This weekend be prepared to roar with laughter and experience music like you never have before. On Saturday, Rx: Laughter at the Nyack Village Theatre will leave you in stitches and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams at The Turning Point brings you a musical experience like no other. There’s lots of family fun with magic & music, a barn dance, a cyclo-cross race, a model aircraft exhibition, and a musician/band doubleheader. If you want to shop until you drop, there’s a fashion event and a handmade arts and crafts show to cross some names off that holiday list. Comedic theater, acrobatic poetry and classical music round out the offerings.
Congers, NY — It’s time to break out your dancing shoes. This Friday, November 17, from 7-9:30p, Blue Rock School will hold its seventh annual old-fashioned Family Barn Dance. The event includes contra dancing and live fiddle music. It is held at the Congers Lake Memorial Park Auditorium (6 Gilchrest Road) in Congers, NY.
This week in the villages: Ready for a change of seasons? Last week was the end of election season; now it’s time to display some holiday spirit. Clarkstown is spreading some holiday cheer by keeping property taxes flat. There’s a bicycle plan bake off this week among transportation design firms vying to develop a multi-village Bike/Walk Master Plan. And Mayor Jen White holds her last “Downtown” meeting as mayor on Tues at 9a in Village Hall (it’s open to the public).
Upper Nyack Elementary School’s annual Pickwick Book Fair is Nov 13-17.
by Dianne Snyder
Pickwick Books is placed like a gumdrop on the main strip of Broadway in the Village of Nyack, just south of where it intersects Main Street. John Dunnigan has had his book store stocked in a merry flurry of old and new titles since 1975. That’s 42 years, but who’s counting?
Nyack, Nov 12 — U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand visited Nyack American Legion Post 310 on Friday to urge the Senate to pass two pieces of legislation that would boost federal employment of veterans and protect the ability of veterans and service members to access justice by allowing them to exercise their right to be heard in court.
Gillibrand, who is a member of the a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, is working to pass The Empowering Federal Employment for Veterans Act of 2017 and The Justice for Service members and Veterans Act of 2017.
It’s opening weekend for two art exhibits and a new musical. Jazz music lovers are in for a treat as Craig Taborn gives a rare solo performance at the Union Arts Center on Friday. On Sunday, Union Arts Center also hosts Arts and Drafts where upscale crafts combine with draft beer tastings. There’s classical music, comedy and a sing along, too. On Friday, Rivertown Film invites you to see where creative individuals get their inspiration and on Wednesday screens a movie about wedding plans gone awry.
For the local GOP and Dems, Tuesday night was the best of times and the worst of times. And for one pair of candidates, it ain’t over until the absentee ballots are counted.
Hammond, Lorenzini and Reichlin- Melnick won in Nyack. Hoehmann and Ed Day were re-elected in Clarkstown and Rockland County. The Orangetown Supervisor race gave Chris Day a narrow 1% point lead over Thom Kleiner with absentee ballots still yet to be counted; Kleiner conceded the contest to Chris Day shortly after Election Day.
Three out of four voters said No to a NYS Constitutional Convention.
This week in the villages: Tuesday is election day, and while maybe not as exciting as last year, there are still important races being contested in Rockland County. River Road is now re-opened but there will still be overnight lane and exit ramp closures.
Registered voters will go to the polls on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 to select either Democrat Thom Kleiner or his Republican challenger Chris Day as Orangetown Supervisor. Polling places will be open from 6a-9p. Here are the candidates’ closing arguments.
Registered voters will go to the polls on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 to select either incumbent Republican George Hoehmann or Democratic challenger Michael Sullivan as Clarkstown Supervisor. Polling places will be open from 6a-9p. Here are the candidates’ closing arguments.