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Holiday Lights of Nyack December 7, 2013

Nyack Chamber Welcomes the Season with Holiday Lights Event  

Something Special for Everyone

Live Caroling, Musical Entertainment, Free Refreshments, Tree Lighting, Santa Visit, Holiday Story Reading

Local Businesses Open Late and Offer Special Deals

 

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The Nyack Chamber of Commerce will host its annual “Holiday Lights of Nyack” celebration on Saturday, December 7 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at the Veterans Park Gazebo on Main and Cedar Streets in the center of Nyack.  Mayor Jen Laird-White will serve as master of ceremonies.

Holiday tunes will set the mood for the festivities, which will feature a live performance of holiday carols by the Lower Hudson Valley Youth Chorus under the direction of Jared Rosenblum. Additional family entertainment will be offered by Jeffrey Friedberg and the Bossy Frog Band.

Free hot chocolate will be served by Nyack’s chocolate emporium Chocolaterie, along with free hot cider provided by Mostly Myrtle’s, a prominent vendor at the Nyack Farmers’ Market (a weekly Chamber event).

Adding to the fun and excitement, Nyack actor and JohnnyCakes host Dave Blau will perform a reading of the classic “The Night Before Christmas,” and Santa will make a special appearance aboard the Highland Hose Company’s antique fire truck.

“There’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit than with live caroling, hot chocolate and cider, holiday stories, Santa and holiday lights,” said Scott Baird, President of the Nyack Chamber of Commerce. “Our local businesses are spreading the good cheer by contributing resources and special offers to diners and shoppers for this year’s event.”

Nyack’s own Pour House donated the tree, and Walgreen’s supplied the tree lights and decorations. Many of Nyack’s merchants are also participating by offering special deals —including a special discount card good for 20% off purchases in Nyack’s shops, restaurants and bars.

Nyack’s late night establishments will host the village’s first ever “SantaCon” event. Whether shopping, dining or enjoying the nightlife, everyone who comes to Nyack this weekend is invited to dress up in their best Santa gear and join the fun. (For more information about SantaCon celebrations, go to http://santacon.info/About.html.)

“In keeping with Nyack’s vibrant — and eclectic —cultural life, Holiday Lights has something for everyone,” said Baird. “The First Friday and SantaCon events add more zest to the festive mix.”

Nyack’s 2nd Annual Classic Car Night

Classic Car Cruise Night, NyackChamber of Commerce Host Nyack’s Second Annual Classic Car Cruise on July 11, 2013

Vintage and Specialty Vehicles on Display in Nyack’s Main Street Parking Lot

The Nyack Chamber of Commerce is delighted to announce that classic cars will once again cruise into the center of Nyack and settle in the Main Street parking lot for the second annual Classic Car Cruise on Thursday, July 11 from 5:00 pm until dusk. A rain date is set for the following Thursday, July 18.

This year’s line-up of vehicular perfection will include a wide array of classics, antiques, specialty models and muscle cars. Admission is free — and registration for display cars is also free.

Sponsors include The Pour House, a Nyack Chamber member, as well as STS Tire, Palisades Auto Sales and Rockland Rodders Association. During the event, Rockland Rodders will conduct a 50/50 auction, with proceeds going to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Promising a summer evening full of fun for automotive aficionados, families and friends alike, entertainment will include classic favorites spun by DJ Rockin Richie Lea, face painting by Jamie’s Faces and balloon art by Star Blossom Goddess.

Visitors coming to Nyack to show their cars and admire those on display can also take advantage of the wide variety of fine and casual dining choices and eclectic array of specialty shops available throughout the Village. Local merchants will be offering one-time-only special deals to add further temptations to the evening’s mix.

“This community-centered event promises to once again attract a strong showing of car enthusiasts — people who take pride in owning and maintaining special vehicles as well as people who appreciate them,” said Scott Baird, Chamber President.  “It’s also a great opportunity for residents and visitors to enjoy the Village’s unique restaurants, boutiques and service businesses.”

