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NYACK’S FAMOUS STREET FAIR
Sunday, Oct 12 from 10am to 5pm, along Main Street and Broadway in the Village of Nyack—300 exhibitors displaying crafts, art, collectibles and surprises. Sponsored by ACADA—the Art, Craft & Antiques Dealers of the Nyacks. Promoted by P.J.’s Promotions. Info: 201.666.1340.
October Artist of the Month
Popular Nyack Watercolorist Beverley Bozarth Colgan will exhibit recent works at The Corner Frame Shop during the month of October. Shop hours are Tues thru Sat 10am to 5:30pm. There will be an artist’s reception Saturday, Oct 4 from 6 to 8pm. The Corner Frame Shop, 40 South Franklin Street, Nyack Info call 845.727.1240 or email@example.com
Nyack College Concerts
45 South Boulevard, Nyack 845.675.4687 www.nyack.edu
• VELOCITY! FACULTY WOODWIND QUARTET Dr. Marie Herseth Kenote, flute; Jennifer Graham, oboe; Dennis Dougherty, clarinet; Donna McGowan, bassoon will feature music by Haydn, Rutter, Arnold, Skolnik, and others. Free Admission. Thurs Oct 23 at 8pm.
• ANNUAL HOMECOMING CONCERT “I can Still Hear Them Singing” Dr. Richard Allen Farmer, class of 1975, returns for an hour of inspiring music and spoken word. Free Admission Sat Oct 11 at 4pm.
• ART SERIES WITH DR. CHUNGSUN KIM, CELLO Concert cellist and member of the Amasi Trio and award winning pianist, Nelson Padgett perform works by Bach, Kodaly, Rachmaninoff, Poulenc, and Golijov. Free Admission Mon Oct 13 at 8pm.
Palisades Community Center
675 Oak Tree Road in Palisades, NY firstname.lastname@example.org
• ANNUAL USED BOOK SALE: Books, CDs and DVDs of all kinds for all ages at great prices. Sat & Sun, Oct 25 and 26 from 9:30am to 3pm. Donated books accepted Oct 20 thru 24, from 10am to 4pm at the center.
• NY STATE SENATOR DAVID CARLUCCI will be at Palisades Center October 26 from 11am to 1pm to hear about local issues and concerns.
• 7TH ANNUAL SCARECROWS & PUMPKINS SUNDAY October 26 from noon to 2pm. Families are invited to create a scarecrow on our lawn and do the messy pumpkin carving with us. Bring old clothing for the scarecrows. Pumpkins will be available for purchase. For more info, e-mail PCC@Palisadesny.com
Birding by Ear
Palisades Library, 19 Closter Road, Palisades. Rockland Audubon Society’s Lorie Pallant will teach us the wonders of birdsong and how to identify familiar Rockland birds by sound. A good class for birding beginners. Tuesday, Oct 14 at 2pm. Register by phone 845.359.0136 or e-mail email@example.com
Show of Paintings and Prints
Piermont Public Library, 25 Flywheel Park West, Piermont 845.359.4595. www.piermontlibrary.org JOHN VANDENOEVER: OBSERVED AND REPORTED Paintings, Prints, Drawings and Photographs; Artist’s Reception, Sunday, Oct 5 from 2 to 4pm. John VandenOever, pastor of the Piermont Reformed Church, is a musician, songwriter, and visual artist. His work will be exhibited at the library for the month of October. =
At Hopper House
82 N Broadway, Nyack; 845.358.0774
• SMALL MATTERS OF GREAT IMPORTANCE: ‘En Route’ Juror: Kenise Barnes, Director, Kenise Barnes Fine Art. Hopper House celebrates the new bridge being built across Edward Hopper’s beloved Hudson River and recognizes Hopper’s frequent use of travel themes in his paintings. October 25 thru January 4, 2015 Reception: Saturday, Oct 25 from 2 to 4pm.
• CONTINUING EXHIBITIONS Joanne Howard: “Dream House” thru Oct 19. Viviane Silvera: “On My Way” thru Nov 2. “Edward Hopper in Nyack: Memorabilia and Early Work” Early drawings and paintings, created while Hopper lived in the Nyack home.
