Arts and Culture

The Rivertowns are proud of their rich and diverse artistic traditions. Once home to the famous Hudson River School of Painting, the villages still boast spectacular views and art galleries as well a museum dedicated to Hudson River School painter Jasper Cropsey.

In addition to numerous art galleries; theater troupes, concerts and dance recital are some of the many cultural attractions to the villages. The Irvington Town Hall Theater and the Tarrytown Music Hall have long and colorful histories. The Hudson Valley Writers Center, in Sleepy Hollow, offers aspiring writers an agenda of workshops, reading, and classes.

In Ardsley, the Westchester Circus Arts conducts classes and summer camps featuring all the circus skills for both children and adults.

The RiverArts has an abundance of cultural events. Films, concerts, exhibits, dance performance and summer art workshops are a sampling of their activities.

Another of our resources is the Tarrytown Music Hall. This Queen Anne style building was erected in 1885 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Famous as the oldest operating legitimate theater in Westchester, the Music Hall presents concerts, plays, recitals and musicals. Former presidents Theodore Roosevelt and Woodrow Wilson have spoken here.

Cultural Links to the Rivertowns:



Ardsley Public Library


Dobbs Ferry Public Library


Hastings on Hudson Public Library

Newington Cropsey Foundation's Gallery of Art


Irvington Public Library


Washington Irving's Sunnyside
Tarrytown and Sleepy Hollow Chamber of Commerce