“Visitors can expect not only to see beautifully maintained vintage and specialty cars, but also to enjoy a fun night out with friends and family,” added Mark Mangan, event organizer.  “Our exhibitors, entertainers and sponsors are planning a great show, so everyone will have a memorable night in Nyack.”

“We’re also proud to support the Wounded Warriors Project, added Mangan. “It’s a great cause that gives back to our family members, friends and neighbors who have put themselves in harm’s way to protect us all.”

The Classic Car Cruise piggy-backs on another community initiative spearheaded by the Chamber — Nyack’s weekly Farmer’s Market — which will be held earlier in the day — from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm — at the same location. When all the fruits, vegetables and other delicacies have been sold, the cars will be rolling into the Main Street space to begin the evening’s festivities.

For additional information or to register a vehicle, contact Mark K. Mangan at NyackCarNight@gmail.com.

 

Earth Day Nyack, April 21, 2013

The Chamber of Commerce is pleased to be a sponsor of Earth Day Nyack, happening April 21, 2013, 12:00pm – 5:00pm, in Nyack’s Memorial Park.

Earth Day Nyack will be a celebration held at Memorial Park on April 21, 2013 from 12:00-5:00 pm.  All proceeds will benefit the Park Conservancy and the Children’s Garden. Activities for the day include craft tables, farmers market vendors, local artisans, live entertainment, educational tables, group games, and a community tile project.

It is free and open to the public.

The first 200 people to stop by the Vincent’s Ear booth will receive one goodie bag per family.

Nyack Merchants are invited to participate in several ways:

  • Post an Earth Day Nyack flyer in your business;
  • Provide 200 coupons to be placed in giveaway canvas bags provided by Stop n Shop.  The first 200 people who stop by the Vincent’s Ear booth the day of the event will receive these;
  • Provide candies or pencils or other small items to go in the bags;
  • Have a vendor table (Earth Day Nyack Vendor Application)
  • Provide a raffle price.

Please contact Melody Partrick, Recreation Director for the Village of Nyack, for more information at
recreation@nyack-ny.gov.

All proceeds from the day of the event will benefit the Park Conservancy at Memorial Park in Nyack.

Thank you for being a part of the great community event.

Holiday Lights of Nyack — Holiday Cheer Warms a Cold Night!

The lights have been lit, Santa has visited, and Nyack’s Holiday season is officially underway!

Thank you to everyone who helped make this year’s Holiday Lights of Nyack celebration so much fun. There’s a lot of work that goes on behind the scenes, and it takes a Village to make these things happen. The Chamber of Commerce had a lot of help! Here are the folks to thank the next time you’re walking through our lovely Village…

Arts, Crafts & Antique Dealers Association (ACADA) donated the Christmas tree.

Chocolaterie donated hot chocolate.

Mostly Myrtles donated hot cider.

Hickory Dickory Dock gave the lights for the Christmas tree

Highland Hose Company put in the call to Santa and made sure he had a bag of gifts, and transportation to the party. A special shout-out to Michael Jean!

Friends of the Nyacks supplied the lights on the light poles on Main Street

Village of Nyack DPW put up the (huge!) tree, hung all of the lights, and helped us make sure there was power for everything.

Lower Hudson Valley Youth Chorus sounded so wonderful!

Dave Blau rocked The Grinch Who Stole Christmas.

J&R Entertainment played all of those tunes you can’t get out of your head.

Tim Brady made sure you could hear everyone.

 

PRESS RELEASE: Nyack Chamber Welcomes the Season with Holiday Lights Event

For information:

Scott Baird, President
845-821-4850
scott.baird@randcommercial.com

 Nancy Phillips, Vice President
845-727-7730
nancysailorphillips@yahoo.com

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Nyack Chamber Welcomes the Season with Holiday Lights Event
Live Caroling, Free Refreshments, Tree Lighting, Santa Visit, Special Holiday Story Reading
Local Businesses Contribute and Offer Special Deals

Nyack, New York, November 26, 2012 – The Nyack Chamber of Commerce will host its annual Holiday Lights of Nyack celebration on Friday, November 30 from 5:30 to 7:00 pm at the Veterans Park Gazebo on Main and Cedar Streets in the center of Nyack.  Mayor Jen Laird-White will serve as master of ceremonies. Children will be invited to help trim the Christmas tree, which will be lit toward the end of the program.

