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Nyack Weekender: First Friday of November

The First Friday of November brings art to Nyack in all forms. There’s an Art Collective group show, a Divine Shakti Art Festival and a family barn dance. The Nyack Weekender is brought to you by The Arts Council of Rockland.


  • It’s the First Friday of November and Nyack’s monthly one-night downtown arts festival begins at Casa del Sol at 8p, 104 Main St, with a group exhibit and musician Jeff Rubin. Presented by the Nyack Art Collective at various venues throughout downtown from 6-8p.
  • Reception for the Edward Hopper House’s artist of the month, Terrence Fine and an Art Talk bLaura Vookles, Chair of the Curatorial Department at the Hudson River Museum in Yonkers. 6p at Edward Hopper House Art Center, 82 N. Broadway, Nyack.
  • Blue Rock School hosts their annual old-fashioned Family Barn Dance with live fiddle music, great local food, raffle and silent auction. blue-rock$10 tickets at door. 7-9p at Congers Lake, Memorial Park Auditorium, 6 Gilchrest Rd.
  • See classic whodunits with Alfred Hitchcock Presents 2 One Acts where macabre murder mysteries are performed live on stage. Fri & Sat at 8-10p at the Nyack Village Theatre, 94 Main St, Nyack.
  • Renowned bandleader and singer Jerry Costanzo & Trio performs music from the ‘Great American Songbook’ at 7:30p at Sixty 5 On Main, 65 Main St, Nyack.


  • civineDivine Shakti Arts Festival features visionary and spiritual art from contemporary artists in the northeast. Enjoy live contemporary instrumental music and western influenced Kirtan, plus live painting, drum circle and artist discussions. $15 entrance fee. Noon – 5p at Volition Gallery and Studio, 103 S Greenbush Rd, Orangeburg.
  • Calling all music and art lovers! Join Elliott Forrest for a performance of Babbling Orchestra, his new story about a dysfunctional orchestra, set to music by Michael Shapiro. Draw as you listen; art supplies will be provided! For children ages 4 – 9. Preregistration required. 3 – 4:30p at Nyack Library, 59 S Broadway.
  • Love, revenge, and mistaken identity. It’s all there in Die Fledermaus, an operetta by the Hudson Lyric Opera. This English production is fully staged with an orchestra, sets and costumes. 7:30p Sat, 2p Sun at Trinity United Methodist Church, 47 E Main St, Stony Point.
  • legacyNyack Center holds their annual Legacy Gala. This year’s Legacy honorees are Donna Cox, Susan Wilmink & Thomas Schneck. Followed by after party with live music and dancing. Tickets here. 7p at Nyack Center, 58 Depew Ave.
  • The Historical Society of Nyack hosts Van Houten’s Landing Historic Neighborhood exhibit. Weekly on Sat from 1-4p at 50 Piermont Ave, Nyack.


  • Artist’s reception to celebrate Full Circle, an exhibition featuring the works of Grace Knowlton and Haile Binns. Noon – 4p at Union Arts Center, 2 Union St, Sparkill.
  • Kristen Memmolo and Dan Springer are the featured artists at the Grand Opening of the Rose Gallery at 6p 27 Franklin Ave, Nyack.

Next Week


Hear author David Billings give a talk on Deep Denial: The Persistence of White Supremacy in United States History and Life. 12:30p at Rockland Community College Technology Center, 145 College Rd, Suffern.


  • Daily Show & Nightly Show Fans: Check out Rory Albanese, a national headlining stand-up comedian and a 9-time Emmy winning writer and Executive Producer. 7:30p at Levity Live, Palisades Center, 4210 Palisades Center Dr A – 401, W Nyack.
  • stuxnet zero days rivertown filmRivertown Film screens  Zero Days — the story of the Stuxnet computer virus. This sobering documentary focuses on the spread of computer malware – specifically Stuxnet, which the U.S. and Israel unleashed to destroy a key part of an Iranian nuclear facility. The film asks this question: In a hypercompetitive world, when do we decide not to pursue innovation and hold back for the greater good? After the screening, stay for the talk back with Zero Days director Alex Gibney. 8p at the Nyack Center, 58 Depew Ave at S Broadway.


TZB / New NY Bridge, 1st ILiftNY Supercrane Lift, 5/24/2015. Photo Credit ©2015 Dave ZornowGet an Update on the New NY Bridge. Daniel Marcy, from the bridge’s Educational Outreach Program, will bring the community up to date on construction and answer all questions. 7:30 – 9p at Piermont Village Hall, 476 Piermont Ave, Piermont.
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