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Nyack Weekender: All That Jazz Week

It’s Nyack Jazz Week, the annual event that features seven nights of New York and world-renowned artists indoors and under the stars. Jazz Week is just part of what you can do in and near Nyack this weekend, brought to you by The Arts Council of Rockland.

That was the week that was. On Tuesday 7/19, a construction crane for the New NY Bridge collapsed blocking traffic on the Tappan Zee Bridge for eight hours — causing several hundred thousand drivers delays through out the rest of the week. We can’t fix the bridge, but we can help your Hudson-crossing intel. To get a real-time sneak-peek at Tappan Zee Bridge traffic, we’ve created a page which shows the five NYS Thruway traffic cams that are pointed at the TZB. Visit NyackNewsAndViews.com/tzbwebcams to “know before you go!”

Friday

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • miltonEnjoy some classic whodunits with Alfred Hitchcock Presents 2 One Acts where macabre murder mysteries are performed live on stage. Fri & Sat from 8-10p at the Nyack Village Theatre, 94 Main St, Nyack.
  • Milton, known for his lyric craft, distinctive voice and soulful songs steeped in classic rhythm & blues, pop and jazz, performs at 8:30p at Turning Point Cafe, 468 Piermont Ave.
  • The Danielle Sheri Band performs a unique blend of soul, blues, funk and folk at 9:30p at Casa del Sol, 104 Main St, Nyack.

Saturday

  • ad_BikeNyack255x219Bike Nyack‘s weekly 25 mile ride around Rockland  and North Jersey spins through Nanuet, Orangeburg, Sparkill, Piermont and Pearl River. Free. Meetup at 830a at Memorial Park, the corner of Depew & Piermont Aves.
  • Join a trail guide on a 3-mile Summer Sweats Nature Walk from 9 – 11:30a at Dater Mountain Nature Park, Sloatsburg.
  • Public reception celebrating an exhibition of new and selected works by Rockland County artist, Norman Galinsky. 2 – 4p at Union Arts Center, 2 Union St, Sparkill.
  • Mr. Breakdown lays down funk hits at 5p at Tallman Beach and Pool Club, Rockland Rd, Sparkill.
  • 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.

Sunday

  • ScottReevesBig2016Jazz Week opens in Piermont with The Scott Reeves Big Band. Sponsored by the Rockland County Jazz & Blues Society. 7:30 – 10: 30p at Turning Point, 468 Piermont Ave, Piermont.
  • Take a peek into the past at the Piermont Train Station Museum. Sponsored by the Piermont Historical Society. Free admission, 12n-3p. 50 Ash St.

Next Week

Monday

  • Music Mondays: Open Mic, so bring your best tunes and sign up at 6:30. Plus, enjoy tasty offerings by the chefs of Halo and Horns. 6p at Union Arts Center, 2 Union Dr, Sparkill.
  • Jazz Week continues with a jam session featuring John Richmond on tenor sax, Richard Sussman on piano, Rob Reich on guitar, Bill Moring on bass and Colby Inzer on drums. 8 – 11p at the Turning Point, 468 Piermont Ave, Piermont.
  • Warm up the vocal cords and head to Rockland Summer Sings! No experience necessary, just a desire to sing (or listen) to Faure Requiem  led by a local conductor with accompaniment. 7:30p at St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, 323 S Main St, New City.

Tuesday

  • Grab a lawn chair and enjoy Mostly Music Festival on the Hudson and the Steven Bernstein Special Project, as part of the Rockland County Blues & Jazz Society’s annual Nyack Jazz Week. 7:30p,  Nyack Memorial Park, Piermont & Depew Aves.

Wednesday

  • previewSee the thrilling story of the American Olympic rowing team that triumphed in Nazi Germany in The Boys of ’36. Free exclusive preview screening presented by Xperience and Rockland Rowing. Free but reservations required. 7p, Nyack Center, 58 Depew Ave.
  • Dead Mile Dance brings southern and classic rock to the Family Music Festival, presented by the Town of Clarkstown. 7:30p at Germonds Park, 185 Germonds Rd, W Nyack.
  • Jazz Week brings the finest jazz musicians together to jam from 8-11p at the 76 House, Tappan.

Thursday

The Scott Wendholt Quintet performs at Music in the Garden: Jazz Concert Series7:30p at Edward Hopper House, 82 N Broadway, Nyack.
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