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Hometown Heroes Reflection
Each year the Village of Nyack comes together to remember and reflect on those we lost as a result of the attacks on September 11, 2001—our 4 residents: Jon Albert, Welles Crowther, Stacey Sennas McGowan and Harry Wanamaker. Please join us for a brief ceremony filled with music, spoken word and quiet reflection on September 11 at 6:30 pm in Nyack Memorial Park.
Drive-In Movie in Nyack
This year we will have our Drive-In Movie in in the heart of Nyack. The movie is brought to the community thanks to the generous support of Wright Bros. Real Estate, Rivertown Films, and the Village of Nyack. The showing this year will be classic cartoons in honor of our own Victor Overton. Showing begins at dusk on September 18 in the Artopee Way parking lot.
For more info contact Melody Partrick, Recreation Director, Village of Nyack, phone 914.629.9748 or visit
85 S Broadway, Nyack, NY 845.358.6409
• Restorative Yoga
Experience the benefits of complete relaxation with this profoundly healing practice that utilizes a variety of props to support the body in deeply comfortable and relaxing ways. Saturday September 12 from 2 to 4pm. Fee: $40.
• Sacred Sundown Services for Yom Kippur
Join us for two evenings of spiritual opportunity led by Judith Rose with Lisa Sokolov. Tues. Sept. 22, 7:30 to 9pm and Wed. Sept. 23 from 6 to 7:30pm. $45 per evening
Kol Nidre Tuesday, September 22 from 7:30 to 9pm.
Ne’ilah & Break-Fast Wed, Sept 23 from 6 to 7:30pm.
• Get a full body tune up
A Yoga Tune Up® & Roll Model® Workshop with Heidi Broecking. Dive deep into your core and hips with therapeutic self-massage. A pair of Original YTU Therapy Balls is included. Saturday, September 26 from 2 to 4:30pm.
59 S. Broadway, Nyack. 845.358.3370. www.nyacklibrary.org
Unless otherwise noted: events are held in Community Meeting Room at Nyack Library and are free
• SAT and ACT Math: Skills, Drills, and Strategy
(Grades 9-12) w/Trevor Hochman
Systematically identify and practice the math skills tested by the SAT and ACT, building techniques and strategies to help you correctly answer every question for either test.
Wednesday, September 16 at 7pm.
• The Death of King Shotaway
A play by Samuel Harps Directed by Mel Hancock
A staged reading, The Death of King Shotaway tells the story of the origins of the The African Globe Theater, and the many obstacles it had to overcome to stay alive.
Please Register. Thursday, September 17 at 7pm.
• Nyack Library Food for Thought Lecture Series Philip Mark Plotch will talk about his new book, Politics Across The Hudson: The Tappan Zee Megaproject
In Politics Across the Hudson, urban planner Philip Plotch offers a behind-the-scenes look at three decades of contentious planning and politics centered around the new Tappan Zee bridge. Please register. Thurdsay, September 24 at 7pm.
• Back to School Bingo (For kids in Grades K – 5)
Beat the back-to-school blues with a boisterous game of Bingo. Registration Required. Children’s Room at Nyack Library. Wednesday, September 23 from 4 to 5pm.
• Banned Books Week Read-Out
In celebration of Banned Books Month, local celebrities, community members, Library Trustees and staff members will read excerpts from the banned or challenged book of their choice. Contact ext. 235 if you would like to read.
In Carnegie-Farian Room at The Nyack Library.
Tuesday, September 29 from 5 to 8pm.
3rd Annual Piermont Apple Pie Contest AND Lions Club Apple Fest
Sunday September 27 from 11am to 5pm
The sponsors are currently contacting restaurants to see if they are interested in submitting a pie. Restaurant pies will be subject to the popular vote. There will also be a category for homemade pies that will be judged by a panel of 3 judges. More info for signing up for the contest may be available from www.piermontchamber.org/
Otrada Russian & SLAVIC FESTIVAL
385 South Pascack Rd., Chestnut Ridge, NY
phone 845-627-7119 or visit www.otradainc.org
Experience true Russian Hospitality. The Otrada Russian Festival is a fun-filled day featuring authentic Russian fare and BBQ, Russian dancing, music, sports, children’s activities, gifts & more. Sept 6, from noon to 7pm. $10 adults, $5 Seniors and Students, children under 6 free.
Four Season Farming
Keep your growing season active in any weather with these insider farmers’ tips on when to prepare for the next season, how to regulate soil temperatures, which crops to sow before winter, and much more, with Jose Romero-Bosch. Saturday, September 26 from noon to 2pm.
At Cropsey Community Farm, 220 S. Little Tor Rd., New City. FREE for CSA members. $10 adult, $5 child.
Twilight Solstice Dinner
Join us for the very first farm-to-table fundraiser dinner hosted right at Cropsey Community Farm. An elegant spread will be nestled right in the center of the peach orchard, and the evening will feature fresh-picked ingredients prepared by Chef Brian from Rockland Roots, a rare selection of wine, and great conversation with many of the leading minds in local, sustainable agriculture.
Saturday, Sept. 26 from 5 to 8pm. $100 per person.
One to One Learning—STAR-FEST VI
An evening of entertainment with beautiful Hook Mountain as a background. Featured local professional performers, include: John Patrick Schutz, Tommy Dunn, Jan Lynch, Robert Mattern, Sue Matsuki, Carolyn Montgomery, Richard Skipper and others.
Complimentary food will be served by local restaurants. Tickets are $30 in advance and $35 at the door. Call Sr. Cecilia LaPietra at 845.512.8176 for info and tickets. At Marydell property, 640 N. Midland Ave, Upper Nyack on September 20 from 4 to 7pm.
Writers at Work
Elizabeth A. Burbach Gallardo Making Peloteros: The Resources of Poverty in Dominican Baseball
Elizabeth A. Burbach Gallardo is an urban ethnographer whose work bridges the disciplines of cultural anthropology, folklore, and American Studies. A bottom-up look at MLBs baseball industry, a business colloquially referred to as “tuna industry sin chimneys” (a factory without smokestacks) the work examines the impact of baseball and the baseball industry on everyday life in Boca Chica. September 24 at 1pm at St. Thomas Aquinas College, 125 Rte 340, Sparkill NY. Free and open to the public.
LISA’S CHEESECAKE TAKES THE BLUE RIBBON FOR THE 4TH YEAR
It came to no one’s surprise that Lisa Dosch from the West Gate Restaurant in Nyack, NY won the Blue Ribbon for Best Cheesecake in New Jersey at the New Jersey State Fair Competition for the fourth year in a row. Lisa’s Plain cheesecake, Plain cheesecake with a wild berry topping, and Coquito*-flavored cheesecake all placed 1st this year.
When asked which is her favorite flavor, she’ll pause for a moment and tell you she can’t answer that. “It’s like picking which of your children you love best. I make flavors that I love; if it doesn’t impress me or my family, then I won’t make it. Which flavor you pick depends on your mood at the moment. If you’re in the mood for fruit, then choose blueberry, cherry, strawberry, pineapple coconut, chocolate strawberry, peach, orange or key lime.
If you’re in a chocolate mood, you have a choice of cookies and crème, chocolate chip, peanut butter cup, chocolate chocolate chip. If you want something very different, pick Coconut, Expresso-Kahlua, Amaretto Di Sarono topped with almonds, Jack Daniels Honey, Tequila or a blue ribbon winner, Coquito with Rum and Coconut.“
* [Editor’s note: Coquito is a very rich, yummy tropical eggnog made with coconut milk.]