By Bill Batson
More than 200 years ago, Nicholas Green and Tunis Depew sowed the seeds that would become the Nyack Library. A membership fee of $90 a year was required to join the first edition of our community’s book depository.
This weekend features a velveteen rabbit and Blank-fest rock ‘n roll; snow boarding and sopranos singing; ample amounts of art and acting; a party for animal rescue…and the Beatles. Here are a few suggestions on how to embrace the holiday spirit, brought to you by The Arts Council of Rockland.
Actress Helen Hayes, state and local elected officials and a motorcade of 400 cars were on hand to dedicate the Tappan Zee Bridge on Dec 15, 1955. “Nyack and the surrounding area assumes its position on the ‘Main Street of the Empire State’ today and the new Thruway bridge brings it within easy commuting range of metropolitan New York,” said NYS Thruway Chairman Bertam D. Tallamy. He was evasive about the name — because it wasn’t officially named the Tappan Zee Bridge until two months after the dedication.
With Tappan Zee Constructors planning to open the north span of the New NY Bridge in 2017 prior to the demolition of the current TZB, this could be the last anniversary for the first Tappan Zee Bridge.
Music, theatre and holiday tidings throughout the weekend. And free parking each Saturday in Nyack until Xmas. Who could ask for anything more?
Time to get your gobble on. This weekend you can Dance to the Movies and get some gifts at the Made by Hand and Craft Fair. There’s Much Ado About Nothing at Elmwood and Small Matters of Great Importance at the Hopper House. Need to get out of town? You can always Hop On The Bus (Gus) to hear Haverstraw’s historic pipe organs. This list of pre-Thanksgiving things to do and where to them by The Arts Council of Rockland.
That was the week that was. Some of us are feeling jazzed, a lot of us are feeling the blues. Music has always been a great way to bring people together, and this weekend offers jazz and blues, classics and classical. Need to know more? You can hear the Stories Behind the Songs in the Carnegie Concerts Series with Joe D’Urso. Not your cup of tea? Escape with a play, a fiesta or even a Victorian tea. Still stressed? There’s a Sunday lecture on how better breathing can power you through all of this. If all else fails, go for a guided night hike along the Palisades. This Rx for your Wknd is brought to you by The Arts Council of Rockland.
The First Friday of November brings art to Nyack in all forms. There’s an Art Collective group show, a Divine Shakti Art Festival and a family barn dance. The Nyack Weekender is brought to you by The Arts Council of Rockland.
It’s time to get your BOO on. On Friday you can freak out at Frankenstein LIVE with a 15 piece orchestra. On Saturday it’s Nyack’s annual HUUUUGE Halloween Parade, Costume Caberet and Monster Mash followed by a Field of Screamz. This weekly list of treats sans tricks is brought to you by The Arts Council of Rockland.
Humorist and mother-of-toddler Jocelyn Jane Cox reports on the Great State of Parenthood with advice you never knew you needed and the chuckles you know you really need in the Chronicles of Parenting.
The Chronicles of Parenting are sponsored by Summer Play Camp at Blue Rock School.