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Untermyer Gardens - Haunted Secret Gardens in Yonkers, NY

The largest city in Westchester County, Yonkers offers visitors the best of all worlds. From its major shopping district along Central Avenue to the peace and tranquility of the Lenoir Nature Preserve, Yonkers has something for everyone.

The Hudson River Museum of Westchester is one of the county's jewels, offering historical and environmental displays and learning centers as well as the county's only planetarium. A highlight in the downtown is the state-of-the-art Riverfront Library situated across the street from the fully restored Yonkers Train Station, designed by the same architects who designed Grand Central Terminal. Outside the train station, visit the park honoring Yonkers resident “Ella Fitzgerald: The First Lady of Song.”

Take a leisurely stroll along Esplanade Park and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Hudson River and the Palisades. Be sure to walk out onto the Recreation Pier, the last Victorian steel Pier on the Hudson, with views of the Manhattan skyline to the south and the Tappan Zee Bridge to the north. Walk south to the Sculpture Meadow on the Hudson and take a moment to sit on the bench and reflect at the 9-11 Memorial with its bronze plaque showing the Manhattan skyline as it appeared from Yonkers before the Trade Towers fell.

The largest city in Westchester County, Yonkers offers visitors the best of all worlds. From its major shopping district along Central Avenue to the peace and tranquility of the Lenoir Nature Preserve, Yonkers has something for everyone.

The Hudson River Museum of Westchester is one of the county's jewels, offering historical and environmental displays and learning centers as well as the county's only planetarium. A highlight in the downtown is the state-of-the-art Riverfront Library situated across the street from the fully restored Yonkers Train Station, designed by the same architects who designed Grand Central Terminal. Outside the train station, visit the park honoring Yonkers resident “Ella Fitzgerald: The First Lady of Song.”

Take a leisurely stroll along Esplanade Park and enjoy the breathtaking views of the Hudson River and the Palisades. Be sure to walk out onto the Recreation Pier, the last Victorian steel Pier on the Hudson, with views of the Manhattan skyline to the south and the Tappan Zee Bridge to the north. Walk south to the Sculpture Meadow on the Hudson and take a moment to sit on the bench and reflect at the 9-11 Memorial with its bronze plaque showing the Manhattan skyline as it appeared from Yonkers before the Trade Towers fell.

A growing number of restaurants and cabarets are offering musical entertainment and the popular Jazz @ the Hudson Riverfront in the Amphitheatre adjacent to the City Pier offers smooth sounds and beautiful Hudson River sunsets. The St. John’s farmer’s market, a staple in downtown for 20 years, takes place in the historic courtyard on Thursdays from June through November, offering produce from regional purveyors. Parts of this magnificent church date back to the original construction sponsored by the Philipse family in the 1750s.

So whether you're looking to shop 'til you drop, admire the breath-taking vistas of the river and Palisades, enjoy a quiet stroll through a nature preserve or enjoy a play, concert or the unique cultural heritage sites found here, Yonkers is a must-see stop on a tour of the Historic Hudson River Towns. For more information, see www.yonkerschamber.comwww.cityofyonkers.com and www.yonkersdowntown.com

