Union Church of Pocantico Hills—A Humble Church Housing Artistic Masterworks

Visitors driving past the Union Church of Pocantico Hills on Bedford Road could be excused for viewing the village’s house of worship as a charming local building and not much more. Its sweet but modest façade scarcely hints at the world-class works of art inside.   But the... Read more »

The Rockefeller State Preserve and Stone Barns Carry On a Legacy of Giving Back

  Glorious parkland or progressive farmstead? If you were a well-funded philanthropist, which would you donate to your local community? For the Rockefeller family, the answer was both. And for us fortunate residents of this corner... Read more »

RJ Exclusive – My Westchester: Robert Klein

Legendary Comedian Speaks About His Storied Career You only have to walk into Robert Klein’s house to under-stand his Westchester. The entertainer’s Briarcliff home doesn’t broadcast its glories from the outside. But... Read more »

RJ Exclusive – My Westchester: James and Susan Patterson

If you are one of the world’s bestselling authors, the choice of where to spend your summers is a wide one. But for James Patterson, the man who has sold over 385... Read more »

New Sing Sing Prison Museum to Unlock the Past

Museums aren’t what they used to be. Once reverential homes for dusty objects in glass cases, they’ve now become places to reconsider dark chapters from the past in a modern light –... Read more »

The Legend of Sleepy Hollow 200th Anniversary 

It’s going to be the biggest, brightest, lengthiest local celebration Westchester has seen in a very long while, and you’re invited.  Starting with the Sleepy Hollow Lit Fest on May 18, the villages... Read more »

Local Libraries Provide So Much More than Just Books

  Did you know the second week of April is National Library Week? It’s a time to celebrate the contributions of our nation’s libraries and library workers and to promote library use and support. But... Read more »

International Film Festival Coming to Sleepy Hollow

It’s October. It’s Sleepy Hollow. It’s the setting, each year, for one of the most historically spooky Halloweens in all of the US.    But now, in 2019, it’s even more. The River Journal can exclusively announce... Read more »

Local Book Store with a Keen Eye on Local Talent

Being a virtuous twenty-first century consumer means shopping local. But if the online alternative is so easy and attractive, where’s the advantage? One answer can be found at the irresistibly enthusiastic Scattered... Read more »