by Caroline Scimone
With stunning fall foliage as your backdrop, there are so many amazing ways to celebrate autumn in Nyack!
Leaf Peeping on the Hudson
There’s no better way to enjoy leaf-peeping season than on the Hudson River! Check out nature’s amazing fall show from the bridge viewing platform at Nyack Memorial Park(Depew & Piermont Avenues, Nyack), take a walk or bike ride on the riverside trail at Nyack Beach State Park(698 N. Broadway, Nyack), or book a sailing excursion with Nyack Boat Charter (Tel: 845-535-1675).
Nyack Sketch Log Walking Tour
Enjoy the beauty and history of Nyack in the first ever Nyack Sketch Log walking tour led by artist, writer and activist Bill Batson. The tours will kick off from the John Green House and end at the Historical Society of the Nyacks Museum, and includes admission to the Edward Hopper House Museum & Study Center and the Historical Society of the Nyacks Museum (a suggested donation is encouraged).
Visit: Saturday, October 6 at 11:00am-1:00pm & 2:00pm-4:00pm beginning at John Green House, 23 Main Street, Nyack
Nyack’s Famous Street Fair
Over three hundred exhibitors will be lining Main Street and Broadway during Nyack’s Famous Street Fair in downtown Nyack. With a large selection of arts, crafts and photography plus retail, home décor, collectible and commercial booths, this unique fair has something for everyone in the family. Other highlights include numerous festival food tents, Nyack’s outdoor cafés, a Kidz Zone with inflatables and games located in the Main Street parking lot, and music by Richie G at the gazebo on Main Street.
Visit: Sunday, October 7 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, rain or shine
Info: Sponsored by Art, Craft & Antique Dealer’s Association of Nyack and promoted by P.J.’s Promotions
Lewis Black in Conversation with Elliott Forrest
Lewis Black, America’s angriest funnyman returns to Nyack for an intimate (probably rant filled) evening of conversation and laughs. Mr. Black will be interviewed by Elliott Forrest, WQXR Radio Personality and ArtsRock’s Executive Director. The two have known each other for over 30 years and will discuss Mr. Black’s life, his career and perhaps some politics. The evening is a dual benefit for ArtsRockand Penguin Rep Theatre.
Visit: Monday, October 8 at 8:00pm at Rittershausen Theater, 131 North Midland Avenue, Nyack
Nyack’s Autumn Sidewalk Sale
Close your internet browser and hit the sidewalks of Nyack to browse the the unique brick-and-mortar shops of Main Street and Broadway during Nyack’s village-wide Autumn Sidewalk Sale! Great deals will be available from dozens of retailers and restaurants.
Visit: Saturday, October 13 from 10:00am-6:00pm, rain or shine
Walk or Run to Help Montefiore Nyack Hospital Blow Away Breast Cancer
Lace up your sneakers, and join more than 350 runners and walkers of all ages at Montefiore Nyack Hospital’s 28th Annual Blow Away Breast Cancer 5K Run/Walk. Last year, over $40,000 was raised in support of the Hospital’s world-class Breast Center!
Visit: Sunday, October 14 at 9:00am at Montefiore Nyack Hospital, 160 North Midland Avenue, Nyack
Heritage of West Nyack 6th Annual Fall Family Festival
See how the men and women of the Revolutionary War lived at Historic Traphagen and Vanderbilt/Budke Houses. Festival activities include living history demonstrations, a horse-drawn hayride, pumpkin picking and decorating, sheep shearing, children’s games, crafts, live music, dancing, and much more!
Visit: Sunday, October 21 from 12:00pm-4:00pm, rain or shine. 131 Germonds Road, West Nyack
Info and event schedule: www.HeritageofWestNyack.org
Enjoy Autumn’s Bounty at the Nyack Farmer’s Market
Experience everything harvest season has to offer at the weekly Nyack Farmers’ Market, which remains outdoors through November 30, before moving to the Nyack Center for the winter. Join some of the greatest vendors in the region who come together to bring you locally produced food, featuring fresh, delicious produce, baked goods, sweet somethings and other great items. Local artist and crafts people offer unique gifts.
Visit: Every Thursday from 8:00am-2:00pm in Nyack’s main municipal parking lot
Get Your Spook on During Nyack’s “Halloweek”
In addition to the second largest Halloween Parade in New York, Nyack goes all out to be the destination for hair-raising Halloween fun. From screenings of scary movies and live shows to dressing up the windows of the village with spooktacular artwork, anyone that loves to be a spectator of spookiness will enjoy our freaky fall festivities.
Info and “Halloweek” event schedule: https://visitnyack.org/2018/09/26/october-halloween-2018/