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Nyack Weekender: It’s a Women’s World!

There’s lots of women-centric events and performances in honor of International Women’s Day (March 8) and Women’s History Month. Catch Mayra Casales and Cocomama and the Anna Veleva Brunch Eupohoria at the Union Arts Center, or Feminine Musique, the Women of Vision and Leadership brunch, Sweet Georgia Brown or the Judi Marie Canterino Trio. Also: The Jewish Film Festival continues this week with three new movies.


RCJBS presents Cocomama at Union Arts Center

Mayra Casales and Cocomama, an all women’s Latin Jazz band with influences from Afro-Cuban, Classical, Latin American, Jazz, Soul, R&B, and beyond, performs their own kind of World Latin Music.  Cocomama “brings it,” creating a sound that is all at once fierce and beautiful. Presented by the Rockland County Jazz and Blues Society. 8p, Union Arts Center, 2 Union St. Sparkill.

  • The Rock, Paper, Scissors exhibit opens featuring the art of Suzanna Frosch, Polly King, and John Rosis. These artists share a fierce commitment to formal structure as they collage and layer materials to create space and depth in an exhibit runs through May 21. Wed-Sun 12p-5p, Edward Hopper House Art Center, 82 N Broadway, Nyack.
  • In honor of Women’s History Month, the Carnegie Concert Series presents Feminine Musique with Korliss Uecker and Tammy Hensrud, accompanied by Christopher Oldfather. 7:30p, Nyack Library, 59 S Broadway, Nyack.
  • Date and Create!  Couples, 21 yrs & older, can experience an art activity on their date and bring home a work of art. Enjoy a little wine and chocolate as you learn clay slab building to create a serving or hors d’oeuvres tray.  Reservations required.  Admission: $100 per couple. 7p, Rockland Center For the Arts, 27 S Greenbush Rd, West Nyack.


It’s spring ahead, so don’t forget to set your clocks ahead one hour before you go to sleep!  Daylight savings time begins at 2a on Sunday!

  • 13th Annual Women of Leadership and Vision Brunch honoring Kim-Adele Rosner, Charlene Weaver, Susan Yellen. The Historical Woman of Leadership and Vision is the late author Carson McCullers, who was born 100 years ago. Performance by Nyack’s Marla Pasquale. 10a, Nyack Center, 58 Depew Ave, Nyack.
  • Ever wanted to know more about the human brain?  At Brain Day at NKI you can learn all about the brain and even touch a real human brain! Free and open to the public.  Reservations recommended.  10a-3p, Nathan Klein Institute, 35 Third Ave, Orangeburg.
  • The Legendary Sweet Georgia Brown will be performing with her Harlem Blues All Starz at Sixty5 on Main. 9p, 65 Main St, Nyack.

This week at the Jewish Film Festival

A Grain of Truth is a masterfully constructed whodunit that pits the forces of enlightenment against anti-Semitic myths. Sunday at 7:30p, Lafayette Theater, 97 Lafayette Ave, Suffern.


Abulele is a fast paced, upbeat modern family story about children dealing with loss in their lives. Tuesday at 7:30p, Regal Cinemas, 6201 Fashion Dr, Nanuet.


On the Map is a fast-moving, emotional, and awe-inspiring documentary, telling the story of the 1977 Maccabee Tel-Aviv basketball team, the one that that toppled the four-time defending European Championship Soviet team. Wednesday at 7:30p, Regal Cinemas, 6201 Fashion Dr, Nanuet.



Looking to take your Sunday brunch up a notch? Anna Veleva’s Brunch Euphoria will feature the finest from Halo & Horns cuisine “topped” with the best arias from the Opera & Broadway repertoire treasury.  Performers include: Sopranos; Anna Veleva and Samantha Brown, Tenor;  Teo Ricardella, and Pianist; Chris Oldfather. 11a-1p, Union Arts Center, 2 Union St, Sparkill.

  • At Rockland County Youthfest you can interact with many of the services available to children, youth and families under one roof with no admission fee and no fees for any services, activities, etc. provided during the course of the day. 11a-4p, Rockland County Community College, 145 College Rd, Suffern.
  • The Judi Marie Canterino Trio featuring Mark Shane and Steve Lamatina perform at Maureen’s Jazz Cellar at 6p, 2 N Broadway, Nyack.
  • You’ve probably tasted his desserts or admired his photography at The Hudson House. This month you can also see some of restaurateur Matt Hudson’s woodworking at the Valley Cottage Library. There will be an opening reception from 1p-3p at the Valley Cottage Library, 110 Route 303. Read a profile of Matt and see him at work in this week’s debut installment of Nyack People & Places, sponsored by Weld Realty.

Next Week


  • The Nyack Public Library and Blue Rock School are pleased to present a free screening of Most Likely to Succeed, an edu-documentary by Ted Dintersmith and Greg Whiteley, which takes a closer look at the role and effects of education in America today. By telling the story of a revolutionary school in San Diego, the documentary begs the question: what educational environment is most likely to help our youth succeed in today’s world? 7p, Nyack Library, 59 S Broadway, Nyack.
  • Ready for a mom’s night out?  The Pump and Dump Show is America’s most beloved, “parentally incorrect” comedy show that guarantees a raucous evening swaddled in music, games, prizes, wine and validation. 7:30p, Levity Live, 4210 Palisades Center Dr, West Nyack.

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