Today is Martin Luther King Jr. Day commemorating the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. In New York, it is a federal and state holiday. Government and state offices, the stock and bond markets, banks, post offices, and public schools are closed. A commemoration of the legacy and dream of the late Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at an interfaith service at 2p at Pilgrim Baptist Church, 80 N. Franklin St., Nyack, NY.
Fear not, this Friday the 13th. Calm your paraskevidekatriaphobia with some mindfulness meditation at the Valley Cottage Library. Music is always a sure cure for any anxiety that ails ya: The Kennedys sing at The Turning Point, Melissa Etheridge rocks the Tarrytown Music Hall and Casa Del Sol has an open jam session. And some fears aren’t just imagined, but are a real and present danger: Rockland United rallies to save healthcare on Sunday at the Brickhouse for Senator Bernie Sanders’ #DayOfAction.
The Nyack Weekender is sponsored by The Arts Council of Rockland.
by Jocelyn Jane Cox
Festoon owner, Kris Burns, hopes that the Nasty Women Exhibit will be a helpful gathering place before the inauguration, “a place where people can ask each other things like, what is your plan, what are you doing next, which march are you going to?”
by Bill Batson
In 1884, Nyack, NY was a bustling river community and the commercial heart of Rockland County. This sketch is from a widely circulated map made by L. R. Burleigh. The bird’s-eye view rendering depicts a jumble of homes, businesses and churches. When you take a closer look at this historical document you’ll discover that our 19th century republic on the Hudson was not as indivisible as the promise made in our pledge of allegiance.
It’s back to business as usual this week in the villages. Here’s what’s on the municipal calendars in Upper Nyack, South Nyack and the Village of Nyack.
Members of the Nyack Library Board of Trustees will be selected in the annual election on Mon Jan 9 from 11a to 7:30p in the Community Room of the Nyack Library. All members of the Nyack School District served by the Nyack Library are eligible to vote in the trustee election.
It’s the First Friday of January and there’s a wintry mix of art, music and outdoor fun heading your way. The Nyack Art Collective hosts a group exhibit with live music and an origami demo. The music line-up includes the NY JazzHarmonic, funk, classic rock and classical piano. Embrace the chill with a 4-mile run/walk to benefit The Nyack Hunger Coalition, ice skate or bird watch. It’s all brought to you by The Arts Council of Rockland.
by Joe Rand
You’ve probably heard something about about the recent dispute between the Rockland County Executive Ed Day and the County Legislature about the funding of the so-called “224 non-profits” in the Rockland budget. You may have also heard something about another dispute between the executive and the legislature about the sale of the “Sain Building” in New City. Both disputes have generated dueling accusations, recriminations and proposals.
But you might have a lot of questions. What are the “224’s”? Why don’t people want to fund them? And what do they have to do with the sale of a building?
Here’s an Explainer to help you make sense of it all.
New Year’s weekend in Nyack comes complete with a choice of places to party. Or you can take listen to some great music or see some stimulating art and museum exhibits. Or you can just ice skate into the New Year at Bear Mountain. It’s all brought to you by The Arts Council of Rockland.