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Nyack Weekender: How Many Fish in the Hudson?

Do you know how many fish there are in the Hudson? Help Teatown educators count them during the Great Hudson Estuary Fish Count. After a guided hike, enjoy the scenic views from high up in Kakiat Park. And catch Mambo Italiano, the latest play at the Westchester Broadway Theatre; it’s about an Italian family trying to keep their restaurant afloat while dealing with their New Jersey-born adult grandchildren.
This Fri-Sun list of what to do and where to do it is brought to you by Rockland Center for the Arts. Get ready to Sail Through Art History on August 23 or 24 on the Hudson River Clearwater Sloop, or on September 15 on The Pioner. You can take a stroll through the Catherine Konner Sculpture Park to view the Natural Progressions and RoCA Nest 2019 exhibits.


Westchester Broadway Theatre presents Mambo Italiano, the family friendly and laugh-out-loud funny story of the domineering but lovable matriarch, Maria Barbieri, and her devoted husband Gino. Watch them struggle to keep the family restaurant afloat while adjusting to the newly found independence of their New Jersey-born adult grandchildren who they have raised since birth. Tickets are available online. Based on the play and screenplay by Steve Galluccio & Emile Gaudreault, this musical adaptation features a book by Jean Cheever and Tom Polum, lyrics by Omri Schein, and music by James Olmstead. Show runs through Sept 29. Fri 6:15p, Sun 11:45a and 5:15p, and Thurs 11:15a and 6:15p, 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford.

  • Enjoy the songs of ABBA? (Who doesn’t?) Then don’t miss Mamma Mia, performed by the Helen Hayes Youth Theatre’s most advanced summer intensive cast. Fri and Sat 7p, Antrim Playhouse, 15 Spook Rock Rd, Wesley Hills.
  • Michael Yo calls himself a “half black brother with a Korean mother.” Get a good laugh in with his latest stand up show at Levity Live. Fri 7:30 and 9:45p, Sat 7p, 4210 Palisades Center Dr A – 401, West Nyack.
  • Maureen’s Jazz Cellar presents SLIDE ATTACK, featuring Alan Goidel, Howard Levy, Chuck Zeuren, Hiroshi Yamazaki, and Rich Syracuse. 8p, 2 N Broadway, Nyack.


  • Stretch and strengthen your body with Pilates. Begin with a warm-up known as the hundred and move on to leg circles, roll-ups, and a five-part ab series. 9:30-10:30a, SoulFlyte, 13 S Broadway, Nyack.
  • For kids who like to read but need practice, stop by the library and meet a Book Buddy. Teen volunteers are there to listen while the kids practice reading out loud or just to themselves. 10a-12p, Nyack Library, 59 S Broadway, Nyack.
  • Gather with family and friends and enjoy Gospel Music in the Park. The event includes live ministering of gospel music from local artists as well as music played by gospel DJs throughout the day. 2-8p, Rockland Lake State Park, Field #4, Valley Cottage.
  • Penguin Rep Theatre presents the world premier of The Sabbath Girl by Cary Gitter. This contemporary romantic comedy with heart is about the loneliness of big city life and the possibility of finding love next door. Angie Mastrantoni works in a hip art gallery and moves to a new apartment on the Upper West Side. Unfortunately, she doesn’t have much time for relationships. Well, that might change when her neighbor Seth, a divorced Orthodox Jew with a knish store on the Lower East Side, knocks on her door. Tickets are available online. Sat 4 and 8p, Sun 2p, Thurs 7:30p, 7 Crickettown Rd, Stony Point.


  • Enjoy a rugged mountain trail with scenic views during the Free Guided Hike at Kakiat Park. This 2.5 hours hike has steep and hilly sections with loose rock in some parts. Wear hiking boots and bring plenty of water and snacks. Meet at 9a in the parking area of Kakiat Park, by the footbridge, 668 Haverstraw Rd, Montebello.
  • Hop into Art presents arts educator Kelly Quartironi. Join her for a demo workshop in the Art Lab to learn how she creates her unique sculptures. 12-1p, Edward Hopper House, 82 N Broadway, Nyack.
  • Have a look inside a typical 1830s middle-class farm family home. Take a walk through history in a guided tour of the Jacob Blauvelt House. 1,2, or 3p, Historical Society of Rockland County, 20 Zukor Rd, New City.
  • Join the Nyack Pop-Up Chorus for their monthly sing featuring the music of Credence Clearwater Revival. 6p, Casa del Sol, 104 Main St, Nyack.

Next Week


Head on over to the Edward Hopper House for Jazz in the Garden. Bring your lawn chair or a blanket and enjoy a celebration of Dick Voigt. 7:30-9:30p, 82 N 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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