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Nyack Weekender: Xmas Edition

It’s the day before the night before Xmas — and there’s still time for some stirring and shopping before Sunday. Here are a few last minute suggestions on how to embrace the holiday spirit, brought to you by The Arts Council of Rockland.


  • Downtown Nyack is transformed into an outdoor art gallery through Jan 31st by the Nyack Window Project, which pairs visual artists with local landlords to create original installations in downtown storefront windows, a project conceived by award-winning set designer and Nyack resident Joanne Howard.
  • The Historical Society of Rockland County presents a Holiday Exhibition that explores wintertime in Rockland! From the commercial impact of the ice-cutting industry to extreme weather and the adventure of outdoor winter activities, this exhibition includes film footage, photographs and art installations. Noon – 4p at HSRC Galleries, 20 Zukor Rd, New City.
  • Skate with Santa at Bear Mountain Ice Rink. Adults $5, children (ages 4-11) $4. 2-3:30p. General skating: Fri from 8-9:30p, Sat from 10a-5:30p. Bear Mountain Ice Rink, Bear Mountain State Park, Palisades Interstate Parkway.
  • Enjoy Holiday Music with pianist David Budway and Lizzy Kates at 8p at Maureen’s Jazz Cellar, 2 N Broadway, Nyack.
  • The yearly celebration of TRØNMAS has arrived with performances by TRØN & DVD, Upgrade Hip Hop and Gianna Alessi, plus an ugly sweater contest! 9p at Olive’s, 118 Main St, Nyack.


  • The Nyack Homeless Project hosts its annual Winter Donation Sorting Party. Join the fun and sort donations received from generous donors. 9:30a – 1p at Auditorium For the Performing Arts, Nyack College, 13A Dickinson Ave, Nyack.
  • The Fred Thomas Band features James Brown’s principal bassist since 1971 as he tears up a mix of blues, soul classics and JB hits he recorded on. 8:30p at Sixty5 on Main, 65 Main St, Nyack.
  • Small Matters of Great Importance: Paper + Art is a juried exhibition celebrating small works that make big statements. The exhibit runs through Jan 3. Edward Hopper House, 82 N Broadway, Nyack.
  • ZaniaDollz puts on a Holiday Barbie Doll Exhibit at the Suffern Free Library, 210 Lafayette Ave, Suffern. Exhibit open during regular library hours through Dec 30.


Merry Christmas!

Next Week


  • Cabin fever? Check out The Bossy Frog Band’s Old Tyme Carnival Show. Parents’ Choice award-winning children’s musicians, this band is guaranteed to get all the kids (and adults) moving to and singing along with their 100% interactive shows! The concert will be followed by a penny carnival including games such as magnet fishing, beanbag toss and an old school photo booth. 11a – 12:30p at Nyack Center, 58 Depew Ave.
  • Join Laura Conner, Environmental Educator, for an early winter 5-mile Winter Echo Walk to visit two scenic vistas. 1 – 4:30p at Minnewaska State Park Preserve.


The Tom Chapin Band performs their annual Home for the Holidays concert. Wed & Thurs at 7:30p, Turning Point Cafe, 468 Piermont Ave.


The Nyack Farmers’ Market has gone undercover! From Thanksgiving until the end of March, you can still shop for fresh produce and meats, fish, honey, a variety of farm products inside The Nyack Center each Thurs from 8a-2p.  The Nyack Center is located at 58 Depew and S Broadway.

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