Learn about the hidden history of a Hudson River Village that once hosted two active rail lines in its role as an active 19th century shipping center. Every other Sunday through the fall, the Piermont Historical Society opens its Train Station Museum to the public from 12n-3p.
by Tim Blomquist
We’ve all been there. What should be a five minute ride across the Tappan Zee Bridge turns into 10, 15 or 20 minutes, making you miss the next train to Grand Central or have the trip back to Rockland take longer than you’d like. When the new Tappan Zee Bridge opens in 2018, traffic won’t magically disappear — but transportation officials say that a new Intelligent Transportation System (ITS) will help avoid many of the delays we have today.
Embracing the true spirit of Throwback Thursday, vintage and specialty vehicles will take over Main Street in Nyack on July 16 from 5p to dusk.
This year’s line-up of vehicular perfection will include a wide array of classics, antiques, specialty models and muscle cars. Classic car owners and vintage vehicle gawkers are all welcome, but car owners should register their vehicles to reserve a place.
“After many months of principled diplomacy, President Barack Obama announced a historic long-term comprehensive nuclear deal … that will prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon and ensure that Iran’s nuclear program will be exclusively peaceful going forward. Now, with this deal in place, the U.S., our allies, and the international community can know that tough, new requirements will keep Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.” — WhiteHouse.gov.
The following statements on the Iranian nuclear negotiations were issued by New York Senators Schumer and Gillibrand and U.S. Representatives Lowey, Engle and Maloney.
If strolling streets chocked with friendly vendors and a few thousand fellow shoppers appeals to you, come to the Nyack Street Fair on Sunday July 12 from 10a-5p.
If you’ve been too long at the fair, we have suggestions for things to do that don’t involve face painting or kettle corn: there are train station and boat building historical exhibits nearby as well as a fire dept BBQ Cook off. Want to know more? Click the picture above for details.
River Rowing Association hosts “Bring A Friend To Rowing Day” on Sat July 11 from 9-11:30a at Rockland Lake State Park. Meet at Lot #6 to share the Rowing Experience with anyone age 12 or older. If you are new to the sport you can row on land using a rowing machine before going out on the water in a racing shell. Come learn about many benefits of rowing and the many programs that the RRA has to offer. As a bonus, you’ll get bagels and coffee, too!
By Sue Webb
Tappan Zee High School graduate Annika Scilipote is winner of the 2015 Maria Luisa Scholarship Award winner. This fall Annika will attend NYU’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music.
There will be fireworks for the Fourth starting just before 9p.
Launched from Memorial Park on the Hudson River, the pyrotechnics can be seen from any place in the village where there is a clear view of the southeast sky. Add a bike ride and visit a local gallery or museum and you have a complete staycation or day trip experience.
by Diane Serratore
Stella Blasenheim, a teacher to generations of Nyack High School students, passed away on June 15. She changed the lives of students through the courses she taught in English, journalism, theater, vocabulary, literature, creative writing and poetry and more, guiding her students on the path to enrich their lives in American culture.
Her mission was to change the world one person at a time by helping them learn the tools to express themselves, to appreciate classic and modern literature; and of the importance of journalism. For more than 50 years, Stella was an active member of Nyack’s Elmwood Theater in Nyack, directing and acting in dozens plays, and serving twice as its president.
Stella means star. Stella Blasenheim was a shining star in so many ways but she also had a special gift in helping others shine.
The first 12’ tall, 400’ long section of structural steel for the new Tappan Zee Bridge was maneuvered into place on Wed June 17 by the “I Lift NY” supercrane. The steel work will support the road deck of the New NY Bridge.
The individual steel girders, weighing up to 1,100 tons each and totaling 31 miles in length before assembly, are assembled upriver at the Port of Coeymans in Albany County and then barged to the project site.