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Nyack Weekender: Aug 14-16

by LeeAnn Mailly

It’s going to be a scorching weekend with the kind of weather that can send many of us to a cold, dark place. With air conditioning! The Nyack Film Festival runs through Sunday. In addition to movies indoors there’s live music on Main Street, Stony Point and Orangeburg, theatre at Penguin Rep and a free showing of The Princess Bride in Memorial Park on Monday.


  • The Nyack Film Festival brings three days of independent films from around the globe to the Nyack Village Theatre through Sun at the Nyack Village Theatre.
  • Mark St. Germain’s comedy, Becoming Dr. Ruth, is at Penguin Rep Theatre on Fri and Sat. Dr. Ruth Westheimer from her career on radio and TV but few know the incredible journey that preceded it. Fri at 2 & 8p, Sat at 4 & 8p & Sun at 2p. 7 Cricketown Rd, Stony Point.
  • Less Than Zero plays tunes from the 80s until today. 9:30p at Casa del Sol, Main St, Nyack.
  • Asbury Fever, a band described as “the sounds of Asbury Park, New Jersey” performs at the Town of Orangetown Summer Concert Series. 7:45p, Veteran’s Memorial Park, Orangeburg.

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  • River Rowing Association hosts Bring A Friend & Learn To Row Day. Try this fun activity for free and learn how to row on land using a rowing machine before going out on the water in a racing shell. Pre-registration and waiver required. 8-11a at Rockland Lake State Park, lot #6.
  • Following the famous words of Horace Greeley, this week the BikeNyack community bicycle ride goes Westwood (NJ). Meet up at 8:30a at Memorial Park, corner of Depew and Piermont Aves, Nyack.
  • The Rockland County Traffic Safety Board hosts a Car Show with hot rods, exotics, motorcycles and classics. 8a-2p, Central Ave Field, Central Ave, Pearl River.
  • Experience a unique painting workshop under the instruction of artist, John A. Varriano titled Nude in Nature: Using the Prismatic Palette in Oil. Participants are given the opportunity to paint nude Cubafigures in a beautiful outdoor setting. Preregistration required. Sat & Sun, 10a-4:30p at Vytlacil, 241 Kings Highway Orangeburg.
  • The new exhibit Cuba Antes: Images of Cuba on the Cusp of Change features photographs by Julie Cahn. Opening reception at 2p at Union Arts Center, 2 Union St, Sparkill.
  • Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory holds the Annual Great Hudson River Estuary Fish Count. Participants discover the variety of fascinating creatures below the river’s surface. 2-4p at the Piermont Pier.
  • Do you want to learn to how to fly this weekend? Come to Nyack’s Amazing Grace CIRCUS! Flying Trapeze classes to learn how! Sat & 222Sun at 10:30a, 1p, 3:30p and 6p at the Sleepy Hollow Lighthouse, 199 Beekman Avenue, Sleepy Hollow. The two hour class is $60/person. Register at or call (914) 275-5711.


From Holland to Here examines the Dutch heritage of Orangetown by way of the collection of George Way, America’s premier collector of Dutch 17th century art. 1-4, Orangetown Museum, 196 Chief Bill Harris Way, Orangeburg. 

Next Week


See The Princess Bride outdoors in Memorial Park. Free at 8p, Piermont & Depew Aves, Nyack.


It’s the John Malino Family Band playing family-friendly tunes for the last performance of Mostly Music in Memorial Park. Presented by Friends of the Nyacks. 7:30p at Piermont & Depew Aves, Nyack.


Liv and Harry bring their diverse range of music to the Stony Point Summer Concert Series7p at River Front Park, Grassy Point Rd, Stony Point.

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