There are many ways to keep busy in and around Nyack, Piermont and Pearl River this weekend, and we're here to help you decide which happenings are for you.
Here are the details for some great local events.Orangetown Summer Concert Series
- When: Friday, Aug. 16, 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Veteran's Memorial Park at 81 Hunt Road in Orangeburg
- What: Fleetwood Macked will perform it's 90-minute tribute to Fleetwood Mack in the sixth show in the Orangetown Summer Concert Series. There will be a full concession stand open and there is plenty of parking.
- Cost: Admission is free.
Nyack Film Festival
- When: Friday, Aug. 16 from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 17 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.; Sunday from 1 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Where: Nyack Village Theatre at 94 Main Street in Nyack
- What: The four-day event, which includes nearly 40 independent films ranging from one-minute shorts to full-length features continues. Saturday's afternoon session is recommended for those looking for more kid-friendly films. For more information, read this report on Patch.
- Cost: Admission is $12 per session.
Sam Waymon Sings Motown
- When: Friday, Aug. 16 at 7:30 p.m.
- Where: Nyack Library at 59 S. Broadway in Nyack
- What: Blues/jazz artist Sam Waymon will perform music by Richie Havens, Smokey Robinson, Curtis Mayfield, Carole King, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles and more as part of the Nyack Library Carnegie Concert Series.
- Cost: Tickets cost $15 to $25 and can be purchased here.
India Day Parade and Festival
- When: Saturday, August 17, 11:30 a.m.
- Where: Rockland County Court House Grounds, New City
- What: The fete will include a cultural program, displays from the local community, several vendors, Indian food and a carnival for kids.
- Cost: Free
Hi Tor Animal Care Center Cat Adoption Event
- When: Saturday, August 17, 11 a.m.
- Where: Hi Tor Animal Care Center, 65 Firmen's Memorial Dr., Pomona
- What: Rockland's marquee animal shelter is holding a special feline adoption shindig.
- Cost: Two kittens for $150; cats 1-5 yrs. $60; cats 5+ yrs. $25
Family Nature Program at the HSRC
- When: Sunday, August 18, 3:00 p.m.
- Where: 20 Zukor Road, New City
- What: An afternoon of live animals and nature activities; participants will learn interesting facts about local animals including common misconceptions and folk tales.
- Cost: Free
First Annual Walk for the Animals
- When: Sunday, August 18 7:30 a.m.
- Where: Rockland Lake State Park
- What: Pet-lovers from the Hudson Valley and elsewhere in the Tri-State regionwill be converging for the first annual Walk for the Animals to benefit the ongoing efforts to rebuild the Hi Tor Animal Shelter.
- Cost: $30 donation per person