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Rockland Center for the Arts (RoCA)
27 South Greenbush Rd, West Nyack. Info call 845.358.0877
or visit www.rocklandartcenter.org
BEAUTIFUL MINDS: Pure Vision
Opening reception Sun. 1st, 2-5pm and runs through January 24, 2016
Lynn Stein, curator / Peter Artin, associate curator
This exhibition features 11 artists from the roster of Pure Visions Arts, NYC’s only professional art studio devoted to supporting artists with neuro-developmental challenges.
BEAUTIFUL MINDS expands our perception of what makes an artist an artist. While embracing the innate intuition and imagination of the challenged human spirit, these dedicated artists welcome us into their private worlds with open arms. These artists take no cue from art history or the contemporary art scene today.
Examples of the art work featured includes: intricate painting on simple found objects such as vinyl records or VHS tape boxes; transforming Abraham Lincoln on actual pennies into super heroes, Muppets, etc.; fabricating hundreds of parking meters, small cars, washers and subway trains with specific unique details such as location, year, make and model; helmets and weapons inspired by medieval themed video games are faithfully recreated.
RoCA proudly welcomes PVA artists:
Nicole Appel, Oscar Azmitia, William Blitt, Susan Brown,
Chris Chronopoulos, Chase Ferguson, Barry Kahn, Chris Martin, Walter Mika, Eric Sadowsky Alba Somoza and Dennis Yee.
AT GRACE CHURCH
• CHAMBER CHOIR GHOSTLIGHT
Elite NYC-based chamber choir Ghostlight will perform a modern take on the traditional mass structure featuring Renaissance works by Byrd, Victoria, Palestrina, & Gesualdo. Reception follows concert.
Friday, Nov 13 at 7:30pm at Grace Church, 130 First Ave, Nyack. Admission: $20 adult; $15 senior; $5 student; children under 12 free.
For more info, readers should call 845.358.1297 or visit
• RECITAL OF ORIGINAL COMPOSITIONS
BY Matthew Baier
The annual recital of original chamber music compositions by Matthew Baier with performances by Marigene Kettler, Melissa Alexander, Chris Cardona, Jacquelyn Drechsler, Martha Colby & Matthew Baier is scheduled for
Sunday, Nov 22 at 4pm at Grace Church, 130 First Ave, Nyack. Admission: $15.
SAVE THE DATE: Sun, Dec 6 at 4pm
• 46th Annual Messiah Sing
You will sing the choruses, joined by soloists from the Young New Yorker’s Chorus. Bring or borrow a score at the door. This year, we add old-fashioned holiday carols, eggnog & cookies to the mix.
At Grace Church, 130 First Ave, Nyack. Admission: $10, children free. For more info, readers should call 845.358.1297 or visit www.gracemusic.info
HOLIDAY BOUTIQUE AT THE TRAIN STATION
to benefit the Piermont Historical Society. Gift items unique to Piermont include Piermont Photobooks, RR Station Notecards, PHS Logo T-Shirts, RR Station Woodcuts, PHS Logo Ornaments, Historical Photographs, RR Station Holiday Cards, and Train Station Posters
Sunday, Nov 15, from 12 to 5 pm. 50 Ash Street Piermont, NY. For more info, visit piermonthistorysociety.org
Piermont Historical Society Presents
“LAST STOP USA”—Piermont IN WW2
Join Patti Panayotidis and Betsy Franco Feeney of the Piermont Historical Society as they present the extended version of their acclaimed documentary on the important role Camp Shanks and the Piermont Pier played in the
defense of our country in World War 2. The film features interviews with local individuals who lived in Piermont at the time.
“Last Stop USA” will be shown at Piermont Village Hall,
478 Piermont Avenue in Piermont on Veteran’s Day, Wednesday, Nov 11 from 7 to 9pm. For more info, visit www.piermonthistorysociety.org
Milk and Cookies Playhouse PRESENTS
Mario the Magician +a hands-on Magic Science Workshop; Nyack’s very own Mario the Magician in an amazing magic show tailored for young children with surprise guests. Mario’s live performances are uplifting, inventive, highly interactive, and ridiculously funny. Think Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin for the modern age.
The shows are: Mario the Magician, Jeffrey Friedberg (The Bossy Frog) and Rick Lyon from Sesame Street and Avenue Q.
Sunday, Nov. 22 at 3pm at Nyack Center 58 Depew Ave, Nyack, NY. Tickets: $15.
As always ArtsRock’s Milk and Cookies Playhouse is where the audience enjoys milk and cookies at each show.
NOTE—Now through Nov 22—Get all 3 shows for just $35 and save $10 PLUS the handling fee.
