Take your sense of adventure and appetite on a Road Trip Close to Home to Pleasantville
Grab a paddle, a ping pong ball, and a partner along with your sense of adventure and your appetite as today's Road Trip Close to Home visits Pleasantville
For our first stop, we’re taking a whack at a fun challenge at Westchester Table Tennis Center. “This is actually one of the largest table tennis centers in the world. We have 30 tables, we’re open every day and we have players of all skill levels from absolute beginners up to some of the top players in the world,” says owner Will Schortz.
No reservation needed! Just walk in, rent your equipment and serve your shot. “When you’re involved in this activity you forget everything else in the world, you’re completely focused on winning the game. And when you’re done, you’re relaxed and refreshed and ready for everything else in life,” says Shortz.
After working up an appetite, grab a bite at Wood and Fire Pizza in Pleasantville - known for its traditional homemade wood-fired pizza. Enjoy classic Neapolitan style or the Picante which gives you that spicy sweet twist. For Sicilian-style lovers, the Brooke Street pie is for you — made with a crispy crunch.
If that’s not enough, catch a flick at the Jacob Burns Film Center before heading home. The nonprofit arthouse theater has been a Pleasantville staple for two decades, featuring films that aren’t widely released.
Right now, they're showing movies that were released when everything was shut down due to the pandemic. So book your tickets, sit back and enjoy the sights and sounds of the film center’s three theaters!
Pleasantville really has it all whether it’s a day with the kids or some adult fun.