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Nyack Weekender: Arts, Music, Movies & A Hike Up Hook Mtn

by LeeAnn Mailly

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


  • Hudson Valley PianoFest is an inspiring two days of Masterclasses, lecture demonstrations, piano ensembles, and concerts featuring world-class pianists and pedagogues like Sergei Babayan. Attend the entire weekend, or a single event. Masterclasses all day Fri & Sat. Concert by Sergei Babayan on Fri at 7:30p, Pardington Hall, 45 S. Boulevard, Nyack College.
  • Musician Marc Berger presents Ride, a concept album that explores his life-long love affair with the American West. Features world-class musicians on mandolin, harmonica, accordion and more. 8:30p at The Turning Point, 486 Piermont Ave, Piermont.
  • Less Than Zero performs rock & pop from the 70s until now. 9:30p at Casa Del Sol, 104 Main St, Nyack.


  • garnerHike The Hook at Rockland Lake: Meet at the firehouse in Rockland Lake State Park at 9a for a challenging eight mile round-trip fitness walk. The hike will climb Hook Mtn and then descend to Nyack Beach State Park before returning along the flat river trail. For more information email or call 845.708.7307. Sponsored by the Rockland County Division of Environmental Resources, Youth Bureau and Health Department.
  • Don’t miss the Garner Arts Festival! Exhibition and Installations with a focus on artists who create textiles using a variety of traditional and non-traditional techniques, plus artist talks and demonstrations. A wide range of live music including folk, jazz and alternative rock as well as dance performances. $7 admission, $5 for seniors. Sat & Sun, 11a-6p at Garner Arts Center, 55 W. Railroad Ave, Garnerville.
  • Rivertown Film & OCADA presents Lion King, under the stars at Memorial Park in Nyack. Music provided by DJ starts at 7p, followed by the movie at dusk. Bring blankets and chairs.
  • Stop and shop at the Historical Society Yard Sale. Household goods, furniture, antiques, tools, sports equipment, toys and games, books & more! 10a-3p, corner of Clinton Avenue and 192 S. Broadway, S. Nyack.
  • Carnegie Concert Series presents Rachmaninoff Complete Piano Works by Alexandre Moutouzkine. 7:30p at Nyack Library, 59 S. Broadway.
  • Last day to visit a special exhibition featuring Nobel Prize winning author Toni Morrison and entrepreneur/Underground Railroad conductor Cynthia Hesdra. 1-4p, every Sat through May. Historical Society of the Nyacks, 50 Piermont Ave.


  • The Sheep and Wool Festival celebrates nature’s gifts through activities like fiber spinning, weaving, knitting, felting and plant dyeing. Visit sheep and bunnies, watch a puppet show and bid for unique handcrafted gifts. 10a-4p at Fiber Craft Studio, Threefold Educational Center, 275 Hungry Hollow Rd, Chestnut Ridge.
  • Kiam Records hosts local faves, AbajadA, for an in-store set. After the band plays, the performance travels down to Memorial Park. 12:30p at Kiam Records, 95 Main St, Nyack.
  • Juried Art Exhibit & Sale to benefit VCS Pride. 1-5p at Rockland Center for the Arts (RoCA), 27 S. Greenbush Rd., West Nyack.

Next Week


  • The Troubadours from Clarkstown High School South sing up a storm of popular music. 7p at New City Library, 220 N. Main St., New City.
  • The Suffern High School Jazz Ensemble performs a variety of big band jazz tunes. Suffern Free Library, 210 Lafayette Avenue, Suffern.


NHS_SymphonyOrchChorThe Red Bandanna Choral Symphony tells the story of 9/11 through poetic verse and orchestral music. It brings together vocals, woodwinds, brass, percussion and strings in an intense, dramatic and moving reflection of the events of the day that has forever changed our lives. The public is invited to the world premiere of this original composition by Scott Nathan Louis performed by the Nyack High School Chorus and Symphony Orchestra. 7p at Nyack High School, 360 Christian Herald Rd, Upper Nyack.


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