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Bronxville Lights up the Town with a Movie, Firetruck, Tree Lighting, Cocoa, Cookies, and More! See Photos!

By Leslie Corcoran

Dec. 6, 2023: This year's "Light Up the Town" event in Bronxville was a smashing success!  As Leslie Corcoran, Executive Director of the Chamber, shared “everything went so smoothly, and everyone had a great time."  She also thanked everyone for the "hard work and time" that they put into the event.

The event began with "PJ's at the Picture House," sponsored by the Bronxville Chamber of Commerce, the Village Design Studio, and the Hackett Home Team. Kids dressed in their pajamas, attended a screening of the 2018 animated version of "The Grinch," made crafts, and got a picture with Santa Claus.  There was also a Pajama Drive for "Room to Grow" which supports parents and caregivers so that their children "thrive from the start."

After the movie and a visit with Mayor Marvin and Village Administrator Jim Palmer, the Eastchester Fire Department and the Bronxville Police Department escorted Santa Claus on a big red firetruck to the Christmas Tree Lighting, which took place on the island across from the Bronxville Diner. The attendees of the Picture House event walked behind the firetruck.

Leah Caro, owner of Park Sterling Realty and co-president of the Bronxville Chamber of Commerce, welcomed the attendees, and "Basic Pitch," a woman's acapella group from New York City, sang holiday songs.

After a festive countdown, the village Christmas Tree was lit, and everyone enjoyed hot cocoa, chocolate chip cookies, and candy canes.

So now the holiday season in Bronxville can be said to be officially open!

Enjoy the photos below.



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Bronxville Overview

Bronxville is a quaint village (one square mile) located just 16 miles north of midtown Manhattan (roughly 30 minutes on the train) and has a population of approximately 6,500. It is known as a premier community with an excellent public school (K-12) and easy access to Manhattan. Bronxville offers many amenities including an attractive business district, a hospital (Lawrence Hospital), public paddle and tennis courts, fine dining at local restaurants, two private country clubs and a community library.

While the earliest settlers of Bronxville date back to the first half of the 18th century, the history of the modern suburb of Bronxville began in 1890 when William Van Duzer Lawrence purchased a farm and commissioned the architect, William A. Bates, to design a planned community of houses for well-known artists and professionals that became a thriving art colony. This community, now called Lawrence Park, is listed on the National register of Historic Places and many of the homes still have artists’ studios. A neighborhood association within Lawrence Park called “The Hilltop Association” keeps this heritage alive with art shows and other events for neighbors.

Bronxville offers many charming neighborhoods as well as a variety of living options for residents including single family homes, town houses, cooperatives and condominiums. One of the chief benefits of living in “the village” is that your children can attend the Bronxville School.

The Bronxville postal zone (10708, known as “Bronxville PO”) includes the village of Bronxville as well as the Chester Heights section of Eastchester, parts of Tuckahoe and the Lawrence Park West, Cedar Knolls, Armour Villa and Longvale sections of Yonkers. Many of these areas have their own distinct character. For instance, the Armour Villa section has many historic homes and even has its own newsletter called “The Villa Voice” which reports on neighborhood news.

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