by Bill Batson
The Nyack Chamber of Commerce will celebrate 60 years of service at a gala on Thursday, April 6, 2016. “The Chamber was formed to create a space where businesses could thrive,” said Chamber President Scott Baird. “We took advantage of the groundswell of population growth and new-found tourism that was expected in Nyack in the 1950s and ‘60s after the construction of the first Tappan Zee Bridge.” The 60th anniversary gala will be held in shadow of the new Tappan Zee Bridge at 65 on Main and will honor the man behind Amazing Grace Circus, Carlo Pellegrini, the owners of the Hudson House, Matt Hudson and Amy Lehman and Kim Cross, the executive director of Nyack Center.
This week, Nyack Sketch Log profiles these institutions that these honorees have built that offer a glimpse at the past and the future of our village.