At Village Hall, a birthday celebration for Nyack Mayor Jen Laird White promises to unveil a surprise. At the Edward Hopper Arts Center, a full-house of exhibitions and a screening offer a glimpse into the past and present local art scene. Here is a complete guide to the Nyack Art Collective’s March First Friday cultural festival.
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February’s First Friday has something for everyone. For fans of musicals, Nyack High School students will perform a few scenes from an upcoming show. Fans of the seriously silly can see “live chicken painting” (don’t worry: the chickens are doing the painting). There’s something special in store for foreign affairs aficionados: Associated Press courtroom artist Janet Hamlin will talk about her latest book, Sketching Guantanamo. Finally, top off the evening by raising a glass to toast the art and the artists on a wine crawl.
by Ashley Tedino
Even if the weather outside turns frightful, there are lots of things that are delightful for kids to do during the holiday season. Here are some very fun events that are happening right in our backyard.
December’s First Friday embraces the spirit of season with a Winterfest concert at the Nyack Center featuring Sukey Molloy & Friends and an indoor picnic at Casa del Sol that will collect blankets for Rockland’s food pantry, People to People.
There will also be group shows at ML by Maria Luisa and p. ross boutique and a screening at the Nyack Theatre. Here’s a complete guide to exhibits and events at over two dozen local businesses that participate in the monthy cultural festival organized by the Nyack Art Collective.
It’s been called yarn bombing, yarn storming and guerrilla knitting. This November, a new form of street art will compete with the fall foliage for most vibrant color palette honors. If you want to see the landscape transform before your eyes or you want to put your crochet needles to work, come out for First Friday. Here’s a guide to Nyack Art Collective’s monthly cultural festival.
October’s First Friday features three group shows, a site-specific installation, and a scavenger hunt. As the number of venues grow and the diversity of art forms expands, you’ll need to get an early start to take in all the sights and sounds. Here’s a guide to help you complete the Nyack Art Collective’s unique cultural circuit.
Nyack Village Hall hosts an exhibition of sketches and short essays by local author and artist Bill Batson excerpted from the Nyack Sketch Log, Batson’s weekly feature on NyackNewsAndViews. The exhibition begins on Friday and runs through December 1.
The first Friday of the exhibition coincides with two other significant dates: the monthly First Friday celebration of the arts in Nyack and Batson’s 50th birthday. The public is invited to attend a opening reception on Friday, September 6 at Nyack Village Hall, 9 North Broadway from 5:30-7p.
For the second First Friday in a row, downtown Nyack will be bustling with art openings, interactive “happenings,”and live music. Building on the success of their first monthy festival, where street corner poets “slammed,” and a human canvas on stilts towered above pedestrians, the Nyack Art Collective has done it again.
First Friday August will include a sundown screening in the garden of the Edward Hopper House Art Center, a performance by John Moroski at the gazebo on Main Street, an outbreak of chalk art and the return of those slamming poets from Suffern and human canvases, this time in formal wear.
Here is a guide to the art that will be happening at 35 venues throughout Nyack on Friday, August 2, from 5-8p.
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 painter Tony Ziegler.
“I think I was born an artist. My earlist memory of wanting to be a artist was when I was 2 years old. My uncle and I would draw together and as I remember, he would draw this very simple man wearing a hat that looked like a police officer smoking a cigarette.”
Downtown will be bustling with art openings, interactive “happenings,” live music, jugglers and more surprises from 5-8p during July’s First Friday. This first project from the Nyack Art Collective project is supported by over 40 local businesses in the village.