Events in Yonkers

Exploring Yonkers

Accent Thai Kitchen
Thai cuisine
631 McLean Avenue
(914) 965-1800
Andiamo! (Whole Foods to go)
61 Main Street
(917) 822-8959
Café 28
28 Wells Ave. (i.park)
(914) 963-7750
Cafe Hudson
1 Van der Donck Street
(914) 338-7542
Calabria Mia Restaurant
2150 Central Park Avenue
(914) 236-1950
Caridad & Louie's
187 South Broadway
(914) 375-9777
Carlo's Italian Restaurant
Italian cuisine
668 Tuckahoe Road
(914) 793-1458
Casa Mia Ristorante
132 Bronx River Road
(914) 327-4155
Castle Royale
92 Waverly Street/Nepperhan Ave
(914) 965-2559
DeCosta's Restaurant
400 Yonkers Avenue
(914) 964-8887
Dia y Noche
640 McLean Avenue
(914) 476-2786
Dolphin Restaurant
1 Van Der Donck Street
(914) 751-8170
Dom & Vinnie’s
351 Saw Mill River Road
(914) 476-6666
Francey Brady's
72 Main Street
(914) 226-8644
Gianna’s
1034 North Broadway
(914) 375-0106
Giulio's
53 Park Hill Avenue
(914) 969-9779 x914
Khangri Japanese Restaurant
22 Warburton Avenue
(914) 968-2134
Korea Garden
2375 Central Park Avenue
(914) 771-4066
La Bella Havana
35 Main Street
(914) 920-9777
La Lanterna
23 Grey Oaks Avenue
(914) 476-3060
Lusitania
15 Lockwood Avenue
(914) 969-4600
La Grotta Restaurant
811 McLean Avenue
(914) 237-4075
Louie & Johnnie's Ristorante Primavera
887 Yonkers Avenue
(914) 423-3300
Luciano's Italian Restaurant
2192 Central Park Avenue
(914) 961-5550
Malecon Restaurant
390 South Broadway
(914) 375-6125
Nawab
2 Hudson Street
(914) 909-9700
Plaza Garibaldi
134 Nepperhan Avenue
(914) 375-7184
Rancho Grande
1789 Central Park Avenue
(914) 337-3056
Rory Dolan's Restaurant & Bar
Irish
890 McLean Avenue
(914) 776-2946
San Martino Ristorante
12 Young Avenue
(914) 779-5300
Silvio's Restaurant
351 South Broadway
(914) 476-2000
Sushi Palace
2223 Central Park Avenue
(914) 268-0888
Tacos El Poblano
Mexican
122 Nepperhan Avenue
(914) 963-1111
The Glenrowan Sports Bar and Grill
840 Midland Avenue
(914) 423-1234
The Old Stone Mill
2 Scarsdale Road
(914) 771-7661
The Pizza Place
92 Main Street
(914) 709-1050
The Rivers Edge Restaurant
1064 McLean Avenue
(914) 237-9823
Tokyo Restaurant
782 Palisade Avenue
(914) 963-1317
Tombolino Restaurant
356 Kimball Avenue
(914) 237-1266
Tomo Japanese Cuisine
642 McLean Avenue
(914) 378-0888
X20 Xaviar’s on the Hudson
71 Water Grant Street
(914) 965-1111
Yonkers Diner
53 South Broadway
(914) 476-8644
Zuppa
59-61 Main Street
(914) 376-6500
Hudson River Museum is a cultural complex of galleries
Address: 511 Warburton Ave
Phone: (914) 963-4550
A planetarium, featuring weekend star shows; Glenview, a restored Hudson River home on the National Register of National Historic Places; the whimsical creations of artist Red Grooms, Hudson Riverama, a permanent environmental teaching gallery about the Hudson River, showing its complex web of human, animal and plant life, and how we must care for it. The museum maintains a year-long roster of exhibitions, programs and gift shop. Free parking, admission fee. Group tour discounts. Hours: Wed - Sunday, 12 noon to 5 pm. Friday, 12 noon - 8 pm.
Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site
Address: 29 Warburton at Dock Street
Phone: (914) 965-4027
This Georgian Style mansion, designated a “Save America’s Treasure” by the White House, was originally the manor house of the Philipse Family from the 1680s to the 1780s and contains one of three surviving papier-mâché ceilings in the country. From the 1880s to 1908, the Hall served as Yonkers’ City Hall. “Slavery: The great and foul stain,” an extensive installation that traces the role of slavery in the United States from ancient to modern times, is currently on display. Special events, concerts and a lecture series are scheduled here, as are walking tours and after-school programs for children. Closed only on Federal holidays. Admission fee.
Sarah Lawrence College Center for the Urban River at Beczak
Address: 35 Alexander Street
Phone: (914) 377-1900
Located right on the banks of the Hudson River, Beczak provides hands-on educational experiences about the ecological, cultural and historic aspects of the Hudson River. Located within Westchester County's 2 acre Habirshaw Park, Beczak's outdoor classrooms include a sandy beach and a demonstration tidal marsh, giving visitors a rare opportunity to actually “touch” the Hudson. Indoors at Beczak's Hudson River Interpretive Center, visitors are invited to interact with various permanent and seasonal displays, including aquaria housing Hudson River species and a 300 gallon tank modified as an indoor marsh complete with tides. Park hours are Monday through Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. The Center is available for group tours and rental; there is a Saturday evening lecture series based around Hudson-Fulton Quadricentennial topics. The Center and Park are accessible for people with disabilities.
Science Barge by Groundwork Hudson Valley
Address: 99 Dock Street
Phone: (914) 375-2151
This totally “off the grid” attraction was brought to the Yonkers waterfront by the cooperative efforts of the City of Yonkers, Groundwork Hudson Valley (with offices in downtown Yonkers), Con Edison and a number of local legislators and grant funding. Formerly housed on the Brooklyn waterfront, the barge offers a glimpse into the future of green energy and hydroponic and aquatic farming. Seasonal tours will be offered by Groundwork Yonkers.
Legoland Discovery Center Westchester
Address: 39 Fitzgerald Street
Phone: (866) 243-0770
A great addition to the Historic Hudson River Towns area, opened recently at Ridge Hill in our member community of Yonkers! An indoor attraction featuring more than 3 million LEGO bricks and geared towards children ages 3-10 and their families, Legoland is expected to draw tens of thousands of visitors in its’ first year of operations.
