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Nyack Weekender: First Friday, First Street Fair

It’s a weekend of firsts. Sunday is the first Nyack Street Fair of 2017. The weekend kicks off with First Friday arts and music on Main Street and Broadway.  There’s live music at Casa del Sol, Maureen’s Jazz Cellar and The Turning Point. Rivertown Film screens a movie, Irvington Town Hall holds a staged reading and Nyack Yoga hosts a fundraiser for those who love doing a downward facing dog among cats who need new homes.


  • On the First Friday of each month, local businesses host art and music events.
    • There’s an open themed group art show and silent art auction with musical entertainment by Sam and Zoe Bandes at Casa Del Sol. Presented by the Nyack Art Collective. 8p, 104 Main St, Nyack.
    • Reception for Doris Shepherd Wiese, the First Friday Artist of the Month from 6-7p and curator Joanne Howard and exhibiting artists John Rosis, Polly King, and Suzanna Frosch will talk about the Rock, Paper, Scissors exhibition from 7p -8p at Edward Hopper House Art Center, 82 N Broadway, Nyack.
  • Learn a fresh take on wildlife painting with local lad-now Brooklyn based artist, Brendan Donleavy. The Rockland Audubon Society presents Thought and Memory: A Fresh Take on Wildlife Painting. Donleavy uses techniques drawn from Dutch masters while utilizing modern materials. With the common raven of Northern European mythology as his subject he creates large scale paintings that blend minimalism and realism. 7:30p, Community Center Congers Lake Memorial Park, 6 Gilchrest Rd, Congers.


  • Protect your privacy with free, secure Paper Shredding. 8a-12n, Orangetown Town Hall, 26 Orangeburg Rd, Orangeburg.
  • Find a new favorite feline at Cat Yoga with Laura Kallen in support of Hi-Tor Animal Shelter. Some lovely cats who are up for adoption will share the studio space roaming freely joining your practice. The goal is to help these felines find their forever homes as they are given the opportunity to bond with potential pet parents through yoga. Donations, food and supplies are greatly appreciated as Hi-Tor is currently filled to capacity with all animals. 3p, Nyack Yoga, 42 Main St, Nyack.
  • Enjoy the award winning jazz vocals of Teri Roiger featuring Wayne Hawkins, John Menegon and Steve Williams at Maureen’s Jazz Cellar at 8 & 9:30p, 2 N. Broadway, Nyack.
  • Need a good laugh?  Shawn Wayans from America’s first family of comedy will keep you in stitches as he brings his national tour to Levity Live. 9:30p, 4210 Palisades Center Dr A-401, West Nyack


  • Springfest is the first Nyack Street Fair of 2017 You know that winter hibernation is officially over when Nyack Street Fair season begins. Springfest, hosts live bands, great food, kid rides, and hundreds of vendors offering unique crafts and jewelry. Bring the whole family, but leave your dogs at home. 10a-5p, Broadway & Main St, Nyack
  • You can be incognito at a Masquerade Brunch and Bubbly Dance Party and enjoy Peruvian food and dance to the sounds of DJ Dennis Ciallela while drinking bottomless champagne and bloody marias. 11a, Maura’s Kitchen, 81-83 S Broadway, Nyack.
  • The Adam Ezra Group, root rockers from Boston, will perform for the first time in our area at 4p at The Turning Point, 468 Piermont Ave, Piermont.

Next Week


  • Learn about being more creative with Cultivating Creativity – An Exploration into the Source, Virtue and Practice of the Creative Process, a panel discussion. The discussion will be facilitated by Tom Kelley, founder of and Director of the Men’s Institute at Wholeness Center. 7:30p, The Wholeness Center, 7 New Lake Rd, Valley Cottage.
  • Rivertown Film screens Neruda at the Nyack Center. This biopic about the hot-blooded Chilean poet and leftist politician Pablo Neruda facing an emerging dictatorship in Chile illuminates the endless struggle between political authority and the creative imagination. Stay for a discussion (and perhaps a poem) with poet and St. Thomas Aquinas College literature professor Gerald McCarthy. 8p, 58 Depew Ave, Nyack.


The Stage Door reading series at the Irvington Town Hall Theater continues with a reading of The Burning of New York by Samuel Harps. The Burning of New York tells the true story of an alleged conspiracy by free blacks and sympathetic whites, which resulted in a series of fires in 1741 that plagued lower Manhattan. 7p, 85 Main St, Irvington.

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