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Did You Know: Rockland’s Role In American Black Theater

The Nyack Library hosts a panel discussion about the American Black Theater on Thurs May 14 at 7p. Local Rockland County artists Alice Crowe Bell, Samuel Harps, and Sam Waymon will discuss the origins of American Black Theater in Rockland County and across the country. Moderated by WQXR’s and ArtsRock’s Elliott Forrest.

Playright Samuel Harps is founder and Artistic Director of the The Shades Repertory Theater Company in Haverstraw. Actor and composer Sam Waymon, whose work includes Ganja & Hess, Nina Simone: La légende and Just Crazy About Horses, is a Nyack resident. Alicia Crowe Bell’s most recent work is The Workshop, staged at the Atlanta Black Theatre Festival last Fall.

Here’s the week at a glance
at the Nyack Library.


  • FREE Assistance with NYS Health Insurance Programs, 5p
  • Monopoly Monday’s w/Ms. Laurie 5:30p


  • Fiction Writers Workshop, Registration required, 11a
  • Cuentos, Canciones y Artesania, 1p
  • I LOVE Biking!, Registration required, 4:30p


  • Mother Goose Time, 10:30a
  • Defensive Driving Course – Insurance and Point Reduction – Session 1, Registration required, 5:45p
  • Tweens Read, Registration required, 6p


  • Individual Career Counseling Sessions w/Eileen Grimm by appointment, 6:30p
  • American Black Theater Panel Discussion, Registration required, 7p


  • Toddler Time, 11a
  • Carnegie Concert Series:  Nyack High School Advanced Chorus, 7:30p


  • Friends of the Nyack Library Spring Book Sale, 10a – 4p
  • Carnegie Concert Series: Rachmaninoff Complete Piano Works with Alexandre Moutouzkine, 7:30p


Friends of the Nyack Library Spring Book Sale, 12p – 4p

Registrar online or by calling (845) 358-3370 ext. 214.

I LOVE Biking! Tues at 4:30p

A National Bike Safety Month program for children ages 6 – 11.  Attendees will hear stories about bike riding and get some bicycling safety tips.  There’s also an opportunity to make something cool for your own bike.

Carnegie Concert Series:  Rachmaninoff Complete Piano Works with Alexandre Moutouzkine, Sat at 7:30p

Living out of a hotel on borrowed money, Rachmaninoff finds a way to complete his Twenty-Four Prelude cycle while working on the Piano Sonata No.1, a symphonic poem after the Faustian legend.

Sonata No.1 in D minor, Op.28
Thirteen Preludes, Op.32

Alexandre Moutouzkine, piano

Tickets In Advance: $20 Adult, $18 Seniors & Students, $15 member.  At the Door: $25 Adult, $22 Seniors & Students, $18 member. Tickets and more info at

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Did You Know comes to you each Monday on NyackNewAndViews, sponsored by the Nyack Library.


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