Tuxedo Park is a village in Orange County, New York, United States. The population was 623 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Poughkeepsie–Newburgh–Middletown metropolitan area as well as the larger New York metropolitan area. The name is derived from a Native American word of the Lenape language, tucsedo or p'tuxseepu, which is said to mean "crooked water" or "crooked river."
Tuxedo Park is a gated village within the southern part of the town of Tuxedo, near New York Route 17 and the New York State Thruway.
The evening dress for men now popularly known in America as a tuxedo, takes its name from Tuxedo Park. It was brought there by James Brown Potter, who had been introduced to the garment by the Prince of Wales (later Edward VII).
The park is located in the Ramapo Mountains. In the colonial era, it acquired a reputation for undeveloped iron deposits. In consequence, a company formed in England and headed by William Alexander, Lord Stirling, acquired a large tract in the neighborhood. The company built furnaces near Ringwood and opened mines on the Ramapo River near Sterling Lake. Pierre Lorillard II acquired the company and its land holdings in 1790.