Nyack celebrates the arrival of spring with SpringFest, the first street fair of 2016, with music, artisans and circus performers. The Jewish Film Festival presents Belle & Sebastian and Morgenthau. Don’t miss local music by River Skye Band and an Overtures Gala featuring Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks. Here’s your Fri-Sun list of what to do and where to do it, brought to you by The Arts Council of Rockland and the Union Arts Center.
- Part of the Jewish Film Festival, Belle & Sebastian follows the courageous adventures of a young boy and his giant sheepdog in WWII-occupied France. 1:30p at Lafayette Theater, 97 Lafayette Ave, Suffern.
- Children’s Shakespeare Theatre presents Coriolanus: A Lost Star Wars Saga. The Tappan Manse Barn, 32 Old Tappan Rd, Tappan. Showtimes are Fri at 8p, Sat at 9p.
- A Time To Kill is a suspenseful courtroom drama infused with crisp humor while dealing with themes of racism, sexual violence and the legal system. Elmwood Community Playhouse, 10 Park St, Nyack. Showtimes are Fri & Sat at 8p.
- Discover what life was like for the men who fished the Hudson at Fish Stories on the Hudson. 1p at Fort Montgomery State Historic Site, 690 Rt. 9W.
- Attend a staged reading of Ouroboros, a drama about an 18 year old boy in Ohio diagnosed with probable schizophrenia – with psychic abilities that suggest something else. The fact 2p at Elmwood Community Playhouse, 10 Park St, Nyack.
- Panel discussion with the artists featured in the exhibit Where We Are Standing: Contemporary Women Artists from Iran on view through April 24 at the Edward Hopper House Art Center, 82 N. B’way. Discussion at 3:30p at Nyack Library, 59 S. Broadway.
- Lezlee Peterzell-Bellanich and River Skye Band perform pop covers and originals. 7p at Olive’s, 118 Main St, Nyack.
- Rockland Conservatory of Music presents Overtures Gala with Vince Giordano & The Nighthawks. Advance tickets here. 7p at The Reform Temple of Rockland, 330 N. Highland Ave, Nyack.
- Where We Are Standing: Contemporary Women Artists from Iran. Three artists who grew up in Iran before moving to North America share a strong cultural identity and a common focus on issues of gender and displacement shaped by the complex political and social landscape of their homeland. Featuring the work of Golnar Adili, Roya Farassat, and Shabnam K. Ghazi. Exhibit runs through April 24. Wed-Sun 12-6p at the Hopper House Art Center, 82 N Broadway, Nyack.
- SpringFest, Nyack’s first street fair of the year, features 340 vendors offering jewelry, art, photography, collectibles, antiques, quality handmade crafts, unique gifts. At 1p and 3p the Amazing Grace CIRCUS! gives two free shows in Memorial Park with a post performance workshop where you can try out tightrope walking, silk climbing and juggling. Live music features performers from the School of Rock, plus Jeff Rubin, the River Skye Band, Slick Trixie, Tony T Group and the Old No. 7 Band. 10a-5p in downtown Nyack, Main St. & Broadway.
- Check out Nyack Library’s First Annual Local Author Book Fair. Over 20 Rockland-based authors share their writing and present, sell and sign their Adult and Children’s books. 1-4p at Nyack Library, 59 S. Broadway.
- Join the fun at Spring Hootenanny! Lift up your voice and sing out the folk songs of the 60’s. Bring an instrument and play some old favorites as Donna Nye leads on guitar. 1:30p at Valley Cottage Library, 110 NY-303.
- Three generations of Americans share a zeal for justice in Morgenthau, the story of an epic family dynasty at the forefront of the 20th century’s most dramatic moments. 7p at Lafayette Theater, 97 Lafayette Ave, Suffern.
- Nyack Business: Long Before the Malls at The Historical Society of the Nyacks Museum features photographs and memorabilia from local businesses in the Time Before The Malls. Open Sundays through May 29. 1p at Depew House, 50 Piermont Ave.
- Learn about the Hudson Valley’s Dutch origins dating back to the 1600’s at the Dutchtown and Major Andre: Highlights of Haverstraw History exhibit, presented by the Historical Society of Rockland and the Town of Haverstraw. Exhibit runs Wed–Fri and Sun from 12-4p until May 15. Exhibit reception: 12-4p at HSRC History Center, 20 Zukor Rd, New City.
The monthly Book & Pub Club invites 21 to 30-somethings to discuss a book over drinks. This month’s book, Delicious Foods, tells the gripping story of three unforgettable characters: a mother, her son, and the drug that threatens to destroy them. 7p at Spice of India 125 Main St, Nyack.
Rivertown Film presents Janis: Little Girl Blue. She died in young 1970 at only 27 years old, but legendary hard living, folk-blues singer lives on. 8p at Nyack Center,
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