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.
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.
by Christopher Stanton
Matthew Chapman has often drawn artistic inspiration from small American towns, but until recently, he had never actually lived in one. In the midst of moving from Manhattan to Nyack, the British filmmaker took the time to sit down with Nyack News and Views, cutting straight to the point on politics, Hollywood, the significance of his earring and everything in between.
This Week in The Villages: By now it has the ring of a lyric you can’t get out of your head: “The TZ Vista project is again on the agenda at a special Planning Board meeting.” (Okay, it ain’t Dylan or Mann or RZA. But yes, more TZ Vista planning this week.) And more music for your ears: Clarkstown gets a historic property, Nita Lowey fights for Meals on Wheels, and the New NY bridge westbound span is all aglow. There’s also Tuesday night music in Memorial Park, a free outdoor movie on Wed and NO PARKING on Main Street for Thursday’s Classic Car Night.
by Steven P. Marsh
You know right away, just from the quirky way he spells his first name, that Nyack singer-songwriter Steev Richter is an unconventional person.
“I’m Steven with a v,” Richter says in a conversation that begins outside of Nyack’s Art Café under a gray sky before a sudden downpour forces a hasty retreat indoors. “But I started spelling it this way when I was younger, and by the time I would have grown out of it, everybody spelled it that way. It kinda stuck.”
by India Perez-Urbano
This past March, I wrote broadly about the issue of overdose in Rockland County. Today, I’d like to add to that picture, and to present an opportunity for our community to come together and act on this issue.
This weekend you can travel to France or a Golden Pond without leaving Rockland. You can hear the music of the Grateful Dead, the Beatles, Dylan, reggae and jazz. Cars will take over Main Street and a parking lot will turn into a Drive In. Cycle to a zoo or learn how to play pickleball.
Two local activist groups have come together to organize a story event in Rockland. This is a response to the divisiveness that has resulted from the 2016 election. The Heart of the Matter: A Story Event will take place Sunday night, July 16, 6:30p, at the Nyack Center. Rockland United and the Rockland Coalition to End the New Jim Crow are hoping that gathering the community together to listen to personal stories of oppression, injustice, and strength will foster increased understanding.