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Hudson River Towns in Rockland County, New York

India Day Festival in Nanuet

September 30, 2017

We celebrate India with this Festival to showcase India’s rich culture in its various forms. The festivities will include a vibrant cultural program consisting of vocal and instrumental music, classical and contemporary dances.This year we will also have workshops demonstrating several Indian techniques and a pageant Also retail booths selling ethnic jewelry, clothing, accessories will be present. We will have free rides for children and of course delicious Indian food will be available for sale. Bringing India to Rockland for a day!! The event includes:

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Loyal To The Crown, George Way, Orangetown Historical Museum and Archives

Loyal to the Crown: British Art from the George Way Collection

October 14, 2017 October 14, 2018

Loyalist or Patriot? When faced with this dilemma our founding fathers were surely daunted. On display will be a magnificent collection of original art, objects and artifacts from the 16th and 17th century including an important portrait of Henrietta Maria, wife of Charles I, attributed to Sir Anthony van Dyck. Experience the culture and contrast that brought many to proclaim "God Save the King."

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Historical Society of Nyack South Nyack Walking Tour

October 8, 2017

Visit the homes of Carson McCullers (author of “Member of the Wedding”), Hudson River school painter Julian O. Davidson, versatile artist Mortimer Borne, and others. See four Victorians in a row on S. Broadway and many others with their floral stained glass entries, palladian windows, mansard roofs, pattern roof shingles, and elaborate roof-supporting brackets. We’ll meet at the SW corner of S. Broadway and Cedar Hill Avenue.

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Historical Society of Nyack Oak Hill Cemetery Walking Tour

Historical Society of Nyack Oak Hill Cemetery Walking Tour

October 15, 2017

Walk scenic Oak Hill Cemetery & celebrate the lives of many “permanent residents” of the Nyacks who made their mark on the national, state, and local stages. Actress Helen Hayes, playwrights Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur, artist Edward Hopper, author Carson McCullers and some of the earliest settlers of the Nyacks are buried here. We’ll meet at the cemetery entrance gate, Route 9w, between Sickles Avenue and 5th Avenue.

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Holiday Lights of Nyack

December 2, 2017

Greet the season at the Annual Holiday Lights of Nyack event! There will be live caroling, a tree lighting, a holiday story reading free cocoa and cider and a visit by Santa. This village tradition is sure to get you and your family into the holiday spirit.

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Nyack's Halloween Parade

October 28, 2017

The Nyack Chamber of Commerce will host its 30th annual Halloween Parade on Saturday, October 28 from 5:30 to 7:30 pm (rain date Sunday, October 29) in the heart of Nyack. Festivities begin at 3:00 pm The event, organized by the Chamber and sponsored by leading local merchants, is the largest parade of its kind outside New York City, second only in magnitude to the Greenwich Village event — and just as spectacular in terms of color and sheer pageantry.

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The Nyack Famous Street Fair

October 8, 2017

The Nyack Famous Street Fair will be held from 10 to 5 downtown Main Street and Broadway and is held rain or shine. This exciting event is a great way to spend a spring day shopping amongst the over three hundred vendors from five states lining downtown Nyack. The fair features booths bursting with arts and crafts, a great selection of retail items, collectibles, home décor and commercial vendors. The whole family will have fun shopping at this unique street fair.

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On the West side of the Hudson River, lies beautiful Rockland County. Rockland is a unique mix of scenic Hudson River villages and mountain vistas, hiking trails, active farmland, entertainment, fine dining, shopping, art and theater.

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The Nyacks, NY

Nyack is home to artists and actors, writers and musicians, outdoor enthusiasts and devotees of the water. We are a vibrant, eclectic village on the banks of the mighty Hudson River. Our walkable downtown offers an array of shopping, dining, and arts to please every palate. Our nightlife will keep your toes tapping and put a smile on your face.

Come to Nyack, New York — a diverse, creative hub bubbling with unique dining, shopping, visual, musical and theatrical offerings. Immerse yourself in the incredible natural beauty of the Hudson River, Hook Mountain and acres of parks.

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The Haverstraws, NY

The Village of Haverstraw is as historically rich as it is ethnically and culturally diverse. Known to locals as “the Village,” Downtown Haverstraw is set amidst a breathtaking natural landscape at the widest point of the Hudson River and in the shadow of the Palisades Escarpment’s crowning peak High Tor Mountain. The Village has a growing high-density population of over 12,000 people on a land area of two square miles, much of which is within a 10 minute walk of the Hudson River.

Haverstraw’s Vaudeville-era Broadway opera houses and stages hosted the theatrical debut of George M. Cohan, who then went on to create Broadway as we now know it. Saving High Tor from quarrying was not only the impetus for Pulitzer Prize winner Maxwell Anderson’s 1936 play named for the mountain, but led to the creation of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission and the creation of the first made-for-television film of the same name starring Bing Crosby and a budding Julie Andrews in 1956. Babe Ruth came to Haverstraw to star in one of many silent films made in and near the Village at facilities operated by founder of Paramount Adolph Zukor and theatre magnate and MGM creator Marcus Loew. Edward Hopper and the Hudson River School artists painted here. The Village remains a lure for historians, creatives and for those seeking a distinctive respite from mainstream suburban lifestyle.

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