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Arts and Entertainment for this Month
TOYS OF THE PAST: CHILDHOOD MEMORIES
This holiday-inspired exhibit is open Saturdays from 1 to 4pm at the museum of the Historical Society of the Nyacks, in the DePew House, 50 Piermont Avenue, Nyack, NY (across from Memorial Park). This exhibit will be on view through February and is free and open to the public; children and people of all ages are welcome.
Shown are dolls, doll houses, stuffed animals, puppets, children’s books and games, toy soldiers, model cars, trucks, planes, trains and other interesting items enjoyed by children.
Thanks to the enthusiastic response to our call for toys, there is an extensive and eclectic collection of beloved playthings on display—not just priceless dolls or vintage miniature trains, but the quirky and much-adored playthings from our youth.
For more information about our programs, and to join the Historical Society, please visit our website at www.nyackhistory.org
CARNEGIE CONCERT SERIES
In the Carnegie-Farian Room at Nyack Library 845.358.3370
Life & Times of Frederic Chopin, the complete Nocturnes, Mazurkas, Ballades; Artistic Director Yashar Yaslowitz performs.
• Sat, Dec 10 at 7:30pm: The early years in Warsaw, Berlin, and Paris reveal that Chopin was revolutionary in both his music and politics.
• Sat, Dec 24 at 7:30pm: Chopin establishes himself in Paris as a popular teacher of young aristocrats, confirming his place among the cultural elite as the Poet of the Piano.
Tickets available at Nyack Library circulation desk or online at www.www.carnegieconcerts.org
In advance: $20 adult, $18 senior & student, $15 member; at the door: $25 adult, $22 senior & student, $18 member.
in the gallery AT VALLEY COTTAGE LIBRARY
110 Route 303, Valley Cottage. 845.268.7700.
Congers resident, Jane Aguilar Murphy, will display her Wildlife / Nature Photographs during January in the gallery at Valley Cottage Library. Hours are Mon-Thurs 10am to 9pm, Fri & Sat 10am to 5pm and Sunday noon to 4pm.
The public is invited to the Artist’s Reception on Sunday, Jan 4 from 1 to 3pm.
ARTIST OF THE MONTH AT THE CORNER FRAME SHOP
“Introspection” is the title of the show of works by Jade Watkins, January’s Artist of the Month at the Corner Frame Shop in Nyack. The public is invited to the artist’s reception on Sunday, Jan 11 from 2 to 5pm.
Ms. Watkins, who resides in North Rockland, is a self-taught mixed-media artist who has been painting since the age of five. She utilizes a variety of materials in her work—acrylic paints, air-drying clay, collage using found objects applied and molded to canvas and mediums of varying translucency, opacity and texture. Her work is notable for its vivid color and contrasting textures.
The Corner Frame Shop, 40 South Franklin Street, Nyack. 845.727.1240 or e-mail email@example.com
AT NYACK LIBRARY
59 S. Broadway, Nyack; 845.358.3370 firstname.lastname@example.org
• FREE ONGOING FILM SERIES: Tuesdays at Two
January theme Tropical Escapes. In the Community Meeting Room at Nyack Library every Tuesday in January at 2pm.
Jan 6—Blue Hawaii
Jan 13—South Pacific
Jan 20—How Stella Got Her Grove Back
Jan 27—Mamma Mia
• free Garden Arts for Kids: Crazy Hair Creatures
In the Children’s Story Hour Room Jan 13 at 4:30pm.
Children ages 5 to 11 use recycled materials, soil, and magic “hair” seed to create their own creature with growing hair! Lots of fun for all!
• We Need to Talk: Completing Your Living Will and Healthcare Proxy—Part 1
In the Community Meeting Room Jan 14 at 7pm
Free program; keep those New Year’s Resolutions-this program can help. Presented by Katherine Schwarz, MS, MPH from Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research.
Keep Those New Year’s Resolutions: Strategies for Improving Your Memory—Part 2
In the Community Meeting Room Jan 15 at 2pm
Free program presented by Anna MacKay-Brandt, PhD from the Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research.
