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House Tour of west Nyack
What’s old is new again. Celebrate the arrival of spring in historic Clarksville—known today as West Nyack, with a tour of some of the area’s most charming and treasured homes.
Each of these unique residences has been lovingly restored or artfully reinvented. Among the featured homes are a diversity of periods and styles: a pastoral Queen Anne Victorian farmhouse, a stately Italianate, a quaint 1930’s woodland stone cottage, a 1950’s Asian-styled bungalow, among others.
Presented by Blue Rock School, this self-guided House Tour takes place on Sat, May 16 from 10am to 4pm.
A festive wine and hors d’oeuvre reception will follow on the grounds of the 18th century Dutch farm, the home of Blue Rock School. The premier sponsor of the tour:
Better Homes & Gardens Rand Reality.
For tickets and event details, visit brownpapertickets.com. Tickets are $40 in advance online and $45 the day of the tour. Event is rain or shine.
All proceeds to benefit Blue Rock School’s Scholarship Fund, which makes an alternative education more accessible to children throughout the region. The Lower Hudson Valley’s only progressive, independent day school, Blue Rock is located on a beautiful, four-acre, wooded campus in West Nyack, serving students in grades K—8, providing rich educational experience that nurtures children’s innate love of learning.
During Summer, Blue Rock also offers Summer Play Camp—a 5-week summer program for children ages 3 to 12, open to the community at large.
Blue Rock School 110 Demarest Mill Road, W. Nyack, NY 10994 845 .627.0234 www.bluerockschool.org
Soup Angels’ Benefit Concert
On Saturday, May 30 at 7:30pm, Vari Musicisti Orchestra performs classical music featuring Nyack native Rob Keiser, piano, at First Reformed Church of Nyack, 18 S. Broadway, Nyack. A wine tasting follows the concert.
The concert benefits Soup Angels of Nyack’s all volunteer program to serve a free, nutritious, homemade supper every Monday and Wednesday to anyone who needs a meal—no questions asked.
Tickets: $20 for concert, $55 for concert and wine tasting.
Walking Tours of the Nyacks 2015 Sponsored by the Friends of the Nyacks.
• Sundays, May 3 & Oct. 18 at 2pm
Oak Hill Cemetery—tour begins at the cemetery gate (on 9W across from Nyack Hospital) and takes you on a scenic walk through beautiful Oak Hill. Celebrate the lives of the many permanent residents of the Nyacks— luminaries of the arts, letters and public affairs.
• COMING SOON—Sundays June 7 & Oct. 4 at 2pm
Tour of famous Victorian Age homes of South Nyack.
• Sundays, June 14 & Sept 20 at 2pm—Nyack’s light, water & architecture through the eyes of Edward Hopper.
• Sunday, June 28 at 2pm—tour of early ship-building sites in Upper Nyack.
• Sunday, Sept. 27 at 2pm—Downtown Nyack & the Business District in the Gilded Age.
All tours are $5 per person. Reservations not necessary. For more info visit www.friendsofthenyacks.org or call
APPRAISAL DAY IN PALISADES
• What are they worth—? those family heirlooms and things in the attic. William J. Jenack Estate Appraisers will tell you. $5 each, 3 item limit. Saturday, May 9 at 10am and 1pm at Palisades Community Center, 675 Oak Tree Road in Palisades, NY.
Visit www.palisadescc.org or e-mail
PCC@palisadesny.com to learn what items will not be appraised:
• Also, Mother’s Day Plant Sale Saturday, May 9.
• Palisades Winter Farmers’ Market & History Day Our final market day: Saturday, May 16 from 9am to 1pm
—everything you need to serve delicious seasonal meals: fresh fish, veggies, dairy products, meat, eggs, honey, herbs, bakery items, soups, prepared foods and special locally-created artisanal products. Also, enjoy our Palisades History event with displays, tours and crafts. Join the e-mail list for weekly updates and for further information: PCC@Palisadesny.com
PIERMONT Village-wide yard sale
Saturday, May 16 , (rain date May 17) from 10 am to 4 pm
Vendors needed. Th is annual village-wide yard sale gives you a good reason to make space in your garage, attic or storage bin.
For just $20, rent a 10’ x 10’ space, and sell off all that good stuff you no longer have room for. Last year the event drew hundreds of shoppers.
To reserve a space, send a $20 check by May 11 to the Piermont Civic Association, P.O. Box 454, Piermont, NY 10968. Make sure to include your name, address, phone number and e-mail address. Vendors must supply their own tables or blankets. For more information, contact: Bob Samuels 845.359.5754.
