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Nyack Weekender: The Art of August

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.


Jeff Rubin kicks off First Friday
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.
  • Other Place 1[1]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.


  • Native American Pow Wow FestivalA 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.
  • 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.


  • Postcard of the Nyack Railroad. Source: Historical Society of the Nyacks. "Located along Depot Place (today's Railroad Avenue) reaching to Cedar Hill Avenue. A steam locomotive is shown on the turntable in the rear, where its direction is reversed for the return trip to Jersey City. The railroad service to Nyack began in 1870 and at its peak, ran almost 20 trains daily, in both directions. The "Flyer" left Nyack around 8:00 a.m. each morning, picked up commuters in South Nyack, Grandview, Piermont, and Sparkill, and, after a nonstop run to Jersey City and a ferry ride across the river, delivered its passengers to Wall Street in time for the 9:00 a.m. market opening."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.

Next Week


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 Series7:30p at Edward Hopper House, 82 N Broadway, Nyack.
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