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Arts and Entertainment for this Month
BENCH BY THE ROAD
The Historical Society of the Nyacks presents an exhibition entitled, An Underground Railroad Monument Comes to Nyack: Inspired by Toni Morrison, honoring Cynthia Hesdra.
The exhibition will be on view March 14 through May 31 at The Historical Society’s Museum, 50 Piermont Avenue, Nyack.
This exhibit will showcase the upcoming Nyack Bench by the Road, monument to the Underground Railroad and Cynthia Hesdra (1808 – 1879), and will explore Hesdra’s history and the accomplishments of Nobel Prize winning author and local resident Toni Morrison, whose quote inspired the Toni Morrison Society’s Bench by the Road program. In addition, photos and text will create a compelling narrative about slavery and freedom.
The exhibition coincides with the dedication of Nyack’s Bench in Memorial Park on May 18, 2015.
Info: 845.675.3160, 845.480.5567.
ROCKLAND CENTER FOR THE ARTS (ROCA)
27 South Greenbush Road, West Nyack 845.358.0877
Sunday, March 1 from 2 to 5pm
Curated by Lynn Stein, this exhibit features the work of artists that incorporate (Inc) their profound affinity for nature with their inexplicable drive to create art.
• First Friday Events—
March 6 at 7 pm: Artist Gallery talk by Philip Koch.
Exhibiting artist Philip Koch discussed his work.
• First Friday Artist of the Month Receptions
March 6 at 6pm: Artist of the Month: Kikki Ghezzi
April 3 at 6pm: Artist of the Month: Ken Carbone
• Philip Koch: Landscapes and Hopper Interiors
Through April 12—Hopper House presents paintings and drawings by Philip Koch including drawings of the interi
TOM CHAPIN’S BACKWARDS BIRTHDAY PARTY
First Reformed Church, 18 S Broadway, Nyack, NY
Saturday, March 14 at 2pm
Join us in celebrating Tom Chapin’s birthday with a concert for the whole family. Three-time Grammy winner Tom Chapin’s performances appeal to all ages, his songs tell the stories of our times. Lend your voice, sing a round, learn a song in sign language and discover the music of the Australian didjeridoo.
Tom will be backed by his long-time bandmates, each five-time Grammy nominees: Jon Cobert on piano and Michael Mark on bass.
Please bring non-perishable items to donate to People to People.
Sir James Galway & Lady Jeanne Galway
CONCERT AND CONVERSATION
First Reformed Church, 18 S Broadway, Nyack, NY
Thursday, March 26
A one-night only event—the man with the Golden Flute
A Very Special ArtsRock Benefit—Sir James Galway and his flutist wife, Lady Jeanne Galway, play favorite classical and popular favorites and chat with WQXR Radio’s Elliott Forrest to support ArtsRock, Rockland’s award-winning non-profit presenting arts organization.
8pm—at The First Reformed Church of Nyack
9pm—After Party at First Niagara Bank (across South Broadway from the church.)
Tickets: $85 inc House Concert & Conversation Benefit,
Preferred Seating, After Party with libations,, Catered by
Chef Kevin Reilly and Maria Santini of Roost Restaurant in Sparkill, Meet and Greet with the Artists.
CARNEGIE CONCERT SERIES
Nyack Library, 59 South Broadway, Nyack NY
• Saturday, March 7 at 7:30pm
Internationally acclaimed pianist Mei-Ting Sun performs The Well-Tempered Clavier, part of a two year project encompassing Bach’s Complete Keyboard Works.
• Sat, March 14 at 7:30pm
Pianist & Artistic Director Yashar Yaslowitz presents Life & Times of Chopin: Tragic Hero with performances of the complete Nocturnes, Mazurkas, Ballades, and other works. Chopin composes his most heroic works for the piano, but often lacks the strength to play them himself.
• Saturday,March 28 at 7:30pm
Pianist & Artistic Director Yashar Yaslowitz presents Life & Times of Chopin: Final Years with performances of the complete Nocturnes, Mazurkas, Ballades, and other works. Chopin’s scandalous affair with Amantine-Lucile-Aurore Dudevant (the novelist George Sand), reaches a climax and riots in the street force him to flee Paris.
For Tickets, Visit: www.www.carnegieconcerts.org
In Advance: $20 adult, $18 senior & student, $15 member; at the door: $25 adult, $22 senior & student, $18 member.
TWO JAZZ WORKSHOP / CONCERTS
Rockland county JAZZ & BLUES SOCIETY and ACOR PRESENT—
• Workshop / Concert No.1—Sunday, March 8
Workshop: 1 to 1:45pm Concert: 2 to 3pm
Nyack Library Community Room, 59 S. Broadway, Nyack
Techniques of improvising in a small group featuring Scott Wendholt Quartet
• Workshop / Concert No.2—Sunday, March 15
Workshop: 2 to 2:45pm Concert: 3 to 4pm
At Rockland Conservatory of Music, 45 South Main St, Pearl River, NY
Techniques of improvising in a large group ensemble featuring Peter Furland and The Rockland Youth Jazz Ensemble with Duane Eubanks.