Holiday tunes will set the mood for the festivities, which will feature a live performance of holiday carols by the Lower Hudson Valley Youth Chorus under the direction of Jared Rosenblum. Free hot chocolate will be served by Nyack’s chocolate emporium Chocolaterie, along with free hot cider provided by Mostly Myrtle’s, a vendor at the Nyack Farmers’ Market.

Adding to the fun and excitement, Nyack actor and JohnnyCakes host Dave Blau will perform a reading of the Dr. Seuss classic “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” and Santa will make a special appearance aboard the Highland Hose Company’s antique fire truck.

“There’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit than with live caroling, hot chocolate and cider, holiday stories, Santa and holiday lights,” said Scott Baird, President of the Nyack Chamber of Commerce. “Our local businesses are spreading the good cheer by contributing resources and special offers to diners and shoppers for this year’s event.”

Nyack’s own Hickory Dickory Dock contributed lights for the holiday tree, and many of Nyack’s merchants are participating by offering special deals in their retail shops, restaurants and bars.

“In this season of giving, we haven’t forgotten those who are less fortunate and suffering ? especially our friends and neighbors hard-hit by hurricane Sandy,” added Baird. “People to People will be on hand to collect nonperishable food items, so we encourage everyone to bring what they can.”

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Boooo Sandy! Halloween Re-Do ROCKS Nyack!

A HUGE “Thank You!” to the wonderful individuals and organizations that came together to donate their time and talent to make this day so special:

Boooo Sandy! was a collaborative effort, brought to you by the hard-working people of:

The Village of Nyack

Arts, Crafts and Antiques Dealers Association (ACADA)

Friends of the Nyacks

Arts Rock

The Nyack Chamber of Commerce

We are deeply indebted to the magical performers who volunteered their time on Saturday:

Jeffrey Friedberg and the Bossy Frog Band

The Roues Brothers — Billy and Muddy Roues

Jeff Doctorow and Jim Kimak

Mario the Magician

Jamie’s Faces — Jamie Gaviola

 A special shout-out to the Village of Nyack DPW, the Nyack Parking Authority, and the Nyack Village Board, who moved at the speed of light to make this event happen.

 

Booo Sandy! in the news…

Read what the Patch had to say:
http://nyack.patch.com/articles/nyacks-hosts-boooo-sandy-event#video-12116441

Nyack Says “Boooo Sandy!!!”

Read about “Booo Sandy!” in the Journal News and Nyack-Piermont Patch and Nyack News and Views.

For information:

 Scott Baird, President
845-821-4850
scott.baird@randcommercial.com

 Nancy Phillips, Marketing
845-727-7730
nancysailorphillips@yahoo.com

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

 

Nyack Says “Boooo Sandy!!!”
…with Gala Recovery Party

Hosted By ACADA, Friends of the Nyacks,
the Nyack Chamber of Commerce and
the Village of Nyack


Saturday, November 10 from 2:00 pm – 5:00pm

 

Festivities to Recapture the Spirit of Halloween, Support Businesses and Residents Hard-Hit by Sandy
Live Music, “Trunk or Treating,” Special Activities, Special Deals in Stores and Restaurants
Donations to Local Charities and Relief Groups

Nyack, New York, November 7, 2012 — Nyack and surrounding villages were among the hardest hit by hurricane Sandy. But the rebuilding is progressing quickly. To help get residents and businesses back on their feet (and cool the “cabin fever” of days without power), leading Nyack community groups — including the Art, Craft & Antique Dealers Association (ACADA), Friends of the Nyacks, the Nyack Chamber of Commerce and the Village of Nyack — are hosting a “Booo Sandy!” event this coming Saturday, November 10 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm in the heart of Nyack.

Kicking off in the Main Street parking lot, the party will continue along Main from Franklin to Broadway, where the street will be closed to cars and open to party-goers, trick-or-treaters, shoppers, browsers and strollers. Parking will be free throughout the Village for the event.