At Nyack Library
59 S. Broadway, Nyack. 845.358.3370 firstname.lastname@example.org
• COMPUTER BASICS 101 WORKSHOP FREE 6 Weeks course: Oct 8, 15, 22, 29 and Nov 5, 12. Please register; space is limited
• POLITICAL HUMOR: A LOOK BACK FREE Joe Dorinson, Professor of History at LIU, on how political leaders have employed wit to their advantage and demonstrate why they can became targets of verbal missiles. Register. Oct 8 at 7pm in the Community Meeting Room.
• CHILDREN’S STORY HOUR ROOM FREE For children 2 thru 5 with caregiver. 6 weeks Join Miss Wendy for this fun series of yoga classes. Mats and props will be provided, bring a water bottle and wear comfy clothing. Space is limited, please register for each date separately. Oct 16 at 1:30 pm.
• 100TH ANNIVERSARY OF WW1—ITS IMPACT ON THE MIDDLE EAST FREE Professor Kale Yu, Assistant Professor of History at Nyack College, on the current situation in the Middle East, tracing its roots to World War 1. Please register Oct 22 at 7pm.
• CHILDREN’S STORY HOUR FOR PARENTS & CAREGIVERS FREE Homework Help 101—come hear elementary school teacher Erika Olsen on the purpose of homework, expectations for completion, and how you can best support your child in doing their assignments. Please register. Oct 23 at 7pm.
• HALLOWEEN CONCERT FREE (No Toddler Time Today) with “Spooky Molloy” & Friends for kids ages 18 mo to 5yrs with caregiver. Join Sukey Molloy in this fun-filled, kidfriendly Halloween concert. Come in costume. Space is limited, please register today. Oct, 31 at 11am in the Community Meeting Room.
Zombie Walk 2014
Zombie fun for the whole family at the Nyack Zombie Walk 2014. Memorial Park, Nyack, Nov 1 at 5pm. Suggested donation to Arts Education Fund $5. Proceeds benefit the Art Education Programs for Rockland Public Schools. Info: 845.947.3660.
Art Students League at Vytlacil
241 Kings Highway, Orangeburg NY. Info: 845.359.1263 e-mail: email@example.com
• OPEN STUDIOS at VYTLACIL Drink some wine, eat some cheese, (feed the chickens!) and meet international artists-in-residence Oct 25 from 2 to 4pm. • SCULPTURE: FORGED STEEL, REPOUSSÉ with James Garvey; Saturdays, 10am to 1pm, Fee: $137 Sculptor James Garvey offers rigorous engagement with the basic elements of ancient sculpture: fire, hammer, and anvil.
Ukeladies at GraceMusic
Come and join the Ukeladies as they share cowboy love songs, favorites from the 30s and 40 and a host of original hits. Sunday, Oct 26 at 4pm. Tickets $20, senior adults $15 children under 12 free.
Following in Their Footsteps
October 1 thu 30—Photographer extraordinaire George Potanovic, Jr. displays his photographs taken from the exact place where the photographer made the original photograph up to 100 years earlier. At Suffern Library, 210 Lafayette Ave., Suffern, NY. Reception and Gallery Talk Oct 8 at 7pm. Info: 845.357.1237. Library hours: Mon to Thurs, 10am to 9pm; Fri & Sat 10am to 5pm; Sun noon to 5pm.
Rivertown Film Society
For film info call 845.353.2568 or visit website at www.rivertownfilm.org Showing Wed, October 8 at 8pm at Nyack Center.
Directed by Gillian Robespierre; actors: Gaby Hoffmann, Jake Lacy, Jenny Slate; USA, 2014, comedy. Rated R.
Donna is a 28-year-old struggling stand-up comic from Brooklyn, complete with the requisite potty mouth. After what she assumes is a one-night stand with a guy who is far from a hipster, she finds herself facing an unwanted pregnancy. The decision she makes, along with its attendant complications, is presented in a manner that’s non-judgmental, funny, serious and, above all, honest. Showing Wed, October 22 at 8pm at Nyack Center.
