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Nyack Weekender: Bastille Day Celebration

Time to celebrate: Piermont’s Bastille Day Celebration is the fête to be at! There’s Valcon 2.0 for fans of anime and comics, and We Can Share the Wine Music festival for deadheads. This Fri-Sun list of what to do and where to do it is brought to you by The Arts Council of Rockland.


  • Enjoy some classic whodunits with Alfred Hitchcock Presents 2 One Acts where macabre murder mysteries are performed live on stage, directed by Richard Quinn. Fri & Sat at 8-10p at the Nyack Village Theatre, 94 Main St, Nyack.
  • The audience is enthralled and propelled in The Other Place, a play about a successful drug company biophysicist whose life is unhinged. Fri & Sat at 8p, Sun at 2p, Elmwood Playhouse, 10 Park St, Nyack.
  • Crush performs anthem and party rock from the 80’s onward. 8p at Nyack Pour House, 102 Main St.
  • Los Straitjackets plays instrumental rock n’ roll at 8p at Turning Point Cafe, 468 Piermont Ave.
  • The Dave Reiss & Friends Show features masterful musicians playing a blend of originals and classic blues, soul and rock. 9:30p at Casa del Sol, 104 Main St, Nyack.
  • The price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs: The NYT says Buyer & Caller is ‘the most talked-about comedy of the year.’ Fri at 8p, Sat at 4 & 8p, Sun at 2p. Penguin Rep Theatre, 7 Cricketown Rd, Stony Point.


  • Bastille DayValcon 2.0 brings anime and comic fans together for a day of cosplay, live entertainment, workshops and a talk by guest of honor, Denny O’Neil, original writer of the Batman Comics. 10a – 4p at Valley Cottage Library, 110 Rt 303.
  • Experience the Storming of Stony Point with re-enactors from American, British and Loyalist units. Meet soldiers and officers and witness military drills and artillery demonstrations. 11a – 4p at Stony Point Battlefield, 44 Battlefield Rd.
  •  Bastille Day Celebration in Piermont brings a re-enactment of the storming of the Bastille, a guillotine on display, live music and traditional French food. Noon – 10p in downtown Piermont.
  •  We Can Share the Wine Music Festival highlights two Grateful Dead tribute bandsStella Blue’s Band and Dead on the Tracks – with music, vendors, food and kids activities. Tickets: $15 at gate. Noon – 6p at Torne Valley Vineyards, Torne Valley Rd, Hillburn.
  • Edward Hopper House features photographer David LaChapelle’s Gas Station Series. LaChapelle is renowned for his celebrity photographs, music videos and films. On display through Sept 11. 82 N Broadway, Nyack.


Don’t miss the Sweet Summertime Country Music Festival presenting the Thunder Hill Band and the Demolition String Band with food, wine, vendors and craft beer. Admission: $15. 11a – 5p at Torne Valley Vineyards, Torne Valley Rd, Hillburn.

Next Week


Music Mondays: Irish Traditional Seisiun, plus offerings by the chefs of Halo and Horns. 6p at Union Arts Center, 2 Union Dr, Sparkill.


  • Warm up the vocal cords and head to Rockland Summer Sings! No experience necessary, just a desire to sing (or listen) to Mendelssohn’s Elijah led by a local conductor with accompaniment. 7:30p at Christ Episcopal Church, 65 Washington Ave, Suffern.


Rave On bring the Buddy Holly Show and other legends of early rock n’ roll to the Family Music Festival, presented by the Town of Clarkstown. 7:30p at Germonds Park, 185 Germonds Rd, W Nyack.


  • Rescheduled to July 21 because of rain: Classic Car Night takes over Main Street as 250 hot rods and classics cruise in for a night of live music, food and fabulous cars. 5p in downtown Nyack.

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