IN Nyack Library’s Carnegie Room
59 South Broadway Nyack, NY 10960
• Furuya Sisters Concert Series Spring 2015:
Saturday, May 9 at 7:30pm—the trio of three sisters return to Nyack’s Carnegie Room to share a gorgeous classical repertoire—works by Tchaikovsky and Mozart.
Tickets: $22.50 to $25; senior adult and student discounts also available for this concert. Website & tickets: http://www.FuruyaSisters.com/concertsbuy.htm or
telephone 914.200.3622 (24hrs/7days)
Nyack College SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Pardington Hall: 45 South Boulevard, Nyack, NY
Hudson River Pianofest—Fri & Sat, May 29 & 30.
Two days of master classes, workshops and performances in a nurturing environment at the idyllic Nyack College Rockland campus overlooking the Hudson River. Featured artists and master teachers are Sergei Babayan. Christopher Oldfather, Alexandre Moutouzkin and Tammy Lum. Open to pianists from late intermediate to advanced levels, observers, and chaperones. Dr. Tammy Lum, Artistic Director. Ticket and Registration information: www.hudsonriverpianofest.org
YOUR ANTIQUES FIX FOR 2015
Joann, of Joantiques in Nyack, will organize her bus trip to the famous antiques market at Brimfield, Massachusetts again this year. The annual antiques market, featuring acres and acres of antiques and collectibles, takes place Thursday, May 14, from 6:30am to 10pm, rain or shine. Reserve your seat on the bus right away. Joanne will fill you in on everything else you need to know. Call her at 845.641.1413.
ACADA ART & ANTIQUES STREET FAIR
Join the fun—and maybe find a treasure or two at the Spring Street Fair, sponsored by the ACADA, the Art Craft & Antiques Dealers of the Nyacks. Both sides of Main Street and South Broadway in Nyack will be lined with fair booths brim-full of collectibles, antiques and surprises for all ages and at all prices. Scrumptious food, too. Free admission.
Sunday, May 17, from 10am to 5pm, rain or shine.
NYACK ART COLLECTIVE ART SHOW
—1ST FRIDAY IN MAY
At Prohibition River, 82 Main St. Nyack.
Fri, May 1 ( upstairs) from 8 to 10pm.
Theme: Mother/Earth. Also, from 5 to 8 pm, visit solo exhibits at other venues in Nyack. For the list of all artists and venues, visit www.nyackartcollective.com
No-Kill Animal Shelter
The Hudson Valley SPCA recently opened a resale store in Blauvelt to benefit their no-kill animal shelter.
845.561.3180 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
C0MMUNITY MEETING ROOM
59 S. Broadway, Nyack 845.358.3370 email@example.com
All events listed are free.
• Sunday, May 3 at 1pm—Adventures in Mixed Media: Collage Art Workshop with Cynthia Shaw; please register. Celebrate Mother’s Day by creating a mixed media collage in honor of yourself as a mother, your own mother, mother earth or any other mother you wish to dedicate this activity to.
• Thursday, May 14 at 7:30 pm—American Black
Theater Panel Discussion moderated by Elliott Forrest from WQXR and ArtsRock; please register. Rockland County artists Alice Crowe Bell, Samuel Harps, and Sam Waymon will provide a wide-ranging conversation from the origins of American Black Theater through current trends in Rockland County.
• Monday, May 18 at 7pm—College Prep Program: SAT, ACT, and PSAT in the New Testing Climate; please register. Presented by Trevor Hochman. Of particular interest to current sophomores and freshmen, Trevor lays out the changes to the SAT & PSAT coming in 2015-16.
• Thursday, May 21 at 7pm—The Ghost Army of WW2: How One Top Secret Unit Deceived the Enemy with Inflatable Tanks, Sound Effects & Other Audacious Fakery; please register. Celebrate the 70th Anniversary of V.E. Day. Join co-authors Elizabeth Sayles and Rick Beyer for a lively presentation and discussion of their new book about this very theatrical U.S. Army unit.
• Tuesdays, May 5,12,19 & 26 at 11 am at the Gazebo in Memorial Park.
Stories to Go in Memorial Park for Children ages 2 to 5 with caregiver. Enjoy stories, songs and games in our beautiful park. Please note that the program will be cancelled in the event of inclement weather.
at The Nyack Library, 59 S. Broadway, Nyack
• Sat, May 16 at 7:30pm—Alexander Moutouzkine, winner of the New Orleans International Piano Competition, plays complete Rachmaninoff piano works, Piano Symphonique.
