Calendar of Events
Calendar of Events
6th Annual Puppet Festival with Lollipops for Breakfast and The Emperor's New Clothes

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Milk and Cookies Playhouse

Time: 2:00 pm
Rittershausen Theater
131 North Midland Avenue
Nyack, NY 10960
Tickets: $18

Milk and Cookies Playhouse presents:

Lollipops for Breakfast
You can't have lollipops for breakfast! But today, Sylvie decides she's going to break that rule, even if it means she has to make her own amazingly perfect lollipop from scratch. Come along as she and her trusty pet bird search for missing ingredients, wrestle with giant candy machines, and get lost in a magical pop-up cookbook. Created & performed by Bonnie Duncan. Live music by Brendan Burns & Tony Leva.

The Emperor's New Clothes
The story has been in the news, and now it's on stage. The classic Hans Christen Anderson story comes to life in a new multi-media shadow play, directed and designed by Elliott Forrest. Josie Rothman will narrate with actors Rick Apicella and Terese Giammarco playing all the other characters.

Dan Zanes with Claudia Eliaza

Sunday, February 17, 2019

Milk and Cookies Playhouse

Family Sensory-Friendly Show

Time: 2:00 pm
Rittershausen Theater
131 North Midland Avenue
Nyack, NY 10960
Tickets: $18

The GRAMMY-winning family musician returns with a sensory-friendly show for kids and adults. This is another Milk and Cookies Playhouse event, with milk and cookies available after the show.

Sensory-friendly performances are for everyone. We hope to have an inclusive audience of happy kids singing and dancing together at the award-winning Dan Zanes and Claudia Eliaza show on February 17, 2019.

Mardi Gras in Nyack

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Time: 8:00 pm
Nyack Center
58 Depew Ave, Nyack, NY 10960
Tickets: $45

Spend Mardi Gras in Nyack with the hot music of New Orleans!

Featuring Steven Bernstein, James Kimak, Erik Lawrence and more.

Simone Dinnerstein, classical piano

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Time: 2:00 pm
Union Arts Center
2 Union St, Sparkill, NY 10976
Tickets: $25 / $10 Students

American pianist Simone Dinnerstein has wowed audiences the world over! Her recordings have been No. 1 on Billboard Classical Charts. In the lovely Union Arts Center, she'll play an afternoon of classical piano from Robert Schumann to Philip Glass.

Songs of Protest 3

Saturday, April 6, 2019

Time: 7:30 pm
Rittershausen Theater
131 North Midland Avenue
Nyack, NY 10960
Tickets: $28 / Premium Seating $48

The first two evenings of Songs of Protest SOLD OUT and moved the community with its powerful message of how music can change society. LoHud called ArtsRock "the arts presenter with a purpose" for this powerful series. Co-produced and curated by Jeffrey Friedberg and Elliott Forrest, it is the don't-miss event of the season.

Considering Matthew Shepard

Saturday, May 4, 2019

ArtsRock and Rockland County Pride Center present

A Screening of the PBS Special

Time: 7:00 pm
Nyack Center, 58 Depew Avenue, Nyack, NY 10960
Tickets: $10 General Admission / $5 Students
Limited complimentary tickets are available to those in need, please email [email protected]

Craig Hella Johnson, composer
Elliott Forrest, director and projection designer
Produced by KLRU, Austin and Conspirare

Followed by a discussion about the production and Matthew's story 20 years later.

CONSIDERING MATTHEW SHEPARD is a new oratorio telling the story of the young man in Wyoming who was beaten and died for being gay. It is both heartbreaking and uplifting. The PBS special is a "docu/performance," part documentary of the history and legacy of Matthew Shepard with many of the songs from the new musical work.

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The Klezmatics
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The Chanukah Celebration of 2012. The Klezmatics are The Best Band in the Klezmer Vanguard. In the rich and colorful Yiddish language there are expressions that vividly convey virtually any emotion or action.
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