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Nyack Weekender: Ghosts Just Wanna Have Fun!

Zombies are roaming the street, so you better be fast on your feet. On Friday you can show off your scariest costume at the Crawloween Bar Crawl. On Sunday, the quiet village turns into Halloween-Town. Enjoy an all-day-music-fest with seven live bands, the legendary Halloween Parade and the Nyack Center Monster Mash. And after all those exciting events, you can relax with the BridgeMusik FallFest Gala.
This Fri-Sun list of what to do and where to do it is brought to you by Rockland Center for the Arts.


  • Bring family and friends for Trunk or Treat!. Have some cider, gather some candy, and make some crafts. Also, don’t forget to register your car for the decorating contest. 4:30-6:30p, Living Christ Church, 150 Piermont Ave, Nyack.
  • It’s never too early for 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 5:30-7:30p, Sat and Sun 9a-3p, Palisades Community Center, 675 Oak Tree Road, Palisades, NY.
  • Get your costumes out for Suffern’s Crawloween Bar Crawl. There will be prizes for the best costumes, as well as spooky drinks and food. 9p-3:30a, Suffern Chamber of Commerce, 96 Lafayette Ave, Suffern.


  • Keep Rockland County clean and volunteer with other residents for the Minisceongo Creek Clean Up. Meet at Garner Arts Center and then head out to clean up littered areas. 10a-2p, 55 W Railroad Ave, Garnerville.
  • BarZ presents: Halloween Masquerade! Enjoy a frightful night out. 10p-4a, Upper Nyack Grill, 327 N Highland Ave, Upper Nyack.


  • Now that it’s getting cold outside, it is time for the annual Winter Coat and Pet Supplies Drive. Help those in need and drop off coats and warm clothing, accessories, and boots for everyone from infants to adults, as well as non-perishable food items and pet supplies ( food, toys, litter, old worn blankets). From Oct 28 to Nov 4 between 10a and 6p, Palisades Community Center, 675 Oak Tree Rd, Palisades.
  • Welcome to Halloween-Town. Join your fellow witches, ghosts, and vampires for the 31st annual Nyack Halloween Parade at one of the top five best parades in the country, according to The  Travel Channel. The spook-tacular begins with a costume and float contest from 3-5p in Memorial Park before the main event kicks off at 5:30p. More details on the parade, the prizes and the performances are just a CLICK-or treat away!
    • At 2p, the Trick-or-Treat-Trail is awaiting little monsters and other scary creatures. Nyack businesses open their doors and bottomless bags of candy to kids of all ages who crave sweets. Tricksters can pick up treat bags at the Nyack Chamber visitor booth on Main Street.
    • Head over to the Nyack Center for the 12th annual Monster Mash. Take part in activities straight from Frankenstein’s lab, shake your pants at the Halloween Dance (live music by The Bossy Frog Band and The Rock and Rollers), and eat fiendishly fine food for only $5 a plate. Nyack Center, 58 Depew Ave.
  • Enjoy an evening of classical solo and chamber music with the BridgeMusik FallFest Gala Classical Concert. BridgeMusik Festival students and faculty will play works by Bach, Mozart, Tchaikovsky and more. 4-6p, Union Arts Center, 2 Union St, Sparkill.

Next week

Tuesday, 10/30

Come in your favorite costume and join Nyack Drama Club students as they entertain you with your favorite Disney songs at the Disney Cabaret. 6:30-8p, Nyack High School, 360 Christian Herald Rd, Nyack.

Wednesday, 10/31

The Piermont Fire Department is hosting its annual Flick Or Treat. There will be candy, donuts, cider, and more. Movies will begin at 5p, the parade kicks off at 6:30p. Support your local fire department. 5-9p, 554 Piermont Ave, Piermont.

Looking Ahead … Saturday, 11/3

All Soul’s Mandala: a despacho to honor our ancestors, a ceremony of gratitude. Create a mandala of blessings for all of your ancestor. It’s made from candy, flowers, and other symbolic tokens, and later dispatched to the elements. By honoring lineages and the gifts we’ve inherited, we re-enliven their wisdom and carry it forward. Stop by for this peaceful, heart-centered, non-denominational, and lovely alternative or addition to Dia de los Muertos and All Souls Day. All are welcome and materials will be provided. Tickets are $ 30, children under 12 years are free. Please register here. 2-4p, The Open Spirit Nyack, 55 Burd St, Nyack.

The Nyack Weekender is your Fri-Sun list of what to do and where to do it. This weekly series is brought to you by Rockland Center for the Arts.
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