by LeeAnn Mailly, Nyack News & Views
Here’s your Fri-Sun run down of what to do and where to do it.
Doug Gillard of Guided By Voices and Nada Surf performs originals and covers at Prohibition River. No cover. 9p, 82 Main St, Nyack.
- Still have a daunting holiday shopping list? Be merry, shop local and enjoy Free Parking in the Village of Nyack this Sat & Sun.
- Swingtime Big Band: Home for the Holidays, presented by ArtsRock. This 20-piece Swing Era jazz ensemble entertains with holiday big band favorites, including swingin’ Chanukah melodies to honor the Festival of Lights! 8p at Temple Beth Torah 330 N Highland Ave.
- The Historical Society of Rockland presents its annual holiday exhibits, The Joy of Toys and Pretty Paper. Through Jan 11, on Sat and Sun, noon-4p, Historical Society of Rockland, 20 Zukor Rd, New City.
- The 12th Annual Lafayette Theater Christmas Spectacular features the holiday classic ‘It’s A Wonderful Life,’ live performances by the Cherry Lane Elementary School Bell Choir and the Gracepoint Gospel Fellowship Choir, and an appearance by the man of the hour, Santa Claus. 10:45a, Lafayette Theatre, 97 Lafayette Ave, Suffern.
- Enjoy a lively, percussive holiday concert by the Ekklipse Steelband of JAMCCAR(Jamaican Civic and Cultural Association of Rockland). $30(includes dinner); $25 students and seniors. 6p Nyack Center, 58 Depew Ave.
- The Rockland County Choral Society presents French Delicacies, conducted by Philip Hangman. Sat performance at 8p; Sun at 3p. Christ Episcopal Church, 65 Washington Ave, Suffern.
- Toys of the Past: Childhood Memories Before 1955 – The exhibit includes dolls, doll houses, stuffed animals, children’s books, games and toy soldiers. On Saturdays through February. From 1-4p at the Historical Society of the Nyacks Museum, 50 Piermont Ave, behind Nyack Library and across from Memorial Park.
- Take part in Nyack‘s First Indoor Street Fair where local artisans sell one-of-a-kind gifts, jewelry, art, clothing, home decor, chocolate and sweets. Nelson Silva performs new arrangements of classics and holiday tunes from 2-4p. Author Bill Batson signs Nyack Sketch Log books from 10a-1:30p. The event is from 10a-4p at Nyack Center, 58 Depew Ave.
- FOR’s annual Winter Solstice Celebration honors Kim Cross and the late Herb Kurz. Celebrate the longest night and the returning of the light with a musical feast including Regret the Hour, Lisa Sokolov, Bill Vanaver, Naaz Hosseini & Peter Blum, Steve & Emilia White and Answer the Muse. 1-6p at Fellowship of Reconciliation, 521 North Broadway in Nyack.
- The Corner Frame Shop’s Artist of the Month, watercolorist Mary Ann Heinzen gives a watercolor demonstration. 2-5p at The Corner Frame Shop, 40 S. Franklin St.
- Artists reception and book signing for an exhibition of original drawings by Bill Batson, author and illustrator of Nyack Sketch Log. On display through Dec 31. 2-4p Nyack Library, 59 S Broadway.
- Elmwood Playhouse’s final performance of the charming musical, Sundays in the Park with George. 8p at Elmwood Playhouse, 10 Park St.
- JCC Rockland’s annual Chanukah Celebration, featuring The Macaroons. The Macaroons love big harmonies, irresistible melodies and a guitar-based sound that recalls everything from the Kinks to Queen to the Shins. 11am at JCC Rockland, 450 W. Nyack Road, West Nyack.
‘This Christmas’ at the Tuesdays at Two weekly film series in the Nyack Library. This month’s theme is ‘Movies in a Celebrating Mood.’ 2p at Nyack Library, 59 S Broadway.
Rivertown Film presents Last Days In Vietnam – A powerful, heroic documentary chronicling the 1975 evacuation of the American Embassy in Saigon. Post-screening discussion to follow. 8p at Nyack Center, 58 Depew Ave.
The Nyack Indoor Farmers’ Market moves indoors to the Nyack Center. Through March 26, excluding Dec 25 & Jan 1. 8a – 2p, 58 Depew Ave.
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