It will be a busy week in Memorial Park as work continues on a new fishing pier, TZB construction viewing stations and a new playground. The village is funding construction for the fishing pier and viewing area courtesy of grants from New York’s Department of State and the Tappan Zee Bridge project.
by Jeremy Fuscaldo
If at sometime in your life you may have collected comics, you’ve probably heard of Valiant Comics. Founded in 1989, under the leadership of Former Marvel Editor-In-Chief and Nyack resident Jim Shooter, Valiant Comics (now known as Valiant Entertainment) was responsible for the glorious dawn of independent comics in the 90s. Valiant is also the place where I spent eight weeks working as a summer intern.
For over a century, our region has been home to extraordinary artists. Local Arts Index highlights the work of individuals who continue our community’s rich creative legacy.
Meet photographer Bob Goldberg.
“This quest began before I was 12-years old. Taking pictures was the new “thing” on my block in Brooklyn.”
Here’s a run down of what to do and where to do it this weekend.
- The Nyack Saturday Farmer’s Market features local farmers, florists, vendors and artists from 8a-1p in the Main Street parking lot.
- Visit Piermont’s historic railroad station. Learn about Piermont’s unique railroad history as well as the station’s inhabitants. 12n-3p, 50 Ash Street, Piermont.
- Carnegie Concert Series, Underground Music Festival: Nyack natives DJ BABL (Jake Sokolov) and FlapJak (Brittany Raglin) team up for two sets of insane music. BABL, a recent graduate of Bard College for Music, is a classically trained Cellist who’s eclectic and far reaching musical influences give his own music a singular appeal. FlapJak, a member of the vehement Brooklyn based rap group Inner City Kids, has a relaxed flow and a truthful and undistorted message. 9-11p, Carnegie-Farian Room, Nyack Library, 59 South Broadway.
Fri Sept 5: Nyack’s Artopee Way Municipal Parking lot gets a one night makeover into a FREE drive-in theater, for a showing of Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory. Viewers can sit in their cars and tune into a simultaneous podcast of the film on their radios or bring lawn chairs and picnics and sit under the stars. Members of the Suburbia Roller Derby team will skate delectables provided by local vendors right to your seat.
Transport of Rockland (TOR), TAPPAN ZEExpress (TZx) and TRIPS buses will operate normal weekday service on Fri Aug 29.
TOR and TAPPAN ZEExpress buses will operate Saturday schedules on Labor Day.
by Arthur H. Gunther III
Police exist by the people’s command, and only by that direction, because we cannot secure ourselves. Theirs is a dangerous, usually thankless job, and the officer’s whole being is often in the sewer of humanity. So, it takes an extraordinary individual to do the work, to be invested with such power, to always remember how it is derived, to constantly understand that it is temporary and that it should not be misused.
You don’t have to travel across the country to see a house designed by the legendary American architect, Frank Lloyd Wright. But if your life’s ambition was to own one of these fabled homes, you just missed your chance to buy a Wright house built near by Nyack.
by Bill Batson
When printmaker Sylvia Roth moved into her home in South Nyack in 1977, she had no idea it was the birthplace of a major figure in American art, Joseph Cornell. This house on Piermont Avenue seems to have its own designs, selecting artistic occupants for over a century.
Emily Dickinson, Cornell’s enduring muse, wrote that “nature is a haunted house, but art is a house that tries to be haunted.” As Roth describes the creative output of subsequent generations of her family, one begins to suspect that this is a house haunted by art.
by Ed Day, Rockland County Executive
There’s a lot of talk this summer about the performance of our Transport of Rockland (TOR) public bus system. Not all of it’s positive. Complaints of lengthy delays, buses that don’t show up and poor communication have flooded the county. This is unacceptable.
The challenges currently facing TOR are the result of a previous management approach that was not working. We have identified the problems and are taking corrective action. We will work every day to restore dependability to the system.
by Joan L. McDaniel
Several years ago, I was run down, overworked and so sick I could hardly breathe. As a Licensed Practical Nurse, I was determined to eat my way back to health. I became interested in coconut oil after reading an article my neighbor gave me. It was from her friend’s son, who had retired from the Center for Disease Control. I learned that coconut oil has tremendous health benefits which can compete with current medical drug industry solutions.