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Nyack Weekender: Mozart, Tchaikovsky and Pink Floyd (Oh My!)

by LeeAnn Mailly

This weekend includes children’s theatre and music parents will remember from when they were younger. Plus a world renown Julliard trained trio in the Carnegie-Farian Room of the Nyack Library. Here’s the rundown of what to do and where to do it this weekend.


  • CATSStage Left Children’s Theater presents Cats. Fri at 7p, Sat at 1 & 7p, Sun at 1p at Ritterhausen Auditorium – Entrance on Fifth Avenue. Rockland Boces, 131 North Midland Avenue, Nyack.
  • The Knaves of Children’s Shakespeare Theatre stages Cymbeline. Fri & Sat at 7p at Union Arts Center, 2 Union St, Sparkill.
  • Student-written and student-directed One-Act Play Festival. Fri & Sat from 8 – 10p at Nyack High School, 360 Christian Herald Rd.
  • Spring is here, closets are being changed over so it’s a perfect time to donate your gently worn shoes and clothing to help those in need. p.ross is collecting items for Soles4Souls, a global not-for-profit institution dedicated to fighting the devastating impact and perpetuation of poverty. Drop off any previously worn women’s, men’s or children’s shoes and clothing from May 6-9. p.ross, 89 Main St, Nyack

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  • The acclaimed Furuya Sisters Trio return to the Carnegie Room in a performance of piano trios by Tchaikovsky and Mozart. 7:30p at Nyack Library, 59 S. Broadway.
  • Piermont During WWII; Last Stop USA, narrated by Tom Chapin, screens at 2p at Piermont Reformed Church, 361 Ferdon Ave, Piermont.
  • Rivertown Film presents Dark Side of the Hudson. A 12-piece band pays homage to three great albums in front of Pink Floyd’s original stage projections and other visual content. Tickets $20 in advance/$25 at the door. Doors open at 7p at Nyack Center, 58 Depew Ave.
  • The Rockland County Choral Society holds their spring concert, Celebrating America. Music by Randall Thompson, Aaron Copland and Rodgers and Hammerstein. General Admission $20/Students $15. 8p at Living Christ Church, 151 S. Broadway, Nyack.
  • 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.


  • Mother’s Day Hike to the Women’s Federation Monument, dedicated in 1929 to honor the role that the New Jersey State Federation of Women’s Clubs played in preserving the Palisades. This is a four mile, two hour hike that’s rated easy. 11a at Palisades Interstate Park Headquarters in Alpine NJ (PIP Exit 2).
  • Two Nyack star vocalists perform in a special Mother’s Day Concert. Melissa Manning, director of the Manning School of Music and Jose Heredia, a former tenor at Nyack College, are among the featured artists. 2:30p at United Church of Spring Valley, 11 E. Church St.
  • Travel to space at the Public Planetarium Show at Challenger Center! Registration required. 2-4p at Ramapo Challenger Center, 225 Route 59, Airmont.

Next Week


Three local Rockland County will be part of an American Black Theater Panel Discussion at 7:30p in the Nyack Library. Panelists include  Alice T. Crowe (playwright), Samuel Harps (playwright/director), and Sam Waymon (composer and musician). 59 S. Broadway.


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