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Bald Eagles Return to Rockland County
A lecture with digital slide show, Return of the Eagles to Rockland County covering five years of Eagle-watching in Rockland, will be presented by nature photographer Ray Wright on Sunday, September 27 from 2 to 3pm.
Mr. Wright will discuss where to find eagles in Rockland and how to capture them through the camera’s lens.
Following the talk, the Orangeburg Library invites you to meet the photographer and view his magnificent images at the reception upstairs at the Library’s Top-of-the-Stairs Gallery from 3 to 3:30pm.
His photographs will be on display from September 3 through October 1
Orangeburg Library, 20 South Greenbush Road, Orangeburg, NY. Please register online, by phone or in person. 845.359.2244 ext 10. www.orangeburg-library.org
Rockland’s Got Talent Revue,
a seriously fun, family-friendly fundraiser to benefit the Rockland Water Coalition, will be held September 29 at the Nyack Center, 58 Depew Ave, Nyack. The event features a Meet, Greet and Eat dinner at 6:30pm followed by The Really Big Show at 7:30pm. Raffle drawings will be held at 9pm.
The Rockland Water Coalition has been leading the fight against desalination in Rockland. “We need to raise money to continue paying water experts to help us permanently end the desalination proposal in Rockland, the wrong thing to do in these days of climate change,” comments Jacquelyn Drechsler of the Coalition, “Come to our fundraiser and make a difference. Support our local performers and the Rockland Water Coalition at the same time. As Pete Seeger said, ‘participation—that’s what’s gonna save the human race.’”
For tickets, visit RocklandsGotTalent.myevent.com
Art in the Park
Artists are invited—free of charge—to participate in a one-day community art event in Flywheel Park on Sunday, September 20, from 1 to 6pm. Artists will show their work, sell their work and create works on site. Included in the event will be teaching workshops and hands-on workshops for all ages. Artists may apply in advance at
The Piermont Straus Foundation and Piermont Chamber of Commerce will provide tents, tables and chairs at cost.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to send in your application. Applications are due on or before September 14, 2015.
Open House & Pottery Sale at RoCA
RoCA / Rockland Center for the Arts, 27 S Greenbush Rd, West Nyack, NY. 845.358.0877×18 www.rocklandartcenter.org
Rockland Center For the Arts kicks off the fall season with an opening reception of two contemporary art exhibitions on Saturday, September 12 from 2 to 5pm. Please join us for our Faculty Exhibition /Open House & Pottery Sale. Meet the faculty, tour our studios, view the exhibitions, purchase beautiful ceramics and see demonstrations by our talented instructors.
Also on view, Ruth Geneslaw: A Particular Point of View. Using intricate wooden figures in tableaus, Ms. Geneslaw focuses on the human condition and politics with satirical humor. Exhibitions on view through October 4.
Get creative at Rockland Center for the Arts. Classes for adults and children include ceramics, painting, drawing, sculpture and creative writing. New courses include Minecraft as Art, The Visual Journal, Portfolio Development, Moving Towards Abstraction, Fantasy Art, Claymation and much more. Fall term starts September 21.
For more information call 845.358.0877 or visit our website www.rocklandartcenter.org
Annual Concert for Remembrance 9/11
A free concert in memory of the victims and heroes lost on September 11, 2001 will be held 5pm, Sunday, Sept. 13, at Grace Episcopal Church, 130 First Avenue, Nyack, NY 845.358.2766. Edward Simons, Music Director, and Holly Druckman will conduct.
Professional musicians from The American Ballet Theatre, New York City Ballet, Metropolitan Opera, Rockland Symphony and other orchestras in the Greater NY/NJ Metropolitan area will perform.
The program opens with Alan Shulman’s A Nocturne for Strings, Edward Simons, conducting. Mr. Simons will then conduct his arrangement of John Lennon’s Here, There and Everywhere. Annamae Goldstein, Metropolitan Opera violinist, will perform a solo piece. Barbara Allen, ABT’s principal harpist, and Desiree Elsevier, Metropolitan Opera violist, will perform Rebecca Clarke’s Lullaby.
Holly Druckman will conduct Richard Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll and the concert will conclude with Ms. Druckman conducting her arrangement of J.S. Bach’s choral work Lobet den Herrn, with choristers from the acclaimed Manhattan-based choir, Amor Artis.
For information about the Welles Remy Crowther Charitable Trust, please visit www.crowthertrust.org
CORNER FRAME SHOP ARTIST OF THE MONTH
September’s Artist is Neil Lavey. Recent oil paintings, watercolors, drawings and sculpture will be on view from September 6 through 30; an artist’s reception is scheduled for Sunday, September 6, from 2 to 5pm at The Corner Frame Shop, 40 South Franklin Street
Nyack NY 10960. 845.727.1240.
