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Nyack Weekender: April 17-19, 2015

by LeeAnn Mailly

Here’s the rundown of what to do and where to do it this weekend.

Friday

  • Edward Hopper House Arts Center presents an exhibit by Jordan Matters, curated by Carole Perry. 6-8p at The Hopper House, 82 N. Broadway, Nyack.
  • Come out for an evening of live music and poetry readings by Nyack High School students, hosted by Music Works. Refreshments available. 7p at Nyack High School, 360 Christian Herald Rd.

Saturday

  • Earth Day Nyack returns with live local music; eco-friendly how to’s; planting activities; sustainable ideas; fresh, organic food; earth-loving vendors; face painting and henna. Noon-5p at Veterans Park Gazebo, Main Street & Cedar Street.Nyack Earth Day_2015_revised
  • Jimmerson String Festival: This annual concert features all Nyack school district strings students, from first-year students through the NHS Orchestra and Chamber Orchestra, performing in a grand finale of over 200 players. 1p at Nyack High School Gym, 360 Christian Herald Rd.
  • Exhibit, reception and music for Jennie Chien and Eleanor Grace Miller’s show “MEDITATIONS.” 6-9p Pomona Cultural Center, 584 Rte 306, Pomoma.
  • Finn and the Sharks host a Rockabilly Dance Party. 7:30p at Union Arts Center in Sparkill, NY.
  • Nobel Prize winning author Toni Morrison and entrepreneur, and Underground Railroad conductor Cynthia Hesdra are featured in an exhibition, 1-4p, every Sat through May. Historical Society of the Nyacks, 50 Piermont Ave.

Historical SocietySunday

  • Opening reception for  “A Half-Century of History, 1965-2015: Events That Shaped Our Community”. Noon-4p. Open Wed.–Sun., 12–4 pm, through Nov 1. The Historical Society of Rockland County, 20 Zukor Road, New City.
  • Feast Your Ears: A Taste of Storytelling. An event for all five senses, come and sample the flavors of Storytelling and dine at Haverstraw’s fabulous Union Restaurant. Casual and family-friendly. Noon-3p at Union Restaurant, 24 New Main St., Haverstraw.
  • Greg Melnick plays Flamenco guitar accompanied by dancer, Juana Cala, as part of “Shimmy and Stomp: Dance Around the World,” a two-month celebration of dance. 1p at Piermont Public Library, 25 Flywheel Park West, Piermont.

Next Week

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Rivertown Film presents Pride. Based on actual events, the film relates the uneasy coalition between striking Welsh mineworkers and gay activists from London during Margaret Thatcher’s reign in the ‘80s. 8p at Nyack Center, 58 Depew Ave.

Thursday

The Nyack Farmers’ Market moves outdoors for the season! Spring harvests and specialty foods to please every palate – plus free parking. Stop by for live music, kid’s entertainment, and visits by local health and wellness advisers. Open from 8a to 2p in the Main Street Lot every Thursday until Thanksgiving.

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