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A Guide to First Friday March

Jen White_FF_MarchFor one night, civic decisions and courtroom deliberations will yield to the realm of art and culture at Nyack’s Village Hall. The Nyack Art Collective kicks off March’s First Friday festival with a birthday celebration for Nyack’s Mayor Jen Laird White. A special surprise will be unveiled in between 5 and 6p, so you are urged to arrive early at 9 North Broadway.

Later that evening, The Edward Hopper Arts Center has a full-house of exhibitions and a screening that offer a glimpse into the past and present local art scene:

  • “Painters and Paintings of Rockland County, NY-The Hopper Years,” curated by Mark Waller, samples the work of the artists that called Nyack home a century ago. The visual journey assembles notable artists who helped form the ‘cradle of moderism’ in Rockland County including Jacob Getlar Smith, the artist who created the mural in the Nyack Post Office.
  • Bill Batson’s Hopper inspired exhibit “Hopper Country” is on display in the hallway gallery.

    FF_March_ Wyoming Ferry

    The Wyoming Ferry” by William Fisher (1891-1985)

  • March member artist of the month, Maxine Nodel is on exhibit.
  • The Jean-Pierre Devillers documentary “Edward Hopper and the Blank Canvas” will be screened

Here is a complete guide to March’s First Friday:

Exhibition Venues

Main Street

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Tony Ziegler_will be painting “live” in the window at Vincent’s Ear, 112 Main St.

  • The Franklin Antique Center – #142: Chris Machlin
  • Cloud 9 – # 120:  Jamie Gaviola
  • Vincent’s Ear-  #112: Tony Ziegler_will be painting “live” in the window
  • Casa del Sol – #104: Tony Ziegler
  • Little Flower Shop –  #95 1/2: Natalie O’Donnell
  • Harry’s Burritos – #90: Ed Kirkland
  • p. ross boutique: #89: David Rosenblum (after 15th)
  • Johnny Cakes: #84: Graceanne Malloy
  • Temptations – #80 1/2: Dan White
  • Starbucks – #80: NAC Group Show

North Broadway

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Mary Burrell will be on display at ML by Maria Luisa, 75 South Broadway

  • Edward Hopper House Art Center – #82: Bill Batson
  • Bee Alive – #19: Lauren Randolph
  • Lorybird #23, Alfonso Rene Valdvia

South Broadway

  • Saffron-#14  Natalie O’Donnell
  • Art Café -#65 Elaine Schloss
  • Pizza Bistro – #64  Ceara Chaplin
  • ML by Maria Luisa – #75: Mary Burrell
  • RJ’s – Leigh Anne Eagerton: 81 S. Broadway
  • Amis Gallery  #79 1/2 Ray Lagstein

Hudson Avenue Gagliardi Studio & Gallery – #39: Victor Gagliardi

Photo of Mayor Laird White by Doris Shepherd Wiese.


Nyack People & Places, a weekly series that features photos and profiles of citizens and scenes near Nyack, NY, is sponsored by Sun River Health.


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