This weekend there’s music and holiday spirit at every turn. Create gifts inspired by and crafted from nature at Illuminations, a unique make and take gift making benefit for Strawtown Studios. You don’t have to sing alone in your shower anymore, there are several events where you can sing with friends and neighbors. Take part in two long standing Nyack holiday events or see a film classic. Music lovers have several choices or turn back the clock to the 1960s.
Category: Nyack Weekender
The holiday season kicks into high gear with a downtown visit by Santa, tree lightings and an indoor street fair and affordable art and pottery sale for holiday shopping. The Nyack Art Collective kicks off the weekend with a special First Friday, Hopper House features their artist of the month and there are new art and historic exhibits to peruse. Also: a Pink Floyd tribute and an un-in-Mansionable estate sale.
Tis’ the Season to Shop ‘Till You Drop, beginning on this Black Friday after Thanksgiving. Here are a few things to do to complement the holiday spirit: check out the Incredible Creature: Inside/Out exhibit at 95 1/2 Main and the Pop-Up Window Shop. Need a little bit more Thanksgiving before the weekend is over? Take part in a nineteenth century Thanksgiving, then take a hike to work off that second helping of apple pie. There’s also music to sooth your soul: a blend of gospel and blues, jazz piano and a tribute to Fleetwood Mac.
This weekend be prepared to roar with laughter and experience music like you never have before. On Saturday, Rx: Laughter at the Nyack Village Theatre will leave you in stitches and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams at The Turning Point brings you a musical experience like no other. There’s lots of family fun with magic & music, a barn dance, a cyclo-cross race, a model aircraft exhibition, and a musician/band doubleheader. If you want to shop until you drop, there’s a fashion event and a handmade arts and crafts show to cross some names off that holiday list. Comedic theater, acrobatic poetry and classical music round out the offerings.
It’s opening weekend for two art exhibits and a new musical. Jazz music lovers are in for a treat as Craig Taborn gives a rare solo performance at the Union Arts Center on Friday. On Sunday, Union Arts Center also hosts Arts and Drafts where upscale crafts combine with draft beer tastings. There’s classical music, comedy and a sing along, too. On Friday, Rivertown Film invites you to see where creative individuals get their inspiration and on Wednesday screens a movie about wedding plans gone awry.
This weekend we fall back with an extra hour for art, music and books. The Nyack Art Collective kicks off the weekend with First Friday, Hopper House features their artist of the month and there’s an inaugural art exhibit at a new gallery. Music fans won’t be disappointed with jazz, hot salsa for a cause, pop, rock, folk and a symphonic orchestra. There’s a book signing and reading and a book sale, too. To really turn up the heat, sit by a fire by the river by the light of the full moon.
‘Twas the weekend before Halloween and all through the towns spooky and scary events could be found. Watch a film classic, go to the fourth best parade in the country, take a spooky guided hike or bring the little ghosts and goblins trunk or treating. For those looking to do good or make their voices heard, march for climate change, adopt a furry four legged friend or listen what your local candidates have to say.
This weekend there’s music for every taste from the rhythm and blues of SaRon Crenshaw and his Quartet and the classical stylings of Russian Connection at the Union Arts Center on Friday and Sunday, respectively, to classic rock, hip hop and electronic music. You can run for a cause, take a history hike, celebrate fall, attend a lecture or become more community or environmentally involved.
View art openings, watch some local theatre, listen to live music, do the time warp (again), hike the hook or tour a water treatment plant (truly, there’s something for everyone). Next week, two Nyack natives return home to perform at Maureen’s Jazz Cellar and The Hudson House. Also: see some spooky critters. Tis the season, you know.
Want to know more about climate change and meet scientists on the front lines of Earth Science? The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory annual Open House is Sat 10-4p. It’s also a weekend of firsts and lasts. There’s a First Friday arts and music event downtown; Sunday is the last Nyack Street Fair of the season; and Rivertown Film gets in the last word with a screening of Obit.