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Nyack Weekender: On Stage and In The Streets

It’s another opening for another show: See NHS’s One-Act Festival, the Peter Pan musical, the pop-rock musical Next to Normal, Shakespeare or Hitchcock, too. The nice Spring weather beckons you to Bike Nyack on Saturday morning and stroll the Nyack Street Fair on Sunday. 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.


  • next_to_normalEnjoy the performances of talented young thespians – plus a little singing – at the Festival of One-Act Plays on Fri & Sat from 7-9p at Nyack High School, 360 Christian Herald Rd.
  • Fly to Neverland during Peter Pan the musical by Stage Left Children’s Theatre. Fri at 7p, Sat & Sun 1 & 7p at Ritterhausen Auditorium, 151 N Midland Ave, Nyack.
  • Children’s Shakespeare Theatre stages The Merry Wives of Windsor at 7p at Palisades Presbyterian Church, 117 Washington Spring Rd.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Described as “a bottle rocket with a pulse,” comic Jessimae Peuloso offers her unique brand of sharp, relatable humor. See her Fri-Sun at Levity Live in the Palisades Center.


  • Bike Nyack community ride is back! The regular Saturday morning bicycle event kicks off the season with an easy 25 mile loop to Hillsdale, NJ. MeetUp at 830a at Memorial Park, the corner of Depew & Piermont Aves.
  • Nyack celebrates its 8th African American Day with a parade and multicultural festival with music, food and a job fair. 2-5p at Nyack Memorial Park, Piermont Ave. The parade steps off at Franklin Street & Cedar Avenue at 2p and then proceeds down Main Street towards Memorial Park.
  • Beers Around the Bases craft beer festival offers over 20 craft beers, live music and entertainment. Tickets include admission to Boulders vs NYPD baseball game following festival. 2:30 – 5:30p at Palisades Credit Union Park, 1 Provident Bank Park Dr, Pomona.
  • The Soul’s Delight, a period instrument chamber ensemble based in NYC, performs music of the 17th & 18th century. 7-9p at Rockland Conservatory of Music, 45 South Main St, Pearl River.


  • The Nyack Street Fair features booths bursting with arts, crafts, artisan goods and a Kid’s Zone full of inflatables in the Main Street parking lot. Plus live music, festival food and local restaurant dining. 10a-5p, Main St & Broadway.
  • An ensemble of approximately 40 voices, the Rockland Camerata strives to provide audiences with a luscious variety of both sacred and secular music, from the 16th century through to present day compositions. 1:30p at Valley Cottage Library, 110 NY-303.
  • Attend a talk by Abby Stein: TRANSitions – The Struggles of a Girl, Assigned Male at Birth, Raised in an Ultra-Orthodox Jewish Hasidic Family in NYC. 2:30p at Nyack Library, 59 S Broadway.
  • 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


  • The Book And Pub Club, a book club geared toward 21 to 30-somethings, meets up to discuss The The Cider House Rules by John Irving. 7p at Prohibition River, 82 Main St, Nyack.
  • No more electric bills.” If this sounds too good to be true, it’s because you haven’t attended any of the Solarize Hudson Valley events and learned how New York State is backing this initiative with rebates and negotiated rates for residential and business installations. But it’s a limited time offer: you need to sign up for a free evaluation by June 30 to take advantage of the rebate. Learn more at the Solarize Nyack Public Workshop on Tues May 17 at 6:30p in  The Nyack Center, 58 Depew Ave. All Rockland County residents are invited to this free no obligation workshop.


Tap into Beer! – an open conversation about beer history, brewing, and flavor from grain to glass, hosted by Alex Coronado, Brewmaster of Kuka Andean Brewing. 7p at Nyack Library, 59 S Broadway.
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