In 2014, the Town of Eastchester – whose earliest beginnings date back to 1664 – marked its 350th anniversary with all residents of Eastchester, Tuckahoe and Bronxville invited to join in the year-long celebration!
The Celebration Committee for the 350th Anniversary of the Town of Eastchester, including the Villages of Tuckahoe and Bronxville, will honor the rich history of this important and diverse community by documenting and celebrating the last three and a half centuries. The anniversary celebration aspires to make a lasting contribution to the rich cultural legacy of the Town of Eastchester and the Villages of Tuckahoe and Bronxville.
A Steering Committee of current and former officials, historians and history lovers planned a thoughtful, commemorative and fun-filled celebration. This group reached out to libraries, schools, neighborhood and civic associations and other volunteer groups throughout the entire community of Eastchester, Tuckahoe and Bronxville to ensure involvement by all who are interested.
Keeping the Covenant
The farm families who accepted the original deed to the town in June 1664 would hardly recognize the incredible suburban residential community that is Eastchester today. But, the spirit of their Covenant with each other has inspired the community volunteers and good governance that has characterized the town and its two incorporated villages throughout all the years that followed. The actual 350-year old Covenant document, penned with a quill in Old English, has been protected and preserved throughout Eastchester’s history. “Keeping the Covenant” – both literally and figuratively — will be the keystone for the Eastchester at 350 Celebration and this is where you fit in. We need everyone’s support!