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Nyack Weekender: Mother’s Day

Spend some time with mom this weekend. Catch a play at Elmwood Playhouse, run with the nuns in Blauvelt, or get your garden ready for the summer at the Grace Church plant sale. If it’s music that makes mom merry, there’s chamber, folk, and a tribute to the Eagles at Westchester Broadway Theatre in Elmsford. This Fri-Sun list of what to do and where to do it is your brought to you by Rockland Center for the Arts.


It’s opening night for The Fox on the Fairway, a fast-paced farce filled with love, lust, rivalry, family secrets and golf. Will new employee Justin save the day and find happiness with Louise? There’s young love, old loves, secrets, surprises, and lots of silliness. Tickets are available online: $25 adults, $22 seniors & youth. 8p, Elmwood Playhouse, 10 Park St, Nyack. Show runs through June 2nd.

  • The Carnegie Concert Series season concludes with the All Seasons Chamber Players, a leading chamber music ensemble, that performs music from the baroque to contemporary periods. 7:30p, Nyack Library, 59 S Broadway, Nyack.
  • Get ready for Paul Rodriguez and his unique brand of humor, a mix of his Latin heritage and the American dream. Levity Live, 7:30p and 9:45p, 4210 Palisades Center Dr A-401, West Nyack.


Elmwood Playhouse and the Arts Council of Rockland (ACOR) present How Theatre Makes Community: An Interview with Chris Silva. Elmwood president, Steve Taylor, interviews Chris Silva about his experience integrating the relationship of theater and community. A major force in the regional theatre movement for 25 years, he saved the Hudson Valley Philharmonic. Tickets are available online for $16, ACOR and Elmwood members get a 50% discount. 11a, Elmwood Playhouse, 10 Park St, Nyack.

  • Join the Sisters of Saint Dominic of Blauvelt for their fourth annual Nun Run 5K. Prizes will be given to the first three women, men, boys and girls to finish the race. 9a, St. Dominic Convent, 496 Western Highway, Blauvelt.

The Mother’s Day Plant and Flower Sale at Grace Episcopal Church is a much beloved annual event. This year, in addition to handmade bouquets and fresh flower arrangements for Mothers’ Day and an array of annual bedding plants and perennials from parishioners’ own gardens, there will be garden ornaments, floral table cloths, napkins, gardening books, etc. 10a-2p, Memorial Garden, 130 First Ave, Nyack.

  • Leading authorities from science, art and the humanities seeking answers to important questions regarding climate change will take part in a panel discussion on Advancing Climate Change Communication and Expression. The primary goal of the program is to generate insights into how these fields can benefit from each other in communicating critical humanitarian and environmental issues with RoCA’s The Tipping Point exhibition (which runs through May 25, 2018) as a touch point for the timely conversation. 7-9p, Rockland Center for the Arts, 27 S Greenbush Rd, West Nyack.
  • The Rockland County Choral Society is celebrating the 100th Birthday of Leonard Bernstein. It’s a birthday bash with songs by Gershwin, Sondheim, Copland and, of course, Bernstein. 7:30p, Living Christ Church, 151  S Broadway, Nyack.
  • Meet fallen angels and helpless victims. Murder and Mayhem, a two-hour walking tour through Sleepy Hollow Cemetery, 8:30-10:30p, 540 N Broadway, Sleepy Hollow.


  • Treat mom to the acoustic pop, rock, folk and new age music of John Moroski and good wine at Torne Valley Vineyards. There are also specialty beers and some of New York State’s finest distilled spirits to go with tasty lunch specials in the cafe. 11a-5:30p, Torne Valley Road, Hillburn.
  • Don’t miss Arlo Guthrie: The Re:Generation Tour, the spirit of an American family making music together. His children, Abe and Sarah Lee, join him to present music of the Guthrie generations. 7p, Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St, Tarrytown.

Next Week


Desert Highway: Tribute To The Eagles is a nonstop journey through numerous radio hits and top ten singles by a passionate group of six talented professionals combining influences of both rock and country music into a unique sound from the country inspired “Take It Easy” to the soaring guitar rock anthem “Hotel California.” Tickets are available online. Dinner startes at 6:15p, the show at 8p. The Westchester Broadway Theatre, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford.


Want to learn more about Hiking the Nyack Area and the Long Path? Author Ken Posner will discuss his book, Running the Long Path, the local hiking trails and his exhibition in May with Steven Aaron. 7p, Nyack Library, 59 S Broadway, Nyack.

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