For three children, Nyack’s coldest tradition can feel like its warmest. Each year, at the tail end of winter, community members from Rockland, Westchester, New York City and Bergen County prove that they have ice water in their veins by, well, jumping into ice water. The Penguin Plunge is an annual benefit to help three children with serious illnesses — each of whose courage puts a cold swim into perspective.
Category: Community Bulletin
Today, the Orangetown Police Department take another big step in forging trust with the community. They are holding the second in a series of meetings between police and the community at the Nyack Center at 6p.
No matter where your allegiances lie, it’s undeniably been a rocky past few years for Americans’ — and especially minorities’ — relations to the police. Freddie Gray. Michael Brown. Eric Garner. The list of unarmed black men killed by the police goes on. In part because of the ability with social media to instantaneously broadcast violent mistreatment to the world, America has become more conscious of — and enraged at — police violence against black men.
Tonight, from 6:30p to 8:00p at the Nyack Center, the Orangetown Police Department is taking a noble step in forging trust with the local community. “The Orangetown Police Department is truly interested in the issue of trust and mistrust between the Police and the Nyack/Orangetown community and what – If anything – can be done to improve it,” read a press release statement.
by Max Cea and Dave Zornow
R.E.M. sang “It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I’m feeling fine.” But that was years before the 2016 presidential election.
Today is the day. The end — of this mad marathon through the depths of Mordor if not the American empire. Forecasts, though, don’t predict anything apocalyptic, just overcast skies and a bit of rain, which, you know, seems all too appropriate.
Anyway, enough about the weather. Here’s what you need to know to prevent the apocalypse — or just to have a say in the future of Nyack development.
Nyack’s downtown storefronts are painted. And department stores have their Christmas products on display. It must be that frightful time of year again: Halloween! In Nyack that means a weekend full of fun. On Saturday the Nyack Chamber of Commerce will host its 29th annual Halloween Parade. The event is the largest parade of its kind outside New York City, second only in magnitude to the Greenwich Village event — and just as spectacular in terms of color and sheer pageantry.
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.
Two days, two stages, 22 acts only 20 minutes from Nyack. This weekend the Rockland Bergen Music Festival comes to Tappan, NY featuring Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, New Riders of the Purple Sage, Jorma Kaukonen, Compton Maddux, Willie Nile, and local bands like Joe D’Urso, Glint, and Tim Donohue.
by Peter Klose
Calling all Nyack Residents (and your friends)! The River Rowing Association is raising money for the Nyack Center through a two hour row-a-thon dubbed the Pull with Purpose! Our 2016 edition will take place on Sat May 7 from 9:00 AM to 11:00 AM at the Nyack Center. Registration opens at 8:30 AM.
JCC Rockland has announced the lineup for the 13th annual Jewish International Film Festival, which will be held Sunday, March 27th through Wednesday April 20th at several Rockland County venues including Lafayette Theater (Suffern), Bow Tie Cinemas (New City) and Regal Cinemas (The Shops at Nanuet). The 2016 lineup consists of 15 films, depicting diverse settings. Most of the films feature post-screening discussions by directors and local pundits who are familiar with the subject matter of the films.