Both workshops are open to all interested music students and the general public. Students in the area can participate in all workshops free of charge.
Garden Club of Nyack
Twenty-second Annual Community Flower Show
Sat, March 7 at 1-4 pm at the Upper Nyack Elementary School, 336 N. Broadway, Nyack
honoring the 150th anniversary of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Awards (Child & Adult) for People’s Choice & Best in Show. Bring entries to the school.
ARTIST OF THE MONTH
Celebrated art-photographer, Arnold Roufa, MD, the Photo Doctor, will be Artist of the Month for March at The Corner Frame Shop in Nyack.
Dr. Roufa‘s exhibit will be a benefit for Home Aides of Rockland. A percentage of sales will go to Home Aides.
Dr. Roufa’s photographs will be on display from March 1 through 31, 2015. An artist’s reception will be held on Sunday, March 1 from 2 to 5pm at The Corner Frame Shop, 40 South Franklin Street, Nyack. Info telephone
845.727.1240 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
NYACK COLLEGE SCHOOL OF MUSIC
Pardington Hall, 45 South Boulevard, Nyack 845.675.4687
• Thursday, March 5 at 7:30pm
Nyack College alumnus, John Walsh, performs Phillip Glass’s Metamorphosis I-V, The Hours, Gershwin’s Three Preludes and his Rhapsody in Blue.
Donations Accepted email@example.com
• Wednesday, March 18 at 12:30 pm
Amasi Trio: Nyack College Trio-in-Residence
Dr. Tammy Lum, piano; Prof. Sungrai Sohn, violin;and Dr. Chungsun Kim, cello, will perform works including Haydn, Parker, Liljestrand, Rachmaninoff & Piazzolla. Their CD is available for purchase at this concert. Free Admission
• Thursday, March 19 at 7:30pm
Bach’s Birthday Bash
J.S. Bach’s 330th birthday will be celebrated with performances of music by J.S. Bach, and his sons W.F. Bach, C.P.E. Bach, and his grandson W. F. E. Bach. Performers include Dr. Marie Herseth Kenote flute, Dr. Tammy Lum piano and students.
• Thursday, March 26 at 7:30pm
Metropolitan Saxophone Quartet
From Mozart to Glenn Miller to Journey, the family-friendly Metropolitan Saxophone Quartet and their energetic mix of music arrangements have been entertaining audiences since 2004. Visit www.msqnj.com
• Monday, March 30 at 8:15pm
Spring Chamberfest Concert
Dr. Tammy Lum & Dr. Marie Kenote, Directors, students, faculty and friends perform an eclectic program of vocal, keyboard, and instrumental chamber music, representing a variety of musical styles and periods, in the elegant ambience of Pardington Hall.
INDOOR EPICUREAN MARKET
At The OUTSIDE IN Piermont, 249 Ferdon Ave, Piermont.
The SOUK—an indoor Epicurean upmarket, from farm fare to fresh baked, traditional to exotic and savory to indulgent, served in the lively communal tradition of the ancient markets curated to transport you to a land of delight. Enjoy dishes by our wood stove or take away. Visit theoutside.in/thesouk
Every Sunday (through end of March), 10am to 3pm
In MARCH at Nyack Library
59 South Broadway, Nyack. firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone 845.358.3370. All events free unless noted
• Sunday, March 15 at 2pm
Celebrating Women with author Penny Colman-Register
We celebrate Women’s History Month with this dynamic program of unique photographs and lively commentary by award-winning author Penny Colman, based on her research of historic women’s landmarks.
• Monday, March 16 at 7pm
SAT Critical Reading Clinic with Trevor Hochman-Register this program will explore the format and design of the SAT Critical Reading test and to practice skills and techniques that will help you answer every question correctly.
• Wednesday, March 18 at 7pm
Register for The American Red Cross Disaster Preparedness Program. Are you prepared for a Disaster? Empower yourself and others. Take the Red Cross training to Prepare, Respond, and Recover: What to do if a Disaster strikes.
• Thursday, March 19 at 7pm
The Unknown Palisades-Register
Through images and narrative, Eric Nelsen, longtime
historical interpreter for Palisades Interstate Park, brings the story of the Palisades to life: its fisherman’s villages and palatial estates, etc.
• Friday, March 20 at 3pm
Children’s Program: Stories of Strong Girls and Brave Women with Robin Bady. Please Register for this event.
Not all girls need to wait for a prince. Hear stories of heroines, real and imagined, from long ago and today. Award-Winning Storyteller Robin Bady will enthrall the whole family with her presentation.
At Piermont Public Library
25 Flywheel Park W., Piermont, NY 845.359.4595
Website: piermontlibrary.org e-mail:email@example.com
Sun, March 15 at 2 pm
• Local Author Book Talk—Virginia Sánchez-Korrol presents An Untold Latina American Story
Local Author, Puerto Rican and Latino Studies professor Virginia Sánchez-Korrol introduces the fascinating but little-known story of a Latin American activist to an English-speaking audience. Virginia presents an illustrated discussion of her book Feminist and Abolitionist: The Story of Emilia Casanova.
This event is free and open to all.