Directed by Steve James; USA, 2014, documentary
The inspiring and entertaining life of world-renowned film critic and social commentator Roger Ebert—a story that is by turns personal, funny, painful, and transcendent—from his Pulitzer Prize-winning film criticism at the Chicago Sun- Times to his becoming one of the most influential cultural voices in America. Tremendously moving even if you haven’t been to the movies in years. It is simply a great story.”—Ty Burr, Boston Globe.
OPEN HOUSE AT LAMONT-DOHERTY
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory 845.365.8998 www.ldeo.columbia.edu/news-events/events/open-house You’re sure to enjoy Lamont-Doherty’s Open House. Tour a lab, participate in hands-on earth science demonstrations, and learn from world-renowned researchers about their latest discoveries. Free and open to the public, with a $5 suggested donation. No registration required. Saturday, Oct 11 from 10am to 4pm Lamont Campus of Columbia University, 61 Route 9W, Palisades, NY.
PRE-K PLAY DAY & INTRODUCTORY SESSION AT BLUE ROCK SCHOOL
110 Demarest Mill Rd, West Nyack, NY 845.627.0234. Blue Rock School invites four-and five-year-olds and their parents to a FREE event being hosted by Blue Rock School on Saturday, October 18, 2014 from 10 am to 12 pm. Event is rain or shine—dig out the ol’ galoshes if weather is soggy. Space is limited. Please call to reserve your spot at 845.535.3353.
ALL-YOU-CAN-EAT SPAGHETTI DINER
Orangetown Fire Company No 1, Depot Place, South Nyack. The Ladies Auxiliary of Orangetown Fire Company No 1 invite you to an all-you-can-eat Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, Oct 18, from 5 to 8pm. Take Out Available. Menu: Bread, Salad, Spaghetti, Meatballs, Beverage, Dessert. Adults $10 Seniors $8 Children Under 10 $6.
First Reformed Church, 18 S Broadway, Nyack, NY 10960 Please help! Soup Angels need donations for their 9th Annual Thanksgiving Feast, to be held on Wednesday, Nov 26. Last year they provided over 2200 Thanksgiving meals to the hungry and lonely in our community and would like to match that number again this year. Mail your donations to Soup Angels, c/o First Reformed Church, POB 565, Nyack, NY 10960. Make check payable to First Reformed Church with ‘Soup Angels’ in the memo line. Please visit www.soupangels.com for more info.
AT BIRCHWOOD CENTER
845.358.6409 online at www.birchwoodcenter.com e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
• KADOSH—Saturday Oct 19 from 2 to 4:30pm Study teachings from the Kabbalah, engage in meditative chant, and learn the movement forms for the four letters of our focus word using Otiyot Hayyot, “Living Letters”. Taught by Judith Rose. $40
• 40-HOUR GENTLE YOGA TEACHER TRAINING BEGINS This Gentle Yoga Immersion with Betsy Ceva is designed for experienced yoga instructors as well as inspired students who wish to deepen their practice. Four weekends, Oct 10 thru Nov 15. $950 Info: www.birchwoodcenter.com AT NYACK CENTER 58 Depew Avenue, Nyack. 845.358.2600 nyackcenter.org
8TH ANNUAL MONSTER MASH Celebrate Nyack’s Famous Halloween Parade at Nyack Center with live music; have dinner and meet friends and neighbors. Live music with Danna Banana. Enjoy Monster Mash on Oct 25 at Nyack Center directly after the Nyack Halloween Parade. (October 26th rain date) Parade begins at 5:30pm and takes approximately one hour.
WITCH WAY 5K OCTOBER 25 Registration is underway for the Witch Way 5K to benefit Nyack Center. The race starts in Nyack Memorial Park and finishes in the heart of the Village of Nyack. There will also be a kids 1k Fun Run in costume. Register online at www.raceawesome.com All proceeds benefit Nyack Center’s programs.
