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Nyack Weekender: It’s The First Friday in March

Don’t let this wintry weather keep you inside! Check out the forecast for this weekend’s activities.


  • First Friday, organized monthly by the Nyack Art Collective, transforms venues throughout the village into galleries for local art. Interior, a group show of collective members will be held 8-10p at Prohibition River, 82 Main St, Nyack.
  • Impossible Colors, a 4 piece band based out of Nyack, plays at 10p at Olive’s, 118 Main St, Nyack.


  • Winter Carnival & Boulders Baseball WinterBlast. The Town of Ramapo and the Rockland Boulders invites your family to partake in inflatable rides, baseball clinics, player meet & greets, a live DJ, food, games, and more! 11a-4p Joseph T. St. Lawrence Center, 115 Torne Valley Road, Hillburn.
  • Alicia Svigals Duo – the world’s leading klezmer fiddler and composer – TIBETTTperforms at 7p at Rockland Conservatory of Music, 45 S. Main St, Pearl River.
  • Carnegie Concert Series presents Bach’s Complete Keyboard Works performed by pianist Mei-Ting Sun. The program features part 2 of the Well-Tempered Clavier. 7:30-9:30p at Nyack Library, 59 S. Broadway.
  • Poetry Slam presented by Suffern Slam Society at 6:30p at Case Del Sol, 104 Main St, Nyack.
  • Tibetan Home of Hope 8th Annual Benefit features radio personality Elliot Forrest, performances by electro-acoustic violist Martha Mooke, Tibetan folk musician Techung, multi-instrumentalist Jesse Paris Smith, and Australian-based Tibetan musician Tenzin Choegyal. Admission: VIP early entry at 5:30p – $100; general early entry at 6:30p – $40. Nyack Center, 58 Depew Ave.
  • Edward Hopper House presents paintings and drawings by Philip Koch. The artist’s work includes large, vibrant landscape paintings as well as oils and charcoal drawings of the interiors of both Edward Hopper’s Truro, MA, studio and of Hopper’s Nyack home. 5-7p, at Edward Hopper House, 85 North Broadway. Exhibit runs through April 12.


  • Free jazz concert and workshop organized by the Rockland Jazz & Blues Society with The Scott Wendholt Quartet featuring Scott Wendholt on trumpet, Adam Kolker on sax, Ugonna Okegwo on bass and Victor Lewis on drums. Artists educate audiences through demonstration and participation. 1-3p at Nyack Library, 59 S. Broadway.
  • Opening for Nature Inc, an exhibit of artists that incorporate (Inc) their profound affinity for nature with their drive to create art. Opening postponed last weekend due to snow. Opening 2-5p, exhibit on view through April 12. Rockland Center for the Arts, 27 S. Greenbush Rd, West Nyack.
  • Blarney Stew, a group of seasoned musicians play acoustic instruments and perform a mix of Irish crowd-pleasers, traditional Celtic music and reinterpreted country classics. 2p at Valley Cottage Library, 110 New York 303, Valley Cottage.
  • The Rockland County Concert Band plays the best music of Disney, showcasing music from Frozen, The Little Mermaid, The Incredibles and more! 3-4:30p at Green Meadow Waldorf School, 307 Hungry Hollow Rd, Chestnut Ridge.

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  • Hudson Valley Restaurant Week returns this week featuring nearly 200 of the region’s top restaurants and offering prix fixe, three-course dinners for $29.95 and lunches for $20.95. Runs from March 8-22. Check out the nine participating Nyack restaurants.


  • Maier300Rivertown Film presents the film Finding Vivian Maier, a documentary about a nanny from the 1960s who moonlighted as a street photographer. 8-10p, Nyack Center.


  • Join the River River Writers’ Circle at the Nyack Indoor Famers’ Market with local writers Donna Miele (Cuppa Pulp Writers Space) and Anupama Amaran (Seranam Literary Arts). Free mini­writing workshop with writing prompt, shared reading, and technique guidance. RSVP at 11a-1p at Nyack Center, 58 Depew Ave.

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