Armonk NY is a wonderful place to live.
Armonk is a hamlet town of North Castle in Westchester County, New York. Armonk is home to the global headquarters of information technology company IBM and bond insurer MBIA, and the Americas headquarters of reinsurer Swiss Re. Smith's Tavern, a historical site and landmark of the Revolutionary War, is located in Armonk and is the home of the North Castle Historical Society.
Downtown Armonk The North Castle Public Library, a member of the Westchester Library System, is also located in Armonk.
Whippoorwill Country Club is located in Armonk and is one of Westchester's best courses.
Armonk plays host to several events that take place annually. Most notably is the Armonk Outdoor Art Show, a fine art and fine crafts juried show sponsored by Friends of the North Castle Public Library, where nearly two hundred artists working in various media gather in
IBM Headquarters in Armonk The event draws a big crowd every year and involves many members of the local community as volunteers. The proceeds from this show and the Art After Dark Preview Party fund raiser held prior to the opening benefit the North Castle Public Library and its Whippoorwill Hall performance auditorium. The Friends also sponsors the Armonk Players, a community theater group that stages two full productions and several readings each year at Whippoorwill Hall to benefit the library. To find homes for sale in Armonk click on Homes Available in Armonk.
In addition, the Armonk chapter of the Lions Club sponsors a Fol-De-Rol, held during either the first or second weekend in June. The three day event takes place in Wampus Brook Park and by Wampus Elementary School. It is very similar to a country fair in that it draws local businesses and artisans to come set up tents and sell their merchandise. In addition, local restaurants set up tents to sell food and there are rides and midway games for children. Also, local student and professional music groups play in the gazebo to entertain the crowds.
Furthermore, Armonk also holds a community-wide Relay For Life during the first weekend in May. This event is sponsored locally by the Byram Hills chapter of Youth Against Cancer (commonly referred to as YAC).
The latest Armonk tradition is Frosty Day. A parade goes down Main Street, onto Bedford Avenue, past the "Village Square" mentioned in the song, "Frosty the Snowman", to Wampus Brook Park for a gala holiday lighting ceremony. After the holiday lighting, the activities continue with the Winter Walk through town.
The lyricist of the winter holiday classic, Steve Nelson, was a frequent visitor to Armonk after World War II from his home in nearby White Plains, NY. In 1950, he wrote the song's lyrics which he put to Jack Rollins' music; it was the same year that he was looking for land in Armonk on which to build his new home. Gene Autry recorded the song that year, making it an instant classic, following his earlier one of "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer."