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Artist grants available
Which came first—the artist or the idea? Find out with the Arts Council of Rockland.
Artists of all disciplines (visual, writers, musicians, filmmakers, performing artists) are invited to apply for grants from the Arts Council of Rockland. Learn all about them at the year’s last three grants information meetings:
Wed, Aug 6th at 7pm at New City Library, 220 North Main Street, New City.
Mon, Aug 11 at 6:30pm at Finkelstein Memorial Library
24 Chestnut St, First Floor Meeting Room, Spring Valley.
Tues, Sept 16 at 6:30pm at Nyack Library, 59 South Broadway, Nyack.
At Nyack Library
59 S Broadway, Nyack, NY. 845.358.3370. All programs free.
Farm to Table Cooking with fresh vegetables grown here in Rockland County. Presented by Bob Holbach, Chef/Owner, of Rockland Roots. Co-sponsored by the Rockland Farm Alliance. Please register, seats are limited. $5 materials fee, payable at door. Tues, Aug 5 at 6pm.
Adults Arts & Craft Program Make your own Kumihimo weaving wheel and go home with a lovely hand-made bracelet. Presented by Elizabeth Hobson. Please register; call 845.358.3370 ext.214 Space is limited. Thurs, Aug 14 at 7pm.
Children’s Programs—Join the fun at our science-based Summer Reading Program, for children ages 5-11.
Read, get prizes and raffle tickets, come to great events, and have fun. Stop by the Children’s Room to register or call the library at 358.3370, ext 228, for more info.
Through Fri, Aug 15. Closing Ceremony 8/15 at 4:15pm.
Teen Program—Join the Nyack Library Teens and in-Betweens from Aug 11 thru Aug 22 and design a replica of the Nyack Library in Minecraft. We will upload a video tour of our creation to compete with other libraries in Rockland and Orange Counties for the best library replica. Contact the Teen Room at 358.3370 ext. 236 for info.
• Underground Music Festival: Tickets: $12 advance, $15 at door (no reserved seating) www.carnegieconcerts.org & at the Library Circulation Desk. Sat, Aug 9 at 7:30 pm.
• Beethoven: Symphonies Nos.1, 4 and 5, performed by Christopher Oldfather & Fredrica Wyman, pianists. Purchase tickets online at www.carnegieconcerts.org and at the Library Circulation Desk. Nyack Library card-holders receive member ticket discount. Sat, Aug 9 at 7:30 pm.
• Beethoven: Symphonies Nos.2 and 3, performed by Christopher Oldfather & Fredrica Wyman, pianists. Purchase tickets online at www.carnegieconcerts.org and at the Library Circulation Desk. Nyack Library card-holders receive member ticket discount. Sat, Aug 23 at 7:30 pm.
Art Students League at Vyt
241 Kings Highway, Sparkill, NY 845.359.1263
“Nude in Nature” painting with Gregg Kreutz
Depict the human figure in natural outdoor light, emphasizing rhythm and movement. August 16-17, $320.
To register, call 212.247.4510.
SCULPTURE: FORGED STEEL, REPOUSSÉ
with James Garvey
Sculptor James Garvey offers rigorous engagement with the basic elements of ancient sculpture: fire, hammer, and anvil. Saturdays, 10a-1pm, Fee: $137
OPEN STUDIOS at VYT
Join us for OPEN STUDIOS at VYT on July 26, 2-4pm, and connect with us on www.facebook.com/VytAIR
Movies In the Park
Thurs, Aug 14 at 8:30pm in Piermont’s Flywheel Park.
Just when you thought it was safe to go back in the water, “Jaws,” the great Steven Spielberg-directed thriller, comes swimming up the Hudson. The showing will be preceded by the trailer for “Virgin Blacktop,” a documentary in production by filmmaker Charlie Samuels, about a skateboard team from the river villages. The Piermont Civic Association, sponsors of the free evening, reminds
everyone to bring their chairs or blankets to sit on.
Museum and Archives
At the DePew House, 196 Chief Bill Harris Way, (formerly Blaisdell Road), Orangeburg, NY 10962
AN ORANGETOWN SCRAPBOOK—a collection of select memories, carefully preserved and annotated; this exhibit highlights donations from several illustrious families in Orangetown. This Scrapbook features photographs, collectibles and ephemera spanning several centuries, various industries and lifestyles. We invite the community to get inspired and take a look in their own attics.
Open to the public, thru Nov 16, 2014. Hours: Tuesdays 10 to 2pm and Sundays 1 to 4 pm. Admission: your donation.
Every summer Orangetown hosts free concerts in Veterans Park at 82 Hunt Road in Orangeburg, just off of Veterans Memorial Drive/Orangeburg Road. Parking is free, there is a full concession stand and bathrooms. Bring blankets & lawn chairs to these great family-friendly events.