Keep Those New Year’s Resolutions: this Program can help: Cardiovascular Fitness and Your Brain as You Get Older—Part 3
In the Community Meeting Room Jan 21 at 2pm
Free program presented by Stan Colcombe, PhD from the Nathan Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research
Please register at www.nyacklibrary.org
• Food for Thought Lecture Series—Infectious DIseases, Carriers and Quarantine
In the Community Meeting Room Jan 15 at 7pm
A discussion with Mary Beth Keane, author of Fever: A Novel of Typhoid Mary an historical work about the typhoid epidemic of early 20th century New York.
• Writing: A Personal Narrative Memoir
In the Community Meeting Room Jan 21 at 2pm
Free. Every person has a story to tell. Will your children or grandchildren really know who you are? A personal narrative can be a wonderful legacy to leave to family members. Presented by Louis Alexander.
• Teen Yoga Mindfulness
In the Children’s Story Hour Room, Jan 28 at 7 pm
Free. This comprehensive discipline of yoga provides two essentials for teens: emotional nourishment and physical fitness while creating calm and balanced minds and building strong and flexible bodies.
AT PALISADES FREE LIBRARY
19 Closter Rd, Palisades; mgagliardi@rcls. org or 845.359.0136 Tuesday, Jan 13 from 7 to 9pm
• The Dreaming Hunter: Mythological Journey
with Ivan Szendro
Free. Learn your personal mythology by learning about myths from the beginning of time. Reservations requested.
• Learn to Play Mah Jongg
Admission: $10 + $8 for Mah Jongg card
Six sessions beginning January 20. The first session is an overview and the following sessions are supervised play.
• Bears in Winter Story and Craft
Monday, Jan 26 at 10:30am; free
Children ages 4 and 5 bring Teddy bears and help them get ready for their long winter sleep.
NYACK HS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA IN CONCERT In 1912 English composer Gustav Holst wrote the beautiful St. Paul’s Suite in tribute to the school in England where he was music director. Now, more than 100 years later, the Nyack High School Chamber Orchestra will perform the piece in preparation for a competition in London this spring. Along with St. Paul’s Suite, the students, under the direction of Mr. Matt Lucero, will also perform Tchaikovsky’s classic Serenade for Strings, works of the great Friedrich Handel and various popular tunes. Before they embark on their international tour this spring, you’re invited to hear them perform in Nyack.
The young musicians who comprise the select Chamber Orchestra look forward to sharing their music with their community. Over the years, Chamber Orchestra has received numerous awards, such as the distinguished National Orchestra Cup. They have performed nationally in prestigious concert halls including Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall, and internationally in Prague and Vienna.
This year’s Chamber Orchestra keeps the fine tradition alive with an appearance at Nyack Library:
• NYACK HS CHAMBER ORCHESTRA the Nyack Library Carnegie Concert Series, Saturday Jan 17 at 7:30pm.
Ticket prices—in advance: general $20, seniors & students $18, members $15.
At the door—general $25,
seniors & students $22, members, $18
PALISADES WINTER FARMERS’ MARKET
Indoors at the Palisades Community Center
675 Oak Tree Road in Palisades, NY
Beginning Saturday, Jan 10, 9am to 1pm, open every Saturday thru the Winter of 2015.
The Palisades Farmers’ Market has everything you need to make delicious seasonal meals: fish, veggies, fruits, meats, cheese and much more. For market updates, join our e-mail list at PCC@Palisadesny.com
FIGURE DRAWING AT NYACK CENTER
Nyack Center 58 Depew Ave. Info: 917.304.5138 or visit
Non-instructional figure drawing sessions Thursdays Jan 8, 15 and 22 from 7:30 to 10pm.
Admission: Students $6, Non-Students $12.
Nyack FARMERS’ Market IN WINTER
As Nyack’s Farmers’ Market moves indoors for the Winter, they welcome these vendors for the season—
• Gajeski Produce—farm fresh produce
• Rockland Farm Alliance—variety of seasonal produce
• The Orchards of Concklin—fruit, produce, eggs, pies, cookies, honey.
Meat, Eggs, Dairy
• Acorn Hill Farm—fresh goat milk, cheese, yogurt, fudge, soap.
• American Pride Seafood—cod, flounder, tuna, swordfish, hake, sole, clams, oysters, mussels, lobsters, etc.
• Campanelli’s Poultry Farm—chicken, eggs
• Kiernan Farm—all cuts of grass fed beef, all cuts of farm raised pork.
• La Talaye—eggs, Caribbean pickles & spreads, pineapple pickles, garlic marinated beets, zucchini, sauerkraut
• Meredith Country Bakery—fresh baked pies and breads, quiche, muffins, cookies, brownies, pies, tarts, scones, biscotti.
