This Week In The Villages: It’s been a long time rumblin’. And now it is finally here for the driving. It, of course, is the new Tappan Zee Bridge–er, New NY Bridge–er, Mario M. Cuomo Bridge. Call it what you will, but this week (Friday night) the bridge connecting Rockland and Tarrytown will open to westbound traffic. And that’s not all transpiring on the roads this week. The next phase of the Midland Avenue Road Project begins.
Rockland Center for the Arts (RoCA) has named Daly Flanagan as its new Executive Director.
Ms. Flanagan is excited to reinstitute community collaborative partnerships to present programs that best meet the needs of our community. She has already reinstituted the music series at RoCA. She is one of the founding members for Rockland Culture and is a board member of Rockland21C Collaborative for children and youth. She is committed to the process of experiencing, responding to, creating, and exhibiting art.
This Week In The Villages: Affordable housing in the Village of Nyack — what’s that all about? Don Hammond explains and corrects some misconceptions. The Town of Clarkstown is participating in a back-to-school drive. Beginning on Sat August 26, westbound motorists on 287 will have a brand new bridge to cross the Hudson.
This Week In The Villages: The children’s playground at Nyack’s Memorial Park will be getting new sprinklers next spring. Nyack Hospital has a new Director for Emergency Medicine. Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a law with ramifications for Clarkstown taxpayers. And it’s 18 days and counting until the north span of the new Tappan Zee Bridge is open for business.
This Week in The Villages: What do Dec 15, 1955 and August 25, 2017 have in common? History will remember both dates as the day the Tappan Zee Bridge officially opened. On August 25, the first span of the replacement Tappan Zee Bridge is set to open to four lanes of westbound traffic.
On Tuesday listen for music in Memorial Park and watch for a movie shoot on Main Street. Nyack’s downtown will used in an episode of the Amazon original Sneaky Pete. Looking ahead…you still have a chance to have a say about the future of Nyack’s Waterfront.
This Week in The Villages: Outdoor summertime tunes continue to ring this week when a veritable rock ‘n roll juke box, George Romano takes the stage in South Nyack. Bridge work will take place this week near the Rockland landing. And closer to home, there will be sewer scuttling–and not just by rats.
This Week in The Villages: By now it has the ring of a lyric you can’t get out of your head: “The TZ Vista project is again on the agenda at a special Planning Board meeting.” (Okay, it ain’t Dylan or Mann or RZA. But yes, more TZ Vista planning this week.) And more music for your ears: Clarkstown gets a historic property, Nita Lowey fights for Meals on Wheels, and the New NY bridge westbound span is all aglow. There’s also Tuesday night music in Memorial Park, a free outdoor movie on Wed and NO PARKING on Main Street for Thursday’s Classic Car Night.
by India Perez-Urbano
This past March, I wrote broadly about the issue of overdose in Rockland County. Today, I’d like to add to that picture, and to present an opportunity for our community to come together and act on this issue.
This Week in The Villages: will offer a bit of everyone’s favorite extracurriculars: music, sports and TZ Vista. The Music on the Hudson Series continues this week. There will be a pickleball primer (no pickles involved). And the TZ Vista project is on the agenda at the Planning Board meeting; the project is in the final stages of environmental review.
Come to Nyack on Tuesday, July 4th to celebrate America’s independence 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 Sleepy Hollow will light up the skies from the east side of the river, shortly before 9p on July 4, 2017.