ARTIST OF THE MONTH
November’s artist of the month at The Corner Frame Shop is Rebecca Gmucs (pronounced ” ga-moose”).
In a show entitled “Joy,” her oil paintings will be on display from November 1 through 30, with an artist’s reception on Sunday Nov 8, from 2 to 5pm.
Below: “Wake No. 6” oil on canvas, 60”x 48”
The Corner Frame Shop, 40 South Franklin Street, Nyack. For more information, call 845.727.1240 or visit email@example.com
NYACK HS DRAMA CLUB PERFORMS
“BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS”
The nationally-recognized Nyack High School Drama Club brings Neil Simon’s Tony Award winning comedy to the stage at Nyack High.
“Brighton Beach Memoirs” is a coming-of-age comedy set in 1937 Brooklyn. The Nyack High School Drama Club, led by acclaimed director and set designer Joseph J. Egan, is scheduled to perform “Brighton Beach” on the stage at Nyack High School on Nov 20 and 21 at 8pm.
The cast includes Nyack High School Drama Club members Graham Sevastian as Eugene, Siobhan Dailey as Blanche, Sophie Goldstein as Kate, Maire Rodgers as Laurie, Inanna Greenhill as Nora, Kevin Lynch as Stanley, Ryan Vogt as Jack.
For more information about the show, including program sponsorships and tickets, call 845.353.7100 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Tickets are $12 for adults; $7 students; senior citizens admitted free. Nyack High School is located at 360 Christian Herald Road, Upper Nyack, NY. Parking is free.
MADE BY HAND
Beautiful handcraft for sale Nov 21 from 10am to 4pm at Nyack Center, 58 Depew Avenue, Nyack.
Indoor Street Fair
Sunday, Nov 29 from 10am to 4pm—Nyack Indoor Street Fair features popular local vendors, artisans selling one-of-a-kind gifts, jewelry, art, clothing, home decor, chocolate and sweets. Musical entertainment throughout the day. Please contact email@example.com for info on becoming a vendor. At Nyack Center, 58 Depew Avenue, Nyack.
Indoor Farmers’ Market
The Nyack Farmers’ Market goes indoors on Thursday, December 3 at the Nyack Center, 58 Depew Avenue. The Indoor Winter Market is open every Thursday from 8am to 2pm through March 31.
Holiday Lights of Nyack
SAVE THE DATE: SAT, Dec 5, 4-5:30pm
Holiday Lights of Nyack brings the community together to greet the season with songs, refreshment, a visit from Santa and fun for all ages. At the Main Street Gazebo.
Nyack College School of Music
45 S. Boulevard, Nyack; 845.675.4687; all concerts are free.
• Student Composition Concert Tues Nov 10 at 7pm. Nyack students perform new original compositions written by members of the Composition Class, taught by Prof. William Vollinger.
• Amasi Trio Wed Nov 11 at 12:30pm
Nyack College’s Trio-In-Residence with Dr. Tammy Lum, piano; Prof. Sungrai Sohn, violin and Dr. Chungsun Kim, cello artfully perform trios by well-loved composers. For more information, visit www.amasitrio.weebly.com
• Chamberfest Benefit Concert Thurs Nov 17 at 7pm. A performance of the upcoming Winterim, “Chamberfest Asia 2016” tour program, a cross-cultural concert program showcasing chamber and choral music by Asian and Western composers in the sacred, classical, folk, Broadway, and gospel genres.
A free-will offering will be taken to benefit the cost of the tour.
• Fall String Orchestra Concert Wed Nov 19 at 8pm, The Nyack’s String Orchestra, comprised of students, faculty, and community instrumentalists will perform a concert representing a variety of musical periods.
The Children’s Shakespeare Theatre
At the Tappan Manse Barn, 32 Old Tappan Road, Tappan, NY.
The Children’s Shakespeare
Theatre, a local company that produces outstanding classical theatre for children and families, presents “Rosencrantz & Guildenstern Are Dead.”
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are minor characters in a great play by Shakespeare, but in this wacky offshoot we tag along as they try to piece together the reasons for their existence outside of that play.
Friday, Nov 6 at 7pm, Saturday, Nov 7 at 7pm
Saturday, Nov 14 at 2pm and Saturday, Nov 14 at 7pm.
Ticket Prices—$10 child, $12 senior, $15 adult.
For tickets and more information: RandGAreDeadCST.brownpapertickets.com
Piermont Fine Arts Gallery
218 Ash Street Piermont, NY. Gallery hours: Thurs & Sun 1 to 6pm, Fri & Sat 1 to 9pm.
“Visual Moments,”an exhibit of new photographs and creative combinations of photography, painting and colored pencil by Sharon Klass will be on view November 19 thru December 6.
