Nyack Hospital plans to build a two-story, 16,300 square feet addition, which will include an expansion to its emergency department and construction of a medical village. The project will also renovate and reconfigure the current facilities including the hospital lobby and adjacent corridors. Nyack Hospital will hold an informational meeting on this project for the public at Nyack Village Hall Tuesday on March 28 at 7p.
The ML by Maria Luisa Scholarship recognizes Rockland County women who, through their actions or beliefs, embrace civic and community involvement, commitment to social justice, social equality and environment/eco-friendly lifestyles.
by Susan Hellauer
Blauvelt’s Aluf Plastics has won yet another postponement of its Orangetown court appearance to answer odor and performance standard violations.
Aluf’s neighbors, who have long endured the nuisance odors around the sprawling plant, will wait—not patiently—and wonder if the public officials charged with their defense can finally fix their stinking problem.
Weekend Traffic alert: there will be 10,000 Maniacs in Tarrytown — but only on Sat night. In Sparkill, Levanta: World Music Ensemble will perform their globally influenced music at the Union Arts Center. You can also hear great blues/soul, classical and jazz this weekend from The Bruce Katz Band, The Rockland Symphony Orchestra and The Hudson River Jazz Ensemble. If the Play’s Your thing catch Queen Lear, Play It Again Sam, St. John Passion, or The Prodigy on stage. The Carson McCullers Centennial Celebration concludes with a screening of two of her short stories. Also: The Jewish Film Festival continues this week with five new movies and an encore presentation.
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by Mia Leo, GraceMusic
Brandon Beachamp conducts the Grace Church Choir, orchestra, and soloists in a contemporary, yet classical, setting of Bob Chilcott’s St. John Passion on Sunday March 26 at 4p.
Written and first performed in 2013, Chilcott’s Passion made its US debut in 2015 but remains a relatively under performed work. Chilcott tells the drama and richness of the Passion story in a direct, but sensitive, manner.
by Mike Hays
We take for granted the large, attractive stone building fronting the parking lot and the Hudson River at Nyack Beach Park. Once known as the power house, it was rechristened as a bath house before swimming in the river was discouraged. It’s a beautiful building with a long history of varied uses.
Carson McCullers came to Nyack in 1945 to convalesce and create. For 22 years she found a place to do both, completing The Member of the Wedding, The Ballad of the Sad Cafe and Clock Without Hands. On September 29, 1967, her heart and vascular system, weakened by a litany of ailments and the strain from the kind of despondency that often afflicts great artists, finally surrendered.
Several cultural organizations including the McCullers Center, The Nyack Library, Rivertown Film, and River River Writers Circle will hold several events this week in honor of McCullers’ centennial.
Mostly Music will ride again, but with a different sponsor in the saddle. It’s TZ Vista time again: the Nyack Village Board and the village’s planning board will hold a joint meeting program on Wed March 23 regarding the planned condo apartment complex on Gedney St at the Hudson River.
Congresswoman Nita Lowey says the GOP Health Plan and the Trump Administration’s proposed budget is bad news for New York State and the Hudson Valley. Plus a rundown of this week’s municipal meetings in the Nyack River Villages and information on the March 27 Rockland County Water Task Force meeting.
by Zara Kornfeld
This Women’s History Month is different. Following the Women’s March on Washington, A Day Without Women, and International Women’s Day, the 13th Annual Women of Leadership and Vision Brunch on March 11 filled the Nyack Center with the smiling faces of women and men. The brunch was held in honor of Kim-Adele Rosner, Susan Yellen, and Charlene Weaver. NYS Assemblywoman Ellen Jaffee, Congresswoman Nita Lowey and Rockland County Executive Ed Day attended the event in support of our local women leaders. Their claps contributed to the boisterous applause that rang through the center.
by Susan Hellauer
Nyack Library’s Seed Exchange program has made a strong start in its second year, with contributions from “safe seed” suppliers and savvy gardeners.
Much more than a gardener’s amusement, it’s the local reflection of a global effort to preserve the fast-disappearing biodiversity of our planet’s food plant seed varieties.