|Rockland County, NY
The incomparable beauty and quaint charms of Rockland County offer peaceful, pastoral countryside spiced by river villages, historic sites and, arguably, the world's most beautiful river valley. It's unmatched as a getaway spot for a day, a week, or more. There are magnificent Hudson River views that once inspired a whole school of American painters. 32,000 acres of unspoiled parklands. Rolling mountains, sparkling lakes for swimming, fishing and boating. Unique historic sites that made important contributions to America's earliest history. Intriguing museums, landmarks, music and theatre await you.
But don't be fooled by this seemingly rural charm. Because of the county's proximity to New York City (about 30 miles), and residents that are no less than icons in the theatre, arts and business, there is a sophistication found only in big cities. With Palisades Center Mall and close-by Woodbury Commons, boutiques, shops and galleries, you will find endless shopping opportunities. And restaurants-we rival Manhattan's best. We have some great things hidden in the little corners of our world.
Xi Lambda Lambda's original meeting site was the CEJJES Institute located at 1003 Route 45 in Pomona, NY. Established by Bro. Dr. Edmund W. Gordon and his wife Susan as a cultural, educational, and research foundation dedicated to improving the educational and social conditions for all disenfranchised people. The Institute has a particular emphasis on the lives of children of color. Tours of students in grades 4 to 12 and college groups, as well as Community groups, are welcomed to tour the Charles White Gallery of Art and The Rockland African Diaspora Heritage Center by appointment. Click here for website.
In 2017 completion of the new Tappan Zee Bridge (Mario Cuomo Bridge) was opened to the public.