Take a walk through history at Oak Hill Cemetery, hear some live contemporary classical music and see a murder mystery, a comedy, or a one-act play and hear how NYS is teaming up with the Sun to lower your electric bill. Here’s your Fri-Sun list of what to do and where to do it.
Tagged: nyack center
by Bill Batson
Nyack’s year-round Farmers’ Market returns to the Main Street Municipal Parking Lot on April 7. Each Thursday morning until November 23, a tent village will rise from the asphalt starting at 6a. Every week, crates of locally grown produce and boxes of fresh baked goods are presented for sale. The last indoor market will be held at the Nyack Center this Thursday, March 31.
It’s that time of year: Time to row — indoors! River Rowing’s 10th Annual Pull with Purpose Ergathon fundraiser will take place on Saturday, March 19, 2016, 8:30a-11a at the RRA Studio at 256 Main Street in Nyack. Several prominent local politicians including New York State Senator David Carlucci are expected to attend. And don’t worry, they promise not to raise your taxes if you beat them.
by Jennifer Mancuso
Sara Bennett’s “Life after Life in Prison,” a photography exhibit that chronicles the respective experiences of four women reentering society after being released early from life sentences in New York State’s Maximum Security Prison for Women, is coming to the Nyack Center this Sunday (March 6, 2-4pm). The exhibit will be free, and Bennett and the four subjects will be in attendance, there to lead a very important community discussion about justice, the prison system, and the process of reentering society.
by Katie Rosa Marchese
Building Magic, a movie about Nyack’s Mario The Magician, will be tonight’s Rivertown Film special feature at 8p in the Nyack Center.
They say it takes a village to raise a child. Sometimes it takes one to make a movie, too.
In the summer of 2013, local filmmaker Kal Toth approached me with an idea. We had made a short, five-minute “docu-promo” with him the year before about my husband, Mario “the Magician” Marchese, a prolific tinkerer and professional performer based here in Nyack. It was a beautiful little piece, and it garnered some lovely attention online. Kal proposed that we extend it into a 20-minute short film, which we would present to film festivals. “Sure,” I said, “but why stop at 20 minutes?”
Sara Bennett’s “Life after Life in Prison,” a photography exhibit that chronicles the respective experiences of four women reentering society after being released early from life sentences in New York State’s Maximum Security Prison for Women, is coming to the Nyack Center this Sunday (January 24, 2-4pm). The exhibit will be free, and Bennett and the four subjects will be in attendance, there to lead a very important community discussion about justice, the prison system, and the process of reentering society.
by Bill Batson
Non-profits represent our better selves. These organizations serve the public good while operating with modestly paid staff and volunteers who tirelessly address the unmet material and educational needs of our community. If you are in a position to give at the end of the year, please consider giving generously to one or more the groups that I have profiled in the Nyack Sketch Log.
by Bill Batson
On November 14, 2015, the Nyack Center will celebrate 25 years of service at their Legacy Gala. The annual event recognizes residents who have made a difference in the life of the Nyack Center and our community. This year’s Legacy honorees are Chris & Bert Hughes and Sally & Roger Seiler. As the Legacy Gala draws near, here is the story of how the Nyack Center came to be and how people are rallying to support their 25th Anniversary.
by Dave Zornow
When NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo came to Nyack on June 3 to talk about renewing New York’s two percent tax cap, the media generated more than 50 stories about his visit. Most of them, however, missed the really interesting stuff about his appearance at The Nyack Center. We’ll try to make up for that here.
by Bill Batson
Flash Sketch Mob returns to Nyack for ART WALK 2015!
The Flash Sketch Mob returns on June 20th, adding Main Street to a growing visual arts atlas of Nyack. The first sketch mob, composed of over 100 artists, was held in June 2012. Creatives of all ages and skill levels stood 12 paces apart along both sides of Broadway from Cedar Hill to 2nd Avenue. This year, the sketch mob will continue our composite landscape portrait of the village by lining both sides of Main Street from Gedney Street to Franklin Avenue. The art works will be scanned and projected on a large screen at Nyack Center that night. Free early-bird registration ends June 1st. Sign-up today.