• Gallery Show: Saving Tallman Mountain and the Palisades: From Controversy to Conservation
Artists Reception: Sunday, March 8, 2 to 4pm, with a Powerpoint Presentation at 3pm.
Piermont Library’s Lara Jacobs has accessed the Local History Collection to explore the pivotal role that preservation of the Tallman Mountain area played in development of the Palisades Interstate Park System. Tallman Mountain and much of the Palisades Sill was once threatened by quarrymen who wanted to crush the “trap rock” for road-building and other uses. Who were the aesthetic-minded preservationists and moneyed moguls who stopped them? Just how far did they go to influence legislation? Do we also have a few good women to thank for the creation of the Palisades Interstate Park? And what were those Standard Oil tanks doing in the southern end of our Tallman Mt. Park? Bring your questions and knowledge.
THE TOWERS OF NYACK
This photographic essay by Bob Goldberg will be on view during the month of March at ML by Maria Luisa, 75 South Broadway in Nyack 845.358.1293
The Towers of Nyack—20 large color photographs of the beautiful towers crowning our great Victorian buildings and homes will go on display in Nyack during the month of March. The gallery, on the lower level, is open daily during normal business hours, Sunday through Saturday.
Piermont HISTORICAL USO DINNER-DANCE
A USO Dinner-Dance on March 26, from 6 to10pm pays tribute to Piermont’s role during WWII.
The Old No. 7 Band will play swing music. A highlight of the evening will be a documentary film, narrated by Tom Chapin, of interviews with eight local nonagenarians. For more info, readers may call 201.759.6147
or visit www.piermonthistorysociety.org
At View On the Hudson, 101 Shad Row, Piermont, NY. Tickets $99pp: Cocktail hour followed by Buffet dinner, unlimited wine, beer and soda w/ cash bar.
NYACK high school drama club presents “the Music Man”
The Nyack High School Drama Club will present a fresh version of the Broadway classic, The Music Man.
The presentation of Meredith Willson’s beloved musical comedy—made famous on stage and film—not only showcases members of the award-winning Nyack High School Drama Club, but includes talented youngsters from Nyack’s elementary schools.
“Music Man gives us a special opportunity to highlight the amazing talents we have throughout Nyack schools, not just the high school,” said Joseph J. Egan, who directs the Nyack High School Drama Club. “Our students have the perfect combination of talents to bring this musical comedy to life and to provide an entertaining experience for the entire community.”
There will be four performances of The Music Man—
March 13, 14, 20 at 8pm with a 2pm matineé on March 21; tickets: $12 adults, $7 students, senior adults free.
For info on program sponsorships and tickets, call 845.353.7100 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
TRIVIA NIGHT IN NYACK
Join the crowd at the Nyack Pour House every Thursday beginning at 8pm for Trivia Night—a new weekly event. Playing is free and there are prize giveaways.
For info, visit: www.facebook.com/AmericasTriviaNight
ROCKLAND COUNTY CONCERT BAND
The Rockland County Concert Band presents a live concert of selections from Aladdin, The Lion King, The Incredibles, and Frozen. Children who come dressed as their favorite Disney character receive a $2 discount from the normal children’s ticket price.
Sunday, March 8 at 3pm at Green Meadow Waldorf School, Rose Auditorium of the Arts Building, 307 Hungry Hollow Rd, Chestnut Ridge, NY. For advance tickets, call the band office 845.429.1096. Ticket Prices: adults $12; seniors $10; children $8. Unsold tickets will be available
All films presented digitally. Info: 845.353.2568
Tickets: $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
Wed, Mar 11 at 8pm at Nyack Center, 58 Depew Ave, Nyack
H Finding Vivian Maier
Directed by John Maloof, Charlie Siskel
USA, 2014, 83 minutes, documentary
In 1950s and ‘60s Chicago, an enigmatic nanny moonlighted as a street photographer. Her remarkable images, which were never exhibited, were discovered by director Maloof, who began to investigate her but discovered little. When he posted her photos, a “star” was born. Framed as a riddle to be solved, this absorbing film is partly a meditation on who gets to sanctify work as art, and why. It’s also the story of a single woman who found freedom and her voice.
Wed, Mar 25 at 8pm at Nyack Center, 58 Depew Ave, Nyack
SPECIAL THANK YOU TO MEMBERS EVENT
FREE TO MEMBERS, regular prices for non-members
Directed by Ron Mann
2014, Canada, 96 minutes, documentary
While refusing to adhere to Hollywood conventions or the demands of its executives, Robert Altman’s unique style of filmmaking won him friends and enemies, earned him international acclaim and occasional scathing criticism, and over a five decade-long career helped reshape moviemaking with technical and aesthetic contributions to the evolution of the art form. Ron Mann’s Altman tells the story, primarily in the directors own words.
Post film discussion with Matthew Seig, Rivertown Film Executive Director, consultant on the film, editor of the book of essays and photographs “Altman” (Abrams books, Dec. 2014, by Kathryn Altman and Giulia D’Agnolo Vallan) and manager of Robert Altman’s archives for commercial purposes.
For more info: 845.353.2568 or www.rivertownfilm.org