The gallery will be closed Thanksgiving Day, but there will be specials on Black Friday to celebrate the start of the holiday season.
The Furuya Sisters
—cellist Mimi, pianist Sakiko, and violinist Harumi— will perform on Sat. November 21 at 7pm at The Union Arts Center, 2 Union Ave Sparkill, NY.
Tickets: $25 in advance or $30 at the door; visit
Morning Music Club’s opening concert
Sat Nov 10, at 10:30am at Nauraushaun Presbyterian Church, 51 Sickletown Rd, Pearl River.
DUO CELLISSIMO, a mother-and-son team have performed for over a decade touring with a varied repertoire of music from the Baroque to the present. Maxine Neuman performs on a 1772 J.B. Guadagnini cello.
Mark Humburg attended La Guardia High School for the Performing Arts, winning the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center’s Young Artists Competition. Admission isfree. Donations gratefully accepted at the door.
Palisades Community Center
675 Oak Tree Rd, Palisades. info e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
• Fine Antiques & Collectibles Sale
Sat & Sun Nov 7 and 8, from 10am to 4pm.
Early American, Modern, Arts & Crafts, Furniture, Tapestries and more. A wine & cheese preview will be held on Friday, November 6 from 7 to 9pm.
• 8th Annual Palisades Holiday Crafts Bazaar
Sat Nov 14 from 10am to 4pm
Beautiful crafts by artisans of the Hudson Valley, just in time for holiday gift giving.
• DREAM ON Sun, Nov 15 at 4pm. A documentary film that features political comedian John Fugelsang as he hits the road to retrace the journey of Alexis de Tocqueville, whose study of our young country in 1831 came to define America as a place where anyone could climb the ladder of economic opportunity.
Q & A to follow by filmmaker Roger Weisberg of Public Policy Productions. Tickets $10 or $8 PCC members/senior citizens/students available at brownpapertickets.com
At Hopper House
82 North Broadway, Nyack 845.358.0774 email@example.com Gallery Hours: Wed thru Sun 12 to 5 pm or by appointment.
• Small Matters of Great Importance: Light & Shadow
On view through Jan 3.
Juror: Lisa Panzera, PhD, Senior Director of Fergus McCaffrey, New York
Annual juried small works show featuring artists from around the world. This year’s theme “Light & Shadow,” refers to the importance of sunlight in Hopper’s work.
• Edward Hopper: Early Work and Memorabilia
Ongoing in the Sanborn Gallery—
Early drawings, paintings, and etchings, together with memorabilia, including model boats made by Hopper, paint boxes, and an easel.
• Artists of the Month in the Gift Shop
Artist-members of Hopper House are invited to display work in the gift shop each month with receptions on First Fridays.
November: Chris Dabagian. December: Joyce Byrnes, Reception December 4, 6-7 pm
• FIRST FRIDAY EVENTS
Screening of “Cadmium Yellow,” a 1982 film by Richard Rogers
Friday, Dec 4 at 7pm
Nyack artist Tony Ziegler, who is featured in this film about the lives of a group of young artists in New York City, will speak about the film and his experiences working as an artist during that time.
• VOLUNTEER DOCENTS NEEDED. Edward Hopper House is seeking volunteer docents to share information about Edward Hopper and give tours of the house. If interested, contact Hopper House.
Holiday Boutique À la Russe
Saturday, Nov 21 from 10am to 5:30pm and Sunday, Nov 22 from 11:30am to 4:30pm at the Holy Virgin Protection Church, 51 Prospect St, Nyack NY.
Come enjoy authentic Russian food at the Merry Matryoshka Bistro or sip tea at the Russian Tea Room Café to the sounds of Live Russian Music. Vendors. Tours of the beautiful gold domed church with frescoed walls. There will be Russian dance performances throughout the day. Visit our Gift Shop / Book Store filled with imported items. Admission is free. More info: 845 353 1155
At Nyack Library
59 S. Broadway, Nyack info/registration call 845-358-3370 ex 228 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org Unless oterwise noted, all listed events are free, and in the Carnegie-Farian Room.
• “THE IRIS QUARTET” Sun, Nov 1st at 2pm
$10 Suggested Donation. Please Register
Mozart’s ‘String Quartet No. 17 in B flat major, K458” “The Hunt” Jerome Kern “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes”
Bedrich Smetana “String Quartet No. 1 in E minor- From My Life.” There will be an intermission.