Sat, May 30 at 7:30pm—Alexander Moutouzkine plays complete Rachmaninoff piano works, Late Masterpieces.
Tickets in advance: $20 general, $18 senior & student;
at the door: $25 general, $22 senior & student.
An exhibit of Nature Photographs
65 S. Broadway, Nyack.
Congers Resident Jane Aguilar Murphy, will display her Wildlife/Nature Photographs during the month of May at the Art Café of Nyack. Photographs will be on view from 7am until 9pm in the back room of the restaurant.
AT HOPPER HOUSE
82 N. Broadway, Nyack. Info: www.edwardhopperhouse.org 845.358.0774
• Jordan Matter: Hopperesque Dancers Among Us
Through June 14 in the Main Gallery; Curator Carole Perry
Gallery Talk: Dancers Among Us photo shoot at Hopper House on May 1 at 7 pm. Matter and his work appear on television, in print and in galleries worldwide.
• Artist members of the Edward Hopper House display their work in the Hopper House gift shop each month with receptions on First Fridays. May Artist of the Month: Kerri Green, Reception May 1 at 6 pm.
June Artist of the Month: Diane Rosen, Reception, June 5 at 6 pm
Gallery Hours: Wed thru Sun, 12 to 5, or by appointment; Admission: free for members and 16 & under; $2 students 17 & above; $5 seniors; $7 adults. All free first Fridays.
ROCKLAND CHORAL SOCIETY
at Living Christ Church, 151 S Broadway, South Nyack, NY 10960 845.358.3125 in South Nyack, NY
Rockland County Choral Society presents CELEBRATING AMERICA, music by Randall Thompson, Aaron Copland and Rodgers & Hammerstein, conducted by Philip Hagemann. Join us Sat, May 9 at 8pm. $20/ $15 seniors and students. Tickets & info: visit www.rocklandchoral.org
THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF ROCKLAND
20 Zukor Road, New City. Info: 845.634.9629.
A Half-Century of History, 1965-2015: Events That Shaped Our Community
Included are photographs of Pete Seeger, his Clearwater festivals, the sloop and other local events. On view Sundays from 12 to 4; the exhibit runs through Nov 1.
WATERCOLORS ON DISPLAY
Peri Karkheck will exhibit her watercolors from May 14 thru May 31 at Piermont Fine Arts Gallery, 218 Ash St., Piermont; info: 845.398.1907.
Gallery hours: Th & Sun, 1 to 6 pm; Fri and Sat 1 to 9 pm.
AT NEW CITY LIBRARY
220 N. Main Street, New City. Info: call 845.634.4997
• May 5 at 7pm— Journey To Ellis Island
One family’s journey to a new land and their tenacity in making their dream a reality.
• May 11 at 1 1 am —Staying Safe at Home
Expert advice for senior adults.
• May 12 at 7 pm—GROWING UP IN ROCKLAND
Residents talk about our county in the mid-20th Century.
• May 29 at 2 pm—100 Years of Musical Theatre
Interviews and performance clips .
All films presented digitally. Info: 845.353.2568
Tickets (unless otherwise noted): $11 gen’l adm; $9 students
seniors & gen’l members; $8 student & senior members.
Purchase tickets at door, in advance from 800.838.3006
or online at www.rivertownfilm.org
Sat, May 9 at 7:30pm at Nyack Center, 58 Depew Ave, Nyack
H Dark Side of the Hudson plays
Animals / Wish You Were Here / Dark Side of the Moon
12 piece band, Dark Side of the Hudson, plays 3 full
albums by Pink Floyd, in front of Pink Floyd’s original film projections. An homage to three great albums that unite the art of music with the art of the motion picture.
Admission: $20 / $25; for more info readers should contact 845.353.2568 or www.rivertownfilm.org
Sat, May 27 at 8pm at Nyack Center, 58 Depew Ave, Nyack
H The American Nurse
Directed by Carolyn Jones; 2014, USA, 81 minutes
Through five compelling portraits, The American Nurse confronts some of the biggest issues facing America – aging, war, poverty, and prisons. Introducing you to caregivers in a prison hospice and a nursing home filled with animals, following one into backwoods Appalachia, watching another help a cancer survivor give birth, and another work with wounded soldiers, The American Nurse will very likely change the way you think about healthcare and about those who are there for us when we need them.
MEET THE FILMMAKERS—
Director Carolyn Jones and Producer Lisa Frank. Other guests to be announced.
Community Partner: United Hospice of Rockland
For more information, readers should contact:
845.353.2568 or www.rivertownfilm.org