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Arts and Entertainment for this Month
3rd Annual Classic Car Night
Chamber of Commerce of the Nyacks will host the 3rd Annual Classic Car Night on July 10 From 5pm to dusk. Admission is free; registration for display cars is also free.
Cars include a wide line-up of classics, antiques, specialty models and muscle cars.
Classic Car Night is a summer evening of fun for automotive aficionados and their friends; entertainment includes musical favorites spun up by our DJ and face painting for the kids.
Exhibitors show off their cars and admire those on display as they stroll down the center of Main Street and take advantage of the wide variety of fine and casual dining choices and an array of unique items from Nyack’s famous specialty shops. Local merchants plan to offer specials to add further temptation to the evening’s enjoyment.
Rain date is Thursday, July 17.
All Proceeds of Fundraising to Benefit Wounded Warriors.
Nyack’s Famous Street Fair
Nyack’s Famous Street Fair will be presented by ACADA, the Art Craft & Antique Dealers Association, on Sunday, July 13 from 10am to 5pm—rain or shine. Admission is free.
The Famous Street Fair features over 200 vendors offering quality handmade crafts, antiques, jewelry, art, photography, ceramics, wearing apparel, ethnic items, collectibles, unique gifts, home decor—plus activities specially for children—and plenty of great food, all displayed outdoors along Main Street and Broadway in our lovely village.
Display of historic photos
Recently, George Hogan, proprietor of Hogan’s Diner, discovered some photographs of Old Nyack in the basement of his diner in Central Nyack—part of the collection of Ed Traverson, who owned “The Wooden Indian,” the restaurant that occupied the space for decades.
Mr. Hogan donated the photographs to the Historical Society of the Nyacks. Some research confirmed that the photos date from 1914—one hundred years ago.
The Historical Society of The Nyacks proudly presents the collection of these wonderful old photographs in the Nyack Library’s Carnegie-Farian Room, 59 S Broadway, Nyack, NY.
They may be viewed during the library’s operating hours.
Piermont Civic Association
Flywheel Park, Piermont, (845)359-5754
• FREE SWING BAND CONCERT
Doug Ferony and his band will fill Piermont’s Flywheel Park with the great swing era music everyone loves. Songs from Sinatra, Glen Miller, Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey.
Thurs, July 17 (rain date, July 24), 7:30 pm.
Award for artistic curiosity
Edward Hopper House Art Center announced its 5th Annual Scholarship Awards for Artistic Curiosity, given to high school juniors from each of the 10 Rockland public high schools.
The program recognizes creative high school juniors as they prepare for college, to encourage them to maintain their creative inclinations and consider pursuing careers in the arts.
Each student receives a $100 award plus a five-year membership at the Edward Hopper House. The ideal candidate is a student who, like Edward Hopper, exhibits unique creative sensibilities and follows his or her own artistic path in fine arts, music, writing or innovative media.
This year’s recipients are—
Skyela Bussey, Suffern, Anthony Cona, North Rockland, Stephen Coopersmith, Nanuet, Katelyn Dowd, Pearl River, Wendy Estrella, Nyack, Justine Gizzi, North Rockland, Caitlyn Litaker, Clarkstown South, Jacqueline Manzano, Ramapo, Angelica Ranallo, Tappan Zee, Elaine Tram, Clarkstown North, Karla Urgiles, Spring Valley.
Art Students League at Vyt
241 Kings Highway, Sparkill, NY 845.359.1263
The League Residency in The Sullivan Gallery; exhibit ends July 6. Visit Wed thru Sat 11am to 6pm; Sun 10am to 2pm or by appointment. Call 845.359.1263.
• Naomi Campbell: Spawning: Conversations curated by Susanne Karbin & G. L. Sussman.
•WORKSHOP: Nude In Nature: Drawing with brush and ink with Peter Hristoff. To register, call 212.247.4510.
Two days of virtually non-stop figure drawing in the landscape. This workshop is open to all students interested in drawing in a fearless and ambitious manner, using black waterproof ink and graphite crayons.
