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Nyack Weekender: Rolling By The River Into Summer

Summertime…and the cycling is easy. Join friends and neighbors on Sun June 2 at 2p for Rolling By The River, a community “slow roll” cycling event. Find a book at the Nyack Library’s Summer Book Sale or some knick-knacks at the Community Yard Sale.  Visit the Dennis P. McHugh Run for Fun and Family Fair or the Flavors of Haverstraw Food Crawl.
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 now open and the Juried Art Exhibit & Sale to benefit the Rockland County Pride Center continues through June 16.  Take a stroll through the Catherine Konner Sculpture Park to view the Natural Progressions and RoCA Nest 2019 exhibits.


Catch one of the last performances of Morning’s at Seven at Elmwood Playhouse. 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 2p and 8p, 10 Park St, Nyack.

  • Get On Your Feet at the Westchester Broadway Theatre and go behind the music and inside the real story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan who, in the face of adversity, found a way to land on their feet. Fri 11:15a and 6:15p, Sat 6:15p, Sun 11:45a and 5:15p, Wed 11:15a, and Thurs 11:15a and 6:15p, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford.
  • The Tallman Beach Concert Series continues with The Old No. 7 Quintet. Come dance, drink, and dine to the Americana, bluegrass, blues, country, R&B, and rock sounds. 7-10p, Tallman Beach and Pool Club, 2 Tallman Mountain Rd, Sparkill.
  • Catch Comedy Central’s Workaholics fan fave, Erik Griffin, at Levity Live. 7:30 and 9:45p, 4210 Palisades Center Drive A-401, West Nyack.
  • Watch three long-time friends come to laughs and blows over the value of an expensive modern art painting in Yasmina Reza’s ART. Fri 8p, Sat 4p and 8p, Sun 2p, and Thurs 7:30p, Penguin Rep Theatre, 7 Crickettown Rd, Stony Point.


John Curley Pottery

Get beautiful pieces of high fire functional porcelain at affordable prices at the John Curley Ceramics Pottery Sale. Seconds are also for sale. To preview more work, visit John Curley Ceramics on Facebook. On Saturday, there will be a special guest appearance by Bongo’s Fries. Sat and Sun, 10a-4p, 113 Highmount Ave, Upper Nyack.

  • Rise and shine (early!) for Rockland’s Solace Sunrise Walk. Starting in the dark, early hours of the morning and crossing the finish line just as dawn is breaking, the 5k walk/run raises funds and awareness for suicide and self-harm prevention. 4:30-7:30a, Rockland GAA, 160 Old Orangeburg Rd, Orangeburg.
  • Bring the whole family for the 15th annual Dennis P. McHugh Run for Fun and Family Fair and enjoy a day filled with food, drinks, games, rides, live music, raffles, and more. 9:30a-4p, Piermont Library, 25 Fly Wheel Park, Piermont.
  • Take home a classic read at Nyack Library’s big Summer Book Sale. 10a-4p, Nyack Library, 59 S Broadway, Nyack.
  • Stop by the two-day Polish Festival and indulge in traditional Polish food and music, live entertainment, and various shows. Sat and Sun from 11a-10p, German Masonic Park, 89 Western Hwy, Tappan.
  • The Lower Hudson Valley Craft Beer Festival features over 50 breweries, including your favorite local and domestic ones, live music with Joe D’Urso and Josh Casano, and delicious BBQ. 12-8p, Growler and Gill, 148 Rt 59, Nanuet.
  • Join Strawtown Studio artists Natalie Russell and Joanna Dickey, and experience drawing as a way to tune into 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.
  • Grab your cowboy boots and hat and line dance down to the Barn Dance. All proceeds benefit the Rockland County Pride Center. 5-9p, Historic Teurner-Remsen House, 285 Old Mill Rd, Valley Cottage.
  • Jazz pianist Larry Fuller returns to Maureen’s Jazz Cellar with the Larry Fuller Trio to celebrate the release of the band’s new album Overjoyed. 8p & 9:30p, 2 N Broadway, Nyack.

Rolling By The River

Do you have a bicycle in your garage that you rarely ride? Can’t find the time? Don’t feel comfortable “sharing the road” cycling by yourself? Then come out for the Sunday afternoon “slow roll” cycling event Rolling by the River and join your friends and neighbors near the Nyacks and Piermont. This is a bicycle ride for everyone. All ages (eight and up) and experience levels are welcome. Grab your helmet and meetup at Upper Nyack Elementary School at 2p. REGISTRATION REQUIRED online at Rolling By The River.
Brought to you by the Rockland Bicycling Club, Nyack Rec Dept, Piermont, Upper Nyack and the Hopper House. Post ride ice cream social sponsored by R2M Realty, Velo Bistro & Wine Bar and Hartell’s Deli.


  • Go green. Reduce, reuse, and recycle at the Community Yard Sale. Open to the public to buy and sell. 10a-3p, Veterans Park Gazebo, 15 Cedar St, Nyack.
  • Bring your bicycle and helmet and learn how to be safe while riding your bike at the Bike Safety & Touch-A-Truck event. Many different types of vehicles will be there for your kids to touch and see up close. 12-3p, Charles S. Eccher Park, Lowland Hill Rd, Stony Point.
  • Haverstraw River Arts and the Village of Haverstraw present the Flavors of Haverstraw Food Crawl. Meet neighbors, drink craft beers and sample small plates from over 15 participating restaurants. 1-5p, throughout downtown Haverstraw.
  • The Rockland Camerata presents its 40th Anniversary Concert featuring Mozart’s “Coronation Mass” and other works. 4p, Green Meadow Waldorf School, Rose Hall, 307 Hungry Hollow Rd, Chestnut Ridge.

Next Week


The Center for Safety & Change is hosting a Fashion Preview Sale. Get a sneak peek at designer clothes and accessories. Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and a glass of wine or champagne, while you try on highlights from the 2019 fashion sale. 6-8p, The Hudson House of Nyack, 134 Main St, Nyack.


Enjoy a Taste of Nyack with samples from some of Nyack’s best restaurants. This evening of fun, food, and philanthropy benefits the Rockland County YMCA youth programs and helps to provide scholarships to children of low income families. 6-9:30p. Call 845-358-0632 for your tickets.


Stop by for the staged reading of Tennessee Williams’ The Two Character Play by the Phoenix Theatre Ensemble. A playwright Felice and his actress sister Clare arrive on a bleak and dusty stage where they discover that the troupe they have been traveling with has abandoned them. Yet an audience and critics are showing up anyway and the show must go on. 6:30-8:30p, Nyack Library, 59 S Broadway, 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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