8.9 out of 10

Brown St, Peekskill

41.2899777976278 -73.9178386753493
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  • Clean & Green
  • Eating Out
  • Neighborly Spirit
  • Nightlife
  • Parking
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5/5 rating details
  • Neighborly Spirit 5/5
  • Safe & Sound 5/5
  • Clean & Green 5/5
  • Pest Free 4/5
  • Peace & Quiet 5/5
  • Eating Out 5/5
  • Nightlife 5/5
  • Shopping Options 4/5
  • Internet Access 4/5
  • Parking 5/5
2yrs+

"Home to the Paramount Center for the Arts!"

Brown St. is a famous street in Peekskill NY because it is home to Peekskill's famous theater, The Paramount Center for the Arts. At first, it was a movie palace built by Publix Pictures in the year of 1930 (a very exciting time in film, when stars like Charlie Chaplin were at the height of their career). It has 1500 seats, and is now restored to host live shows, as well as independent films (a wonderful mix of titles as well). Big stars such as George Carlin have come to the theater to entertain a packed house, and lines can sometimes seen going all the way down the block!

It sustained itself throughout the Great Depression, as well as WWII. Sadly, its fame as a movie theater was washed out by surrounding shopping malls (as well as the popularity of television). Today it is a nonprofit art center and is multidisciplinary. Sometimes there is an art show here, and you can buy tickets online to all the live shows, as well as gallery events (offering exhibits of a wide variety of art) and arts-in-education programs. More than 63,000 people come here from around the Hudson Valley to see such stars as Donny Osmond, Sweet Honey and the Rock, Curb Your Enthusiasm On Tour, Joan Baez, The Indigo Girls, and more! Upcoming artists include Blues Traveller and Amos Lee. Buy your tickets directly from the box office at the Paramount itself, or online through their website, today!

PS: After a show, grab a wonderful bite to eat at Hugo's (which will be opening soon), and some coffee at The Peekskill Coffee House! Both are not to be missed! Brown St. is also home to the Elks Club, as well as the building that has Peekskill's DMV and Military Recruitment offices (and more).
Recommended for
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  • Singles
  • Families with kids
  • Retirees
  • Tourists
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