more than 400 years, Peekskill’s name is believed to derive from a prominent early resident, Jan Peeck, and the Dutch word for stream.

Its historic structures include the Lincoln Depot Museum, the train depot where then President-elect Abraham Lincoln stopped in 1861.

Wall Street Journal - March 2015

The city is bordered by the town of Cortland Manor and has a wonderful waterfront area with a train platform which is serviced by Metro North Railroad, as well as a historic little downtown up the hill in the flatland. Located by Peekskill Bay on the east bank of the Hudson River, The Lincoln Depot Museum is a 3,000 square foot freight and passenger rail depot where President-elect Abraham Lincoln stopped to greet New Yorkers on February 19, 1861 during his inaugural train ride between Springfield, IL and Washington, DC.

Kayaks on The Hudson Take A Cruise Up River
Taco Dive   Homestyle Desserts Bakery
Waterfront B B Q Stop By The Brewery

The Peekskill Coffee House

The Peekskill Coffee House has been serving the worlds best coffee in the Hudson Valley since 2003. Our location in the heart of downtown blends small town charm with hipster chic, creating a vibrant yet cozy ambiance that would make anyone feel right at home.  

Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art

The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, located in Peekskill, NY, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit arts and education organization founded by the Marc and Livia Straus family. The Center is dedicated to the development and presentation of exhibitions and interdisciplinary programs that enrich our understanding of contemporary art, its contexts, and its relationship to social issues.  

The Paramount Hudson Valley

Originally built as a 1500-seat movie palace by Publix Pictures, a subsidiary of Paramount Pictures, the Peekskill Paramount Theatre first opened its doors to the public with great fanfare on June 27, 1930. The Inaugural program featured an overture by the Paramount Symphony Orchestra, an appearance by the village mayor, and “A Paramount All-Talking Picture”, The Big Pond, starring Maurice Chevalier and Claudette Colbert.

The Hudson Room

Fittingly located just steps away from the Paramount Theater, Hudson Room features a large stage at the rear of the restaurant (home to a flashy red piano), a charming sense of humor (there’s a cocktail called “I did it rye way” with rye, orange-maple-cayenne syrup, lemon juice, and hell fire bitters), and an eclectic palette.

Peekskill Brewery

Peekskill Brewery is an award-winning brewpub located on the Riverfront in Peekskill, New York. We’re craft obsessed from the top down…Craft is clever, quality and fresh. These are the elements we use to deliver innovation to your table each and every day. Authentic and without pretense. Our mission is to deliver the comforts of a thoughtfully sourced menu in an inspired brewery atmosphere.


Birdsall House

Established in 2010 by Tim Reinke (co-owner of the Blind Tiger Ale House and Gleason's) and John Sharp (Gleason's), the Birdsall House quickly became a destination for craft beer and locally sourced cuisine (some from our own garden!) in the Hudson Valley. Chef March Walker's culinary talents perfectly compliment the gastropub's beer-centric beverage program. The Birdsall House Beer Garden opened in 2011 offering patio dining and picnic tables for groups to congregate and socialize over a pint. We look forward to your visit. Cheers.

Peekskill Museum

Our primary focus is local history. People, events and objects of past times in Peekskill and Cortlandt are highlighted at Peekskill Museum

The NY Military Museum

The museum houses over 10,000 artifacts dating from the Revolutionary War to Desert Storm that relate to New York State’s military forces, the state’s military history and the contributions of New York’s veterans. The artifacts include uniforms, weapons, artillery pieces, and art. A significant portion of the museum’s collection is from the Civil War. 

Veterans Memorial Pool

Depew Park is home to the City of Peekskill Recreation Office. You can enjoy a swim in Veterans Memorial Pool or walk on the many wooded trails. Enjoy the picnic pavillion overlooking Lake Mitchell or play a game of horseshoes at the horseshoe court. There is also a basketball court, tennis courts, a bocce ball court and a playground .

Peekskill Yacht Club

Peekskill Yacht Club was founded in 1908 as "The Peekskill Motor Boating Club" and later changed to the "Peekskill Yacht Club" when we incorporated. We have had two floating clubhouses and two land based clubhouses. Our present Clubhouse, Basin, Yard and Grounds are one of the finest facilities on the Hudson River and a true testament to the hard work of our dedicated membership.


Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival

“Our 2015 season is a celebration of the power of storytelling. Next to eating, and sleeping, and love, one of our deepest human needs is for stories,” says Artistic Director Davis McCallum. Now in his sophomore season with the company, McCallum makes his directorial debut with the Shakespearean romance/comedy, A Winter’s Tale. Five actors portray 20 different characters in a modernized version of the ever-popular comedy, A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The wily Scheherezade spins never-ending tales to save herself from her murderous husband, the king, in The Arabian Nights, an adaptation of The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night written by playwright/director Mary Zimmerman and directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz. Five performances of An Iliad — a contemporary reworking of Homer’s epic poem about the Trojan War — are also on tap; this Obie Award-winning one-man show features veteran HVSF actor Kurt Rhoads.

Family-friendly Shakespeare. In August, fledgling actors in the HVSF Conservatory Company present four performances of the playwright’s The Tempest, giving the production a circus-like treatment that’s just the ticket for young theatergoers.

Details: 845-265-9575; www.hvshakespeare.org

Hudson Highlands Land Trust
Take a HIKE!

Join us for some unforgettable outdoor experiences during the Land Trust's Take-A-Hike! season. Led by experienced volunteers who share their knowledge of local treasures, this year's program features old favorites and some fun, new kid-friendly treks, informative rambles and exhilarating adventures. There is no cost to join us on a hike. For more information, contact us at 845-424-3358 or www.hhlt.org

For more info visit our Take a Hike! page.

Hudson Highlands Land Trust
1180 Route 9D
PO Box 226
Garrison, NY  10524


Wednesday's 6pm-9pm
Park entrance fee of $4 to all vehicles.
1996 and newer cars and trucks will be charged an additional $5 to get onto the show field.

Check this website for up to date weather cancellations.
Final cruise the 1st Wednesday in September.
End of season Charity Show on the 2nd Wed of September.

Season membership passes are available from our club for $40 which will exempt member from the Park fee.

With over 600 hundred vendors from more than eight states there is always something new and exciting at the Stormville Flea Market. Shoppers come to the Stormville Flea Market and discover everything from antiques and collectibles; arts and crafts to new merchandise. Shoppers return to us year after year with some travelling over a hundred miles, often by the busload, to pursue the hunt for bargains.

Plays, musicals and concerts. River Tours. Hiking along Trails, Scaling the Hills, Bird Watching Groups. Local Day Trips. River Town Celebrations, Events for all ages.

Cold Spring Antiques Show and

     Cold Spring River Festival

     has been discontinued....

Putnam Arts Council
Belle Levine Art Center, 521 Kennicut Hill Road, Mahopac, NY 10541
Office: Tue-Fri: 9:30-3:30 and by appt.

The Garrison Art Center

Garrison Art Center

Also in the creative vein is The Garrison Writers Group @ Garrison Arts Center, meeting from 5 pm to 7 pm. They meet every 2nd Sunday of the month. garrisonwriters@yahoo.com
for info or call 845-737-0640.

Special Guided House & Landscape Tours

A great venue for a wide range of productions including A List music stars and travelling Broadway shows.

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The CENTER for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck is a non-profit arts organization which offers performances and classes throughout the year. Performing and teaching artists are of local, national and international talent.  The CENTER was founded in 1987, born of the needs of the Rhinebeck Theatre Society, a community theater group which needed a permanent site in which to rehearse and perform.

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There is plenty to see and do including a huge carnival midway, delicious food, games, and live entertainment and shows including The World Famous Fearless Flores Thrill Show (as seen on America's Got Talent), Lance Gifford’s Magic & Illusion Show, Monkeys Riding Dogs, a full petting zoo and much more!

840 Main Street
Peekskill, N.Y. 10566
Phone: (914) 737-3400        
Fax: (914) 737-2688

Office Hours: M – F
8:30 am to 4:00 pm


Common Council - 914-737-3400
City Manager - 914-734-4246
City Clerk - 914-737-3400
Comptroller - 914-734-4111
Assessor - 914-734-4190
Corporation Counsel -914-734-4185 
Planning and Development -914-734-4212
Office of Economic Development - 914-293-0916
Department of Public Works - 914- 734-4130
Senior Services
(914) 293-8302
738 South St
Peekskill, NY
Peekskill City School District



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Police Department

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Peekskill, NY 10566

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Columbian Hose
426 South Division Street
Peekskill, NY 10566

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Fire Patrol
425 Highland Avenue
Peekskill, NY 10566

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Hook & Ladder
828 Main Street
Peekskill, NY 10566

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Animal Control Officer
(914) 862-1430

Centennial Hose
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Peekskill, NY 10566

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Colombian Engine
1850 Crompound Road
Peekskill, NY 10566

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