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Nyack Weekender: Superbowl Champ McCourty Twins Lead The Parade

Super Bowl Champions and Nyack natives Jason and Devin McCourty lead the African American Day Parade on Saturday. There’s ArtWalk and animated films, as well as A Little Night of Music to benefit Elmwood Playhouse. And don’t forget Dad on Sunday.
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 it’s the last few days to check out the Juried Art Exhibit & Sale to benefit the Rockland County Pride Center. The exhibit and sale ends June 16.  Or take a stroll through the Catherine Konner Sculpture Park to view the Natural Progressions and RoCA Nest 2019 exhibits.

Friday

  • Ladies, it’s time for a little ME Time Women’s Retreat. You’ll learn five ways to pause, re-discover your true nature, and renew with your body, mind. The retreat is brought to you by Tatyana Kochergina, certified yoga and Melt teacher, and photographer Susan Magnano. 4p Fri through 11a Sun, Stephen & Betsy Corman AMC Harriman Outdoor Center, 200 Breakneck Rd, Haverstraw.
  • Artwork: Michael Delaney


    It’s that time of the year where all of Nyack becomes an art gallery. The 14th Annual Nyack ARTWALK kicks off. This year’s theme is “Perception.” Perception is the ability to hear, see, or become aware of something, and in today’s world, our senses are being challenged. Stroll in and out of the shops in Nyack and you will meet the 27 artists juried in exhibiting/selling their art all weekend long. Fri 7-9p, Sat 2-7p, Sun 12-5p, Downtown 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. In the face of adversity, they 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. Show runs through August 4.
  • Need a good laugh? Mayhem ensues with Woody Allen’s Don’t Drink the Water. when an American tourist family rush into the embassy ahead of the police who suspect them of spying behind the Iron Curtain. Fri and Sat 8p, Sun 2p, Antrim Playhouse, 15 Spook Rock Rd, Wesley Hills. Play runs through June 30.
  • Hear contemporary ukulele player Jake Shimabukuro combine classic ukulele styles with various other genres, including pop, rock, jazz, and metal. He performs pieces such as George Harrison’s “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” Schubert’s “Ave Maria,” and Leonard Cohen’s “Hallelujah.” 8p, Tarrytown Music Hall, 13 Main St, Tarrytown.

Saturday

Support Elmwood Playhouse at its annual gala benefit, A Little Night of Music. Enjoy an elegant dinner buffet with gluten-free and vegetarian items, a dessert bar, wine, beer, and bubbly. Entertainment by the Heartfelt Barbershop Quartet and the Elmwood Harmony Collective performing some old time favorites. There will be a live auction and the ability to bid on great items like two orchestra seats to the Met Opera show of your choice and dinner, glamping on your own private island, and tickets to Sleep No More. Guests will also receive an Elmwood Playhouse branded canvass bag with goodies. Tickets are $150 and are available online. 6-9p, Location provided upon ticket purchase.

  • Have fun exploring and making discoveries in and around the small stream in Sterling Forest. The event is called Who Lives Here? Art and Science in the Stream, and you’ll create a work of art based on your experience meeting and making friends with the tiny stream life. Recommended for children 6+ with parents/caregiver. Wear supportive watershoes, and bring a towel, change of clothes, water bottle, and snack/lunch. Registration is required. 11a-1p, Sterling Sterling Forest State Park, 116 Old Forge Rd, Tuxedo.
  • It's a Twin Celebration as Superbowl Champions and New England Patriots Jason and Devin McCourty lead the Nyack African American Day Parade on Sat June 15.

    It’s a Twin Celebration as Superbowl Champions and New England Patriots Jason and Devin McCourty lead the Nyack African American Day Parade on Sat June 15.


    The 11th Annual African American Day Parade and Festival will celebrate the rich African American culture and community. New England Patriots and hometown Nyack residents Devin and Jason McCourty will serve as the parade grand marshals. Community leaders, politicians, dignitaries, civic organizations, schools/colleges, non profit organizations, and local marching bands will participate and walk in the parade which will follow a new route beginning at Nyack Memorial Park and travel up Depew Avenue, then on to Franklin Street then on to Main Street, then on to Broadway, and will end at Nyack Memorial Park with a festival to follow. 12p, Nyack Memorial Park, Depew and Piermont Aves, Nyack.
  • The Piermont Historical Society invites you to Family Fun Day at the Piermont Train Station and Museum. See an operating model train at the station, meet stationmaster Belle Kelly, learn morse code, and become a junior stationmaster. 12-5p, 50 Ash St, Piermont.
  • Use your imagination and learn how to make the perfect summer accessory, a chic, chunky boho wrap bracelet, at a Wrap Bracelet Workkshop. All materials are included. Nyack resident and jewelry maker Claudia Bonilla of Lucky 7 Southpaw Craft will be the instructor. 12:30-2p, Maria Luisa Boutique, 77 S Broadway, Nyack.
  • You don’t have to do a jig to enjoy the Irish Music Festival featuring vendors, food, a bar, a pipe band, and of course, plenty of live Irish music. 2-11p, Rockland GAA, 160 Old Orangeburg Rd, Orangeburg.
  • Enjoy a Retro Animation Night hosted by Hudson Valley Film. Come see the works of the Fleischer Brothers, including Betty Boop, Superman, and their feature Gulliver’s Travels. 8-10p, 131 S Broadway, Nyack.

Sunday

  • Bring the whole family, lace up your sneakers, and run with dad in a Father’s Day Road Race. This four mile run begins and ends at the Elks Lodge. Hot dogs and refreshments will be served after the race and t-shirts and awards will be presented. 7:30a check-in begins, 8:30a run starts, 2041 Elks Dr, Nanuet.
  • Have you always wanted to get organized but didn’t know where to start? A professional organizer shares top tips and methods for organizing and clearing out your space in a Clearing Out – Making Space and Getting Organized workshop. You’ll have the opportunity to ask questions about your space and find ways to help move forward in getting more organized today. 1-2:30p, Soul Flyte, 13 S Broadway, Nyack.
  • Take dad out to the ballgame without breaking the bank and catch the Rockland Boulders vs New Jersey Jackals. A special Father’s Day pack includes four tickets to the game, four hot dog and drink vouchers, and a Boulders baseball for the post-game catch, all for just $49. 1:30p, Palisades Credit Union Park, 1 Palisades Credit Union Dr, Pomona.

Looking Ahead …

Friday, June 21

Penguin Rep Theatre presents Kennedy: Bobby’s Last Crusade, which follows Kennedy during the fateful 1968 presidential campaign, from his announcement of his intention to enter the race to his last speech at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. The show leads audiences to wonder: What if Robert F. Kennedy, brother and adviser to a President and Junior Senator from New York, had never been assassinated? Would he have gone on to win the White House in 1968 and to bring our troops home from Vietnam? Would he have been the voice of moral clarity to bind Americans together? Tickets are $48 and available online. Fri 2p and 8p, Sat 4p and 8p, Sun 2p, and Thurs 7:30p, 7 Crickettown Rd, Stony Point. Show runs through July 7. On Sunday, June 23, the audience is invited to join the cast and crew for cake and coffee after the official opening performance.

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