View art openings, watch some local theatre, listen to live music, do the time warp (again), hike the hook or tour a water treatment plant (truly, there’s something for everyone). Next week, two Nyack natives return home to perform at Maureen’s Jazz Cellar and The Hudson House. Also: see some spooky critters. Tis the season, you know.
Category: Nyack Weekender
Want to know more about climate change and meet scientists on the front lines of Earth Science? The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory annual Open House is Sat 10-4p. It’s also a weekend of firsts and lasts. There’s a First Friday arts and music event downtown; Sunday is the last Nyack Street Fair of the season; and Rivertown Film gets in the last word with a screening of Obit.
It’s a weekend of festivals and family fun with something for everyone. Travel the world at an Oktoberfest or celebrate the culture of India. Welcome the season at an autumn festival or grab the whole family for a day of fun everyone will enjoy. The animals haven’t been forgotten: you can learn about hawks and other birds of prey, watch baby turtles get released or get a free rabies vaccination for your family pet. There’s a variety of music from jazz to rock to karaoke for a cause.
It’s a feast for eyes and ears for art and music lovers this weekend. Local indie artist Alyssa Sequoia brings her unique mixture of comedic stories and original music to the Nyack Village Theatre on Friday. The Carnegie Concert Series opens and the South Nyack Summer Concert Series concludes and young up and coming jazz musicians get their day (er, night). Three events celebrate the works of world renowned sculptor and a designer, Jacques Jarrige. There’s a festival of art and music and a block party with art, music and dance. It’s also time to taste the donuts and crush those grapes. There is a walking tour, an armchair tour, a sail on a schooner and a bicycle ride over two Hudson River bridges, too.
“C’mon people now — smile on your brother — everybody come to the Great Nyack Get-Together — this Saturday.”
The Great Nyack Get-Together is a community day at Nyack Memorial Park which is free, fun, educational and — breathtaking. Ride the a Ferris Wheel On The Hudson, hear what 60+ non-profits have to offer, cheer the canoe races on the river, hear live music or just hang with your neighbors. After you ride the Big Wheel That Keeps On Turning by the river, you can take a bicycle spin, lace up for a walking tour, visit a farm, see a film under the stars, or eat all the spaghetti and meatballs your heart desires.
Celebrate September and Back To School week with a drive up movie and a Nyack Street Fair. The Friday night free outdoor feature is The Wizard of Oz. There is a theater opening, a WWI exhibit opening and three art opening receptions. Need more diversions? Do the downward dog at the Palisades Center or sing some Stevie Wonder at a popup chorus. To get you through the week, the Nell Robinson and Jim Nunally band will bring their joyful music infused with folk, bluegrass, Americana, roots, swing, jazz and the blues to the Turning Point Cafe on Thursday.
It’s Labor Day weekend and First Friday in Nyack and while it may be the unofficial end of summer, there’s still music and art to enjoy and the outdoors to explore. Nyack’s own indie band Regret The our returns to the ‘hood to play the Hudson House. There’s also modern country, classic rock, folk and new age music. You can kayak along the Nyack shore or visit a fun and funky pop up park. If you’re a poet (and did or didn’t know it) there’s a poetry slam to show off your talents.
There are only two weekends left before Back To School season starts and Off-On-Vacation season ends. Savor the last seconds of summer by listening to salsa, Sinatra, jazz, folk or Irish tunes. Learn to row, row, row a boat or join a community bike ride over hill and dale to Hillsdale. When you’ve had enough of the great outdoors, come inside for The Last Chance to see Sally Savage’s photography exhibit or take in an independent filmfest.
This weekend see Nyack with a Hudson River perspective in a kayak, take a bike and spin to NYC or through the Ramapo Mountains, watch a movie in the garden, or find a new best friend that says woof or meow. The music scene has some unique offerings from a first time Rockland appearance to a 91 year old jazz guitarist.
This weekend is perfect for a staycation where you can travel to Elizabethan England, the Lower East Side of the early 1900s or the beach without ever leaving Rockland. There’s an opening reception for an art exhibition, a group art show and plenty of music to satisfy all tastes.