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Nyack Weekender: Celebrate Pride Weekend

It’s Rockland Pride Weekend, and downtown Nyack will be decked out in rainbow colors. It’s opening night for a new play at the Antrim Playhouse. RoCA lets you have a view behind the scenes of one of its artists lives. A homeopath will teach you how to live healthier. And there’s a meeting next week to help you Walk or Bike safer.

The Nyack Weekender is your brought to you by Rockland Center for the Arts.

Friday

  • Join Sage’s Herbal Apothecary to hear Dr. Kenneth Silvestri talk about Emotional Healing. Learn about a unique integrative and mindful approach to improving your immune system by resolving emotional and physical problems. 7:30p, Sage’s Herbal Apothecary, 71 S Broadway, Nyack.
  • Meet Capone, the gangster of comedy at Levity Live, 7:30 and 9:45p, The Palisades Center, 4210 Palisades Center Dr. A-401, West Nyack.
  • The Antrim Playhouse presents: The Lion in Winter. The play is about sibling rivalry, adultery, and dungeons. It’s a modern day classic that chronicles the personal and political conflicts of Henry II, his imprisoned wife Eleanor of Aquitaine, and their children. It is Christmas 1183 and they all stake their claim for the throne. 8p, 15 Spook Rock Rd, Wesley Hills. Show runs through June 24.
  • The The Ray-Band Dylan Tribute is celebrating Bob Dylan’s 77th birthday at The Turning Point. Doors open at 7:30p, show starts at 8:30p, 468 Piermont Ave, Piermont.
  • The Rockland County Catholic Choir presents Psalms – The Songs Of God’s People. Enjoy music from Andrew Lloyd Webber and others. 8p, St Anns Roman Catholic Church, 33 Jefferson St, Nyack.

Saturday

  • Bike Nyack rides to Closter for Coffee, part of a relatively flat ride of 20-25 miles to a favorite North Jersey coffee spot. Join us or drop by at 9:45a at La Tabatiere on Herbert St to hear from rails to trails advocate Andrew Mikesh who will talk about the Northern Valley Greenway, an initiative to extend the JB Clark Rail Trail south to Tenafly, NJ.  Ride starts at 8:30a, Nyack Memorial Park at the corner of Piermont & Depew Aves.
  • CCE-Rockland County presents a morning of tips for saving money, energy, and the world. Small Steps, Big Benefits is a variety of workshops on topics ranging from decluttering your house and upcycling to collecting rain water to keep your yard healthy and green. 9a-2p, Dominican College, 470 Western Hwy, Orangeburg.
  • The Historical Society of the Nyacks is holding its annual yard sale. Stop by for household goods, furniture, tools, toys, antiques, yard, and garden tools–all at a bargain. This year more than a dozen dollhouses are looking for a new real house. 10a-3p, 92 S Broadway, Nyack.
  • Are you a gardener who wants to exchange seeds and experiences? Drop by the The Nyack Seed Exchange. Seeds are also available for purchase. 12-3p, Nyack Library, 59 S Broadway, Nyack.
  • Visit Bell-ans Center for Creative Arts for the opening reception of Dynamics – Partners in Life and Art. This exhibition of works by couples and partners shows the results of togetherness with one’s closest connection. 7-10p, Volition Gallery, 103 S Greenbush Rd, Orangeburg.
  • The Congers Valley Cottage Rotary Club presents: A Night at The Races!. Support your local veterans with a fully trained PTSD dog. You’ll feel like you’re at the track. Enjoy actual races shot on video. And collect on your winning tickets and root for your favorites. This event is in honor of Jerry Donnellan, who was the Veterans Coordinator for Rockland County and who recently passed away. Tickets are $65 and include buffet dinner, beer and wine, raffle entry, and entertainment. 7-10p, Bolzano Restaurant, 75 N Route 9W, Congers.
  • Enjoy fine jazz with The Richie Morales Quartet, featuring Charles Blenzig, Danny Walsh, and Doug Weiss. 8 and 9:30p, Maureen’s Jazz Cellar, 2 N Broadway, Nyack.

