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Nyack Weekender: Time To Play

Three plays, a trio of fall festivals, four venues with live music, a fashion show, film festival, book sale and an invite to Keep Rockland Beautiful. What are you waiting for? Our weekly Fri-Sun rundown of what to do and where to do it is brought to you by The Arts Council of Rockland.


  • maureensEnjoy jazz classics & originals with the Richard Sussman Trio at 8 & 10p and at Maureen’s Jazz Cellar, 2 N Broadway, Nyack.
  • Stefan Bauer, Chris Bacas & Voyage West perform ‘A kind of world music that cannot be found on any map’ from 8-11:30p at Sixty 5 On Main, 65 Main St.
  • Eileen Ivers, the renowned Celtic fiddle sensation, performs from 8-10p at Dominican College, 470 Western Highway, Orangeburg.
  • Shades Repertory Theater puts on The Movable Feast, a play about a close knit Italian family in Queens whose restaurant is in jeopardy of shutting down. Fri & Sat at 8p at Shades Repertory Theater Company, 64 New Main St, Haverstraw.
  • Penguin Rep Theatre stages Daniel’s Husband, a play about an ideal couple, albeit Mitchell does not believe in marriage and Daniel does. Fri at 2 & 8p, Sat at 4 & 8p, Sun at 2p. at Penguin Rep Theatre, 7 Cricketown Rd, Stony Point.
  • Check out the fast-paced play, Boeing Boeing. A swinging ‘60s bachelor, Bernard is happily engaged to three gorgeous stewardesses but he runs into turbulence when all three of his fiancées arrive in town simultaneously. Fri & Sat at 8p, Sun at 2p. Elmwood Community Playhouse, 10 Park St, Nyack.
  • Check out Sculpture in the Garden, featuring the work of James Tyler and Santi-Hitorangi. Exhibit on display Wed – Sun, 12 -5p, through Oct 23. Edward Hopper House, 82 N Broadway, Nyack.

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  • The Green Meadow Waldorf School Fall Fair features face painting, candle dipping, live music, pumpkin carving and hayrides . 10a – 5p at Green Meadow Waldorf School, at the corner of Hungry Hollow Rd and Route 45, Chestnut Ridge.
  • Join the Lake DeForest Surf & Turf Cleanup, sponsored by Keep Rockland Beautiful, Suez, Hackensack Riverkeeper and River Rowers Association. Volunteers choose between accessing cleanup points by foot or by kayak. Please wear waterproof boots. Meet at 10a on the west side of the Causeway in Congers, DeForest Lake, Clarkstown.
  • Come to the farm for a Fall Festival with hayrides, petting zoo, face painting and food, too. Sat & Sun from 11a-5p at Cropsey Community Farm, 241 S Little Tor Rd, New City.
  • This weekend’s REQUIRED READING includes a Book Sale to benefit the Nyack Library. Sat from 10 – 4p, Sun from Noon – 4p at Nyack Library, 59 S Broadway.
  • Walk This Way to the Purple Lemonade Fashion Show and Celebration by Rockland’s own premier African American designer, Lorraine Freeman. Red carpet and refreshments at 7p, fashion show and entertainment at 8p, followed by sale and afterparty at 11p. Dyeworks Gallery Garnerville Arts Center, 55 W Railroad Ave.
  • manhattanManhattan Short Film Festival screens ten short films, all under 15 minutes in length, selected from 844 entries from 52 countries. All filmgoers will decide the winning film by voting for their favorite short. Many previous films have gone on to be Oscar nominees and winners. 7:30 – 10:30p at Palisades Community Center, 675 Oak Tree Rd, Palisades.
  • The Old No. 7 Band performs all of Carole King’s Tapestry Album Live songs. 8 – 10p at The Rittenhausen Theater @ BOCES (old Nyack High School) , 131 North Midland Avenue, Nyack.
  • It’s a little bit of Germany right here in Rockland County. 2016 Oktoberfest serves up German food and beer, entertainment and craft vendors. Every weekend through Oct. 12. 6p, Anthony Wayne Recreation Area, Palisades Interstate Parkway, Bear Mountain.
  • The Historical Society of Nyack hosts Van Houten’s Landing Historic Neighborhood exhibit. Weekly on Sat from 1-4p at 50 Piermont Ave, Nyack.
  •  Rivertown Film presents On Meditation at 8p at the Nyack Center. On Meditation is a look at the deeply personal practice of meditation through profiles of some extraordinary meditators, including director David Lynch, actor Giancarlo Esposito, hip hop producer Russell Simmons, Congressman Tim Ryan, writer Peter Matthiessen and others. This series of portraits conveys first-hand the experiences of those who have developed meaningful practices, and how meditation has changed them in deep or subtle ways. A calming antidote to this season of frenzied political hysteria and anxiety.


      • Take part in an Evening of Yoga for a cause. Enjoy a delicious vegetarian meal and end the evening with a Dharma talk given by Hector Marcel, founder of The 108 Lives Project. Yoga class led by Michael Penque owner of The Yoga House in Piermont. Funds raised go to the relief effort for the Nepal earthquake in 2015. 4-8p at Union Arts Center, 2 Union St, Sparkill.
      • Check out the opening reception for Mythica. The exhibit features the scultpures of Grace Knowlton and the encaustic photography of Lisa Levart. The reception includes a transportive musical experience with singer Naaz Hosseini and musician Peter Blum. 5 – 8p at Pomona Cultural Center, 76 Rt 306, Pomona.

Next Week


Singer-songwriter Katie Elevitch performs original songs and covers. Her music fuses elements of rock, jazz, world, dance, and trance music with mantras in English and Sanskrit. Doors and food at 6p / Music 7-9p. Union Arts Center, 2 Union St, Sparkill.
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