• Behind Doors and Through Windows: Reflections on Contemporary Domestic Life.
on view through October 18, 2015 in the Main Gallery
Curators: Shari Fischberg & Sally Spivack
—a group exhibition featuring 16 artists who challenge traditional notions of home and domestic life. Artists included in this exhibition: Adam Brent, Borinquen Gallo, Sarah Holcomb & Patrick Sandefur, Daniel Kazimierski, Tara Kopp, Eileen MacAvery, Ingrid Menendez, Brittany Miller, Josh Millis, Shervone Neckles, Eileen Brady Nelson, Kirsten Nelson, Jeanie Neyer, Christine Randolph, David Spear, Traci Talasco
• Sculpture in the Garden 2015
on view through October 4, 2015
Edward Hopper House presents a selection of large-scale sculpture in the garden once again this year with a group show organized by Eric David Laxman. Exhibiting artists: Thea Lanzisero, Eric David Laxman, Elaine Lorenz, and Conrad Levenson.
• Edward Hopper: Early Work and Memorabilia ongoing in the Sanborn Gallery.
Early drawings, paintings, and etchings, model boats made by Hopper, paint boxes, and an easel.
• Hopper Hootenanny
featuring the Old No. 7 Band
Sunday, September 27 from 5 to 7:30pm.Third annual fundraising event with live music by the Old No. 7 Band, dancing, Bourbon bar, food/drinks, silent auction, and more. Advance tickets $45 ($50 at door). Purchase tickets through website, call, or send check.
• FIRST FRIDAY EVENTS
September 4 at 7pm: George Way: A Lifetime of Collecting Dutch Art. Edward Hopper was a fan of many Dutch artists, most notably Rembrandt. Here is a chance to learn about Dutch art from a passionate collector, George Way, who shares what he has learned in several decades of collecting Dutch fine art and artifacts.
Highlights of his collection are on view through November 15 in the exhibition, From Holland to Here, at Orangetown Historical Museum & Archives, 196 Chief Bill Harris Way, Orangeburg, NY.
ROCKLAND COUNTY CHORAL SOCIETY WELCOMES NEW VOICES
The Choral Society meets Monday evenings beginning September 14 at 7:45 at Green Meadow Waldorf School in Chestnut Ridge, NY.
Did you know that group singing actually changes your brain, lowers stress and reduces anxiety? So why not lift your voice as you lift your spirit and join us. Our winter concert will feature selections with a romantic holiday theme. For more information please contact us through our website, www.RocklandChoral.org or email: Rockland.Choral@gmail.com
Moments in Watercolor—
a solo exhibition of paintings by Joyce Kanyuk feature the watercolor paintings of the artist’s favorite places around the world and Rockland County. Through the use of bright transparent washes of watercolor Ms. Kanyuk transports the viewer to her favorite places; she will be present throughout the exhibit.
Through September 13 at Piermont Fine Arts Gallery, 218 Ash St, Piermont, NY. Gallery Hours: Thursday and Sunday: 1 to 6pm, Friday and Saturday: 1 to 9pm.
Fall Book Sale
Saturday, Oct. 3, 10-4pm and Sun. Oct. 4, Noon to 4pm.
Come to the Community Meeting Room at Nyack Library. Book donations will be accepted until the end of September. For more info please call 845.358.3370, ext. 214.
RIVERTOWN FILM SOCIETY
Wed, Sept 16 at 8pm at Nyack Center, 58 Depew Ave, Nyack
Directed by Albert Maysles. USA, 2014, 80 minutes
This film about love, statement eyeglasses, and making the grandest of entrances centers on 94-year-old Iris Apfel. Ms. Apfel is many things: a fashion icon, a late-in-life model, an eccentric collector of luxury items, a globe trotter. Though often described as “kooky,” she’s a glorious rebel, and the film folds several stories into it: a marriage tale, an ode to multiculturalism and a fashion spectacular.
Fri, Sept 18 at 8pm at dusk; rain date 9/25
At the Artopee Way Drive-In (AKA Nyack Municipal Parking Lot)
An Evening of Classic Cartoons
FREE. Once upon a time cartoons were a standard feature before the main attraction in movie theaters, and before TV and home video that was the only way to see them. The Artopee Way Drive-in celebrates those classic cartoon mainstays of American culture with a program of Bugs Bunny, Porky Pig, Daffy Duck, and more. Good for all ages. Tailgate or BYO lawn chair. Presented in memory of Nyack’s Victor Overton, a man who loved classic cartoons and Nyack.
info: 845-353-2568 or Website: www.rivertownfilm.org