Families, friends and neighbors are invited to partake in the great weather forecast — seasonably warm and sunny (for a real change after Sandy and our first snow) — accompanied by live music, “trunk-or-treating” for the kids, food, merchant special offers, restaurant specials… and most important, community outreach programs to help those left in need by Hurricane Sandy.

As a note to families, “trunk-or-treating” means parents can park in the Main Street lot and distribute candy to kids if they like, using up all those goodies that never made it to trick-or-treaters on Halloween.

Jeffrey Friedberg and the Bossy Frog Band, among other local artists, will perform live. Local non-profits and relief groups will be on hand to collect donations. People to People has requested “canned corn” (as an alternative to “candy corn”), as well as any non-perishable food items. And, as an example of the special deals available from Nyack merchants, the p.ross boutique on Main will be offering 15% off on any black or orange merchandise in the shop, which specializes in chic clothing, shoes and accessories from Italy and other fashion capitols of the world.

“Nyack is open for business,” said Paulette Ross, owner of p.ross and Chair of Friends of the Nyacks. “No crisis — no matter how severe — can keep us down for long. We’re picking up the pieces after Sandy, and picking up where we left off with the free-spirited fun we had with our fabulous Halloween parade. We’re also offering support and collecting donations for our friends and neighbors in need.”

For the grown-up crowd, the festivities will continue into the evening with special deals, live music and other treats in participating restaurants and shops.

“We hope the community will come out in numbers, relax, enjoy and have some much-needed fun,” added Scott Baird, President of the Nyack Chamber of Commerce. “After Sandy and an early snow, we all need to get out and about and enjoy our great Village. We also recognize that many of us are still suffering the effects of the hurricane, and an important part of what we do on Saturday will be aimed at taking care of those among us who need relief.”

For more information about Saturday’s event, contact Paulette Ross at p.ross: 845-348-1767.

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Chamber of Commerce and Black Bear Saloon Host Nyack’s First-Ever Classic Car Night

Chamber of Commerce and Black Bear Saloon Host Nyack’s First-Ever Classic Car Night

Vintage and Specialty Vehicles on Display in Nyack’s Main Street Parking Lot on Thursday July 19

Event Kicks Off at 5:00 pm and Goes Until Dusk

 

Nyack, NY, July 5, 2012 — The Nyack Chamber of Commerce and Black Bear Saloon are delighted to announce that classic cars will be cruising into the center of Nyack and settling into the Main Street parking lot on Thursday, July 19 from 5:00 pm until dusk.  A rain date is set for the following Thursday, July 26.

Admission is free — and registration for classic cars is also free.

This exciting, first-ever event for car-lovers has been met with enthusiasm by business owners and residents alike.  Local merchants expect the many visitors coming to Nyack to show their classic cars and admire those on display will also be attracted to the wide variety of fine and casual dining choices, eclectic gifts and fun home decorating items available throughout the village.

“This community-building event promises to attract a strong showing of car enthusiasts — people who take pride in owning and maintaining special vehicles as well as people who appreciate them.” said Mark K. Mangan, Chamber Board Member and event organizer. “It’s a great opportunity to showcase the village’s unique stores, restaurants and service businesses.”

“Visitors can expect not only to see beautifully maintained vintage and specialty cars, but also to enjoy a fun night out with friends and family,” added Mangan.  ”Black Bear staff will be on hand to lead activities for the kids so everyone will have an enjoyable night out in Nyack.”

Classic Car Night piggy-backs on another successful Chamber initiative — the weekly Farmer’s Market — which will be held earlier in the day in the same lot. When all the fruits, vegetables and other delicacies have been sold, the cars will be rolling into the Main Street space to begin the evening’s entertainment.

For additional information or to pre-register a vehicle, contact Mark K. Mangan at NyackCarNight@gmail.com.

For information about Chamber activities and about joining The Chamber, go to www.nyackchamber.org/membership or contact The Chamber at 845-353-2221.

 

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