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Nyack Weekender: Workin’ For The Wknd

Just listen to the rhythm of a gentle bossa nova, a Beethoven Concerto or a barn dance hootenanny. Immerse in the military history of Stony Point Battlefield or the visual and performing arts at the Garner Arts Festival. Have a Conversation with Nature at Blue Rock School’s art exhibit and auction. Here’s your Fri-Sun list of what to do and where to do it near Nyack, brought to you by The Arts Council of Rockland.


  • Side step on over to an evening of Brazilian Jazz, Samba, and Jobim with illustrious performers – vocalist Maucha Adnet, pianist Helio Alves, and percussionist Duduka Da Fonseca. 8p at Union Arts Center, Union Ave, Sparkill.
  • The Immigrant is a true story of the playwright’s grandfather, a Jewish man who in 1909 emigrated from Russia to claim stake in the American Dream. Fri at 2 & 8p, Sat at 4 & 8p, Sun at 2p. Penguin Rep Theatre, 7 Crickettown Rd, Stony Point.
  • Fly to Neverland during Peter Pan the musical by Stage Left Children’s Theatre. Fri at 7p, Sat at 1 & 7p, Sun at 1p at Ritterhausen Auditorium, 151 N Midland Ave, Nyack.
  • Next to Normal is a moving pop-rock musical for audiences who want to feel everything in one theatrical ride. Fri & Sat at 8p, Sun at 2p at Elmwood Community Playhouse, 10 Park St, Nyack.
  • Enjoy some classic whodunits with Alfred Hitchcock Presents 2 One Acts where macabre murder mysteries are performed live on stage. Fri & Sat at 8-10p at the Nyack Village Theatre, 94 Main St, Nyack.
  • Named New York’s funniest in 2015, Matt Pavich takes the stage. See him Fri-Sun at Levity Live in the Palisades Center.


  • Garner Arts Festival celebrates visual & performing arts with contemporary exhibitions, open studios and performances throughout 14 acres of pre-Civil War industrial spaces. Immerse in the History of Haverstraw exhibit and listen to oral histories. Live performances include theatre, a music lineup and aerialists! 11a – 6p at Garner Arts Center, 55 W. Railroad Avenue, West Haverstraw.
  • Bike Nyack community rides leave Memorial Park at Depew & Piermont Ave every Sat morning at 830.Two states, two counties, two wheels and one big reservoir. Join Bike Nyack for a spin from Nyack to Nanuet via North Jersey. Meet at 830a at Memorial Park, the corner of Depew & Piermont Aves.
  • Continental Soldiers Take Over and demonstrate 18th century weapons, military tactics and artillery drilling. 11a-4p at Stony Point Battlefield, 44 Battlefield Rd.


  • Kayak near Nyack at Lake DeForest Day! Town supervisors race in the Supervisor Challenge at 10a and boaters can rent kayaks and canoes from 11a-2p. Lake DeForest, parking at the New City Little League field on Strawtown Rd.
  • Vocalist Rhonda Liss and pianist Rick Jensen perform The Many Faces of Love: A Broadway Tapestry, featuring love songs from the streets of New York to the pre-war alleys of Berlin. 1:30p at Valley Cottage Library, 110 Rt 303.
  • bonfireA good, ol’ fashioned Barn Dance and Bonfire with music by Dave Harvey and the Backyard Boys! Dance from 2-4p, bonfire from 8-10p at the Alpine Pavilion, Alpine park entrance on Rt 9W.
  • Renowned pianist Ron Levy performs Grieg’s Piano Concerto and Beethoven’s Triple Concerto at the Rockland Symphony Orchestra Festive Concert. 4p at Rose Hall, Green Meadow Waldorf School, Rt. 45 & Hungry Hollow Rd, Chestnut Ridge.
  • 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.

Next Week


Alternately hilarious and appalling, the film Krisha centers on a newly sober aunt who is home for Thanksgiving and must confront long-buried secrets and deep-seated resentments. Presented by Rivertown Film. 8p at Nyack Center, 58 Depew Ave.
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