Brewster is a village within the town of Southeast in Putnam County. The village is the most densely populated portion of the town. The village is named for two early farmer landowners, Walter and James Brewster. Brewster is located along the East Branch of the Croton River.
New water and sewer lines, artful renovations of classic homes and buildings, pedestrian friendly streets and a scenic setting make Brewster a vital 21st-Century business and cultural destination
Brewster was founded in 1894 by Walter and James Brewster. Walter invited New York and Harlem Railroad to build a depot on his land. At this time trains were only running as far as Croton Falls, but with this purchase of property, Brewster seemed to be just the right place for a station. Walter then proceeded to build the first house a year later, and the Village of Brewster began to form. Main street was opened in 1886 to serve as a stopping point between Croton Falls and Danbury for horse stages.
The Walter Brewster house still remains today as a national historic landmark.
COFFEE & COMMERCE
Brewster is well known for the popular Eveready Diner, voted best Diner of the Hudson Valley in 2012. With it's retro theme and vast menu of delicious American comfort food, the Eveready Diner is a great place to stop after visiting the many historic sites. In addition the diner, Brewster is the home of many multicultural restaurants as well, including Jaipore Royal Indian Cuisine, and Las Manitas Mexican restaurant.
Eagle Eye Thrift Shop is a fun place to stop into while in Brewster. It's a mixture of new and old with a fun, funky twist.
The Putnam Country Trailway is a paved bicycle/pedestrian path located primarily on right-of-way lands of the former Putnam Division of the New York Central Railroad. It extends 12.0 linear miles through Putnam County, from the Westchester border at Baldwin Place to Brewster Village where it merged into the Harlem Line Tracks.
The Cultural Arts Association is a not for profit corporation dedicated to developing an accessible and affordable performing arts venue and cultural center for the Village of Brewster, the Town of Southeast, and surrounding communities in Putnam, Westchester, Dutchess, and Fairfield Counties. Here, village members can participate in and appreciate cultural arts, including lectures, theater, dance, film, music, visual arts, and inclusive community events.
Putnam County's Brewster Central School District is committed to educational excellence and the success of every student. This exurban community of 18,000 values its natural beauty, while priding itself on advancing a progressive educational agenda.
The school district consists of one elementary school serving grades K-2, one intermediate school serving grades 3-5, one middle school serving grades 6-8 and one high school serving grades 9-12.
Additional information for the town of Brewster, including public safety, government, and resources, can be found on their website.