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Nyack Weekender: July 4th Fun

It’s a July 4th weekend of arts, theatre, live music and lots of fireworks…including Rockland Boulders baseball, holiday BBQs and an “animal” bicycle ride, too. Here’s your Fri-Sun summer-y of what to do and where to do it is brought to you by The Arts Council of Rockland.


  • It’s the First Friday of July and Nyack’s monthly one-night downtown arts festival begins at the Gazebo at Cedar and Main with caricatures, face painting and live music by Kimberley Hawkey at 5p. Check out a group show at Prohibition River, 82 Main St and head to Casa del Sol, 104 Main St, to see another group exhibit. Presented by the Nyack Art Collective at various venues throughout downtown from 5-8p.
  • There’s a reception for the Hopper House Artist of the Month, Victor Mirabelli, from 6 – 7p followed by Art Talk: From Railroads to Rooftops: Reinterpreting Hopper & Hitchcock’s American Landscapes from 7 – 8p, 82 N Broadway, Nyack.
  • There will be Friday night fireworks when the Rockland Boulders take on the Quebec City Trois-Rivieres. Live music, giveaways and fireworks from 7 – 10p at Boulder Stadium, 1 Provident Bank Park Dr, Pomona.
  • rockland bouldersThe Palisades Fair returns with acts including the Fearless Flores Thrill Show (as seen on America’s Got Talent), Lance Gifford’s Magic & Illusion Show and the Las Vegas Hypnotist Show. Classic fair favorites include a petting zoo, food and 40 + rides and games. Fri from 5p – close, Sat & Sun from 1p – close. Palisade Center Mall, W Nyack.
  • Buyer & Caller is ‘the most talked-about comedy of the year’ (NYT) about the price of fame, the cost of things, and the oddest of odd jobs. Fri at 2 & 8p, Sat at 4 & 8p, Sun at 2p. Penguin Rep Theatre, 7 Cricketown Rd, Stony Point.


  • Celebrate the 240th birthday of the U.S. with an Independence Day Commemoration! A battlefield guided tour begins at 1p followed by an illustrated lecture and reading of Declaration of Independence, plus a firing of the cannon. Sat – Mon from 1 – 3p at Stony Point Battlefield, 44 Battlefield Rd, Stony Point.


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.

July 4th Nyack Fire Works. Credit: Arnold Roufa, MD

July 4th Nyack Fire Works. Photo Credit: Arnold Roufa, MD

Next Week

Monday July 4th

Nyack lights up the night at its annual Independence Day fireworks display at 9p in Memorial Park, Piermont Ave, Nyack.


Grab a lawn chair and enjoy Mostly Music Festival on the Hudson and the Orangetown Concert Band. 7:30p,  Nyack Memorial Park, Piermont & Depew Aves.
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