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Nyack Weekender: A Street Fair, Bastille Day, Other Celebrations

Summer is in full bloom. Spend the day outside by taking a trip to Stony Point Battlefield for the 240th anniversary of the Storming of Stony Point, or by celebrating the French at Piermont’s Bastille Day. It’s also time for Nyack’s Famous Street Fair. And for some after-sun activities, join the Nyack Pop-Up Chorus for a sing-along. Or watch The Little Foxes, the new play at Elmwood Playhouse.
This Fri-Sun list of what to do and where to do it is brought to you by Rockland Center for the Arts. Summer Camp RoCA 2019 is now open. You can take a stroll through the Catherine Konner Sculpture Park to view the Natural Progressions and RoCA Nest 2019 exhibits.

Friday

Elmwood Playhouse presents The Little Foxes, a story of three greedy, wealthy siblings who form a partnership with a Chicago capitalist to build a cotton mill in the South, where costs are cheap and profits are high. The conspiracy touches off a vicious circle of avarice, lying, scheming, and cruelty that sweeps them inexorably to a shocking finale. Tickets are available online. Show runs through through Aug 3, Fri and Sat 8p and Sun 2p. 10 Park St, Nyack.

  • If you are a fan of abstract designs, don’t miss the new solo exhibit Irv Suss: Moments in Time. Enjoy shapes and colors and unique masterpieces. There is an opening reception on July 12 from 5-8p. The exhibit will be on display through July 28, Thu and Sun from 1-6p at The Piermont Fine Arts Gallery, 218 Ash St, Piermont.
  • Maureen’s Jazz Cellar presents the Roger Humphries Quintet, featuring David Budway, Don Aliquo, Duane Eubanks, and Chris Smith. 8 and 9:30p, 2 N Broadway, Nyack.

Saturday

  • In addition to bringing excellent Filipino food to our area, the owners of Karenderya want to share Filipino culture with a food-for-thought new exhibition “Fil-Am Road” featuring photography and paintings by Gloria and Vina Cacho Orden, and selected works from the collective, Baguio Group of Artists. It will be on view from July 13 to October 13, 2019. Sat 11:30a-9:30p, Sun 11:30a-8p, Tue-Thurs 5-8:30p, Fri 5-9:30p, 248 Main St, Nyack.
  • French flags will flap along Piermont Ave for the annual Bastille Day. Restaurants and shops have outdoor tables and the streets are filled with live music and the pleasant aromas of traditional French, Italian, Continental, Mexican, Irish, and American cuisine. There will be a guillotine on display, albeit with a wooden blade. 12-10p, Piermont Ave, Piermont.
  • Tone, lift, and sculpt your arms, legs, booty, abs, and so much more. Barre is a full body, low impact workout that will leave you feeling incredibly strong and fit. 10:45-11:45a, Soul Flyte, 13 S Broadway, Nyack.
  • Celebrate the 240th anniversary of the Storming of Stony Point. There will be 250 actors–soldiers, women, and civilians, engaged in 18th century military and civilian activities and demonstrations throughout the weekend. You are welcome to come spend a day immersed in the history of daily life of a military scene in 1779. Sat and Sun, 11a-4p, Stony Point Battlefield, 44 Battlefield Rd, Stony Point.
  • Stop by the Poets Circle, a workshop for poets. This is not a class, but a place where you can receive encouragement and support for your work. Please register as space is limited. 2-4p, Nyack Library, 59 S Broadway, Nyack.
  • Sacred songs, shamanic drumming, guided meditation and more at A Trinity of Healing. Experience hands-on healing, call & response, and vocalization and blissful music with three spirits. 3-5p, The New Age Center, 1 S Broadway, Nyack.

Sunday

Westchester Broadway Theatre presents ON YOUR FEET, the story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan. Follow the pair’s journey from their humble beginnings in Cuba to becoming pop sensations. Just when they thought they had it all, they almost lost everything. Let this show take you behind the music and inside the real story of this record-making and ground-breaking couple who found a way to end up on their feet. Tickets are available online. Show runs through Aug 4, Fri 6:15p, Sat 6:15p, Sun 11:45a and 5:15p, and Wed 11:15a. 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford.

  • Nyack’s Famous Street Fair will be held on Main Street and Broadway, rain or shine. This exciting event is a great way to spend a summer day shopping from 300+ vendors. There will be a kid’s zone and all types of delicious festival foods and live music. Nyack’s restaurants and outdoor cafes will offer “Fair Specials.” Bring the whole family, just no dogs. 10a-5p, Broadway and Main St, Nyack.
  • Train Station Sundays are back at the newly restored Piermont Train Station. Tour the museum for free and learn a bit of Piermont’s history. 12-3p, 50 Ash St, Piermont.
  • During this Family Open House you can explore the gallery installation of floating paper boats and take part in the Origami on the Hudson workshop. 12-1p, Edward Hopper House, 82 N Broadway, Nyack.
  • Join the Nyack Pop-Up Chorus and sing the songs of Dr. John. No experience necessary, lyrics will be provided. A $5 donation is suggested. 6-8p, Casa del Sol, 104 Main St, Nyack.

Next Week

Tuesday

Music on the Hudson presents I Anbassa & The Word Sound Power Movement. Bring a chair or blanket, a picnic dinner, and enjoy some good music, sponsored by the Nyack Park Conservancy. 7-9p, Memorial Park, Nyack.

Thursday

  • Rev your motors for Nyack’s annual Classic Car Night. Stroll the village and see hundreds of rare, antique, and vintage vehicles, and stay for dinner. 5p till dusk, downtown Nyack.
  • Head on over to the Edward Hopper House for Jazz in the Garden. Bring your lawn chair or a blanket and listen to Mayra Casales & Cocomama. There will also be live painting with Dan Springer and Trine Giaever. 7:30-9:30p, 82 N Broadway, Nyack.

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