This Weekend, Stay in Town

Stay local, and have more fun doing it.

Thinking of heading away for the weekend? Don't. When you multiply expenses (x) by hours wasted on the road (y) and add the vexation of spending time with Aunt Phyllis (z), it hardly makes sense.

(Pardon my irrational math). 

Besides, there's plenty going on locally. Here's a healthy list of reasons to stay around this weekend:


  • Nyack youngsters have appropriated a classic with Once Upon a Mattress, introducing modern-day ruckus to a time-honored tale. The show, at the Helen Hayes Youth Theatre, starts at 7:00 p.m.; tickets are $15 (If they spell "theatre" the British way, so you know they're seasoned thespians).
  • Didn't Jazz Week end? Even so, there's at Piermont's Turning Point. Percussionist Mayra Casales and her sextet will be playing Cuban Jazz beginning at 8 p.m. It's probably worth getting a parking ticket for.
  • If you've seen "Spanish Choir Practice" popping up on Patch's calendar, you've no doubt been curious. So check out some free descants in a different tongue at Saint John's Catholic Church from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, 7 p.m. at Nyack Village Theatre is your last chance to see Sister Mary Ignatius Explains It All For You. And check back next week for Patch's review.
  • Take in country tunes at Reality Bites Cafe, courtesy of local musicians Compton Maddux and the Dirt Simple Band. The show runs all night, from 8:30 p.m. to midnight.


  • Grab fresh produce, buy home-grown snacks, meet local merchants. All this at Piermont's weekly farmers' market, held Sundays from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. downtown (the M&T bank parking lot). And have a particular booth you want to share? Let Patch know—we'll profile it.
  •  Take a walk this weekend in New City's scenic areas—it's the Kennedy Dells Walk. The hike begins at 3:00 p.m. at 355 N. Main St., New City.
Letitia Woods August 21, 2010 at 02:54 PM
Great article, great ideas. But no place to swim!


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