Want to know where to go and what you to do within a day’s drive of Nyack this summer? The Nyack Library is your “Summer Staycation Center” on Sat June 28 at 2p for a talk by seven experts with fun ideas for day trips that don’t require flights, hotels or travel insurance.
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by Brian Jennings
150 years ago this week, the President of The United States dedicated a new cemetery stating, “the world will little note nor long remember what we say here” as part of one of the most famous speeches in American history. Although that quote sounds ironic when you consider how often the Gettysburg Address has been memorized by school children and cited by scholars, in the short run Lincoln’s words were prophetic: the speech received little attention in many of the major newspapers of the day.
Vic Del Regno, the son of a World War II US Navy Seabee discovered the untold truth about his parents from a box of old letters. This starts him on a five year journey that takes him halfway around the world to the Solomon Islands in the South Pacific, and then back to his hometown of Nyack, NY. His film captures the deep loneliness and hardship many couples experienced during the war, caused by being separated by thousands of miles, and for long periods of time. Special D Day showing; June 6 @ 7PM at The Nyack Library
Interested in learning more about those fascinating creatures emerging from the underground? See a multimedia book talk from the author of Cicadas! Strange and Wonderful at the Nyack Library on Tuesday night June 4 at 7p.
by Dave Zornow
The Carnegie Room concerts at the Nyack Library have a rich tradition of bringing classical, chamber and jazz music to the village with origins going back to 1982. But the series has already spent its allotted budget for the year and until a recent fundraising effort closed the gap, the program was $11,000 in the hole. The Nyack Library Board of Directors is considering either changing or shutting down the series at the end of the current season.
Fashion publicist Anna Rice visited Nyack on a weekend last month and wrote about her trip at the BlondeBananaBlog.com. She offers a refreshing outsider’s perspective on our village’s bars, restaurants and its free parking.
I took a short trip outside of the city to explore the river villages of Nyack and Tarrytown. Although I’ve lived in NYC for almost two years, I’ve never explored much of the state outside the five boroughs. One of my 2013 travel resolutions was to explore New York more, and this quick trip on the Metro North Railroad was the perfect start.
by Brian Jennings
Did you know that the Ice Industry was once a booming business at Rockland Lake? Hear from the author of ICE! The Amazing History of the Ice Industry at 11a on Sat March 23 in the Community meeting room at the Nyack Library.
Janice Baragwanath’s paintings have been featured in Watercolor Magazine (Winter 2000 and Winter 2001) and included in national exhibitions at the Salmagundi Club, National Arts Club, New Britain Museum of Art, Discovery Museum, University of Hartford, Fairfield University, Attleboro Museum and the Saco Museum.
Baragwanath has an exhibit of food paintings, titled FRESH PRODUCE, currently on view in the Karen Zucker Exhibit Case on the third floor of Nyack Library until the end of March. Most of the fruits and vegetables are local and organic and all are painted directly from life.
by Brian Jennings
That big rock in front of the Nyack Library is a piece of history — and there’s a letter from a president’s son to prove it.
The Nyack Library has placed on exhibit a letter dated May 8, 1911, from Robert Lincoln, President Abraham Lincoln’s son, to Charles M. Montgomery, Patriotic Instructor of the Waldron Post, No. 82, Grand Army of the Republic (GAR), Civil War Veterans at Unveiling of the Lincoln Boulderupon the occasion of the dedication of the Library’s Lincoln Memorial Boulder.
by Bill Batson
In Nyack, cheering for Main Street is more than just a metaphor. The state of our major commercial thoroughfare is a reliable barometer for the future prosperity of our village. Despite the bumpy economy, our Main St. is pulling off its own revival just in time for the holiday season. Here are a few bold steps and recent events, some new and some recurring that should make us all proud and hopeful.