It’s the First Friday of August and there’s art aplenty around town. There’s a 70s-style dance and art show, a Native American Pow Wow and a Latin American festival. This Fri-Sun list of what to do and where to do it is brought to you by The Arts Council of Rockland.
performing at 6p at the Veterans Park
gazebo on Main Street in Nyack.
- Come to the Gazebo in Veterans Park on Main Street at Cedar Street at 6p to hear Jeff Rubin kick off First Friday, Nyack’s monthly one-night downtown arts festival. At 8p, head over to Casa del Sol to see a themed exhibit titled Emotions. Lots more at various venues downtown from 6-8p.
- Enjoy the Babbling Brook Players rendition of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing, a comedy exploring love that triumphs over any gossip and mischief. Fri-Sun at 6:30p at Clark Recreation Center, 59 Campbell Ave, Suffern.
- SisterMonk’s music is female-powered, djembe-driven, rhythm-centric & culturally diverse. 8p at Union Arts Center, 2 Union Ave, Sparkill.
- Bucky Pizzarelli, Martin Pizzarelli and Ed Laub perform music from the American Songbook, Brazilian classics and jazz using a 7-string guitar. 7:30-9p at Torne Valley Vineyards, 1 Torne Valley Rd, Hillburn.
- Final weekend to enjoy The Other Place, a roller-coaster ride that takes the audience from black humor to human pathos in a heartbeat. Fri & Sat at 8p, Sun at 2p, Elmwood 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 from 8-10p at the Nyack Village Theatre, 94 Main St, Nyack.
- Put on your grooviest 70s styles and attend an Exhibition and Dance Party that celebrates the art of disco. Tickets are limited. 7:30 – 10:30p at Bell-Ans Art Center of Creative Arts and Volition Gallery, 103 S Greenbush Rd, Orangeburg.
- Native American Pow Wow Festival. A Native American Heritage Celebration featuring dancing, jewelry, singing, crafts and food. Sat & Sun from 11a – 8p at Anthony Wayne Recreation Area, Palisades Interstate Parkway, Bear Mountain.
- Spring Valley High School Film Festival presents films by SVHS students. 8 – 10:30p at Shades Repertory Theater Company, 64 New Main St, Haverstraw.
- Bird Festival. Celebrate the birds of New York State including the bald eagle, owls, hawks and vultures. Activities for children include Bird Olympics, Great Migration challenge and crafts. Bird Show at 1:30 pm. 11a – 3p at Bear Mountain State Park, 3006 Seven Lakes Dr.
- 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.
- 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.
- The Annual United Latin Festival of Haverstraw kicks off with a parade at noon and a festival featuring music, dance, food and activities. Noon – 8p at Haverstraw Middle School, 16 Grant St.
Music Mondays: Jazz with saxophonist Matt Garrison and Friends, plus offerings by the chefs of Halo and Horns, 6p at Union Arts Center, 2 Union Ave, Sparkill.
Grab a lawn chair and enjoy Mostly Music Festival on the Hudson as the Old # 7 Band performs Americana, bluegrass and the blues. 7:30p, Nyack Memorial Park, Piermont & Depew Aves.
Vintage cars roll into the Bear Mountain Car Cruise along with a DJ, bounce house and food. Every Wed through Sept. 5-9p at Bear Mountain State Park, Palisades Parkway or Route 9W N.
The David Budway Quartet performs at Music in the Garden: Jazz Concert Series. 7:30p at Edward Hopper House, 82 N Broadway, Nyack.
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