Every Nyack Center fundraiser is worthwhile. But there’s only one that traditionally features three to five varieties of pulled pork — in addition to Japanese salads and French pastries. That fundraiser is the Nyack Center’s annual Men Cooking event, in which over 60 of the community’s men — some professional chefs (including from Roost, Hudson House, and Didier Dumas), some mere backyard barbecuers — prepare a dish, and attendees are given carte blanche. Men Cooking will take place tonight at the Nyack Center from 5-7p.
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B There: Whether you prefer a gentle bossa nova beat, a Beethoven Concerto, a barn dance, a Stony Point Battlefield tour, the Blue Rock School “Conversation with Nature” or the Garner Arts Festival, there’s something for you to do this Fri-Sun in and near Nyack.
The Nyack Weekender is sponsored by The Arts Council of Rockland.
Nyack, May 19 — Come to the Nyack Center from 6-8p to see the future of NYC and cross county commuting. Some day in the not so distant future you might be saying “So long, TZx…hello Lower Hudson Valley Transit Link (LHTL).”
The LHTL porject is a set of interrelated improvements that will support the development and operation of an East-West BRT service along I-287 and adjacent roads between Westchester and Rockland counties. New York’s Department of Transportation will hold an Open House to talk about the benefits of Lower Hudson Valley Transit Link on Thursday, May 19 from 6-8p at The Nyack Center Auditorium, 58 Depew Avenue and South Broadway. It’s free, informative and futuristic, too.
It’s another opening for another show: See NHS’s One-Act Festival, the Peter Pan musical, the pop-rock musical Next to Normal, Shakespeare or Hitchcock, too. The nice Spring weather beckons you to Bike Nyack on Saturday morning and stroll the Nyack Street Fair on Sunday. Here’s your Fri-Sun list of what to do and where to do it.
Take a peek at the Inner Worlds of artists for Nyack’s First Friday group arts show, Pull With Purpose for The Nyack Center, lend a hand to Keep Rockland Beautiful event, see some standup or enjoy Shakespeare’s Merry Wives of Windsor. Here’s your Fri-Sun list of what to do and where to do it.
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.
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?”