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Nyack Weekender: Jan 16-18, 2015

Here’s your Fri-Sun rundown of what to do and where to do it.


  • Elmwood Playhouse presents The Goat, or Who is Sylvia? by Edward Albee, an award-winning tragi-comedy directed by Peter Garruba. Runs through Feb 7. 8p at Elmwood Playhouse, 10 Park St, Nyack.
  • The documentary Lakay commemorates the fifth anniversary of Haiti’s devastating earthquake. The story chronicles the devastation of the earthquake, and the strength of the Hatian community. $25 admission, $15 with student ID, with a portion of the proceeds going to Christians United for Haiti’s orphanage projects. Reception at 6:30p followed by film at 7:30p. Rockland Community College-Performing Arts Theatre, 145 College Rd, Suffern.
  • An evening of jazz vocals by Alicia Crowe at 7p at AVIDA Wine Bar, 159 Main St.
  • Impossible Colors, Weather Underground, and Like Those Ancients perform at Prohibition River. 10p-1a, 82 Main St in Nyack.
  • Skate at Ramapo or Bear Mountain all weekend. Ramapo Ice Park at Provident Bank Park in Pomona has skating sessions on Fri & Sat from 12n-10p and on Sun from 12n-9m. Bear Mountain Ice Rink is open to the public from 10a-9:30p, Fri-Sun.
  • The Knaves of Children Shakespeare Theatre proudly present The Taming of the Shrew. Fri and Sat, 7p at Palisades Presby Church, 117 Washington Spring Rd, Palisades.


  • Visit the “Annual Members’ Exhibition.” Exhibit runs through Feb 8. Edward Hopper House, 82 N Broadway.
  • Toys Of The Past: Our Childhood Memories. The dolls & dollhouses, stuffed animals, puppets, children’s books, games, toy soldiers, model cars, trucks, planes and trains enjoyed by children prior to 1955.  Saturdays through February from 1-4p, The Historical Society of the Nyacks, 50 Piermont Avenue.
  • Enjoy a concert by the Nyack High School Chamber Orchestra. Under the direction of Matt Lucero, the program includes Tchaikovsky’s Serenade for Strings, and works of Friedrich Handel and Gustav Holst. Purchase tickets here. 7:30-9p at Nyack Library’s Carnegie Room, 59 S. Broadway.


  • ArtsRock presents their 2nd Annual Puppet Festival featuring two local puppeteers along with award-winning headliner, Bonnie Duncan, as she presents “Squirrel Stole My Underpants.” Following the one hour puppet show, the concert hall transforms into a “pop-up interactive puppet making space” where the children can make and play with their puppets. Recommended ages 1 – 10 years old. (Children 18 months and younger – FREE) Visit ArtsRock for tickets. 2p at Nyack Center, 58 Depew Ave.
  • Attend the reception for RoCA 2015 Members’ Exhibition – a biannual exhibition featuring close to 200 participating members. The exhibit runs through Feb. 15. Event is 2-5p at RoCA, 27 Greenbush Road, W. Nyack.
  • Brothers of the Black List, a documentary about an incident that started on Sept. 4, 1992, when administrators at SUNY Oneonta gave police the names and addresses of 125 black male students after reports of an attempted rape. Co-sponsored by VCS. Panel discussion follows. 2:30p at Nyack Library Community room, 59 S. Broadway.
  • NyackNeedsASkatePark holds a throwback hip-hop/ dancehall party to benefit Nyack’s skateboarding scholarships. $5 cover (more if you’re up for it) 21 and up. 9-12p at the Brickhouse, 20 S. Broadway.

Next Week


A special performance of The Goat, or Who Is Silvia? to benefit Rivertown Film. An unseemly comedy ensues when a man falls in love with a goat. $30 tickets includes complimentary wine and dessert at 7:30p. Elmwood Playhouse, 10 Park St, Nyack.

Ed PackerThursday

Ed Packer offers vocals and acoustic guitar, 7p at AVIDA Wine Bar, 159 Main St, Nyack.

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