Last month the members a North Jersey environmental action group traveled to Clarkstown to take a look at one of the sources of their drinking water. Bergen SWAN (Save the Watershed Action Network) received permission from United Water of NY and NJ to take a small flotilla of kayaks around Lake DeForest.
Here’s a run down of what to do and where to do it this weekend.
- The Friends of the Nyacks presents “The Empress’s New Clothes” in Memorial Park, Fri-Sat, July 18-19, 7p–8:30p. Bring a blanket, chair, & picnic basket and enjoy the play!
- The Elmwood Playhouse production of Clifford Odet’s Wake and Sing, directed by Alan Demovsky opens on Fri., July 18 and runs through August 9.
The Nyack Saturday Farmer’s Market features local farmers, florists, vendors and artists from 8a-1p in the Main Street parking lot at S. Franklin in Nyack.
- Jazz vocalist Alicia Crowe performs a tribute to Ella Fitzgerald at the Elmwood Playhouse at 7p. Purchase tickets at ElmwoodPlayhouse.com or call 845-353-1313. 10 Park St, Nyack
- Jazz Week opens on Sunday night at 7:30p in Piermont with the RCJBS All-Stars featuring Scott Wendholt- trumpet, Richard Sussman- piano, Cameron Brown-bass, Steve Johns-drums + Special Guest Rich Perry-tenor sax. Turning Point Café, 468 Piermont Ave.
- It’s Comedy Open Mike @ Olives in Nyack from 6-8pm. Hosted by Dana DiTrani. 118 Main St, Nyack
A new thread has been stitched into the fabric of one of Hans Christian Andersen’s classic tales. The reimagined “Empress’s New Clothes” will be staged on Friday and Saturday, July 18 & 19 at 7pm in Memorial Park. The free shows are presented by The Friends of the Nyacks as part of their Plays in the Park program.
Nyack July 10 — The Nyack Chamber of Commerce turns back the clock on Thurs July 10 to the era of big fins and pedestrian malls. Main Street between Franklin and Broadway will be closed to vehicles from 5p to dusk to make way for Nyack’s 3rd Annual Classic Car Night.
by Lukas Herbert
Bicycling is booming. Just take a look around and you’ll see more bicycles than ever: on local pathways, riding down Main Street, locked up in front of stores…people are taking to bicycles in record numbers, both as a way to get around and as a form of recreation. It has long been thought that only young people were fueling this boom. But now studies have shown that a significant share of the growth in bicycling is coming from older people entering retirement age. Given the broad appeal of bicycling across these age groups, two things are certain: cycling is here to stay, and the number of people who take to two wheels is forecast to continue to grow.
by Ben McCarthy
There are three things that I can’t stand when it comes to food. The idea that good food is expensive–that you have to have a lot of money to enjoy it. The idea that good food takes hours to cook and finally, the idea that you have to be a culinary mastermind to cook good food.
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 13. Partly sunny skies are predicted with awesome temps in the high 70′s. The July Nyack Street Fair kicks off at 10a.
Classic cars will once again roll into the center of Nyack on Thursday, July 10 from 5p until dusk. Classic, antique, specialty model and muscle cars will be lined up for your viewing pleasure in the Main Street parking lot as part of the third annual Classic Car Night, organized by the Nyack Chamber of Commerce. Admission and registration for displaying cars is free.
Nyack, July 4 2014 — Bombs will be bursting in air on both sides of the Hudson tonight around 9p when the Village of Nyack launches its July 4th fireworks show from the west at just about the same time Tarrytown lights up the skies from the east.
Come to Nyack on July 4th to see dueling fireworks displays fill the sky over the Hudson River. The Village of Nyack will launch their aerial show from the west bank at about the same time Tarrytown will light up the skies from the east side of the river, shortly before 9pm on Friday, the 4th of July.
The village’s celebration of USA’s birthday starts at 7:30p on Tuesday, July 1 with “An American Salute: Musical Fireworks,” a free concert featuring the Orangetown Concert Band.