• Mostly Myrtle’s—gluten free biscotti, muffins, brownies; small batch coffee.
• Hummingbird Ranch (rotating vendor)—honey & related products, maple syrup, skin cream, lip balm, candles.
• Spice Revolution—spices, herbs & culinary salts.
• Taiim Falafel Shack—hummus, Middle Eastern cucumber salad, babaghanouj, baklava.
• At Your Service Catering (rotating vendor)—catering, soups, etc.
• Teagevity—organic loose tea, herbs & tea gear.
• There’s No Taste Like OM—kombucha cultured teas & preserves.
Services & Crafts
• Bill Batson Arts—Artist-in-Residence
• Ol’ Darlin LLC (rotating vendor)—natural soaps, salves, lip balms, body butter; bug spray.
• X-Calibur Knife & Scissors Sharpening—expert knife and scissors sharpening.
AT NEW CITY LIBRARY
220 N. Main Street, New City. Info: 845.634.4997
Events listed are free unless otherwise noted.
January 6 at 7pm
• HOW TO SPEAK DOG
Find out the best way to communicate with your pooch, beyond commands like sit and down, to improve both of your lives. Registration required. Call 634-4997, ext. 139.
January 7 at 2pm
• POSITIVELY PSYCHOLOGY
Start the New Year with a positive state of mind. Dr. Gina Riley, an educational psychologist and Hunter College professor, will discuss the power of gratitude, flow and intrinsic motivation.
January 13 at 11am
• THE PALISADES
Enjoy a colorful tour of New Jersey’s most impressive landmarks. Learn about its formation and discovery, its role in the American Revolution & the creation of the Palisades Interstate Park system.
January 14 at 7pm
• ROCKLAND LAKE, HOOK MOUNTAIN & NYACK BEACH
Robert Maher, local author and president of the Friends of Rockland Lake and Hook Mountain, shares his research and insights into this historic area.
January 27 at 7PM
• THE CIVIL WAR IN ROCKLAND:
HISTORY FOR GENEALOGISTS
Experience a little history and a little genealogy together in a presentation by Brian Jennings, our local history librarian. Brian will focus on records related to Rockland’s role in the Civil War.
AT HOPPER HOUSE IN JANUARY
Annual Members’ Exhibition—Jan 10 thru Feb 8.
Reception Jan 10 from 5 to 7pm: Artist Members of
Edward Hopper House share their creativity and talent in this annual display.
Hopper House Artist of the Month for January: Rebecca Gmucs; reception Jan 10 from 5 to 7pm.
First Friday Art Exhibits
Starting Saturday, Jan 2 there will be a group art show by the Nyack Art Collective, at the Art Cafe, 65 South Broadway and a second group show at Johnny Cakes, 84 Main Street, both in Nyack. The exhibits will be on view through the month of January. For more info, please contact: email@example.com
RIVERTOWN FILM SOCIETY
Wed, Jan 14 at 8pm at Nyack Center, 58 Depew Ave, Nyack
“The Skeleton Twins”
This tale of suicidal twins who share an eerie emotional synchronicity toggles deftly between comedy and drama. When the married Maggie reluctantly allows her estranged, gay brother Milo to move into her home, their intuitive connection re-opens wounds and secrets. Without veering into melodrama, Maggie and Milo demonstrate that being simpatico with someone also allows them to inflict the most painful emotional wounds. Filmed in Rockland County, which is part of the story.
Meet the filmmaker: Producer Jared Goldman
following the presentation of the film.
THE FOLLOWING BENEFITS THE RIVERTOWN FILM SOCIETY
At Elmwood Playhouse January 28 at 8pm
Tickets $30 includes wine & dessert
“THE GOAT, OR WHO IS SYLVIA”
Edward Albee’s tragically comical play with a simple but deeply disturbing premise: a married man falls in love with a goat. Once his wife finds out this sordid truth, all Hell breaks loose. Notwithstanding the comedic nature of this play, Albee questions, as few contemporary playwrights can, social morality, current taboos, the perception of female identity, homosexuality, and the changing nature of social conventions.
Audience Advisory: contains STRONG ADULT subject matter that is not suitable for those under 18 years of age.
For more info: 845.353.2568 or www.rivertownfilm.org