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The John Scott ArmChair Walking Tour returns
In January, the topic is: The Erie Railroad: The Story of America’s First Great Railroad.
Presented by Bob Goldberg, sponsored by the Historical Society of the Nyacks & Friends of the Nyacks
Dates: Wed Jan 20 from 7 to 8:30pm at Nyack Library &
Thurs Jan 21 from 2 to 3:30pm at Valley Cottage Library.
Seating is limited; please register by phone or online:
The Nyack Library: 59 S. Broadway, Nyack NY. 845.358.3370 nyacklibrary.org
Valley Cottage Library: 110 Rte 303, Valley Cottage, NY. 845.268.7700 vclib.org
Questions? Contact Joe Barbieri at 845.641.1919 or
Historical Society of the Nyacks
50 Piermont Ave., Nyack. 845.358.0552
William Bruckner, Nyack Artist: His Life, Work and Legacy
Every Sunday through February, 1 to 4pm. Admission free, donations accepted.
This exhibit of William Bruckner’s artwork commemorates the centennial of artist’s birth and continues every Sunday through February. www.nyackhistory.org
Edward Hopper House
82 North Broadway. Nyack NY 845.358.0774.
• Annual Members’ Exhibition 2016
Jan 16 thru February 14—an eclectic display of creativity by Artist-Members of the Edward Hopper House Art Center.
• Where We Are Standing: Contemporary Women Artists from Iran, February 20 thru April 24.
• 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, are presented on an ongoing basis.
• Artists of the Month in the Gift Shop
Artist members of the Edward Hopper House are invited to display work in the Edward Hopper House gift shop each month. January: William Rauschenberg, Reception during members’ show opening Jan. 16, 4-7 PM
February: Stephanie Lee, Reception February 5, 6-7 pm
• FIRST FRIDAY ART TALK
Dreams and Shadows: The Life and Art of Joseph Cornell – A Presentation by Cliff Tisdell
Friday, February 5, 2016, 7 PM
Nyack native Joseph Cornell (1903-1972) was a pioneering figure in the art of assemblage, renowned for his unique surrealist-inspired shadow boxes. Free for members, suggested donation of $5 for nonmembers.
• STUDIO SPACE AVAILABLE FOR RENT
Edward Hopper House has a studio space for rent, available immediately. The room is upstairs in the southwest corner of the house, it measures 13’9” x 9’11” and there is a sink in the room. This is a working (not living) space available for a one-year lease (with possibility of renewal) at $450/month. Please contact us at email@example.com if interested in working and being inspired in the very place where Edward Hopper got his start.
ArtsRock’s 3rd Annual Puppet Festival
Featuring Rick Lyon, Skye Leith and Jill Liflander + a Puppet-Making Workshop, Sun, Jan 17 at 3pm, Nyack Center, 58 Depew Ave, Nyack, NY. Tickets: $15
ARTIST OF THE MONTH AT THE CORNER FRAME SHOP
40 South Franklin Street, Nyack. More info: 845.727.1240 or firstname.lastname@example.org
January Artist of the Month, is Jos Demme. The artist currently lives and works in Chicago where he attended the Art Institute of Chicago. He is an illustrator for several national magazines.
The show at The Corner Frame Shop will run from Jan 3 thru 31; gallery hours are Tues thru Sat, 10am to 5:30pm.
An artist’s reception takes place Sun, Jan 3 from 2 to 5pm. The public is invited.
59 S. Broadway, Nyack info/registration call 845.358.3370,ex 228 or e-mail email@example.com Unless otherwise noted, all listed events are free.
• The NEW SAT Format with Trevor Hochman, Grades 8-12 Register at ext. 236. Tues. Jan 12 at 7pm in the
Trustee’s Conference Room
Learn in detail the format and content of the new SAT and important ways it differs from the former test. Practice your test skills and technique on new SAT practice materials from the College Board.
• Fine Motor Development: A Program for Parents, Caregivers and Teachers—Please register at ext. 228
Wed Jan 13 at 7pm in the Children’s Room.
In-depth training will be provided on age appropriate fine motor skill development and handwriting preschoolers through early elementary years includes hands-on interactive participation.
