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Martin Luther King Day, Local Meetings Fill Schedule

Find out what's happening in and around Nyack and Piermont this week. 

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Monday, Jan. 20
  • The annual Dr. King Birthday Celebration Breakfast begins 9 a.m. Monday at St. Charles A.M.E. Zion Church in Sparkill. Orangetown Supervisor Andy Stewart will be the keynote speaker. Sister Naomi Anthony will receive the Humanitarian Award. Chairperson of St. Charles A.M.E. Zion Church Trustees Sis. Andrea Sturdivant and Spring Valley NAACP President Willie Trotman will receive Service Awards. Find out more on the church website here
  • Join the Nyack branch of the NAACP for an interfaith commemorative service honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. 2 p.m. at the Pilgrim Baptist Church at 80 North Franklin Street in Nyack. There will be a sermon by Pastor Melvin J. Mungin of St. Paul's A.M.E. Zion Church in Spring Valley. Presiding Pastor is Isidoa Branch, Jr. of St. Philips A.M.E. Zion Church. The Rockland Ministerial Alliance Choir will perform. 
Tuesday, Jan. 21
  • Session one of a two-part Defensive Driving Course begins 5:45 p.m. Tuesday in the Nyack Library community room at 59 South Broadway in Nyack. The second session is Thursday, Jan. 23. Pre-registration is required, as are both sessions of the six-hour course. The $23 fee is due at the time of registration. Find out more here
  • The Nyack Library and Valley Cottage Library are are working together to create the Book & Pub Club, which is geared toward people in their 20s and 30s. Each month the club will meet in a different local bar to discuss a book over drinks. This week's meeting is at Harbor Hill at 91 Main Street in Nyack. The book is May We Be Frogiven by A.M. Holmes. Find out more here
  • The Nyack Public Schools Board of Education meets 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Nyack Middle School at 98 South HIghland Ave. There will be a public hearing regarding a tax exemption for veterans and a review of the district's math curriculum. The full agenda is available through the district website here
  • The Village of Piermont Board of Trustees meets 7:30 p.m. at Piermont Village Hall. There will be public hearings including the Phil Griffin Site Plan Applicatin at 7:45 p.m., the Claudia Kempton Sigte Plan Application at 8 p.m. and the Community Development Block Grant Program at 8:15 p.m.
  • The Orangetown Town Council will hold a workshop meeting 8 p.m. at Orangetown Town Hall. 
Wednesday, Jan. 22
  • There will be a Conversation on the Common Core in the South Orangetown Central School District at 7 p.m. in the South Orangetown Middle School library. SOCSD Superintendent Dr. Ken Mitchell and Assistant Superintendent Brian Culot will discuss what the Common Core is, the reasons for its implementation, concerns and questions about it and how the district is handling it. 
Thursday, Jan. 23
  • The Village of Nyack Board of Trustees meets, starting with a workshop at 6:30 p.m., at Nyack Village Hall. 
Saturday, Jan. 25
  • Drop off unwanted, unused medications at Orangetown Police Headquarters at 26 Orangeburg Road in Orangeburg from noon to 6 p.m. The department holds Operation Medicine Cabinet every Saturday. Find out more here

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