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Nyack Weekender: A Hometown Holiday

Here’s your weekly rundown of what to do and where to do it. And don’t forget – you can park for free at Nyack’s two public parking lots every weekend from now until Christmas.


Detail from Johanna Goodman            window installation

  • Downtown Nyack will be transformed into an outdoor art gallery during the months of December and January by the Nyack Window Project, which pairs visual artists with local landlords to create original installations in downtown storefront windows, a project conceived by award-winning set designer and Nyack resident Joanne Howard. There’s an opening reception on today from 5p to 6:30p at 8 North Broadway. On display through Jan 31.
  • Join Sukey Molloy and Friends for a musical, holiday celebration for kids 2-5. Songs inclusive of many cultures will be shared along with friends, Sunny and Tick Tock. 11-12a at Nyack Library, 59 S Broadway.
  • There’s a Grand Opening for Share Space Nyack, Nyack’s first  co- working place featuring 2,000 square feet of modern design and amenities. 6-8p, overlooking the Hudson River at 40 Lydecker St by Gedney Street.
  • A reception for the Photographers of p.ross. The exhibit features the work of Catherine Gelchinsky, Pam Grafstein, A. Roufa, MD, the sing wePhoto Doctor, Julie Scholz, Sona Viola and Doris Shepherd Wiese. 7-8:30p at p.ross, 89 Main St, Nyack.
  • Sing We Enchanted performs Christmas in Paris, a program of sublime, famous, and fun carols from France and other European countries. Reception follows with French delectable. 7:30-9:30p at The Nyack Library, 59 S Broadway.
  • The Rockland Youth Dance Ensemble presents a full-length narrated ballet of the holiday classic The Nutcracker. Fri & Sat at 7p, Sat & Sun at 1 & 4p at Rockland Community College, 145 College Rd, Suffern. 
  • 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.


  • Chiku Awali African Dance, Arts & Culture presents an African dancing and drumming festival called The Aza featuring a West African dance workshop, drumming workshop and an African market. 11a-4p at St Charles AME Zion Church, 432 Valentine Ave, Sparkill.
  • Sami Abu Shumays, Zikrayat performs traditional music and original compositions celebrating the diversity of Arab culture. 7-8:30p at Rockland Conservatory of Music, 45 S Main St, Pearl River.
  • Enjoy an evening of Winter Romance at the Rockland County Choral Society Winter Concert. 8-9p at Christ Episcopal Church 65 Washington Ave, Suffern.


  • Party like its 1899! The Historical Society of the Nyacks holds a Victorian Christmas Party in the historic Depew House. 1-4p at Historical Society of the Nyacks, 50 Piermont Ave.
  • Union Arts Center art reception and talk with Sharon Falk and Michael Garber, followed by the Sparkill Salon presentation of classical pianist Assaff Weisman. 1-3p, 2 Union Ave, Sparkill.
  • Classical pianist Kyle Walker performs Bach, Berg, Gershwin and more. 1:30-2:30p at Valley Cottage Library, 110 NY-303, Valley Cottage.
  • The Fellowship of Reconciliation’s Winter Solstice Party is an afternoon of music, food and community featuring. Music provided by Nyack High School Advanced Chorus, Lisa Sokolov, Naaz Hosseini, Answer the Muse, and the Jen Chapin Trio. 2p at 521 N Broadway, Upper Nyack.
  • The 20th Annual Readings and Music in a Holiday Spirit. Co-produced and hosted Holiday Readingsby Kevin Pariseau & Elliott Forrest featuring performances by Steven Bernstein, Dennis Boutsikaris, Sean Fleming, Sakina Jaffrey, Nyack High School Advanced Chorus, Cause Kidz and a special return appearance by Darrell Larson. This beloved event celebrates the holidays and puts the spotlight on local talent (often national celebrities) for the benefit of Nyack Center’s community and youth programs. Tix $20 Adults and $7 Children. Visit for tickets. 7p at Nyack Center, 58 Depew Ave.
  • Spend an enchanted evening at the Candlelight Tours of The Jacob Blauvelt House. Experience Dutch American holiday traditions of the 1830s with nineteenth century music and song and seasonal refreshments. Prepaid reservations required. Tours start at 5 and 6:30p at the Jacob Blauvelt House, 20 Zukor Rd, New City,

Next Week


Rivertown Film presents Steve Jobs: The Man In The Machine. Mixed in with the high-flying story of his best-selling products is a reality check into Mr. Jobs’ less savory activities. 8-10p at Nyack Center, 58 Depew Ave.



The Nyack Farmers’ Market has gone undercover! From Thanksgiving until the end of March, you can still shop for fresh produce and meats, fish, honey, a variety of farm products inside The Nyack Center each Thurs from 8a-2p. There are arts and crafts on sale too, all while enjoying live music from local musicians.  The Nyack Center is located at 58 Depew and S Broadway.


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