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Weekly Rec: Art (making) Wine & Cheese with Strawtown Studio, Sigourney Weaver Headlines ArtRock Gala, American River at Nyack Center

Join Strawtown Studio at their Garnerville studios for an art-making Wind and Cheese event. This year’s ArtsRock Gala welcomes Sigorney Weaver. Rivertown Film will screen American River on April 3.

Art-Making, Wine & Cheese at Strawtown Studios

Strawtown offers an art-making Wine and Cheese event at their Garnerville Studio on Friday, March 22 from 6:30 – 8:30pm. This workshop is inspired by the way we pay close attention to the seasonal shift around the Spring Equinox. Explore the theme of new beginnings, and leave feeling renewed and refreshed.

$30 per person, $25 each if you bring a new friend! 25% Senior Discount

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Strawtown Studios are located at the Garner Arts & Historic District, 55 West Railroad Ave, Bldg 10A Garnerville,

Sigourney Weaver Headlines ArtRock Gala

ArtsRock welcomes Celebrity Guest Sigorney Weaver to their 2024 Gala on Saturday April 6th at 7pm at the First Reformed Church of Nyack, 18 South Broadway.

The Golden Globe and Grammy winning, Oscar and Tony nominated actress rose to fame starring as Ellen Ripley in Ridley Scott’s science fiction film Alien (1979). She reprised her role in James Cameron’s Aliens (1986), for which she received her first Academy Award nomination and again in Alien 3 (1992) and Alien Resurrection (1997). The character is regarded as a significant female protagonist in cinema history. She reunited with Cameron in Avatar (2009) and Avatar: The Way of Water (2022), two of the highest-grossing films of all time. She also played Dana Barrett in the Ghostbusters films. In 1988, Weaver received Academy Award nominations as well as Golden Globe Awards for her roles in Gorillas in the Mist and Working Girl. She won the Grammy Award for Best Spoken Word Album as narrator of the book Earth (The Book) in 2010.

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American River

American RIver, Directed by Scott Morris will be screened by Rivertown Film at the Nyack Center on April 3, 8:00pm

Mary Bruno spent her childhood along one of the most polluted waterways in America, the Passaic River. Decades later, she wrote An American River: From Paradise to Superfund (2012) and eventually teamed with filmmaker Scott Morris and river-guide Carl Alderson to kayak the river of her youth and tell its story on film with a unique blend of personal memoir, adventure, history and science. 

Discussion with filmmaker Scott Morris and river-guide Carl Alderson, moderated by filmmaker, environmental attorney, and Rivertown Film board member, Susan Shapiro.

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Nyack People & Places, a weekly series that features photos and profiles of citizens and scenes near Nyack, NY, is sponsored by Sun River Health.

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