This week in the villages: Nyack gets festive and bright this week. The Nyack Holiday Window Project kicks off, the town menorah will be lit and there will be a winter wonderland to enjoy. Plus, the gift that keeps on giving: Installation of bright, energy-efficient LED lights begins in Orangetown.
This week in the villages: Two public events this week to say goodbye to two public servants: Nyack Mayor Jen Laird White and Orangetown Supervisor Andy Stewart. Nyack chooses a consultant to conduct a Bike/Walk study for the river villages and school district. Destruction of the 1955 Tappan Zee Bridge continues while construction of the 2017 Mario M. Cuomo Bridge resumes.
On Wed 12/6, NYS Senator David Carlucci hosts a Consumer Protection Forum on Cashless Tolls at the Nanuet Public Library at 12n. Representatives from the Thruway Authority, EZ Pass, The Port Authority, the MTA and other related organizations to discuss fair and efficient toll collection practices. The public is invited and will be able to speak and ask questions. The Nanuet Public Library is located at 149 Church St in Nanuet.
This week in the villages: It’s already time to put out plates of cookies. Santa will take time out of his busy pre-Christmas schedule to visit Nyack on Saturday at the village’s annual Holiday Lights celebration. Holiday shoppers will get a present from the Village of Nyack with free parking every weekend through December 31. Nyack Hospital will give an update on the Care Transformation Project and your input is needed regarding proposed changes to parking along Sixth Avenue. There are still two more sessions to learn about the health insurance options available under the New York State of Health plans.
This week in the villages:: Thursday is Thanksgiving, and, though it won’t be a quiet week at the bars on Main Street, it will be a quiet week for municipal meetings. There are upcoming information sessions on the health plan options available in the New York of State of Health’s Health Plan Marketplace. And drainage work will close down a couple of lanes on the Thruway, but only for one night. Drive safe.
On Thanksgiving Day TAPPAN ZEExpress (TZx) buses will not operate. Transport of Rockland (TOR) buses will operate Sunday schedules. TRIPS paratransit buses will operate A.D.A. service only. It’s business as usual for TOR and TZx on Friday Nov 24.
Here are two links to make it easier to get around when holiday traffic raises your hackles (and every other day of the year, too). tzxBus.com provides customized Tappan Zee Express bus/Metro North train schedules from your neighborhood to Grand Central and back. TZBWebcam.com shows you the traffic RIGHT NOW on the Mario Cuomo Tappan Zee Bridge.
Congers, NY — It’s time to break out your dancing shoes. This Friday, November 17, from 7-9:30p, Blue Rock School will hold its seventh annual old-fashioned Family Barn Dance. The event includes contra dancing and live fiddle music. It is held at the Congers Lake Memorial Park Auditorium (6 Gilchrest Road) in Congers, NY.
This week in the villages: Ready for a change of seasons? Last week was the end of election season; now it’s time to display some holiday spirit. Clarkstown is spreading some holiday cheer by keeping property taxes flat. There’s a bicycle plan bake off this week among transportation design firms vying to develop a multi-village Bike/Walk Master Plan. And Mayor Jen White holds her last “Downtown” meeting as mayor on Tues at 9a in Village Hall (it’s open to the public).
Upper Nyack Elementary School’s annual Pickwick Book Fair is Nov 13-17.
by Dianne Snyder
Pickwick Books is placed like a gumdrop on the main strip of Broadway in the Village of Nyack, just south of where it intersects Main Street. John Dunnigan has had his book store stocked in a merry flurry of old and new titles since 1975. That’s 42 years, but who’s counting?
Seven nationally recognized firms with experience in creating transportation plans that make it easier to get around without a car will present their approach to the Greater Nyack Bike/Walk Master Plan on Mon Nov 13 and Thurs Nov 16 at Nyack Village Hall. The goal of this plan is to improve safety and create better bicycling & walking connections in the river villages and the hamlets of Valley Cottage and Upper Grandview.
This week in the villages: Tuesday is election day, and while maybe not as exciting as last year, there are still important races being contested in Rockland County. River Road is now re-opened but there will still be overnight lane and exit ramp closures.
This week in the villages: More improvements to Memorial Park are underway. The Town of Orangetown is holding a candidate debate. It’s Week 4 of the River Road closure under the Tappan Zee Bridge in South Nyack and overnight lane and exit closures in the southbound direction.