• Fri, Aug 1 at 6:30pm
The Bossy Frog Band, “Family Movie Night Concert”
• Fri, Aug 8 at 7:45pm
The Magical Mystery Band, “The East Coast’s Greatest Beatles Cover Band”
•Fri, Aug 15
Scarborough Fair, “Simon & Garfunkel Tribute Show”
For more info, notifications about alternate locations in case of rain, please call the Parks & Recreation Department at 359.6503 or visit the town’s website, www.orangetown.com
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.
• MELANIE ROTHSCHILD: pAINT & AIR thru Aug17
• Kris Burns: Chasing Edward Hopper
Photographs and videos by Artist-in-Residence Kris Burns thru Aug 31.
• Joanne Howard: Dream House
August 23 through October 19, 2014
A new mixed media installation by Joanne Howard.
Reception: Friday, Sept 5, from 6-8pm.
• Mark Attebery: Twist and Shout
Sculpture in the Garden: forged and welded steel sculpture will be on view through Sept 30,
• First Friday Film in the Garden
Film in the Garden, organized by Kris Burns as part of “Chasing Edward Hopper” will be seen Fri, Aug 1 at sundown at Hopper House. Check website for details.
• August Artist Member of the Month: Laurie Peek (http://photosbylauriepeek.com/)
• Call for Artists:
“Small Matters of Great Importance: En Route”
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, scheduled for October 25 thru December 27, 2014. For this year’s theme, “En Route”, we ask artists to submit work relating to travel. For details, go to onlinejuriedshows.com
Artist of the Month
The Corner Frame Shop, 40 South Franklin Street, Nyack. 845.727.1240
The public is invited to The Corner Frame Shop to view photographs by Dr. Kenneth Silvestri.
Opening Reception for Exhibition
August 2 from 6 to 8:30pm
Poetry Reading & Prosecco
Sunday, August 10 from 3 to 5pm
If you have ever waxed poetic about trains, tracks, traveling by rail or other permutations of being sidetracked, bring your poem to the reading on Aug 10 and join Ken in celebrating his abiding passion for railroads.
Storm King Art Center
1 Museum Rd, New Windsor, NY 12553 845.534.3115 ext. 7101
• Sat, Aug 2 at 3pm Wanderings & Wonderings—Join artist Katie Holten on an exploration of Storm King.
• Sun, Aug 3 at 1pm Children and Families: Shifting Perspectives. An imaginative exploration of Storm King with Alyson Shotz’s Mirror Fence.
• Sat, Aug 9 at 8pm Rooftop Films at Storm King—an evening’s exploration of short films among the sculptures and rolling fields. More info visit: stormking.org/rooftop
• Sun, Aug 10 at 1pm What’s All the Buzz About?—Join our environmental educator from the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum to explore the miniscule world of insects at the Art Center. Learn who buzzes, whirs, chirps, and sings in fields and forest.
• Sun, Aug 17 at 1pm Children and Families—Visitors of all ages are invited to tour with celebrated educator Wally McGuire.
• Sun, Aug 24 at 1pm Children and Families: Monarchs, Milkweed & Migration. Meet the king of butterflies in its Storm King habitat.
• Sun, Aug 24 at 2pm Concert: The Serenade Quartet Enjoy an afternoon of music by Mozart, Haydn, and more.
• Thurs, Aug 28 10 am to 5:30 pm
Free admission to Storm King for all visitors.
• Sun, Aug 31 at 1pm Children and Families: a special workshop with Chakaia Booker. Registration is required.
Visit stormking.org/booker to register.
New Friday farmers’ market in Pearl River
The Pearl River Farmers’ Market began in wistful conversation at a kitchen table. “Why don’t we have a farmers’ market in our town?”.. and ended with, “Let’s do it!”
After almost a year of planning, two Pearl River moms, Sarah Binkele and Tracy Nelson, both home gardeners, made it happen with the help of the people of a local
church, The River, who agreed to assist in the running of the market as part of their community outreach ministry.
Community volunteers and representatives from local farms comprise the rest of the steering committee. The Pearl River Chamber of Commerce added their support.
The Pearl River Farmers’ Market will run from June thru October 31 on Fridays from 9 am-2pm at The River, 253 Ehrhardt Road. The market will feature conventional and organic produce and eggs from local farms, Rockland Roots food truck, baked goods, local honey, fresh cut flowers, pickles, a small-batch ice cream maker who utilizes Hudson Valley ingredients, and a wide variety of guest vendors. A children’s entertainer is scheduled to appear on the last Friday of every month and weekly family activities include a craft, or story time with Barefoot Books, a children’s’ bookseller.