Roger Ebert was famous for infusing parts of his life into his movie reviews, so it should come as no surprise that a documentary about the late critic’s life includes hospital scenes, interviews with family, friends and movie directors as well as some cinematic history. Rivertown Film screens Life Itself on Wed Oct 22 at 8p in The Nyack Center.
Despite the rain, milling finally gets started on Broadway and other selected roads north of Main Street today, Oct 22.
Residents, visitors and businesses on the affected streets will be prohibited from parking on those roads from 6a-6p.
Nyack Water Dept customers may see a temporary reduction in pressure and some discolored water during the next two weeks during the village’s annual water main flush.
Here’s the schedule for this week’s maintenace of the water system:
The weatherman is calling for sunny skies and 61 degrees when the last Nyack Street Fair of 2014 takes place on Sunday, Oct 11. Bring the family from 10a-5p but keep Fido at home: dogs are not allowed at Nyack’s Street Fairs.
If you’ve been too long at the fair, there are lots of options within a short walk of Main Street and Broadway.
- More than 30 families will sell their stuff goods to benefit the Nursery School of the Nyacks in a multi-family tag sale / garage sale from 9a-12n at Grace Church on the corner of First and Franklin in Nyack.
- You can also run for good at the annual “Blow Away Cancer” Breast Cancer Run & Walk at Nyack Hospital at 9a.
- The Building Bridges Concert features live music, dance, and poetry from 2-4:30p at FOR in a fundraiser for the Rockland Coalition to End the New Jim Crow. There’s a suggested donation of $20 for adults and $10 under age 25. Fellowship of Reconciliation, 251 N. Broadway.
Need a few more suggestions of fun ways to fill your weekend? Sign up for our regular Friday feature, The Weekender, which highlights art, music, hiking biking, cultural and civic events near the Nyacks each Fri-Sun. And there’s more good stuff at VisitNyack.org, too.
Nyack, Oct 6 — This machine of steel can’t leap tall buildings in a single bound — but it could probably lift a few small buildings off their foundations.
The super crane redubbed “I Lift NY” arrived at the Tappan Zee Bridge construction site on the Hudson River on Monday. Here’s a photo gallery of its arrival from local photographers Ray Wright and Arnold Roufa.
by Stephen Papas
The most generous hearts of Rockland County will come together to support the Legal Aid Society of Rockland County this week. The annual gala for the Legal Aid Society will be held at The View on the Hudson in Piermont on Tues Oct 7. The funds raised will support the organization’s mission of providing free legal representation in civil cases to families and individuals who cannot afford private counsel.
Sample specialty foods from local restaurants, farms and hot sauce and spice companies at the second annual Smoke-N-Fire Food Fest on Oct 11 at Provident Bank Park in Pomona. The event will run from 11a-6p rain or shine. Admission is just $5 per person and a portion of ticket sales will benefit the local charity, Baking Memories 4 Kids.
“As the new bridge connecting Westchester to Rockland County emerges from under the Hudson, we know that the current skyline will soon become a memory,” writes Ruthmarie Hicks in her blog, FotosOnTheFly.biz. And for those of you who already think they spend waaaay too much time on the bridge, Hicks has collapsed two hours of action around the bridge into a sparse 14 secs with time-lapse photography.
“The transition from day into night is one of the most compelling ways to use time-lapse photography. As the sun goes down and we respond by cranking up our electrical grid, the transformation is quite dramatic,” she writes.