Looking for some live music? Nyack’s got you covered six out of the next seven days. Nyack Jazz Week wraps up with performances on Fri-Sun; there’s Music On The Hudson in Memorial Park on Tuesday; Nyack indy artist Alyssa Sequoia plays Maureen’s Jazz Cellar on Wednesday; and there’s Music In The Garden at Hopper House on Thursday. Inspired by what you hear and want to join in? The 5th annual Rockland Summer Sings is Tuesday night.
Nyack, July 27 — Police, fire and EMTs personnel responded to two calls on Thursday morning regarding a strong smell resembling burning plastic near 4th Ave and Gedney Street in Nyack. An Orangetown sewer official said the odor was most probably caused by sewer work in the neighborhood to insert a plastic lining in the old clay sewer pipes under the street.
by Ben McCarthy
It’s early evening on an unusually cool night in Thailand’s capital and the streets of the leafy, laid back suburb of Ari are alive with activity. All along the neighborhood’s unofficial Main Street, Phaholyothin 7 (nicknamed Soi Ari), vendors are setting up shop for dinner. On both sides of the street, pickup trucks pull up to the curb and unload weathered woks, colorful aluminum folding tables, baskets of prepped vegetables, cases of meat, and pots of rice. Every day of the week except for Mondays (official street cleaning days in Bangkok) these vendors come to the same stretch of sidewalk to sell their wares. Prepared curries and soups, roast meats and seafood, fresh som tam (papaya salad) and stir fried noodles are sold from early evening until supplies run out.
by Mike Hays
An artist’s life is filled with journeys. Ed Kirkland’s journeys have included moving from Harlem to Nyack, riding a bicycle from San Francisco to Los Angeles, and receiving a life-saving kidney transplant.
Ed’s journey as an artist began when he was a kid, drawing cartoon characters he saw on the family Motorola. He has been obsessed with art ever since.
by Bill Batson
Upper Nyack’s School Street has enough history to supply a syllabus. The row houses that line the block were built to accommodate the families of 19th century boat yard workers when Nyack was a regional center for ship building. If the corner store where the street meets North Broadway is strangely familiar, it’s because the address was immortalized by Edward Hopper. The school house that gave the street its name is gone, but the sound of the bell that rang from its tower to summon students to class still lingers in memory.
This Week in The Villages: Outdoor summertime tunes continue to ring this week when a veritable rock ‘n roll juke box, George Romano takes the stage in South Nyack. Bridge work will take place this week near the Rockland landing. And closer to home, there will be sewer scuttling–and not just by rats.
One blistering sunburn can double a child’s lifetime risk of developing skin cancer.
by Asma Khan, MD
Heading to the beach, playing sports, and enjoying the outdoors with family and friends are some of our favorite summer past times. But it’s important to protect yourself and your family this season by increasing your sun safety knowledge.
by Susan Hellauer
A waste-to-diesel fuel gasification plant proposed for Stony Point has drawn a range of reactions county-wide, from hope for an industrial revival, to fear of odors, pollution and hellishly clogged roads.
Where does the plan stand now? Who’s for, against, or on the fence?
Here’s what it all means for you.
It’s a week to Listen To The Music in and near Nyack. Nyack Jazz Week from the Rockland County Jazz & Blues Society kicks off on Friday. There’s also female-powered, rhythm-centric music, doo wop, rock n roll, salsa and a hometown brother sister duo. Plus an artist’s reception, a movie about improv, a storytelling workshop and a bicycle ride from Bear Mountain to Cold Spring.
by Melody Partrick, Village of Nyack Recreation Director
Nyack, July 20 — The heat and humidity last Saturday didn’t discourage about 80 people from trying their hand at the fastest growing sport in the US.
The villages of Nyack and South Nyack held a Pickleball Demonstration Day on July 15, attended by both the curious and the experienced at the sport.