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Nyack Weekender: Explosive Art, No Exploding Bridge

Although the big bridge event on the river will be delayed, there’s still explosive art, music and theatre on the left bank of the Hudson this weekend. This is the perfect weekend to experience an ancient form of meditation with the Shamanic Journey Circle. If “ohm” isn’t music to your ears, you can enjoy jazz and soul music. Or, for a more visual experience stroll through RoCA’s newest exhibits. Also, don’t miss a 3-day-only-event at Antrim Playhouse.
This Fri-Sun list of what to do and where to do it is brought to you by Rockland Center for the Arts Registration for summer Camp RoCA 2019 is open now.  Pay in full by January 31 and receive a $50 discount with code “camp19”.


  • Looking for some thrills this weekend? 3 Days of Night gives you three nights of horror, with live performances of your favorite old-time-thrillers. Watch six performances and 16 actors play scenes from Carrie, Cape Fear, Mommy Dearest, and more. Fri and Sat 8p, Sun 2p, Antrim Playhouse, 15 Spook Rock Rd, Wesley Hills.


Experience an ancient form of meditation, led by the beat of a medicine drum and encounter an ally in the spirit realm. The Shamanic Journey Circle gives you guidance and insight for resolutions, seasonal blues, or just for inspiration. Gather with like-minded neighbors and learn a sacred practice for the new year. For tickets and pre-registration please click here, or contact Mikki to make other arrangements. 2-3:30p, The Open Spirit Nyack, 55 Burd St, Nyack.

  • Weekender Friday the 13th, Bear Mountain Ice SkatingSkate at Bear Mountain Ice Rink. Adults $5, children (ages 4-11) $4. General skating Sat & Sun from 10a-7:30p. Bear Mountain Ice Rink, Bear Mountain State Park, Palisades Interstate Parkway.
  • Train yourself to become a positive, happy person through Heartfulness Meditation. In this six-week series, you can learn how to relax, rejuvenate, and meditate to connect with your inner self. 10:30-11:30a, Valley Cottage Library, 110 Route 303, Valley Cottage.
  • Art talk: Hear Angela Fraleigh talk about her site-installation Shadows Searching for Light, an exhibit inspired by Edward Hopper’s paintings and his relationship to his wife. 2p, Nyack Library, 59 S Broadway, Nyack.


  • Winter Rainbow Falls Loop Hike. Go on an expedition along Rainbow Falls Footpath and a few historic carriage roads. This hike includes some rocky areas, uneven footing, a stream crossing, and a short rock scramble. Please pre-register at 845-255-0752 and meet at the Awosting Parking Area. 9a-4:30p, Minnewaska State Park Preserve, 5281 Route 44-55, Kerhonkson.
  • Head to the Rockland Center for the Arts for an Opening Reception for their two new exhibits. Both exhibits will be on view through February 3.
    • First, The Memron Project. See the art installation preserving memories inspired by and in the style of Joseph Cornell. The artist Jennie Chien brings objects, triggered by memories, to life.
    • Then, celebrate the vision of RoCA’s creative students in a Members’ Exhibition. The artwork includes pottery, glass beads, drawings, paintings, and sculptures by more than 180 members. 2-5p, Rockland Center for the Arts, 27 s Greenbush Rd, West Nyack.
  • Enjoy an afternoon of classical music with BridgeMusik, featuring young artists from the South Orangetown Central School District. The program includes chamber works by Vivaldi, Mozart, Vaughan Williams, and more 4-5:30p, Union Arts Center, 2 Union St, Sparkill.
  • Join the Nyack Pop-Up Chorus and sing the songs of The Grateful Dead. As usual, no experience necessary. Just come and have fun. 6p, Casa del Sol, 104 Main 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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