Calendar of Events

Friday, November 07, 2014

Guitar Magic

Time: 8:00 pm
Nyack Library, Carnegie-Farian Room
Tickets: Advance $20, Student $15, At the Door $25

The Guitar Magic Series continues at the Carnegie-Farian Room at the Nyack Library. In this concert, three great guitarists pay tribute to the music of Paul Simon, including host and curator Jeff Doctorow, Jazz guitarist Vic Juris, and versatile rock guitarist Todd Nelson.

Vic Juris Vic Juris has been a well-respected great American Jazz Guitarist for four decades, who's played with scores of musicians from Mel Torme to NEA Jazz Master Dave Liebman.
Todd Nelson Todd Nelson has performed with Terry Adams from NRBQ and Aimee Mann, among others, and was an integral part of the Punk/New Wave scene in NYC.
Jeff Doctorow Jeff Doctorow is a busy and talented versatile guitar player, both on his own and with bands such as The Old No. 7 Band and Azro Cady. He is also an avid guitar collector.
Celebrating Paul Simon

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Milk and Cookies Playhouse

Time: 2:00 pm
Nyack Center
Tickets: $15 (children under 18 months free)
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Calling all children and families to an exciting interactive percussive music and dance performance brought to you by Nyack's own Anna de la Paz (flamenco) and Heather Cornell (tap). These two directors of Walk to the Beat will bring to the Nyack Center the pulse and spirit of their festival which draws from the cultures of all corners of the world, inspiring children and families to dance and drum. After the show, the room will turn into an interactive space with demonstrations, lessons and opportunities for kids to try out what they've just watched!

Recommended ages 1-10 years old.

Walk to the Beat, Jr.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

ArtsRock and Temple Beth Torah Presents

Time: 8:00 pm
Temple Beth Torah, Nyack, NY
Tickets: TBT Member $22, General Admission $28

Long Island's premier authentic swing band makes its long-awaited return to Rockland County for a festive Holiday celebration! Led by Artistic Director Steve Shaiman, this 20-piece Swing Era jazz ensemble presents a program of seasonal big band favorites, featuring the thrilling Christmas carols of Stan Kenton and highlights from The Nutcracker - as arranged by Duke Ellington and Les Brown - in addition to swingin' Chanukah melodies to honor the Festival of Lights!

Vocalists Bobbie Ruth and Jerry Costanzo bring it all home with Holiday classics from the Great American Songbook, plus there will also be a special 99th birthday tribute to Frank Sinatra (born on Dec. 12, 1915)!

Swingtime Big Band: Home for the Holidays

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Milk and Cookies Playhouse

Time: 11:00 am
Nyack Center
Tickets: $15 (children under 18 months free)
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Join the award-winning Bossy Frog Band in their annual musical extravaganza featuring banjo, a hula hooping fiddler, a dancing costume character Monkey and of course, the six-foot-tall dancing costume character Bossy Frog!

Immediately following the show, the concert hall will turn into a musical instrument petting zoo where children can try out musical instruments under the guidance of local music teachers.

Recommended ages 1-8 years old.

The Bossy Frog Band's HAPPY NEW YEAR Concert plus Musical Instrument Petting Zoo

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Milk & Cookies Playhouse

Time: 2:00 pm
Nyack Center
Tickets: $15 (children under 18 months free)
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Children will be dazzled and transported during our second puppet festival featuring two local puppeteers along with award-winning headliner, Bonnie Duncan, as she presents "Squirrel Stole My Underpants."

Immediately following the one-hour puppet show, the concert hall will transform into a "pop-up interactive puppet making space" where the children can make puppets and try out their own skills!

Recommended ages 1-10 years old.

ArtsRock's 2nd Annual Puppet Festival

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Nyack Bodypainting Day

Time: 6:00 pm
Nyack Center
Tickets: $15

Including nude body painting demonstration

Bodypainting 6pm-7:45pm
Conversation 8pm

World-renowned artist and Nyack resident Andy Golub asks us to rethink what is art and what is a canvas. His NYC Bodypainting Day in July of 2014 received worldwide attention, and challenged social norms by selecting models, both male and female of all shapes and sizes. Mr. Golub joins award-winning broadcaster Elliott Forrest in conversation about his life, career and inspirations.

NOTICE: The evening will feature images of Mr. Golub's work and live, full nude bodypainted models.

To be considered a model for the event, you must be 21 years old and email your request to

Andy Golub In Conversation with Elliott Forrest

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Time: 2:00 pm
First Reformed Church of Nyack
18 South Broadway, Nyack, NY
Tickets: Adults $28 / Children $18
Family Four Pack (advance sale only): $80

Join us in celebrating Tom Chapin's birthday with a concert for the whole family. Three-time Grammy winner Tom Chapinís performances appeal to all ages, his songs tell the stories of our times. Chapin presents a lively, interactive and fun-filled performance which engages the hearts, minds and imaginations of young listeners. His witty, life-affirming original songs convey positive messages about family, good food and the green earth. Lend your voice, sing a round, learn a song in sign language and discover the music of a didjeridoo.

Tom will be backed by his long-time bandmates, each five-time Grammy nominees: Jon Cobert on piano and Michael Mark on bass.

Tom Chapin's Backwards Birthday Party Concert

Thursday, March 26, 2015

A Very Special ArtsRock Benefit

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Sir James Galway<br />
Lady Jeanne Galway
Our History
David Hyde Pierce in Conversation with Elliott Forrest
David Hyde Pierce in Conversation with Elliott Forrest
Sunday, April 14, 2013
BOCES Rittenhausen Theater, Nyack
Multiple Emmy and Tony winning actor David Hyde Pierce, best known as "Niles Crane" on Frasier, sat down to discuss his life and career with Peabody Award winning broadcaster Elliott Forrest. Clips from his television, film and stage work were shown!
Children's Dentistry of the Palisades
Edward S. Fisher, DDS
Varsha Reddy, DDS
First Niagara Foundation
Orange and Rockland Utilities
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