Sunday

Pride Weekend Events 2018

  • 95 1/2 MAIN’s NyackPRIDE Walk ART Party! is your All DAY for ALL Ages destination for the Nyack Pride Walk on Sat. Help the event “dress” its East Window Gallery with PRIDE and take part in an Interactive Multi-Media Art Mural Pride Project. It will involve queer crafting, hula hoop performances, and mini-workshops. Then end the day with the Pride Sidewalk Party. 1-9p, 95 1/2 Main Street, Nyack.
  • Don’t miss the Lower Hudson Valley’s premiere LGBTQ pride event, the 20th Annual Rockland Pride Sunday Festival. The Pride Tour kicks-off in the GARNER Historic District. There will be children’s activities, a Youth Pride speak-out, a celebration area, artisan craft and cuisine vendors, local food trucks, live music, dancing, and so much more. Sun at 11a-5p, 55 W Railroad Rd, Garnerville.
  • Warwick will host its 6th annual OCNY Pride Event and Parade. The family-friendly party starts at 11:30a at the W V Community Center, 11 Hamilton Ave, with a free rainbow bagel brunch. The parade kicks off from the Community Center at 1:30p. Enjoy vendors, food, and shows. 11a-4p, Warwick Valley Community Center, 11 Hamilton Ave, Warwick.
  • It’s Train Station Sunday. Learn about Piermont’s unique railroad history and the station’s inhabitants. Discover the rich history, including the station’s role in the American Revolution, in WWII, its historic district, its 1900s Fort Comfort resort, Lord’s Castle, Woody Allen’s Purple Rose of Cairo, and more. 12-3p, Piermont Train Station, 50 Ash St, Piermont.
  • Christina Biaggi


    Have a look behind-the-scenes at the work spaces and work-styles of some of Rockland’s most influential artists. Cristina Biaggi has made it her life’s work to educate and illuminate the public of ancient sacred forms that cross time. There are two tours, at 1p and 2:30p. Directions will be given upon registration. Tickets are available online.
  • Men take over the kitchen at the Nyack Center’s 17th annual Men Cooking event. Over 60 professional chefs and community members don hats and aprons to prepare delicious recipes. 5p, The Nyack Center, 58 Depew Ave, Nyack.
  • Join the Nyack Pop-Up Chorus for its monthly meet-up and sing the songs of the Beatles. No experience necessary, just come and have fun. 6p, Casa del Sol, 104 Main St, Nyack.

Next Week

Tuesday

Walk or Bike? Between 2015 and 2017, there were 52 crashes involving cars and pedestrians or cyclists in the Nyack School district. That’s an average of one crash every three weeks. Attend the public presentation of a Greater Nyack Bike Walk Master Plan, the six month study to make walking and bicycling safer and easier in the the Nyack river villages and Valley Cottage. What you will hear affects all of us. 7p, Nyack High School, 360 Christian Herald Rd, Nyack.

Wednesday

  • The Historical Society of Rockland County presents: The Tappan Zee Bridge Experience. Take a boat trip to see the construction of the new bridge and demolition of the old from a unique, mid-river vantage point. 9:30a, Haverstraw Marina, 600 Beach Rd, West Haverstraw.
  • Rivertown Film presents The Death of Stalin. The film is an eccentric, comic shocker about the iron-fisted Soviet ruler who racked up countless crimes against humanity. 8p, Nyack Center, 58 Depew Ave, Nyack.

Next Weekend

Don´t miss the 13th annual Nyack Art Walk: A Penny for Your Thoughts. Village shops are turned into mini art galleries. Stroll up and down Main St and Broadway, in and out of various venues, and meet the talented artists as they exhibit/sell their amazing art. 95 1/2 Main, Hickory Dickory Dock, The Nyack Library and the Rockland County YMCA are just a few of the 25 participating venues. Be sure to look for Biddy Weed (The Witch of Nyack), Jo Hudson, or Dr. Jacob Brink (Witch Doctor). And listen very carefully as each one shares their thoughts. If you listen, they quite possibly will leave you a penny! Fri 15th, 7:30-9p, Sat 16th, 12-7p and Sun 17th, 12-5p.

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