• Tune up Your Financial Literacy Series
(3 Dates—register for each individually)
Budgeting for Financial Independence:
Learn a step by step process for creating a budget and actually sticking to it.Community Meeting Room
Tues Jan 12 at 7pm, Jan. 19, & Jan 26 at 7 pm. Call for titles and Register at ext. 214
• The Orphan Train Riders —Please register at ext. 214.
Wed Jan 13 at 7pm
The history of the Orphan Train Era (1853-1929)—the largest migration of children in American history. Author Tom Riley presents this fascinating piece of local history.
• Get Going in a Second Career or Retirement—Make Your Life and Work One
Thurs Jan 21 at 7pm (There are 2 dates; please register at ext. 214.)
After a 22-year career, Joe Marraccino got going in a new career. In this motivating and lively discussion, find out how he did it, and the approach he used to find his new life and work.
Piermont Public Library
25 Flywheel Park West, Piermont, NY 845.359.4595
• Gallery Exhibition for January: Mutation by Sei Ryun Chun—opening reception with Korean Tea Ceremony: Sun Jan 10 from 3 to 5pm. All are welcome.
Sei Ryun Chun’s unique, brilliantly colored and textured, dazzling artwork is based on the awe-inspiring beauty of nature and is influenced by the Korean culture in which she was raised.
Please join us to enjoy this inspiring artwork and experience a traditional Korean Tea Ceremony at the opening reception.
New City Library
• 3D Printer
Meet the 3D Printer
Wed, Jan 13 at 2pm
The library is moving into the future with an awesome 3D printer. See the machine in action and learn a bit more about 3D printing. Come in and meet our printer. There will be a short presentation followed by a demonstration.
• Paranormal Update
Wed Jan 13 at 7pm
Paranormal Investigations of Rockland County return to share their latest experiences. Hear and see the evidence they’ve gathered locally. A question-and-answer period will follow the presentation.
• Concert: Classical Favorites
Sunday Jan 24 at 2pm
The All Seasons Chamber Players perform favorite works for flute, violin, cello and piano. Registration is required, beginning Jan 11. Call 634.4997 ext. 139.
• Who Do You Think You Are?
Tuesday Jan 26 at 7pm
Watch an episode from the first season of the popular genealogy show which featured a celebrity researching here at the New City Library as well as other locations in
the metro NY area. A brief meeting of the Genealogical Society of Rockland County will precede the film.
20 S. Greenbush Rd., Orangeburg NY 845-359-2244
• Arlon Bennett and the Healing Project Concert
Sun Jan 24 at 2pm. Free. Americana folk-pop songsmith, Arlon, delivers timeless vignettes and melodies that recall Harry Chapin and vintage James Taylor, but with an eloquence, emotional honesty and style all his own. Info: www.orangeburg-library.orgSat, Jan 16 at 8pm at Nyack Center, 58 Depew Ave, Nyack
All films presented digitally. Info: 845.353.2568
Tickets: as shown with film (below)
Purchase tickets at door, in advance from 800.838.3006
or online at www.rivertownfilm.org
H What Inspires You
Price of admission: $30 General / $25 Members.
The creative process is a mystery, known only to the artist.
Not always. On Saturday, January 16, Rivertown Film gives our guests a peek into this “mystery.” Thirteen artists from various disciplines—photographer, filmmaker, singer, dancer, sculptor, painter, actor and more—reveal in rapid fire what inspires them via 20 slides, at 20 seconds per slide. With refreshments and celebrating.
For more info—www.rivertownfilm.org
Sat, Dec 23 at 8pm at Nyack Center, 58 Depew Ave, Nyack
H Backpack Full of Cash
Price of admission: $12 / $9 / $8
By Sarah Mondale, Vera Aronow, Roger Grange
Narrated by Matt Damon, “Backpack Full of Cash” explores the growing privatization of public schools and the resulting impact on America’s most vulnerable children. The film follows parents, teachers and activists through the tumultuous 2013–14 school year, taking viewers inside the world of what is now called education “reform.” In Philadelphia and other big cities, public education—starved of resources—hangs in the balance.
Meet the Rockland County Filmmakers, and Upper Nyack’s Fred Frelow of the Ford Foundation, one of the funders.
For more info—www.rivertownfilm.org