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Nyack Weekender: Earth Day

This Earth Day weekend is filled with family fun in Nyack and close by at Bear Mountain. If you’re in the mood for music, there is something for every taste. Roberta Piket brings her jazz trio to Maureen’s or you can also choose disco or tango or don´t choose at all and have a musical marathon. For those who love nature and scenery, don’t miss the Wild and Scenic Film Festival.


  • Luenell, a comedian that calls herself a force of nature, gets you laughing at Levity Live. 7:30p and 9:45p, 4210 Palisades Center Dr A-401, West Nyack.
  • The Carnegie Concert Series presents: Jazz Appreciation Month with Lynn Stein. She performs and interprets The Great American Songbook with a unique point of view. 7:30-9:30p, Nyack Library, 59 S Broadway, Nyack.
  • Enjoy an evening of tango as The Pedro Giraudo Tango Orchestra  interprets tangos ranging from the great traditional, classic tangos, to more modern tangos and original compositions at Union Arts Center. Tickets are $35 and include a glass of beer, wine or two non alcoholic drinks. 8-9:30p, 2 Union St, Sparkill.
  • The Dancin’ Machine will be rocking the house at the Westgate Lounge. Experience the only authentic 11 piece Disco Tribute Band in NY. Doors open at 8p, show starts 9p, 26 NY-59, Nyack.


Pianist Roberta Piket performs with bassist Jay Anderson and drummer Billy Mintz to celebrate the release of her newest CD, “West Coast Trio.” The trio will play standards and a few originals from “West Coast Trio” as well as from Roberta’s previous release, “One for Marian: Celebrating Marian McPartland.”  Tickets are $15. Doors open at 6p, shows start at 8 and 9:30p. Maureen´s Jazz Cellar, 2 N Broadway, Nyack.

  • Celebrate Earth Day at the Zoo at Bear Mountain State Park. Come to the Bear Den at 10:30a to make snacks for the black bears. At 11a watch the zookeepers let the bears explore and enjoy tasty treats. Family-friendly fun with an earth-friendly focus. Trailside Museums and Zoo at Bear Mountain State Park, Service Rd, Bear Mountain.
Head down to the Main Street Gazebo to honor Mother Earth. Enjoy a day of Earth-friendly activities, delicious foods, music and games for the whole family. Kids can take a spin around the block in a one-day only protected bike lane, or use their feet and pedal power to blend their own smoothie. Adults can participate in the Keep Rockland Beautiful Community Clean-Up project. Main Street Gazebo, 12-4p, corner of Main St and Cedar St, Nyack. The Clean-Up project starts at 9a.


  • The Wild & Scenic Film Festival features 12 short environmental and adventure films that illustrate the earth’s beauty, the challenges facing our planet and the work communities are doing to protect the environment. Doors open at 12p, films start at 1p. Lafayette Theater, 97 Lafayette Ave, Suffern.
  • The St. Thomas Concert Series opens with Truth & I performing lighthearted music and American jazz standards. 3p, St. Thomas Lutheran Church, 2 Old Ox Rd, Central Nyack.
  • The International Jewish Film Festival screens The Last Poker Game. 7:15p, Regal Cinemas, 5101 Fashion Dr, Nanuet.

Next Week

The International Jewish Film Festival continues on Tuesday with Across The Waters at 1:30p and Bye Bye Germany at 7:30p at the Regal Cinemas, Nanuet. On Wednesday catch screenings of The Testament at 1:30p and The Cakemakerat 7:15p at Regal Cinemas, Nanuet.


Rivertown Film presents Bombshell: The Hedy Lamarr Story, a movie about the most beautiful woman in the world back in the 1930s. 8p, Nyack Center, 58 Depew Ave, Nyack.

Looking Ahead … Saturday, April 28

Spend your evening in an enchanted woodland forest to celebrate Blue Rock School’s 30th Anniversary with a Moonlight Masquerade Dance & Silent Auction. Tickets are $15 online or $25 at the door and include complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres. All proceeds will benefit the Blue Rock’s scholarship fund. 8-11p, Nyack Center, 58 Depew Ave, Nyack.

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