WEST NYACK 5K RACE HONORS MEMORY OF ‘HAPPY JACK’ DOYLE
The 2nd annual Happy Jack 5K run and walk will be held in West Nyack at 9am Saturday, Oct. 18. The event was established last year to support the Happy Jack Fund—to honor the life of “Happy Jack” Doyle, who died at the age of 9 months. In 2013, some 300 runners and walkers took part. “Losing a child creates unimaginable grief and emotions,” said Steve Doyle, the infant’s father. “My wife and I, along with our friends and support network established this annual event to help channel our grief into something positive, but also to give back to a community that provides so much support. Although it’s a competitive race, it’s also very family friendly. Seeing the joy on people’s faces, and knowing that all money raised is supporting such a worthy cause keeps the memory of our son alive and strong.” For more info, visit www.happyjackfund.org
NAACP EVENTS IN OCTOBER
• CANDIDATES’ NIGHT FORUM Oct 15 at 6:30pm at Louis Kurtz Center, 9 North Main St., Spring Valley, NY • PASTOR’S APPRECIATION DAY Oct 16 at 6pm at The Berea Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 67 South Broadway, Nyack; Honoree: Kim Cross, Executive Director of The Nyack Center. A portion of the proceeds will aid in defraying the operation cost of the center. For additional details and reservations, please contact Frances Pratt at 845.358.1497.
• OCTOBER GENERAL MONTHLY MEETING Oct 22 at 7pm at Nyack Center, 58 Depew Avenue, Nyack; Guest: Honorable Ellen Jaffee, Assemblywoman, District 97, State of New York. SAVE THE DATE Nyack High School Drama Club presents “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Our award-winning Drama Club is ready to entertain you on Friday November 14 & 15 at 8pm. Mark your calendar.
UNITED HOSPICE OF ROCKLAND This spectacular group of volunteers responded to a request for help to build a ramp for one of our patients. They made it possible, in just a weekend, to grant him a final wish—to get outside and putter. Our hearts are filled with gratitude. You are the essence of what community is all about
Nyack in the Civil War
• “POLITICS, PEACE & TREASON: NYACK IN THE CIVIL WAR,” is the opening program in the 2014 series of Armchair Walking Tours, presented by The Historical Society of the Nyacks and The Friends of the Nyacks. Nyack in the 1860s was not an anti-slavery community. It was however, very concerned about preserving the Union. In 1860 and again in1864, Nyack voted to oppose Lincoln’s bids for the presidency. This program will discuss the Lincoln presidential campaign of 1860, how volunteer regiments were raised for the Union Army, the local home front during wartime and the controversial peace convention which Nyack hosted in 1861. Join us to learn more of this important, but little-known period of our local history.
Blessing Of the Animals
Grace Episcopal Church 130 First Avenue, Nyack IN HONOR OF ST. FRANCIS, creatures great and small are invited for a blessing at any of the morning services on Sun, October 5: 8am, 9:30am (family service) and 11am and between 12:30 and 1:30pm outside in Memorial Garden. Free and open to all. Info: 358.1297 or gracechurchnyack.org
Carnegie-Farian Room, Nyack Library 59 South Broadway, Nyack GUITAR MAGIC: CELEBRATING PAUL SIMON Friday, October 24 at 8pm in the Carnegie- Farian Room at Nyack Library. The Guitar Magic Series continues at the Carnegie-Farian Room at the Nyack Library. Well-known, contemporary guitarists pay tribute to the masters of the instrument. The series is hosted and curated by Jeff Doctorow. Tickets: in advance $20, Student $15. At the door $25.
Carnegie Concert Series
Nyack Library 59 South Broadway; Tickets available online • ENCORES Saturday, Oct 11 at 7:30pm Pianist Andy Feldbau plays encores by Gershwin, including “I Got Rhythm,” “The Man I Love,” and the great American opera, “Porgy and Bess.” • ENCORES Saturday, Oct 25 at 7:30pm Pianist Jung Lin plays Romantic & Impressionist encores centered around Liszt’s greatest composition for the piano, the “Sonata in B minor.” In Nyack Library’s historic Carnegie Room; tickets available online at www. carnegieconcerts.org In advance: $20 Adult, $18 Senior & Student, $15 Member; at the door: $25 Adult, $22 Senior & Student, $18 Member