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Weekly Rec: Secondhand Shop Hop, Indy Bookstore Day at Big Red Books, River Hook’s 4th Annual Arbor Day, and Inspired! at Rivertown Film on Saturday, New Alchemy Quartet at GraceMusic on Sunday.

Secondhand Shop Hop Clothing Tour

Eight secondhand clothing sellers in Nyack are participating in a shopping tour on Saturday, April 27th from 11:00am – 5:00pm. Grab a friend and a reusable bag and stroll our historic riverfront town.

Check out their joint instagram @nyackvintage for all the details, including our great food/bev partners and how you could win a prize worth nearly $300!!

Independent Bookstore Day

Join Big Red Books in celebrating the 11th Annual Independent Bookstore Day on Saturday, April 27 from 11:00 am – 6:00 pm.

Visitors will find 10% off all books, a store raffle to win a Big Red Books’ gift card, a scavenger hunt for Libro FM’s golden ticket. (whoever finds the golden ticket will receive a full year of audio books)

Story Time with Betsy Franco-Feeney will begin at 4:30pm.

Fourth Annual Arbor Day at River Hook

Fourth Annual Arbor Day at River Hook will be held on Saturday, April 27 from 11:00 – 1:00PM at 626 North Broadway Entrance (near Locust Drive) Rain date 4/28

Celebrate The New River Hook Multi-Use Trailway, Poetry Walk in the Sheep Meadow, the River Hook Founder’s Circle, and Original Art of Hester Haring, Haring House Tour

Featuring a Memorial Tree Planting for Jannene Cason, Poetry Reading by Anupama Amaran, Cello Performance by Jody Redhage Ferber, Reinstallation of Lisa Levart’s Still Here: Women of the Ramapough Lenape Nation with Special Guests: The Summit School Goats

For more information visit River Hook.


Inspired People who create are inspirations to us all. But what inspires them? Find out at Rivertown Film’s Inspired! Rivertown Film Society’s signature annual fundraising event on Saturday, April 27 at the Nyack Center (corner of S. Broadway and Depew)

Fifteen local artists in varied disciplines share the sources of their inspiration, each using ten slides and twenty seconds per slide to explain them. The program begins at 8:00, but doors open at 7:30 pm. Arrive early to get good seats, mingle, enjoy complimentary hors d’oeuvres and to give yourself time to look over our silent auction items and raffles. A second round of food and beverages will be available when the Inspired! performers have finished.

Tickets are limited and are sure to go quickly at $35 general admission and $25 for Rivertown Film Members.  Click here to purchase or for more information.

New Alchemy Quartet at GraceMusic

GraceMusic will host the New Alchemy Quartet on Sunday, April 28 at 4pm. for a joyful spring brass concert entitled Spacial Serenades: Brass Music for Resonant Spaces.

The players (Sasha Romero, Carlos Jimenez, Nikki Abissi, Jen Hinkle) perform regularly at the Metropolitan Opera, NY Philharmonic, NY City Ballet, and in the pit for Broadway musicals.   T

he group will offer works by Gabrieli, Debussy, Haydn, Poulenc, Hindemith, Beethoven, and more  for your listening pleasure. Admission (at the door): $25;  seniors $20; students $5; children under 12: free. Grace Church, 130 First Ave, Nyack, NY.

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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