Untermyer Gardens
Address: 945 North Broadway
Phone: (914) 613-4502
Untermyer Gardens was built by Samuel Untermyer in 1917 and was called "America's Most Spectacular Garden" in the 1920's. The Walled Garden is the finest Persian Garden in the Western Hemisphere. The Temple of Love, with its five waterfalls and six cataracts, is breathtaking. The Vista is the most monumental feature of the garden, framed by two ancient Roman columns 2000 years old. Enjoy magnificent architecture, staggering views and sophisticated horticulture.
Empire City Casino at Yonkers Raceway
Address: 810 Yonkers Avenue
Phone: (914) 968-4200
Ha! Comedy Club
Address: 257 Market Street
Phone: (914) 358-9260
iFly Westchester
Address: 849 Ridge Hill Boulevard
Phone: (914) 449-4359
Rockin' Jump
Address: 241 Market Street
Phone: (914) 510-9119
Sherwood House, Yonkers Historical Society
Address: 340 Tuckahoe Road
Phone: (914) 961-8940
Cross County Shopping Center
8000 Mall Walk
(914) 968-9570
Ridge Hill
One Ridge Hill Boulevard
(914) 207-2900
Tibbetts Brook Park
Address: 355 Midland Avenue
Phone: (914) 231-2865
Swimming, picnicking, hiking and fishing are among the warmer-weather activities people can enjoy here. And the park doesn't sleep during the colder weather. Sledding, skiing and ice skating are among the winter activities to be enjoyed. Westchester County park passes are required for admission.
Sprain Ridge Park
Address: Jackson Avenue
Phone: (914) 478-2300
This 270-acre park in the county's southern end boasts three swimming pools and two picnic areas. There are also many ponds and ravines here and three hiking trails with views overlooking the Sprain Ridge reservoir. A county park pass is required for admission.
Lenoir Preserve
Address: 19 Dudley Street
Phone: (914) 968-5831
A 40-acre nature preserve features a rolling lawn and unobstructed views of the Hudson River and majestic Palisades. A nature center staffed with a full-time naturalist and programs offered each weekend make this a great place to bring the family. Group tours are available by reservation. Open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday.
Untermyer Park
Address: North Broadway (just south of St. John’s Hospital)
Phone: (914) 377-6450
This expansive beaux-arts garden offers unsurpassed vistas of the Palisades and the Hudson River. A Grecian “temple,” fountains, columns, canals, spectacular plantings and historic trees provide a majestic setting for a walk or simple relaxation. Saturday night summer concerts under the stars produced by the Untermyer Performing Arts Council (UPAC) have been a staple for 30 years. Bring chairs or blankets. A popular location for wedding photographs, permits can be obtained from the Yonkers Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation. The park is open year round from dawn to dusk. Free admission.
Old Croton Trailway State Historic Park
Phone: (914) 693-4117
The trailway runs through parts of Yonkers, skirting the Lenoir Preserve and the western edge of Untermyer Park, where carved stone lions mark the ruins of the old estate. Owned and managed by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, the trailway offers a scenic walk from northern Westchester County into New York City, or vice versa, following the path of the aqueduct that was once used to bring fresh water from the Croton Reservoir to the city. The trail traverses most of Westchester’s river towns and, while mostly a walking path, does have some sections suitable for horseback riding, including part of the stretch through Yonkers. No motorized vehicles are permitted anywhere along the trailway. Many points of access make it easy to walk sections of the trail. Train stations and bus stops are within walking distance, or a quick taxi ride, from almost any place along the path. The trail begins on the south side of the Croton Dam, farthest away from the spillway. Along the way walkers will see old ventilator shafts as well as a weir chamber, used to spill off waste water during floods. Various parts of the trail offer spectacular Hudson River views. The Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct have published an award-winning map detailing the route of the trail and attractions along the way available, for $5.75 by calling 914-693-4117.
Dunwoodie Golf Course
Address: 1 Wasylenko Lane
Phone: (914) 231-3490
This 18-hole course is open to the public from April through the second Sunday in December, offering a clubhouse with lockers, restaurants and halfway house, golf shop, golf professional and golf-cart rental. A driving range also is available on site and parking is free. County pass holders receive reduced fees. Cross-country skiing and sledding facilities are available here in season. (914) 476-5151. Sprain Lake Golf Course, Grassy Sprain Road. Sprain Lake offers the same amenities, costs and features as the above-mentioned Dunwoodie, with the exception of a driving range. Sledding and cross-country skiing also are offered here during the winter months.
Sprain Lake Golf Course
Address: 290 Grassy Sprain Road
Phone: (914) 231-3481
Ramada Inn
125 Tuckahoe Road
(914) 476-3800
Royal Regency Hotel
165 Tuckahoe Road
(914) 476-6200
Courtyard by Marriott
5 Executive Boulevard
(914) 476-2400
Hampton Inn & Suites Yonkers
160 Corporate Boulevard
(914) 377-1144
Hampton Inn & Suites Yonkers - Westchester
559 Tuckahoe Road
(914) 963-3200
Hyatt Place
7000 Mall Walk
(914) 377-1400
Residence Inn by Marriott
7 Executive Boulevard
(914) 476-4600

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