Village Power Outage

There is a large tree down on power lines on Depew Avenue at the entrance to Memorial Park.  The tree has caused power outages in the south western portion of the Village, from Main St to the South Nyack border as well as taking out all traffic lights on Broadway.  Orange and Rockland is on the scene, Orangetown Police Department is directing traffic and power will be restored as soon as Orange and Rockland completes the necessary work.  We ask that you avoid South Broadway and Piermont Ave until the problem is solved.  We will update you as soon as a timeline is confirmed by Orange and Rockland but the public outage map is indicating a restoration time of12pm.  Residents can also check the outage map for updates.  (http://www.oru.com/energyandsafety/storms/abouttheoutagemap.html)

Funeral Arrangements for Victor Overton

The viewing and funeral will occur at the Pilgrim Baptist Church at 80 N. Franklin Street.

Viewing:

Monday, June 8, 2015: 2pm – 4pm and 7pm – 9pm

Tuesday, June 9, 2015: 9am – 10:45am

Funeral:

Tuesday, June 9, 2015:  11am

Donations:

Donations may be made in memory to:

Victor G. Overton’s Children’s Education Fund
c/o Nyack Village Hall
9 N. Broadway
Nyack, NY   10960

ART WALK 2015 JUNE 19 – 21 – 10th ANNIVERSARY

Friends of the Nyacks proudly announces ART WALK 2015—10th Anniversary.

The theme this year is “10 to the 10th power…a decade of art”

Art has the power to transform, to illuminate, to educate, inspire and motivate.” Harvey Fierstein.

10yearsThis quote so vividly depicts the vision of ART WALK from the first event in 2006 through this year’s 10th anniversary. The artists’ world is without limits and has no boundaries.“Art” can transport us to places familiar or unknown regardless of the medium. The posterthis year is entitled “Mind Unlimited.” “The swirls represent all the billions of great ideasthat can bring us to the far reaches of the universe,” says the artistic photographer EugeneLagana. His entire exhibit is a study in macro photography with a wonderfully humoroustwist. Signed and numbered posters, as well as the original, will be available for $50 at p.ross, 89 Main St, Nyack.

This year ART WALK features the second Flash Sketch Mob. During ART WALK 2012, artistand writer Bill Batson invited over 100 artists to Nyack to join a flash mob of visual artists.Standing every twelve paces along both sides Broadway from Cedar Hill to Second Avenue,each artist worked for two hours rendering the opposite side of the street. This year,dozens of artists of all skill levels and ages will add to this visual atlas of our community bychronicling Main Street from the Gedney Street to Franklin Ave.  Artists will gatherSaturday, June 20 at 10AM in front of Weld Realty at 4 Park Street to receive an assignment,and then proceed to Main Street to sketch from 11-1PM. The artwork will be exhibited in aslide show on a large screen at 9:15PM at Nyack Center, S. Broadway & Depew. Scans ofeach image will exist on a digital map created by Ben Falchuk. The eventual goal of the Flash Sketch Mob is to create a composite landscape portrait of our one-square mile village.art walk poster 2015 jpg adTo learn more visit billbatsonarts.com.

We are excited to offer a commemorative poster highlighting all 10 ART WALK posters-agreat keepsake marking the success of our event over a decade. These posters will be available at p.ross and will sell for $15.00.

ART WALK creates an enjoyable atmosphere where stores are turned into mini art galleries with the artists in residence. Stroll up and down the streets of Nyack, view and/orpurchase the works by these wonderfully talented artists. Shop in the stores, eat, drink andenjoy the beauty and richness that is the Village of Nyack.

Free parking available all day/evening Saturday, June 20th in the big parking lot behind the Riverspace Theatre on Artopee Way thanks to the generosity of the Nyack Village Board.

For more information: Call Paulette Ross @p.ross 845-348-1767 or 7pross@optonline.net

Sad news for our Village

jen_vic_snowplowI am devastated to have to let you all know that Victor Overton, our beloved DPW head, died last night after a long and hard fought illness.

We all adored Vic, his quick laugh and his unbelievable willingness to help everyone in this village with anything they needed.  I often remind people that while all of us slept soundly in the quiet of a snowstorm, it was Vic who climbed out of his warm bed and left his beloved family to head out and plow so that we could all get to work in the morning.  As Hurricane Sandy raged around us, Vic refused to go home continuing to clear streets and storm drains even when it was no longer safe.

He made sure our trash was emptied, our potholes were filled, our paving happened, our streets were swept and our park was cleaned.  He cared for everyone in this Village for over 20 years.  Cared deeply.  And he made us laugh.  We will miss him and we can’t imagine village life without him.

When funeral details become available, we will share them with all of you.

Mayor Jen Laird White

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7th Annual Nyack African American Day Festival

Nyack, NY — Nyack celebrates its seventh annual African American Day on Saturday, May 2nd at 12noon with a multicultural festival. There will be food, music, dancing, and various forms of entertainment in Nyack’s Memorial Park. Due to unforeseen circumstances, there will be no parade this year.

New to the festivities this year: ‘3-on-3 basketball tournament’, an all-day event beginning at 12noon.

This year’s Festival

flyerHere is a short list of participants and activities:

Fashion Show by KURVACIOUS FASHIONS

Salsa Demonstration/group dance by KWANMAYA DANCE STUDIO

Car Show featuring MT. VERNON CLASSIC CARS

Nyack’s Award-winning FIRE DEPARTMENT

-ST. CHARLES A.M.E. ZION CHOIR

-MOTHERLAND RHYTHYMS & DRUMMING IN HARMONY

-CAUSE KIDZ (AFRICAN DANCE)

-DYNAMIC (HIP HOP GROUP)

Community service organizations from Rockland and Westchester Counties will be available to provide valuable information for all who attend. As part of the ‘Festival in the Park’ – Food, Vendors, Music, entertainment.

Come out and enjoy the Festivities – Food, fun and more !

***General parking will not be available in Memorial Park***

Contact: Mary E. White, villageclerk@nyack-ny.gov (845-358-0548 x545)