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Nyack Weekender: First Friday of August

This weekend it’s First Friday and the Nyack Art Collective invites you to head “outdoors” for their group themed show. You can also head to the hills for the Sound of Music, check out the birds of New York State, or take a “buggy” hike. The Music in the Garden series concludes and there’s also salsa and a tribute to two ’70s music superstars.
What do you think of the Hudson? Nyack’s planners want to know! Take the survey and share your river views.


  • On the First Friday of each month, local businesses host art and music events.
    • The Nyack Art Collective will inspire you to grab your hiking boots and set off for the great outdoors with a group themed show “Nature”. The musical guest is the very lovely Kimberly Hawkey. 8p, Casa del Sol, 104 Main St, Nyack. The Suffern Poets will be performing at the Gazebo on Main at 7p.
    • Reception for Suzanne Clothier, the First Friday Artist of the Month from 6-7p and Nick Norwood, professor of creative writing at Columbus State University and the director of the Carson McCullers Center for Writers and Musicians in Columbus, Georgia, and Nyack, New York, will give a poetry reading from 7p-8p at Edward Hopper House Art Center, 82 N Broadway, Nyack.
  • The hills are alive with the Sound of Music presented by the Random Farms Kids’ Theater at the Tarrytown Music Hall. Fri at 11a & 7p, Sat at 1p & 7p, 13 Main St, Tarrytown.
  • Salsa and merengue the night away with the EV Band at Maura’s Kitchen. 9p, 81-83 S Broadway, Nyack.
Although we too often take it for granted, the Hudson River still has much to offer, today, and for future generations.

Take the Nyack Waterfront survey and share your river front ideas.

The Village of Nyack Local Waterfront Revitalization Program (LWRP) wants to know: where do we go from here? They want to hear from residents, visitors, business owners and Hudson River fans throughout the region. Share your river views in a 10 minute online survey. Don’t delay: survey period closes mid-August.


  • Fly on over to the Trailside Museums and Zoo at Bear Mountain for the annual Bird Festival. Celebrate New York State’s birds with family friendly activities throughout the day. Allow 20 minutes to walk from parking to Trailside. 11a-3p, Bear Mountain State Park, Rt 9W North, Bear Mountain.
  • The Historical Society of the Nyack’s exhibit Sally Savage Nyack Photographs has been extended through August 26 at the Depew House. 1-4p Saturdays, 50 Piermont Ave, Nyack
  • Indulge your  senses  at the Guilty Pleasures 120 Reception and Dance Party at the Volition Gallery of the Bell-ans Center for Creative Arts.  7:30p, 103 S Greenbush Rd, Orangeburg.  Exhibit on view from Aug 5 – Sep 10, Sat & Sun, 11a-2p.


  • Bare walls? Local illustrator, Elizabeth Sayles, is having a Summer Art Sale featuring her original art, sketches and prints. Many of the pieces are from the various children’s books she’s illustrated. She will also be on hand to autograph books. There will be artwork by her father, Bill Sayles, as well. 11a-5p, 318 Fulle Dr, Valley Cottage.
  • Do your kids love bugs? Head to the State Line Lookout for Buggin’ for Beginners a one mile guided hike themed around insect life for children ages 5 and up. Children must be accompanied by an adult. 3p, State Line Lookout Exit, Palisades Parkway, Alpine, NJ.
  • Hark back to the music of the ’70s with an acoustic tribute to the music of Carole King and Karen Carpenter at the The Turning Point Cafe. 4p, 468 Piermont Ave, Piermont.

Next Week


  • Devon White, CEO of Field LLC will give a talk about how technology is affecting culture at the Nyack Tech Meetup. Free and open to the public. 6p, Share Space Nyack, 40 Lydecker St, Nyack.
  • The Jazz in the Garden series concludes with the The John Malino Band at the Edward Hopper House. 7:30p, 82 N Broadway, Nyack. Rain location: Grace Church, 103 First Ave, Nyack.
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