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Nyack Weekender: Great Nyack Get-Together

This weekend, celebrate Nyack and its neighbors at The Great Nyack Get-Together. There are two new plays: Next Fall at Elmwood Playhouse, and Mr. Parker at Penguin Repertory Theatre. Visit Open Studios 2019 at Bell-ans Center of Creative Arts. And if you’re looking for a relaxing weekend, enjoy a Tibetan medicine bowl healing session.

This Fri-Sun list of what to do and where to do it is brought to you by Rockland Center for the Arts. There will be an outdoor concert with the John Hall Band this Saturday. Take a stroll through the Catherine Konner Sculpture Park to view the Natural Progressions and RoCA Nest 2019 exhibits, and stop by Gallery One, Two, and the Emerson Gallery for the newest Fall Exhibits.


Elmwood Playhouse presents Next Fall, written by Geoffrey Nauffts, directed by Larry D. Gabbard. Watch the story of Luke, who believes in God, and Adam, who believes in everything else. Witness the ups and downs of this unlikely relationship with sharp humor and unflinching honesty. A witty and provocative look at faith, commitment, and unconditional love. This play forces us all to examine exactly what it means to believe. Tickets are $27 general admission, $24 seniors/youth/military and available online. Show runs through Oct 5th. Fri and Sat 8p, Sun 2p, 10 Park Street, Nyack.

Penguin Repertory Theatre presents Mr. Parker, a story about love and lust, life and loss by Michael McKeever. Watch Terry Parker, suddenly single and unable to adjust to a world that has moved on without him, find himself at a crossroad. He embarks on a journey of self-discovery in this funny, touching new play about learning to let go of the past and embrace the future. Ticket are $48 and available online. Show runs through Oct 6th. Fri 2p (this Fri only) and 8p, Sat 4p and 8p, Sun 2p, Thu at 7:30p, 7 Crickettown Road, Stony Point.

  • Join the Friends of Rockland Lake and Hook Mountain, and help build the new hiking trail connecting Hook Mountain with the Hudson River Trail at Nyack Beach State Park. Bring water, work gloves, and lunch. Safety glasses and hard hats are required. If you do not have your own, they will be provided (it is required that they are worn). You must also complete and submit to NYS, the Volunteer Service Agreement, prior to coming out for the work day. Parking will be available at the Marydell Faith and Life Center, 640 N Midland Ave, Upper Nyack. Please park in lot #3 on Larchdale Avenue. 9a, Fri, Sat, and Sun, GPS coordinates: 41.118232,-73.9208441. Please call Chris Reyling at (914) 953-4900 with any questions.
  • The Rockland Lodge 2176 of the Sons of Italy is holding its 10th annual Italian Feast and Carnival. Have fun at this celebration of all things Italian. Over 50 vendors will be selling hand-made artwork and clothes, there will be a casino pavilion, music, and carnival rides. Fri 5p-12a, Sat 12p-12a and Sun 12-9p, Tappan Masonic Park Fairgrounds, 89 Western Hwy, Tappan.
  • The good vibes will be flowing throughout downtown White Plains as JazzFest presents over 20 free and affordable concerts from September 13-15. Headliners include Pete Malinverni, Joel Ross’s Good Vibes featuring Melissa Aldana, and the Emmet Cohen Quartet featuring two of jazz’s greatest players, George Coleman and Jimmy Cobb. For a full event schedule, visit


Mix and mingle at Bell-ans’ Open Studios 2019. Chat, learn, and engage with over 20 artists who will be opening the doors to their personal art practice, and view the works of young emerging artists from Tappan Zee High School. Founded in 1897 as a pill factory, this establishment has fostered the work of many artists and artisans since the ’60s. Also, visit the newest solo exhibition curated by Phyllis Dodge, STAR by Lauren Rudolph, in the V°LITION gallery, or get some delicious food and drink from the Roots Cafe food truck. 2-6p, Bell-ans Center of Creative Arts, 4 Bell Ln, Orangeburg.

