Celebrating 30 Years with Maria Luisa

Maria Luisa Whittingham first opened shop in 1987, in a basement space next to the YMCA on South Broadway. Thirty years later, she has two retail stores, a thriving online store, and she holds a place of honor in the Rockland County community. In a 2014 profile of Maria Luisa, Bill Batson described her as “… a civic seamstress. She…

October in Nyack: Beautiful Colors and Spooky Fun

October in Nyack is all about dressing up. The trees are beginning to change into their fall finery, and the humans are planning for Halloween because we have THE BEST parade outside of NYC! Celebrate all things spooky and fun with a screening of the classic horror fantasy film Nosferatu on the 27th, and a tour of Oak Hill Cemetery (15th) or…

Carnegie Concerts Return for 2017-18 Season

On select Friday nights from September through May, the Nyack Library is filled with the sound of music. Since 2008, the Carnegie Concert Series has presented a talented and diverse roster of musicians in the intimate Carnegie-Farian room — the original wing of the Nyack Library, built in 1903. The Nyack Library isn’t just any library, it is a Carnegie Library,…

Hiking 101: 10 Things to Know before Hitting the Trail

Labor Day weekend: time to review that summer to-do list you made back in May and squeeze as much summer fun as possible into this last weekend. Forget the water parks, art museums, and historic sites — there’s no time for that. This is the weekend to get outside and take a hike. Literally. The miles and miles of trails…

New Tappan Zee Bridge to Open Westbound Side Aug 25, 2017

During the overnight hours of August 24th-25th, westbound traffic on the old Tappan Zee Bridge will shift to the new Tappan Zee Bridge (aka the Governor Mario Cuomo Bridge). We’ve been watching the bridge take shape since the project began in 2013, and we’re feeling pretty excited about it! Our favorite spot to watch the action? Memorial Park, of course, on…

Now Running DAILY: Tappan Zee Express Bus Service now has Sunday Service

It’s easier than ever to get to Nyack from New York and Westchester, thanks to newly expanded bus service to and from the Tarrytown and White Plains train stations. The Tappan Zee Express (TZx) bus service now rides on Sundays, and they’ve increased Saturday service as well — why not leave the car at home this weekend and let the…

Spotlight: Rockland Rowing’s Programs for Teens and Adults

There’s nothing quite like gliding on the water, in harmony with one’s surroundings. Nyack’s own Rockland Rowing is the Lower Hudson Valley’s home for rowing at all skill levels — from novice to elite competitors. Whether you’re looking for a fun outing or want to join a team, Rockland Rowing has a program for you.   Learn More   Rockland Rowing…

Nyack: Hollywood on the Hudson?

You’ve probably seen glimpses of Nyack and Rockland County’s riverfront towns without knowing it. Some of your favorite TV shows and movies have filmed here, including Orange is the New Black, The Leftovers, Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, and Blacklist, to name a few. Production Designer Michael Shaw (Billions) shares why he loves to live and work in Nyack in this video…

3 Ways to Enjoy Boating on the Hudson River at the Nyack Marina

Life is better on the Hudson River, and the Nyack Marina now offers three options for getting out on the water. The Nyack Marina is located at the end of Burd Street, a short walk from the shops and restaurants of downtown Nyack (scroll down for map). Take a Cruise Nyack Boat Charter offers group sunset sails or private charters….

Nyack Jazz Week 2017: July 22 – July 30

Visit Nyack from July 22 through July 30 for world-class jazz and blues, featuring the John Hart Trio, the Mike Stern Trio, and the master vibraphonist Joe Locke Quartet. Advance tickets recommended. Tickets available online at www.rcjbs.org. For over 30 years, the Rockland County Jazz & Blues Society has been supporting jazz and blues in Rockland County and celebrating the…

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