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A Guide to First Friday

Downtown will be bustling with art openings, interactive “happenings,” live music, jugglers and more surprises from 5-8p during Nyack’s 1st First Friday. This first project from the Nyack Art Collective project is supported by over 40 local businesses in the village.


A group show of all of the Nyack Art Collective members participating in First Friday will be held at Vincent’s Ear, 85 South Broadway. The show will hang for the month of July, as will many of the exhibits at participating businesses.

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Nyack Art Collective Group Show at Vincent’s Ear

Special Performance at  ML Gifts & Accessories

  • Miss Autumn Hues

20 minute sets on the hour at 5, 6 and 7p.

Interactive art projects through0ut Downtown Nyack

  • Amazing Grace Circus
  • sketching station at Main St. gazebo
  • Suffern Poetry
  • garbage can painting at Sign of the Times
  • body painting at Little Flower Shop
  • coloring contest, face painting at Temptations, Burd St. Cafe and Maria Luisa

Music from the Rockland County Jazz and Blues Society at the Main Street Gazebo

  • 5-6p:  Dan Barrios and Friends
  • 6-7p:  The Fusioneers
  • 7-8p:  Mike Holober & Friends

First Friday Venues Displaying Nyack Art Collective Artists

The Nyack Art Collective seeks to:

  • AFFIRM the importance of art & creativity in individuals & the community
  • CREATE a visible and recognizable unified body of local visual artists
  • FOSTER UNITY & INTERACTION among artists and the community
  • PROVIDE networking opportunities
  • ENCOURAGE one another’s artistic pursuits and goals
  • SUPPORT individual and community growth & awareness thru the arts
  • PROMOTE the marketing and sale of our work
  • INSPIRE each other and the community of Nyack, as a whole
  • Casa del Sol-Ray Lagstein: 104 Main St
  • Cafe Barcel-Lawrence Hultberg: 162 Main St
  • Chocolaterie-Elaine Schloss: 6 S. B’way
  • Burd St. Cafe-Jessica Butler, Ed Kirkland: 78 Burd St.
  • Gena Lisa-Lauren Rudolph: 17 N. B’way
  • Harry’s Burritos-Tracy Kachtick-Anders: 90 Main St.
  • Johnny Apollo-Lawrence Hultberg: 88 Main St.
  • Little Flower Shop-Jamie Gaviola: 95 1/2 Main St.
  • Luminesque-Cass McVety: 140 Main St.
  • Maria Luisa- Colleen McGowan: 77 S. B’way
  • Nyack Tobacco Co-Tony Ziegler: 140 Main St.
  • Pickwick Book Shop-Bill Batson: 8 S. B’way
  • P Ross-William Rauschenberg: 89 Main St.
  • Pizza Bistro-Tony Ziegler: 64 S. B’way
  • RJ’s-Leigh-Anne Eagerton: 81 S. B’way
  • Saffron-Sandra Levine: 14 S. B’way
  • Sanctuary-Cynthia Shaw: 60 S. B’way
  • Sign of the Times-Tracy Kachtick-Anders: 112 Main St.
  • Strawberry Place-Hope Sperling: 72 S. B’way
  • Sweet Spot-Natalie O’Donnell: 11 S. B’way
  • Temptations-Natalie Russell: 80 1/2  Main St.
  • Vincent’s Ear-Nyack Art Collective group show: 85 S. B’way

Exhibitions also on Display at these Venues

  • 42 Main St
  • Art Café, 65 S. B’way
  • Colin Holmes, 13 S. B’way
  • Gypsy Donut, 18 N. Franklin St.
  • Dance with Passion, 73 S. B’way
  • Johnny Cakes, 84 Main St.
  • Lorybird, 23 N. B’way
  • Maura’s Kitchen, 248 Main St.
  • ML Gifts & Accessories, 75 S. B’way
  • Olive’s, 118A Main St.
  • Night Owl, 4 S. Franklin St.
  • Pink Entourage, 7 S. B’way
  • Somos, 78 S. B’way
  • Starbucks, 80 Main St.

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