July 12 & 13 from 10am to 4:30pm. Fee: $320
• SCULPTURE FORGED STEEL, REPOUSSé
Sculptor James Garvey offers rigorous engagement with the basic elements of ancient sculpture: fire, hammer, and anvil.
Saturdays, 10am to 1pm, Fee: $137
• OPEN STUDIOS at VYT on July 26 from 2 to 4pm.
Carnegie Concerts Jazz Series
At Nyack Library, 59 S. Broadway, Nyack, NY. Friday, July 25, 7:30 pm—The Rockland County Jazz & Blues Society, in partnership with Nyack Library, present Sam Waymon, singing and performing on piano with members of his band and guests, featuring Gospel, R& B, Jazz and Blues. Tickets $25-$15, available in person at the Nyack Library Circulation Desk or in advance at www.rcjbs.org
Summer hours (Father’s Day to Labor Day): Mon 11 to 8, Tue—Thurs 10 to 8, Fri 10 to 6, Sat 10 to 5, Sun12 to 4.
Masks and More
at Piermont Public Library. 25 Flywheel Park, Piermont NY. 845.359.4594 or visit www.piermontlibrary.org
On view during July “Masks and More,” features dynamic assemblages by local artist Carl Opalek. The opening reception takes place Sunday, July 13, from 2 to 4pm.
Full of humor and whimsy, the body of work created for this show will be enjoyed by viewers of all ages. With titles like “Longface,” “Watermelon Man,” and “Scarface,” Opalek’s masks take their inspiration from driftwood and other found objects collected by Opalek off the Piermont Pier.
A graduate of the Cooper Union School of Art in New York, Opalek had a career in commercial art as a designer and illustrator. Now retired, he devotes more of his creative time
In July at Hopper House
82 North Broadway, Nyack, NY. Gallery hours: Thurs-Sun, 12 to 5pm. Info 845.358.0774 or visit www.edwardhopperhouse.org Adm: members free; $2 students; $4 seniors; $6 adults.
• Watercolors by Josephine Nivison Hopper thru Oct 19.
• Tree Studies by Josephine Nivison Hopper thru Oct 19.
• Melanie Rothschild: Paint & Air
Thru Aug 17.
• Kris Burns: Chasing Edward Hopper in the Hopper Hallway Gallery
July 2 thru Aug 31; reception: Fri, July 11 from 6-8 pm.
Artist-in-Residence Kris Burns exhibits “Hopper Happens,” her multi-media celebration of Edward Hopper’s lasting influence. In addition to images and video of the flash mobs, pop-up projections and performances Burns staged on the streets of Nyack during Hopper Happens, she will present the entire series of original short films she created for her QR coded Digital walking tour.
EVENTS AT HOPPER HOUSE—
• Music in the Garden: 34th Annual Summer Jazz Concert Series
Five Thursdays beginning July 10 at 7:30 pm (July 10, 17, 24, 31, and Aug. 7) at Edward Hopper House, 82 North Broadway, Nyack. $5 donation suggested.
• The Nyack Art Collective’s Homage to Hopper
Celebrate Edward Hopper’s birthday and the Nyack Art Collective’s first anniversary at the Edward Hopper House. Live music, Hopper-inspired artwork by members of the NAC, refreshment and more.
Friday, July 11, 2014, 5-8 pm (Rain date: Saturday, July 12, 5-8 pm).
• Walk to the Beat: Wandering Rhythms in Nyack
Organized by Anna de la Paz and Heather Cornell. Edward Hopper House will host a concert in the garden as part of this annual daylong event celebrating local musicians and dancers that takes place throughout the village of Nyack.
Saturday, July 26.
NEWS AND ANNOUNCEMENTS—
• Call for Artists: Small Matters of Great Importance
Submission deadline: September 1, 2014
Juror: Kenise Barnes, Director of Kenise Barnes Fine Art.
