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Nyack Weekender: Friday the 13th

Forget your triskaidekaphobia and laugh with Ali Siddiq, enjoy the high energy music of The Break Lights, listen to a Beatles tribute or share some Sondheim and Sinatra. If you are feeling artsy, take in an art opening or just “Paint Yourself Happy.”Friday

  • Need a good laugh? Ali Siddiq, a comedian that found his voice behind bars, cultivated the art of entertaining through comedy by sharing his funny stories with his fellow inmates. Levity Live, 7:30p and 9:45p, 4210 Palisades Center Dr A-401, West Nyack.
  • Great music with Sarah Borges. Straight up rock´n´roll at The Turning Point Cafe. Doors open at 7:30p, show starts at 8:30p, 468 Piermont Ave, Piermont.
  • Body Stories by the Embodied Dance Project. Experience the ambience of sound healing and live music. 8-10p, Union Arts Center, 2 Union St, Sparkill.


The Break Lights, an emerging four-piece alternative rock band from New Jersey influenced by artists such as The Beatles, Neil Young, Paul Simon, Wilco, Radiohead, and Spoon, will harmonniously blend their unique voices and confident instrumentation in the intimate gallery space at RoCA. Tickets are $15 and available online. 7:30p, 27 S Greenbush Rd, West Nyack.

  • It’s time to play ball at the Nyack Valley Cottage Little League Opening Day Parade and Festival. The parade kicks off at 9:30a and is followed by a day of family fun with face painting, balloon artists and baseball games. 9:30a, 142 Lake Rd, Valley Cottage.
  • The man who David Blaine called “the best kids magician in the world” performs a benefit for the Nursery School of the Nyacks at the Nyack Center. See Nyack’s Mario the Maker Magician, 11a, 58 Depew Ave, Nyack.
  • Great music and great stories with Neil Berg’s THE BEATLES. Enjoy some timeless songs for a good cause. This is a fundraiser for The Nyack-Valley Cottage Little League. 7:30p, The Nyack Center, 58 Depew Ave, Nyack.
  • GraceMusic presents A Little Night Music – a cabaret. Mozart, Sondheim, and Sinatra – an evening filled with music, food and plenty of fun. 7:30p, Grace Episcopal Church, 130 First Ave, Nyack.


  • Three galleries, three exhibits – ThenNOW. It starts at The OUTSIDE IN and explores the building’s roots as a florist and garden shop (12-3pm). The event continues at Bell-ans Center of Creative Arts with “The Denim Art” exhibit (2-5pm) and finishes at the Union Arts Center with its past as the home to the spiritual and artisanal group, The Craftsmen with an “Art Hang” (4-7pm), food and wine.
  • The Bluefield Artists present the Denim Art Exhibit. Explore the journey of denim through painting, photography and sculpture. The opening reception will be held from 2-5p, Volition Gallery, Bell-ans Center for the Creative Arts, 103 S. Greenbush Road, Orangeburg. The exhibit runs through May 12.
  • Come on down to the Pickwick Bookshop for the release of local author, Presidential and Supreme Court Historian and Professor of Law James F. Simon’s new book, “Eisenhower vs. Warren: The Battle for Civil Rights and Liberties”. There will be a reading as well as a signing afterwards. 3-5p, 8 S Broadway, Nyack.

Next Week

The International Jewish Film Festival continues on Monday with Humor Me at 7:15p at the Regal Cinemas, Nanuet. On Tuesday catch screenings of Shelter at 1:30p at Regal Cinemas, Nanuet and Persona Non Grata at 7:15p at Regal Cinemas, Nanuet.


Bring out your creativity and Paint Yourself Happy. Get in the mood for Spring while painting a deer and her baby. Food and drink specials all night long. 6:30-9:30p, Sixty5 on Main, 65 Main St, Nyack.

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