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Nyack Weekender: Skatepark Saturday Kicks Off Thanksgiving Week

by LeeAnn Mailly

Nyack sets the stage for a memorable weekend of theatre, music and the unveiling of the long-anticipated Nyack Skate Park! Here’s your Fri-Sun rundown for Nov 20-22.


Good People

  • Elmwood Playhouse presents Good People, an insightful comedy of class and culture by David Lindsay-Abaire. Fri & Sat at 8p, Sun at 2 & 8p at Elmwood Playhouse, 10 Park St, Nyack.
  • Shades Repertory Theater stages Of Linguine and Shamrocks. Two cultures collide when a young man returns home from WWII with his new Italian wife and mother-in-law to meet his traditional Irish parents. Fri & Sat at 8p, Shades Repertory Theater Company, 64 New Main St, Haverstraw.
  • Neil Simon’s Brighton Beach Memoirs is on stage at Nyack High School at 8p on Fri & Sat night. 360 Christian Herald Rd.
  • Enjoy an evening of live music and contemporary modern dance at the Embodied Dance Project. Wine, cheese, and light refreshments will be served. Doors will open at 7:30p. Tickets are $20. 8p at Union Arts Center, 2 Union St, Sparkill.


  • Nyack Center’s annual Made by Hand craft fair is your chance to do your holiday shopping with over 40 artisans! 10a-4p at Nyack Center, 58 Depew Ave.
  • Don’t miss the grand opening of Nyack’s Skate Park! The ribbon cutting takes place at 1p, followed by live music featuring Impossible Colors and Tron & DVD. There will be lots of food and giveaways plus a best trick contest. The celebration moves to Prohibition River for an after-party at 4p. Noon-4p at Memorial Park, then 4p onward at Prohibition River, 82 Main St, Nyack.
  • Rockland County 2015 Supercross Cup. Over 1000 amateur and professional bicycle racers are expected to compete in the USA Cycling ProCX Supercross this weekend. Riders race on a 2.5 mile course over varied on and off-road terrain on a route that requires both riding and running with bicycles slung over a shoulder. Spectators can witness the action at arms length: there are no cheap seats in cyclocross! Sat & Sun. Anthony Wayne Recreation Area, Palisades Interstate Parkway, Exit 17, Stony Point.
  • Three child prodigies who are also Juilliard graduates — AND sisters — perform at Sparkill’s Union Arts Center on Sat night. The Furuya Trio perform beautiful chamber music from 7p– 9p, 2 Union St, Sparkill.


  • Reception for The Transcending Gender Project with photographer Rhys Harper in conjunction with Transgender Day of Remembrance, an annual observance that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence. Check out a screening of the Frontline film, Growing Up Trans. Reception is at 12:30, film screening begins at 2:30p, walk and vigil to follow the film. Nyack Library, 59 South Broadway.mario
  •  Bring the family to a performance by Nyack’s Mario the Magician, followed by a hands on magic and science workshop. Recommended ages 1 – 10 yrs old. Tickets are $15; children 18 mos and younger are free. 3-5p at Nyack Center, 58 Depew Ave.
  • 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.

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Start the festivities early and attend a Thanksgiving Eve Party featuring a live DJ, drink specials and a two floor venue. Strictly 20 and over. Prohibition River, 82 Main St, Nyack.


Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

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