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Nyack Weekender: Halloween Happenings

by LeeAnn Mailly

Time to get your BOO on: it’s Halloween Weekend in Nyack. You can see the Night of The Living Dead at the Nyack Center, enjoy a Field of Screams at Provident Bank Park, get some ghostly updates at a Harmony Hall Haunted House Party, or take in some Alfred Hitchcock in the Nyack Village Theatre. There’s also some family-friendly fun at the Palisades Center’s Mall-O-Ween and the Halloween Spooktacular at The Shops at Nanuet.

When candy and costumed kids day is in your rear view mirror, come to the Nyack Library on Sun at 2p for the opening of the 2015-16 Carnegie Concert series featuring the Iris String Quarter. Don’t forget to Fall Back on your clock first: Daylight Savings time is done early Sunday morning.

Here’s your Fri-Sun list of what to do and where to do it.


  • See the Night of The Living Dead, directed by George Romero. Freakin’ Cool Creations Art Gallery displays memorabilia. Beverages available, but BYO barf bag! WARNING, real zombies will invade during this show. Costumes welcomed. Be part of the experience made possible by Mangan Event Logistics and Rivertown Film. 8p at the Nyack Center, 58 Depew Ave.
  • The Rockland Boulders invite you to the Field of Screams haunted house. Not recommended for children under 13. No masks or costumes allowed. Fri from 7:30-10p, Sat from 8-10p at Provident Bank Park, 1 Provident Bank Park Dr, Pomona.
  • Come if you dare to the Haunted House Party at Harmony Hall featuring author and ghost investigator Linda Zimmerman. Reservations required, adults only. 7-10p at Harmony Hall, 15 Liberty Rock Road, Sloatsburg.
  • The Hudson Lyric Opera presents Englebert Humperdinck’s Hansel & Gretel performed in English with full orchestra. Sat at 7:30p, Sun at 2p at Trinity United Methodist Church, 47 East Main St., Stony Point.
  •  Hitchcock 2015Alfred Hitchcock Presents Macabre Murder Mysteries, three one-act plays by the master of macabre, murder and mystery. Fri & Sat at 8p, Sun at 2p at Nyack Village Theatre, 94 Main St.


Happy Halloween! (c) 2014 Aroldo Lodolini photography

Happy Halloween!
(c) 2014 Aroldo Lodolini photography

  • Show off your costume and get some goodies at Mall-O-Ween! Maps available at Guests Services, 12-5p at Palisades Center.
  • Don’t miss the frighteningly fun Halloween Spooktacular where pumpkin decorating, face painting, games, crafts, music, refreshments and goodie bags are free for all! Plus, you’re invited to trick or treat at participating stores from 2-4p! 12-4p at the Shops at Nanuet.
  • Trick or Treat at the Ball Park and enjoy a haunted hay maze, a spooky train ride, costume contest and orange fireworks. Children 12 and under are welcome. 5:30-10p at Provident Bank Park, 1 Provident Bank Park Dr, Pomona.
  • Last chance to head to Bear Mountain for the 2015 Oktoberfest where families can partake in German food and beer, entertainment, craft vendors and much more. Oktoberfest takes place every weekend through October. 12-6p, Anthony Wayne Recreation Area, Palisades Interstate Parkway, Bear Mountain.



  • The Nyack Library’s Carnegie Concert Series returns with The Iris Quartet. Abraham Appleman, violin, Desiree Elsevier, viola, Annamae Goldstein, violin, Daniel Miller, cello, perform Mozart’s String Quartet No. 17 in B flat major, K458- The Hunt, Jerome Kern’s Smoke Gets In Your Eye and Bedrich Smetana’s String Quartet No. 1 in E minor- From My Life. 2-4 at Nyack Library, 59 S. B’way.
  • Attend the Letters to the Dead: Beyond Words art project, a public ceremony where shredded letters, written to loved ones who have passed, will be burned in a Raku clay firing to release their words into a spirited state. 12-2p at ROCA, 27 S Greenbush Rd, West Nyack.

    Untitled by Alba-Somoza

    Untitled by Alba-Somoza

  • Attend the opening reception for Beautiful Minds: Pure Vision, an exhibit that features 13 artists from the roster of Pure Visions Arts, (PVA) NYC’s only professional art studio devoted to supporting artists with neuro – developmental challenges such as Autisum, Downs, Aspergers, and Cerebal palsy. Exhibit runs through Jan 24. 2-5p at ROCA, 27 S Greenbush Rd, West Nyack.
  • A selection of drawings from Bill Batson’s Nyack Sketch Log will be on display at the Valley Cottage Library. Opening reception from 1-3p at the Valley Cottage Library, 110 NY-303. The exhibit will be on display until November 29.
  • The Historical Society of the Nyacks’ Fall exhibition features the photographs of the construction of the original Tappan Zee Bridge taken between 1952 – 1955 by Leonard Cooke of Nyack. Exhibit runs every Sunday through Nov 29. 1p at 50 Piermont Ave, Nyack.

Next Week

Dine in the Nyack area during Fall Hudson Valley Restaurant Week and take advantage of prix-fixe menus at a discounted price.   $20.95 lunch; $29.95 dinner. Participating Nyack restaurants include Two Spear Street, 8 North Broadway, Broadway Bistro, Hudson House, Prohibition River, Sour Kraut, Velo Bistro Wine Bar and Wasabi.

Tuesday, November 10

The Arts Council of Rockland invites you to join artists Bill Batson and Janey Tannenbaum for Idea City, a gathering of artists and those who love the arts. 6:30-8p at Nyack Boat Club, 59 Gedney St, Nyack.

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