Welcome to Pleasantville

Pleasantville is a small walking village of 7,000 people with a lot going on. Located in central Westchester, we’re about 30 miles north of NYC and very easy to get to via train, car, or bus. Or rent a Zipcar and head north! Directions

Pleasantville was named one of the best places to live in Westchester by Westchester Magazine. Check out all we have to offer!

Every Saturday, we are home to a great farmers market, the largest one in the area. We’re not the only ones who like it: It’s been voted Best of Westchester by the readers of Westchester Magazine for the last two years.

Within a short walk of the JBFC, you can find a range of places to eat, whether you’re in the mood for contemporary American cuisine, Asian fusion, Indian, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, burgers, sandwiches, or even crepes. Or maybe you’re just looking for some frozen yogurt, a cocktail, a cupcake, or a cup of coffee. There are plenty of places to choose from. Let us know if we can recommend one.

We are proud to be a part of a Pleasantville’s vibrant downtown, where people enjoy shopping at The Village Bookstore, one of the only remaining indie bookshops in the area, as well as several gift shops, florists, clothing stores, jewelry stores, and much more.

Did you know that Pleasantville is home to the leading table tennis club in the Northeast? Owned by New York Times crossword editor Will Shortz, the Westchester Table Tennis Center hosts tournaments and offers lessons in more than 14,000 square feet with 19 top-quality tables.

The Gordon Parks Foundation permanently preserves the work of seminal 20th-century photographer Gordon Parks, making it available to the public through exhibitions—which are free and open to the public—as well as books and electronic media. It also supports artistic and educational activities that advance what Parks described as “the common search for a better life and a better world.”

The Axial Theatre is an ensemble-based Westchester theatre organization comprised of artists committed to creating professional theater and a vital educational experience for emerging artists. It is committed to producing plays, both new and old, that speak to issues relevant to today’s world.

Arc Stages is a nonprofit theatre consisting of three separate stages. The Educational Stage, where students can gain self-esteem while exploring the world of theatre, the Community Stage, a community based theatre that will offer the best in contemporary and classic musicals and dramas, and the Next Stage, a professional theatre that will indulge audiences looking for more avant-garde, edgy material.

The Jane Peck Gallery, on the third floor of our Theater, is often home to an art exhibition related to current film programming.

Drive through the Usonia neighborhood of Pleasantville, which was designed and built in the mid-20th century by a series of architects including Frank Lloyd Wright, who worked on its early stages.

Visit Rockefeller State Park, our favorite place to stroll, hike, and take in the splendor of our Hudson Valley setting. Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, only five minutes away, offers plenty of good walking, as well as farm-oriented activities that are perfect for families. Blue Hill at Stone Barns was named one of the top 50 restaurants in the world.

The Pleasantville Music Festival draws thousands of music lovers from across the region every summer for a day of live performances by national, local, and up-and-coming acts, as well as great food, beer, and wine and family entertainment.

The Jacob Burns Film Center is proud to receive generous support from:

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