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Community news, views, events for Nyack, NY, a community on the left bank of the Hudson River about 20 miles north of New York City. Special focus on the arts, including the weekly Nyack Sketch Log feature which includes an original pen and ink drawing of a local landmark accompanied by an essay.
2022-08-05 10:00
Summer of Soul (… Or, When The Revolution Could Not Be Televised), an award-winning documentary about the 1969 Harlem Cultural Festival, is playing at the Garner Arts Center on Saturd… Read More
2022-08-04 09:00
It’s amazing to consider that Nyack once had a beautiful pristine brook with a rocky bed and deep gullies that flowed year-round. Nyack Brook, once called Mill Brook, was a main artery… Read More
2022-08-03 11:30
Every neighborhood needs news.  A wise, veteran journalist told me this about 20 years ago and it rang true on so many levels for me.  How else do you find out what’s going o… Read More
2022-08-02 21:28
The childhood home of one of America's greatest visual artist was saved from destruction in the early 1970s by an ad-hoc coalition that included neighbors, Rotarians, labor unions, students… Read More
2022-08-01 09:10
This week in the Villages: We take a look at all the not-so-friendly neighborhood viruses coursing through the county. Plus, your weekly weather prediction, Covid updates, upcoming meetings… Read More
2022-07-31 21:54
With news stories on monkeypox cases rising in New York, especially in New York City, many are concerned about how this disease is spread, how to recognize it, and how to prevent it. Below i… Read More
2022-07-26 14:26
“This church is a miracle.”  That is how the wife of the pastor of Hollingsworth Memorial, Evangelist Myrtle Jones, has described this brick and steel structure.  The e… Read More
2022-07-22 15:35
Nyack Jazz Week fittingly ends where it began — in the heart of Nyack’s jazz scene: Maureen’s Jazz Cellar with two power-packed performances on Friday and Saturday night. I… Read More
2022-07-19 09:00
This year, St. Philip’s A.M.E Zion Church on the corner of North Mill and Burd Streets celebrates 160 years of worship. The church was founded in 1859, two years before Abraham Lincoln… Read More
2022-07-14 10:00
Electricity was in the air on Friday night July 8, 1887. The full moon paled by comparison. Villagers celebrated. Bands paraded through the streets. Fireworks were launched. Politicians made… Read More
2022-07-05 09:27
by Bill Batson When Jeff Rucker bought Koblin's in 2013, many feared a Nyack tradition was coming to an end: the friendly neighborhood pharmacy. Nearly a decade into Jeff's tenure, seve… Read More
2022-06-25 11:57
While the major league season is just approaching its midpoint (with the Yankees and Mets both handily leading their divisions, we might add — let’s not discuss my woebegone Mari… Read More
2022-06-25 00:15
An interview Terry Bourgeois, the founder of the Empire State Ride, a 7-day 500-plus-mile annual ride that raises money to fund research and clinical trials for cancer research at the Roswel… Read More
2022-06-20 19:15
We look into the history and significance of Juneteenth, our newest national holiday. Meanwhile, a West Nyack man was charged with murder, a look at the best tacos in Rockland, an Airmont re… Read More
2022-06-17 13:30
Lisa Levart, a Rockland County photographer whose work is on display at River Hook and on film through Rivertown Flim this weekend, is a storyteller with her lens. Her art, which Levart thin… Read More
2022-06-07 19:30
by Bill Batson When Life Magazine published a cover story after the March on Washington, they did not feature Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, who hypnotized the nation with his I have a Dream… Read More
2022-05-27 01:29
by Asma Khan, MD, Sun River Health It isn’t always clear why some people have asthma and others don’t. However, what we do know is that it’s probably due to a combination o… Read More
2022-05-20 09:14
Another week and another return for a beloved local festival. For the first time since 2018, the GARNER Arts Festival, with an annual draw of over 3,000 visitors, returns to the historic ham… Read More
2022-05-17 02:18
With elections going down on Tuesday, May 17, we have a brief voter guide (and video) to help you navigate your way to a polling place and a sound decision! Also, board elections are becomin… Read More
2022-05-06 09:13
The Weekly Rec would like to wish all the moms out there the heartiest, deepest and most exuberant Happy Mother's Day you can possibly imagine. As if Happy Mother's Day were pink neon words… Read More
2022-04-29 09:22
This Saturday brings yet another sign of spring and the waning of the Covid-19 pandemic. Both are more than welcome. A couple of weeks ago, we enjoyed a Nyack SpringFest for the first tim… Read More
2022-04-15 09:26
The Nyack Poetry Walk officially kicks off this Friday, April 15. In honor of this inspiring and healthful endeavor, the Weekly Rec would like to get in on the fun with a hastily formed haik… Read More
2022-04-12 09:00
Carson McCullers came to Nyack in 1945 to convalesce and create. For 22 years she found a place to do both, completing The Member of the Wedding, The Ballad of the Sad Cafe and Clock Without… Read More
2022-03-04 11:33
On Wednesday night, I went online to order takeout from Karenderya, one of my favorite Nyack restaurants, to discover a deal -- a pork adobo bowl and lumpia combo for $13 -- plastered on the… Read More
2022-03-01 14:58
by Bill Batson Not every beautiful old house in Nyack merits its own historic marker.  For other properties, the traditional historic marker is not a loud enough shout out.  Cle… Read More
2022-02-24 11:54
by Mike Hays A little after midnight on Monday morning, March 12, 1888, heavy rain changed to sleet and then to a heavy, wet snow driven by howling winds. Today, phrases like bomb cyclone… Read More
2022-02-19 19:00
by Bill Batson What do Muhammad Ali, Helen Hayes and James Baldwin have in common? They were all guests when Sam Waymon and his creative partner, Bill Gunn lived in Nyack in the 1970s… Read More

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