From 5p to dusk on Thursday June 2, Nyack’s Main Street Parking lot will be filled with bikes.
Not the usual bikes you see in Nyack. Think: two wheels and lots of horsepower to spare. Instead of click, click it will be Vroom, Vroom this Thursday when The Nyack Chamber of Commerce and Fugawi MC Cares showcase motorcycles that are both vintage and cutting edge in the parking lot on Main between Cedar and S. Franklin.
The Hudson Valley based Fugawi Motorcycle Club are the stars of their own reality TV show on The History Channel. Fugawi MC Cares, the charity arm of the Fugawi MC® motorcycle club, is teaming with Inserra Supermarkets/ShopRite Partners in Caring to collect non-perishable food donations from the public at the event. Donations will benefit Soup Angels, an all-volunteer, non-profit, non-denominational group affiliated with the First Reformed Church of Nyack. Soup Angels serves meals to the elderly, homeless and working poor and their families.
Entertainment for the event will include classic favorites spun up by DJ Don, featuring Metal Mark.
Images of the hungry forming lines four across and thousands long are still relegated to the depression era. Today, if you see a mob that wide and deep, they are most likely lining up on Black Friday to shop at a mall, not on Thanksgiving looking for succor. The continued frailty of our economy and the continued materialism and gluttony of our culture however, is a recipe for longer, not shorter soup lines.
For the people of Nyack, those who are secure in the prospect of their next meal and those who are not so fortunate, the Soup Angels provide an opportunity. Some arrive to feed their bodies and others to nourish their souls. As a village we are a better place by virtue of having a venue where both of these most fundamental of human needs can be met.
Soup Angels serves dinner every Monday & Wednesday from 5:30p until 6:30p. Everyone is welcome, no questions asked. The entrance is on Burd St. between Cedar and South Broadway and is accessible to the disabled. To donate or volunteer visit SoupAngels.com. — by Bill Batson, Nyack Sketch Log