Walk This Way: Take an Art Walk through local businesses at Nyack’s yearly art festival, hike down the Old Erie RR path into the past at Piermont’s Train Station Museum and stroll through the park at New York’s First African American Memorial Park dedication. This Fri-Sun list of what to do and where to do it is brought to you by The Arts Council of Rockland.
- 2016 Art Walk celebrates its 11th year anniversary with In A Perfect World… when Nyack’s businesses are transformed into art galleries with 25 talented artists in residence. Stefan Waldman and Good Vibrations present musical acts throughout the weekend, culminating in a Drum Circle at the Veteran’s Park Gazebo on Main St at 8:30p on Sat. Free parking in Artopee Parking Lot from Fri until Sun.
- Far From the Tree depicts a family of racially diverse children facing the many challenges of growing up in the foster care system. Presented by the Haverstraw Youth Theater at 8p, Shades Repertory Theater Company, 64 New Main St.
- Rainmaker tells the story of a spinsterish farm gal who worries about her marriage prospects more than about their dying cattle. Fri & Sat at 8p, Sun at 2p, Antrim Playhouse, 15 Spook Rock Rd, Suffern.
- The Cosmic American Derelicts play a mix of rock-n-roll, soul and honky-tonk, and promise that “whiskey will flow and songs will be sung!” 9p at Turning Point Cafe, 468 Piermont Ave.
- Join Bike Nyack for a spin down 9w to Strictly Bikes in Fort Lee, NJ. Meetup at 830a at Memorial Park, the corner of Depew & Piermont Aves.
- A Juneteenth Celebration dedicating Rockland County’s First African American Memorial Park featuring Sam Waymon & Friends. 1-4p at Clinton St, Haverstraw.
- Dreamy pop vocalist Batya Lozon performs at Nyack Village Theatre. 7:30p, 94 Main St.
- The Hudson Lyric Opera performs Ruggiero Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci. This popular opera, performed in English with orchestra, sets, and costumes, tells the story of love and tragedy. Sat at 7:30p and Sun at 2p, Trinity United Methodist Church, 47 E Main St, Stony Point.
- It’s A Grand Night for Singing opera and musical theater, featuring opera singers from Rockland County and New York City. It’s also a fundraiser for the Rockland County Choral Society. 7p, Pardington Hall on the campus of Nyack College, 45 South Blvd, Nyack.
- Albert Ahlf Jazz Trio performs a variety of styles in the jazz tradition. 1:30p at Valley Cottage Library, 110 NY-303.
- Take a peek into the past at the Piermont Train Station Museum. Sponsored by the Piermont Historical Society. Free admission, 12n-3p. 50 Ash Street.
- Treasures from Our Collection at The Historical Society of the Nyacks Museum features unique items from Nyack’s long history. Open Sundays through July. 1p at Depew House, 50 Piermont Ave.
- Opening reception for a Juried Art Exhibit & Sale to benefit Rockland County Pride. On display through July. 1 – 5p at Rockland Center for the Arts, 27 S Greenbush Rd, West Nyack.
- See This House Matters a documentary film about the efforts of Nyack-area residents to save the John Green House, the oldest standing house in the Village of Nyack. Reserve a seat online or call (845) 634-4997. Free, 7p at New City Library, 220 N Main St.
- A ‘hipper, more relaxed and sophisticated update of La Cage aux Folles,’ The New Girlfriend is a serio-comic exploration of gender fluidity. Presented by Rivertown Film. 8p at Nyack Center, 58 Depew Ave.
- Katie Elevitch Album Release Event & Community Healing Gathering, an opportunity for the community – whether artists, healers, organizers, LGBT – to gather, reflect, and heal in light of last week’s tragedy in Orlando. 8p meditation, yoga and dance performances. Live music begins at 9p. Union Arts Center, 2 Union St, Sparkill.
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