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Nyack Weekender: Lots to do this Mother’s Day

This Sunday is Mother’s Day, and there are plenty of opportunities to spend some quality time with mom this weekend. Catch Morning’s at Seven, the new play at Elmwood Playhouse, join the Great Nyack House Tour, or get your garden ready for the summer at the Mother’s Day Plant and Flower Sale at Grace Episcopal Church. And if you want to take mom out for some music, attend a spring concert or sing along with the Pop-Up Chorus.
This Fri-Sun list of what to do and where to do it is brought to you by Rockland Center for the Arts. Stop by for the 8th annual Juried Art Exhibit & Sale and support the Rockland County Pride Center.


Elmwood Playhouse presents Morning’s at Seven. Four sisters who live near one another in a small midwestern town in 1938 see their lives upended when one sister’s son decides to leave home and get married. His plans stir up old passions and create new anxieties in the lives of everyone around him in this charming comedy. Tickets are available online. Fri 8p, Sat 8p, and Sun 2p, 10 Park St, Nyack. Show runs through June 1.

  • The Children’s Shakespeare Theatre presents Henry IV – Part 2. Prince Hal has had his last fling, his father is ill and dying, and it is time for the young prince to step up and take his place as king. One last rebellion to be quenched and then hopefully peace will reign again. Fri and Sat 7p, Palisades Presbyterian Church, 117 Washington Spring Rd, Palisades.
  • The Carnegie Concert Series presents Toby Tobias. Listen to the inspiring story about Tobias’ life in South Africa and let his original songs touch your heart. 7:30-9:30p, Nyack Library, 59 S Broadway, Nyack.
  • The Femme! Experience is an emotional healing experience through movement, personal expression, and meditation while celebrating all that is feminine. 7:15-8:45p, SoulFlyte, 13 S Broadway, Nyack.


The Historical Society of the Nyacks is hosting its 8th annual Great Nyack House Tour. Step inside and explore several stunning homes. There will be seven stops at houses ranging from Gothic Revival and Queen Anne Victorian styles to a converted barn with spectacular river views. The Carson McCullers house, featured on this year’s tour, is listed on the State and National Registers of Historic Places for its association with the renowned American author. Tickets are $50 in advance and available online, or $60 on the day of the tour. Rain or shine, pick up your tickets at 9:30a or later at the Living Christ Church, 151 S Broadway (Voorhis Ave entrance), S Nyack.

The Mother’s Day Plant and Flower Sale at Grace Episcopal Church is a beloved annual event. This year, in addition to handmade bouquets and fresh flower arrangements for Mother’s Day and an array of annual bedding plants and perennials from parishioners’ own gardens, there will be cuttings of the church’s historic ivy for sale. 10a-2p, Memorial Garden, 130 First Ave, Nyack.

  • Take a guided bird walk of Marydell-on-the-Hudson and tune your ears to the trees and learn the calls of our feathered friends in Birding By Ear: A Sight, Sound, & Art Experience. 9:30a, Marydell Faith & Life Center, 640 N Midland Ave, Nyack.
  • Motherless Mother’s Day – a way to celebrate mothers who are no longer with us. Please bring a picture of your mom or something sentimental to share. 11a-1p, Valley Cottage Library, 110 Route 303, Valley Cottage.
  • Learn how The Power of Plant-Based Nutrition can prevent and reverse many of the most common chronic diseases without side effects. 2-3:30p, Nyack Library, 59 S Broadway, Nyack.
  • Join Strawtown Studio artists Natalie Russell and Joanna Dickey and experience drawing as a way to tune in to nature. With Drawing Closer to Nature you can practice drawing skills, appreciate the natural world and view spring through artistic eyes. 2-4:30p, Marydell Faith & Life Center, 640 N Midland Ave, Nyack.
  • Join the Rockland County Choral Society for their spring concert. The program, “Calm & Inspire: An Evening of Psalms,” features Handel’s Psalm 112, and other classical and contemporary works inspired by the psalms. Composers include Mozart, Brahms, and more. 7p, First Reformed Church, 18 S Broadway, Nyack.
  • The Nyack Art Collective invites you to Nyack Second Saturday for art, music, and community. Enjoy live music with The Down from the Mountain Band and complimentary hors d’ourves. 8-10p, Casa del Sol, 104 Main St, Nyack.


  • Support the Rockland County Pride Center and stop by the 8th annual Juried Art Exhibit & Sale. Exhibit runs through June 16. 1-4p, Rockland Center for the Arts, 27 S Greenbush Rd, West Nyack.
  • Enjoy an afternoon with jazz music by composers such as Gershwin, Johnny Mercer, and more, performed by The MAD Trio featuring pianist David Budway. 1:30-3p, Valley Cottage Library, 110 Route 303, Valley Cottage. Registration is required.
  • The Nyack Pop-Up Chorus sings the songs of Carole King. 6-8p, 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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