Edward Hopper House welcomes applicants to its 21st annual small works exhibition (Oct 25—Dec 27, 2014). For this year’s theme, “En Route” we ask artists to submit work related to travel. For details, go to onlinejuriedshows.com
Trash To Garden Treasure
This program emphasizes using recyclable materials in the garden. Better than sending plastic water bottles, metal cans, bottles, and step ladders to the landfill, learn how to turn them into creative containers for plantings. Composting will also be discussed. Please register.
Tuesday, July 8, at 2pm at Palisades Free Library, 19 Closter Road, Palisades, NY visit www.palisadeslibrary.org or call 845.359.0136.
Plays In the Park
Our 2nd production of Plays In The Park will be sure to entertain the whole family. Bring a blanket, a picnic basket and enjoy an evening under the stars. July 18 and 19 at 6:30pm: “The Empress’ New Clothes” in Memorial Park produced by Friends of the Nyacks.
Me and My Camera
Valley Cottage Library, 110 Rte 303, Valley Cottage, NY
“The People, Places and Things We Saw: a photographic journey with Bob Goldberg” will be on display at Valley Cottage Library during July. Opening reception: Sat, July 12 from 1 to 3pm. Library Hours: M thru Thurs: 10am to 9pm. Fri & Sat: 10am to 5pm; Sun: noon to 4pm (Closed in summer).
59 S Broadway, Nyack, NY. 845.358.3370. All programs free.
• Create a Notebook/Sketchbook Cover Sat July 12,
from 1 to 5 pm. Make your own notebook or sketchbook cover with recycled materials. Presented by Anne Shaw, Human Resource Specialist, The Nyack Library. Please bring your own scissors.
• Carnegie Concert Series Beethoven: The Symphonies
Sat July 12, 7:30 pm. Symphony No.1 in C major, Op.21 Symphony No.2 in D minor, Op.36
• Carnegie Concert Series Beethoven: The Symphonies
Sat July 26, 7:30 pm Symphony No.3 in E-flat major, Op.55 ‘Eroica’ Symphony No.4 in B-flat major, Op.60
Tickets in advance: $20 adult, $18 seniors & students, $15 member; at the door: $25 adult, $22 seniors & students, $18 member. Tickets online at www.carnegieconcerts.org or at the Library Circulation Desk. Nyack Library card holders receive member ticket discount.
• FIZZ-BOOM-READ-2014 New York State Summer Reading Program June 30-August 15. The Summer Reading Program for children ages 5-11, is a 7-week series of free activities that revolve around reading. For more info, stop by the Children’s Room, us at 358-3370 ext. 228, or visit our website www.nyacklibrary.org.
• Community Service Opportunity Volunteer Squad
Get a head start on your community service hours for school. Call the Teen Room for more info: 358.3370 ext. 236.
Free Art Classes at Piermont
The Piermont Public Library offers a series of free summer art classes for children entering grades 1 through 9. Students explore media and techniques in drawing, painting, sculpture, collage, mixed media, and design, inspired by art history and the surrounding scenery in Piermont, with classes held outdoors whenever weather permits.
Classes are Tues from 4:45—5:30 for students entering grades 1 thru 4 and Wed from 4:45 to 5:45 for students entering grades 4 and up. Classes begin Tues, July 8 at the library at 25 Flywheel Park West in Piermont. Please call 845-359-4595 to register or for more info.
New City Library
New City Library, 220 North Main Street, New City NY 845.634.4997 e-mail: email@example.com
• HERB GARDENING
Master gardener Jan Krasilovsky of Rockland’s Cornell Cooperative Extension shares fun facts and practical aspects of herb gardens. Mon, July 14 at 2pm.
• DEVELOPMENT AND USE OF VACCINES
Researcher Bruce Green, PhD, explores how vaccines are developed, how they work and how they are administered.
Tues, July 15 at 7pm.
• Domestic Violence Awareness
Legal Services of the Hudson Valley’s Domestic Violence Unit will talk about how to identify and assist victims.
Info: http://newcitylibrary.org/ Wed, July 16 at 7pm.
