Put on your dancing boots and head on over to the Union Arts Center for Dancing Lance’s Family HoeDown. See the stars without being outside or go on an underwater adventure without getting wet. There’s an east coast premier, an art exhibition opening, a comedy show for a cause, jazz, rock ‘n roll, choral music, and fusion. For those who like to be hands (or feet) on join a group sing or run or walk for a cause.
Category: Nyack Weekender
It’s a week of firsts. The Nyack Art Collective kicks off the weekend with the first First Friday of the year, the Edward Hopper House features their artist of the month and the Rockland Chess Club holds its first meeting. If you want to prolong the holiday season, don’t miss the Sparkill Salon Series celebration of Russian Christmas with Oxana Mikhailoff and Vassily Primakov on Sunday at the Union Arts Center. You can keep up those resolutions with a run or learn about healthy eating and just because it’s winter doesn’t mean you can’t get fresh produce with two indoor farmers markets.
This weekend offers a music lovers’ feast serving prime (cold!) cuts of folk, adult alternative, reggae, jazz and rockabilly. Before you head out, you can work off a few pounds too.
‘Twas three days before Christmas and all weekend long,
Shops were all open; singers celebrated in song.
With blues and rock. And a laugh or two.
Accompanied by family art and skating you could do.
Seasonal sounds abound this weekend, including victorian carols, gypsy jazz, Klezmer music and sing-a-longs, too. For the procrastinators, there’s still time to find or make a unique gift for a special someone on your list. For those looking to give back, there’s a coat drive or a benefit concert.
This weekend there’s music and holiday spirit at every turn. Create gifts inspired by and crafted from nature at Illuminations, a unique make and take gift making benefit for Strawtown Studios. You don’t have to sing alone in your shower anymore, there are several events where you can sing with friends and neighbors. Take part in two long standing Nyack holiday events or see a film classic. Music lovers have several choices or turn back the clock to the 1960s.
The holiday season kicks into high gear with a downtown visit by Santa, tree lightings and an indoor street fair and affordable art and pottery sale for holiday shopping. The Nyack Art Collective kicks off the weekend with a special First Friday, Hopper House features their artist of the month and there are new art and historic exhibits to peruse. Also: a Pink Floyd tribute and an un-in-Mansionable estate sale.
Tis’ the Season to Shop ‘Till You Drop, beginning on this Black Friday after Thanksgiving. Here are a few things to do to complement the holiday spirit: check out the Incredible Creature: Inside/Out exhibit at 95 1/2 Main and the Pop-Up Window Shop. Need a little bit more Thanksgiving before the weekend is over? Take part in a nineteenth century Thanksgiving, then take a hike to work off that second helping of apple pie. There’s also music to sooth your soul: a blend of gospel and blues, jazz piano and a tribute to Fleetwood Mac.
This weekend be prepared to roar with laughter and experience music like you never have before. On Saturday, Rx: Laughter at the Nyack Village Theatre will leave you in stitches and the Slambovian Circus of Dreams at The Turning Point brings you a musical experience like no other. There’s lots of family fun with magic & music, a barn dance, a cyclo-cross race, a model aircraft exhibition, and a musician/band doubleheader. If you want to shop until you drop, there’s a fashion event and a handmade arts and crafts show to cross some names off that holiday list. Comedic theater, acrobatic poetry and classical music round out the offerings.
It’s opening weekend for two art exhibits and a new musical. Jazz music lovers are in for a treat as Craig Taborn gives a rare solo performance at the Union Arts Center on Friday. On Sunday, Union Arts Center also hosts Arts and Drafts where upscale crafts combine with draft beer tastings. There’s classical music, comedy and a sing along, too. On Friday, Rivertown Film invites you to see where creative individuals get their inspiration and on Wednesday screens a movie about wedding plans gone awry.