  • The Rockland Audubon Society is taking you on a Bird Walk. Observe and identify wild birds in their natural surroundings. Meet Ron Conzo at 7:30a at the Park & Ride on Route 303, West Nyack.
  • September is National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month. Join the 12th annual 5K Run/ Walk for Recovery & Remembrance at Rockland Lake State Park. The run starts at 8a, 299 Rockland Lake Rd, Valley Cottage.
  • Give rowing a try at a Free Introduction to Rowing event. Learn the basic body mechanics of the rowing stroke on an individual land-based rowing machine. Suitable for ages 10 years and up. Don’t forget to pre-register if you want to reserve a seat in a boat to try rowing on the water. Rockland Rowing Association, 9a-12p, Rockland Lake State Park, lot #6, Valley Cottage.
  • Experience the deep and meditative vibrational sounds of Tibetan Medicine Bowl Healing. If you suffer from headaches, joint pain, fatigue, minor aches, or anxiety, this is an alternative way to possibly relieve those issues. 10:30a-12p, The Open Spirit Nyack, 55 Burd St, Nyack.
  • It’s the sixth annual Haverstraw Riverwide Arts & Music Festival, a day full of music and art, with more than 15 arts and craft vendors, a food court, and a kids’ paper lantern painting workshop. 11a-5p, Emeline Park, 16 Front St, Haverstraw.
  • Celebrate The Nyacks, neighboring towns, and villages at The Great Nyack Get-Together 3.0. Meet some of the groups and non-profits that make up the fabric of our community. This family-friendly event has everything–live music on two stages, a dunk tank, a human foosball tournament, a bouncy house, an obstacle course, and six different food vendors. 12-6p, Memorial Park, Depew Ave at Piermont Ave, Nyack.
  • Double feature: A History of Nyack Cinemas and Theaters lets you explore three 19th century motion picture theaters and two live performance theaters in Nyack. This new, nostalgic, surprising, and fun exhibit at the The Historical Society of the Nyacks displays vintage photos and playbills from the archives of the Nyack Library and Historical Society, silent movies, a photo booth, and a book for visitors to record their memories of the stages and screens of Nyack. Exhibit runs through Nov 23, Saturdays 1-4p, 50 Piermont Ave, Nyack.
  • Stop by the ArtSuite Gallery for the opening reception of Explorations of Light & Form by James Kimak. The exhibit features his recent landscape paintings in acrylic and is on view through Oct 27. 5-8p, ArtSuite Gallery, 466 Piermont Ave, Piermont.
  • Enjoy an outdoor concert in the Catherine Konner Sculpture Park with the John Hall Band. 7:30p, Rockland Center for the Arts, 27 S Greenbush Rd, West Nyack.


  • A Basic Sewing Workshop with Maria Luisa will teach you how to make and mend clothing. Please bring one item of clothing with you that you’d like to work on. This introductory session will focus on basic mending and repairs, as well as hemming and sewing buttons. 10-11a, Maria Luisa Boutique, 77 S Broadway, Nyack.
  • “What Ties Us Together” by The Nerdy Duo. Photo by Melissa Weiland.

    The OUTSIDE IN presents Walk in Our Shoes, an art exhibit that has matched 25 artists with 25 Rockland PFLAG advocates to inspire and create original two-dimensional pieces of art with an important message. All artwork will be available for viewing and purchase in benefit of Rockland PFLAG throughout September. 2-4p, 249 Ferdon Ave, Piermont.

Next Week


Join Strawtown Studio nature education expert and earth artist Laurie Seeman for The Nature Antidote: How to Make Nature the “Centerpiece” of Your Family, an inspiring talk with advice on how to live with nature as a centering power of your family’s life and choices. The talk will be followed by time for creating a nature craft centerpiece, symbolic for keeping your family engaged in nature experiences through the fast-paced school year. 6-7:30p, Valley Cottage Library, 110 Rt 303, Valley Cottage.

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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