• Birds of Prey Wed Nov 11 at 2 pm.
presented by the Delaware Valley Raptor Center For Kids in Grades K-5 and their caregivers. Join naturalist Bill Streeter for a lively presentation on birds of prey (hawks, etc.) and the Center’s rehabilitation and conservation efforts. Live birds. Please register.
• Feeding Moloch: The Sacrifice of Our Children on the Alter of Capitalism Thurs Nov 12 at 7 pm
Introduced by Prof. Richard Connolly, lecturer in cultural history at SUNY Purchase and RCC, in collaboration with Rivertown Films. A community discussion will follow the video presentation. Please Register
• SIGHT UNSEEN A Play by Donald Margulies Performed by M&M Performing Arts Co. Sun Nov 15 at 2pm.
Centering on Brooklyn born Jonathan Waxman who has become a very wealthy critically acclaimed artist. The play unfolds exploring issues of identity, home, and the place of art in our society. Please register.
• Reflections of Einstein Thurs Nov 19 at 7 pm.
This feature documentary based on personal interviews with friends, Nobel Laureates & research assistants of Albert Einstein will be presented by Producer, Director Wally Glickman. Please register at ex 214.
AT The Palisades Free Library
19 Closter Rd, Palisades 845.359.0136
Bookearth Tarot Readings
Sun, Nov 8 at 2:45pm
The philosophy and practice of Tarot with Asud Ali Shirazi
The intention of this workshop is to teach participants to read tarot with confidence and without fear.
AT PIERMONT PUBLIC LIBRARY
25 Flywheel Park West, Piermont. 845.359.4595
• Gallery Exhibition “Collaboration:” Photographs by Daniel Kazimierski and Page Simon. Opening Reception Sun, Nov 8 from 2 to 4pm
This project was created last summer for “Forest,” an exhibit at the Inverness County Art Centre in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. Kazimierski & Simon are reprising it here as they think it is particularly appropriate to a library exhibition. Both artists are residents of Piermont. Work by both artists can be seen online at HudsonRiverFineArt.com
PIERMONT LIBRARY Children’s Programs
• Toddler Story Time Mondays, 10:15 and 11:15 am except holidays. (Limited to the first 15 children who arrive for each time slot.)
• Pre-School Story and Craft for ages 3 – 5 (not yet in Kindergarten)
Mondays, 1 to 1:45 pm except holidays or Thursdays,
4 to 4:45 pm. except holidays
Please choose one and call 845.359.4595 to register.
• Book Club for Grades 3 thru 5—Thursday, Nov 12 from 6:45 to 7:45 pm. Free book each month. Come to the library one month prior to each meeting to pick up your free copy of the book to be discussed.
Please call 845.359.4595 to register.
• Pop-Ups and Cupcakes for the Family—Friday, Nov. 13 at 6:30 pm. Read our new Pop-up books and then decorate your own dessert. Call 845.359.4595 to register.
• Monthly Music Together with Catherine Moon Rubin. Music education for parents and young children.
Tuesday Nov. 17 at 11:45am.
Wed, Nov 11 at 8pm at Nyack Center, 58 Depew Ave, Nyack
H Best of Enemies
Directed by Robert Gordon, Morgan Neville
USA, 2015, 87 min, documentary
In the summer of 1968, ABC hired liberal Gore Vidal and conservative William F. Buckley to conduct a series of televised debates during the Republican and Democratic Conventions. The nasty personal volleys between the two patrician intellectuals made for riveting viewing. These blue-bloods had previous, unsuccessful runs for office in New York state, and they believed each other’s ideas were dangerous for America. Their heated debates were a harbinger of our current cable-news shouting matches.
“It’s not just a great documentary, it’s a vital one… ” —Bilge Ebiri, New York Magazine
Wed, Nov 18 at 8pm at Nyack Center, 58 Depew Ave, Nyack
H The End of the Tour
Directed by James Ponsoldt with Jason Segel, Jesse Eisenberg, Anna Chlumsky
USA, 2015, 106 minutes, rated R for language.
Meet the Filmmaker: David Lipsky, upon whose story this film is based
A tale of two writers, both named David. In 1996, David Lipsky, whose first novel failed to garner notice, accompanied the acclaimed author David Foster Wallace on the last leg of his book tour as part of an article for “Rolling Stone”. The faux friendship between profiler and subject makes for a fascinating character study, full of tension, envy, and the machinery of publicity.
“A movie—one of the most rigorous and thoughtful I’ve seen—about the ethical and existential traps our fame-crazed culture sets for the talented and the mediocre alike.” —A. O. Scott, The New York Times