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Nyack Weekender: Mambo, Elizabethan England, Hot Dogs

This weekend is perfect for a staycation where you can travel to Elizabethan England, the Lower East Side of the early 1900s or a beach without ever leaving Rockland.  There’s an opening reception for an art exhibition, a group art show and plenty of music to satisfy all tastes.

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  • Photo by Dorice Arden

    Penguin Repertory Theatre presents Syncopation a romantic comedy set in New York’s Lower East Side in 1911 where an unlikely couple, a 38-year-old Jewish butcher and a young Italian garment worker,  take dance lessons in a sixth-floor walkup and dream of a better life. Fri at 2p & 8p, Sat at 4p & 8p, Sun at 2p, 7 Crickettown Road, Stony Point.
  • Share some nibbles and sips with the Nyack Art Collective artists at a Group Show highlighting the versatility of the artists. 6-8p, O.D.’s Tavern, 66 Main St, Nyack.
  • For the sweetest music you can imagine head to Patisserie Didier Dumas where Ray LeVier, Burr Johnson and Don Falzone provide the music as you enjoy your delectable desserts. 8p, 163 Main St, Nyack.


  • This week Bike Nyack rides “Closter” to home with a little bit of everything: NY, NJ, a state park, a rail trail and a cute coffee stop in Closter, NJ. Meetup at 830a at the corner of Piermont & Depew Aves.
  • Who needs Coney Island? Nyack has it’s own Hot Dog Eating Contest at The Local Tap House. Proceeds will benefit the Hi-Tor Animal Shelter. 1p start, 4p eating contest, 4 S Franklin St, Nyack.
  • For some great food, great people and great music head to Harmony Hall at the Jacob Sloat House for Blues Night featuring the music of Bennett Harris. 7p, 15 Liberty Rock Rd, Sloatsburg.
  • Mambo with Tito Puente, Jr. and his orchestra LIVE at the West Gate Lounge. 8p, 26 Route 59, Nyack.


  • Looking to experience the thrill of hiking but unsure where to start? Join others on a guided hike up Nyack’s Hook Mountain for a 90 minute hiking and fitness excursion. $18, visit for reservations. 9a, Rockland Lake Executive Golf Course, Rt 9W, Congers.
  • Travel back in time to Elizabethan England for a day at the New York Renaissance Faire. Sterling Forest comes alive with lords and ladies, wenches, pirates and peasants. Admission for kids under 12 is FREE this weekend. 10a, 600 Rt 17A, Tuxedo Park.
  • Opening reception for Rene Fressola’s Past, Present, NOW Art Exhibition at the Union Arts Center. This exhibition is a living retrospective of a painter who is predominantly self-taught and who has honed his own style through continued experimentation and the building of layers of marks upon the surfaces of his pieces. 12-4p, 2 Union St, Sparkill. The exhibit will run through October 1.
  • The Rockland Boulders are calling all parrot heads for a Beach Bash without the sand. Jim Kenny and the Pirate Beach Band will play from 3-5p with the first pitch at 5p. Palisades Credit Union Park, Pomona.

Next Week


Relax to the guitar music of Samuel Johnson in the serene Creekside Sculpture Trail at Garner Arts Center. Pack a picnic dinner and bring a blanket/chair. 7p, 55 W Railroad Ave, Garnerville. Rain location: Frank Welles Gallery (please note, due to historical limitations the Frank Welles space is only accessible by stairs).

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