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Nyack Weekender: Ghosts, Goblins and Social Responsibility

‘Twas the weekend before Halloween and all through the towns spooky and scary events could be found. Watch a film classic, go to the fourth best parade in the country, take a spooky guided hike or bring the little ghosts and goblins trunk or treating.  For those looking to do good or make their voices heard, march for climate change, adopt a furry four legged friend or listen what your local candidates have to say.


  • It may only be Halloween but it’s not too early to start your holiday shopping at an Antiques and Collectibles Sale. Lots of furniture, artwork, toys, fine crystal, ceramics, heirloom silver, tapestries, vintage clothing, jewelry and furs, oriental rugs, contemporary crafts and much more. Fri at 5-8p, Sat and Sun 9a-3p, Palisades Community Center, 675 Oak Tree Road, Palisades, NY.
  • Don’t miss the 1922 silent movie classic Nosferatu accompanied on organ by Ben Model, one of the leading silent film accompanists in the world. 8p, Nyack High School Auditorium, 360 Christian Herald Rd, Nyack.
  • Celebrate Halloween a little early at a Dia de los Muertos Party featuring a tap takeover by Stone Brewing. 10p, Brickhouse, 20 S Broadway, Nyack.


  • Five years ago, Superstorm Sandy took lives, destroyed homes, and flooded subways. New York’s elected officials must protect us from the impacts of climate change and lead a just transition to a renewable energy economy. Join other concerned citizens in a March for Climate Change. Assemble and march over the Brooklyn Bridge, and then rally at the Alfred E. Smith Houses in Manhattan. 11a, Cadman Plaza, Brooklyn.
  • Why travel all the way to NYC when the Travel Channel’s fourth best halloween parade in the nation is in your backyard? The Nyack Halloween Parade features dancing ghouls, marching bands, roller derby, wild costumes, crazy floats, fire trucks, motorcycles and classic cars. It kicks off from Memorial Park and winds it way to Main St for costume judging. 2p trick or treat trail in Main St Municipal Lot, 3p parade registration in Memorial Park, 5:30p parade kick off. (Raindate: Sunday, October 29)
  • After the parade, keep the fun going and bring the whole family to the Nyack Center for the Monster Mash. Live music with Danna Banana, dancing, children’s activities and ghoulish food are all part of the spooky fun. 5:30p, 58 Depew Ave, Nyack. (Raindate: Sunday, October 29)


  • Don’t dismiss the 2017 elections. Hear what the candidates for County Executive, Town of Clarkstown Supervisor, Town of Orangetown Supervisor and Town of Ramapo Supervisor have to say at a Candidates’ Forum. 2p, JCC Rockland, 450 West Nyack Rd, West Nyack.
  • Take an extra special spooky Halloween Hike with Experience Nyack. Explore the mysterious abandoned tunnels in Camp Bluefields known for ghosts, demonic rituals and general spooky vibes. Bring a flashlight, snacks and water. 3p, Camp Bluefields, Blauvelt.
  • The Palisades Center Mall is calling all ghosts, gobilins, witches, devils and otherworldly creatures for a Trunk or Treat. 5p, Commuter Lot – Lot J, West Nyack.
  • The “Pitbull of Comedy”, Bobby Slayton, brings his intense style of stand-up comedy – a mixed style of complaining, insulting and personal story-telling to Levity Live. 7p, 4210 Palisades Center Dr, West Nyack

Next Week


Hudson Valley Restaurant Week begins. Enjoy 3-course, $22.95 prix-fixe lunches and $32.95 prix-fixe dinners at some of the areas finest restaurants through November 12.


For something a little different, classical Spanish guitarist, Jacqueline Henry-Ross, will accompany seasonal readings from author, poet and Stony Point Center writer-in-residence, Paul W. Jacob, at an Acoustic Harvest Concert. 7:30p, The Vault at Bell-ans Art Center, 103 S Greenbush Rd, Orangeburg.


Nyack Public Schools will host the third in a series of community forums with a screening of Beyond Measure, a film of inspiring stories from the forefront of innovation in education. 6:30p doors open, 7p film begins, Nyack Center, 58 Depew Ave, Nyack.

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