Jacob Burns Film Center


Home to the Jacob Burns Film Center and an irresistible collection of small boutiques, restaurants and shops, Pleasantville is a cultural and artistic hub in the center of Westchester County.

Your Beyond-Perfect Day in Pleasantville:

Start with breakfast: Greet your Saturday with a great cup of joe at the Black Cow or a classic croque madame at the Parisian-style Jean Jacques.

Stroll the farmers market: Soak up the vibe of the Pleasantville Farmers Market—one of the best in the region, offering a “delicious good time” with more than 50 vendors, live music, a kids program and more. Open every Saturday through November.

Refuel: Settle in for a leisurely brunch at Wood & Fire (try the Italian brunch pizza) or grab an Italian combo at Frank & Joe’s deli.

Afternoon at the movies: Cultivate your inner cinephile with a matinee art house film at the acclaimed Jacob Burns Film Center.

Treat yourself: Create a customized box of bite-sized confections at the Lil Chocolate Shoppe.

Date-night dinner: Toast the end of a perfect day with elevated pub fare and craft cocktails at Pubstreet.

Stay longer: Extend your getaway with a hotel stay.


Pleasantville has:

  • The Jacob Burns Film Center and Media Arts Lab: The Jacob Burns Film Center is a world-renowned cultural space, dedicated to presenting the best of independent, documentary and world cinema. Housing a state-of-the-art theater complex, a 27,000-square-foot Media Arts Lab and a residence for international filmmakers, it provides opportunities for people of all ages to discover, explore and learn through the power of film, media and 21st-century technology.
  • The Pleasantville Farmers Market is currently ranked 23 on the Top 100 Most Celebrated Farmers Markets list and leads the state of New York in the I Love My Farmers Market Celebration, hosted by American Farmland Trust. Pleasantville has one of the largest markets in the region, with more than 50 vendors and weekly live music, as well as a Market Sprouts program for kids, culinary demos, and health and sustainability programs.

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