What are you doing on the 4th of July this year? Nyack is the place to be for a Hudson River Independence Day celebration.
Start your day at the Nyack Farmer’s Market with a delicious Market breakfast of muffins, fruit and coffee. The Market is open July 4th and every Thursday, 8:00am to 2:00pm, on Main Street in the heart of the Village. We have locally grown and locally produced products from New York and New Jersey, including wine and cider; gluten free products; pies, cookies and other baked goods; artisan breads; flowers; humanely raised chicken, beef and pork; fresh eggs; olive oil; maple syrup and honey; and more. Click here for a full list of vendors and their products. Pack your cooler in the back of the car and pick up fixings for your fireworks picnic and stock your fridge for the long weekend.
Next stop, Nyack Beach State Park to enjoy beautiful Hudson River views. Walk or ride or drive north on North Broadway through Upper Nyack until the road ends at the Park. Go down the hill to reach the river; take the upper road to reach Hook Mountain.
For lunch, head to one of Nyack’s many delicious eateries. Most of our restaurants are open on the 4th, so take your pick!
Be sure you include a stop at the Edward Hopper House Art Center, where the recently opened exhibition Dorothea Lange’s America is on view through August 18. Either download or pick up one of the Hopper House’s self-guided tour brochures and take a walk through Edward Hopper’s Nyack. The Edward Hopper House Art Center is open July 4 from 12:00pm to 5:00pm at 82 N. Broadway.
In the evening, bring a blanket and picnic dinner to Memorial Park to watch our riverfront fireworks spectacular! To put you in the mood, click this link to view a Nyack fireworks video montage, courtesy of Nyack News and Views: http://www.nyacknewsandviews.com/2012/07/nyacks-fireworks-for-the-fourth/
Happy Independence Day!