• Book Talk: Sketching Guantanamo
Author and artist Janet Hamlin will discuss working as a court artist in the Guantanamo Commissions.
Wed, July 23 at 7pm.
• Local Tour: Thursday, 7-31 at 11am
Cropsey Community Farm 220 S. Little Tor Rd., New City, NY 10956. Admission: $10 Enjoy lunch on the farm. Call to register: 845.634.4997 ext. 139.
Artist of the Month
The Corner Frame Shop, 40 S. Franklin Street, Nyack. 845.727.1240 firstname.lastname@example.org
• Pete Ski Cizewski is July’s Artist Of the Month
Peter Ciszewski’s love for the mountains and humanity has taken him to many captivating parts of the country, from the Adirondacks in northern New York State to the Pueblo Reservation of Taos, New Mexico, and the surrounding Southwest. As he journeyed through these regions, he captured their spirit by gathering compelling images and the stories behind them. It is through his spellbinding photography that he conveys the narrative of those chronicled moments in time.
At Storm King Art Center
1 Museum Rd, New Windsor, NY 12553 845.534.3115 ext. 7101
Highlights from Storm King’s July calendar. Morning Yoga every Saturday through September. Thursday, July 31 will be our second Free Admission Day for all Storm King visitors. All events are free with Storm King admission.
• Sunday, July 12 at 8pm—Moonlit Walking Tour
See Storm King by moonlight on this special after-hours tour. R.S.V.P. by July 7 to email@example.com
• Sunday, July 13 at 1pm
Children and Families: Collective Wishes. Create a collective, temporary work of art inspired by Zhang Huan’s sculptures at Storm King.
• Saturday, July 19 at 3 pm
Wanderings & Wonderings Join Artist Katarina Jerinic on an imaginative exploration of Storm King.
• Sunday, July 20 at 1pm
Children and Families: Happenings. Take a chance and take part in a lyrical happening. Families are invited to create fantastic objects using large and soft forms from reflective and colorful materials.
• Sunday, July 20 at 2pm
Concert: The Baseball Project and Happiness. Explore Alyson Shotz’s Mirror Fence (2003) and experiment with reflective building materials in a hands-on workshop. Organized with Ground Control Touring.
• Sunday, July 27 at 1pm
Children and Families: Forest Ramble. Discover the forested areas of the Art Center and the inhabitants of the forest floor, identify the creatures that make a rotting log their home.
Rivertown Film Society
Info call 845.353.2568 or visit firstname.lastname@example.org
At Nyack Center, 58 Depew, Nyack NY 845.358.2600
Tickets: $11/$9/$8. For film info call 845.353.2568.
Wed, July 9 at 8pm at Nyack Center
H Le Week-End
Directed by Roger Mitchell, with Lindsay Duncan, Jim Broadbent, Jeff Goldblum UK / France, 2013, 93 min, rated “R”
A frank look at the regrets and underappreciated rewards of time worn love and companionship during a 30th anniversary weekend in Paris. Meg and Nick travel from London and bounce between harmony and discord. At very different places in their lives and psyches, they confront a catalyst in the form of a former college buddy, and are finally able to step aside and take a broader view of their marriage.
“The film is imbued with an engaging mix of warmth and prickliness by the lovely, lived-in performances of Jim Broadbent and Lindsay Duncan.” – David Rooney, ‘The Hollywood Reporter.’
Wed, July 23 at 8pm at Nyack Center
H Particle Fever
Directed by Mark Levinson, USA 2013, 99 min, documentary
The multinational physicists at Switzerland’s Large Hadron Collidor may be perceived as dorky by the outside world, but in this winning documentary, we get to know their good humor, names and profiles. What they’re pursuing is the elusive “Higgs Boson” or “God Particle.” Thrilling animated sequences inform us just what this is in an exhilarating science lesson that’s neither dumbed down or drabbed up.
“Particle Fever is a fascinating movie about science, and an exciting, revealing and sometimes poignant movie about scientists. “Mind blowing”—A.O. Scott, ‘The New York Times’
Please note: No films in August.