The village of Tarrytown is the most cosmopolitan of the river villages, with a Main Street alive with pedestrians day and night. There are interesting shops, galleries, and antique stores in a turn of the century downtown district. The Greek Restaurant Lefteris offers one of the most affordable and delicious selections of food in the region, and the Geeek salad, which comes with every platter meal is the best I have had anywhere.

Down the block is the Tarrytown Music Hall, which offers wonderful opportunities to hear live musicians as well as comedians. The theater is from the turn of the century and is in need of restoration, yet the ticket prices typically are much lower than would be found in New York. In Tarrytown it is not hard to park on the street.

Across from the theater is a wonderful specialty food and cheese shop run by a charming gentleman named Hameed. During the holiday season the lines for cheese assorted platters runs outside of the shop and for good reason. Mint also offers fresh hot food at lunch time and while you wait Hameed will often offer a taste of some wonderful soup or his very tasty hot chocolate.

Down another block is the Main Street Sweets which offers home made ice cream in a festive roomy shop ideal for a rest for those walking in the town with children. Colorful murals on the walls and an old time parlor ambience make this my favorite ice cream shop in the River villages.

Tarrytown has a huge waterfront redevelopment program underway with over 200 townhouse units recently built. There are plans for an aquatic center is to be built near an existing park and ferry landing.