You’ve probably seen Mary Poppins, Robert Stevenson’s 1964 Academy Award-crushing blockbuster (starring Julie Andrews) about the OG British super-nanny who, through magic and charm, transforms the lives of a couple precocious children in a dysfunctional family. (If you haven’t, we recommend a teaspoon of sugar.) This Friday at 7:30p, Rivertown Film will host a sing-along screening (appropriate for all ages) at Nyack’s Artopee Way Drive-In (aka Nyack Municipal Parking Lot at Artopee Way). Admission is free and popcorn is a mere tuppence a bag.
If you need a break from the opening weekend of football this afternoon, consider taking a stroll through the Nyack Street Fair. There will be the usual food vendors, meaning whatever you want is available fried. Cloudy skies are predicted, with a 60 percent chance of rain. Hours are 10a-5p.
The 30th annual Nyack Chamber of Commerce September Street Fair will honor the memory of all who perished on 9/11 and celebrates the heroism of all Sept 11 responders — especially those from the local community who gave their lives in the effort to save the lives of others. There will be a 10a ceremony that celebrates the courage and sacrifices of all first responders and victims — with special honors to Nyack residents Jon Albert, Stacey Sennas McGowan, Harry Wanamaker and Welles Remy Crowther, the “man in the red bandana.”
Commutes never sleep. But public transportation does. This Labor Day weekend, the Tappan Zee Express and Transport of Rockland buses will run on altered schedules. Don’t spend hours waiting for a bus that will never come. Consult the following list of updates before you travel.
The Hudson Valley is home to many beautiful ruins. They’re easy for New Yorkers to miss or overlook. But this past Saturday, the New York State Museum unveiled a photography and architecture exhibit dedicated to these sites: Hudson Valley Ruins features over 80 photographs by Robert Yasinsac and Thomas Rinaldi documenting forgotten historic sites and cultural treasures in the Hudson River Valley.
by Sharon Needleman, Hi Tor Animal Care Shelter
Because I’ve always loved animals, I’ve never been able to understand how some people choose to abuse and abandon them. But then there are those who restore my faith in people. One of those people was the woman who took pity on Queenie.
The New York State Thruway Authority announced that Tappan Zee Constructors, LLC (TZC) has completed installation of the first stay cables on the New NY Bridge project. The stay cables, along with the 419-foot towers, will be the most prominent features of the new 3.1-mile structure. The first two stay cables were installed by TZC on the new northbound bridge’s main span on Thursday, July 21, 2016.
300 March in Nyack to Call For Gun Control Following Orlando Shooting
by Shauna R. Bahssin
Nyack, June 16 — “Our voices and tears are spilling out into the streets of Nyack and Rockland County demanding for our right to be safe,” said Brooke Malloy, the executive director of the Rockland County Pride Center, which opens in August. “The right to safe housing, safe schools and universities, employment, medical treatment and social services. The right to be safe to hold the hand of the person we love, or to be comfortable in the body that is our own. We have the right to live … We are a strong and resilient community, and we will not go away. This is our call to action.”
In the wake of the June 12 Orlando shooting which took the lives of 49 members of the LGBT and Latino communities, pride organizations around the U.S. have been encouraging recognition by organizing vigils for those lost in the violence. In Rockland County, these deaths have been acknowledged during two vigils, one in New City and Nyack on Wednesday and Thursday.
In accordance with the Eminent Domain Procedure Law (EDPL), the following is a synopsis of the determination and findings that have been made regarding the proposed project to provide Shared-use Path Facilities and Pedestrian/Bicycle Connections in the Villages of South Nyack and Tarrytown.
This Tuesday, May 17th, Nyack voters passed the school district’s $80,700,000 2016-2017 budget and voted affirmatively for two propositions regarding the Capital Reserve Fund, which is essentially a “rainy day fund.” The first proposition allows the district to expend up to $5,000,000 (the current balance) from the Capital Reserve Fund, created in 2010 and increased in 2014. The second proposition allows the district to increase the capital reserve fund from $5,000,000 to $10,000,000 and increase the probable term from 10 to 11 years.
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