Maria Luisa Whittingham, Event Director
Nancy Phillips, Chamber Vice President
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Chamber of Commerce Hosts Nyack’s Autumn Sidewalk Sale Saturday, October 13 Shoppers Shut Down Computers for Some Real Brick-and-Mortar Browsing Great Deals From Nearly 100 Retailers and Restaurants Sale Runs from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm ― Rain or Shine
Nyack, NY, October 3, 2018 ― Shoppers who want to spend some of their downtime offline and do some real old-fashioned brick-and-mortar browsing should be sure to get to Nyack’s village-wide sidewalk sale on Saturday, October 13 from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (rain or shine).
The Nyack Chamber of Commerce, in partnership with the Village of Nyack and the Art, Craft and Antiques Dealers Association (ACADA), proudly presents this special event. The sale covers the entire village ― east to west from the river to Route 9w, and north to south from Second Avenue to Cedar Hill ― all easily walkable. The village streets will open to vehicular traffic and parking.
Smart shoppers will get special deals on a wide range of goods and services offered by nearly 100 Nyack establishments ― including a broad array of retailers, as well as Nyack’s many restaurants and bars that will be joining in to offer shoppers refreshment and many delicious ways to relax.
“Nyack is a one-of-a-kind village, with an amazing array of eclectic shops and eateries concentrated within a small geographic area,” said Roger Cohen, President of the Nyack Chamber. “It’s heaven for the discerning shopper.”
“Good things come in small packages,” adds Melody Partrick, Recreation Director, Village of Nyack. “Nyack packs over 100 businesses into an area covering only about one-and-a-half square miles.”
Overlooking the Hudson River just 19 miles north of the Manhattan border at the western landing of the Tappan Zee Bridge, the village has a rich history of thriving small businesses ― offering groceries, shoes, appliances and home goods in the 1950’s and ‘60s, to fine art, crafts and antiques in the ‘70s and ‘80s and today, a broad array of clothing, gifts, antiques, art, specialty goods and more.
Today’s downtown reflects village history ― still home to artisans and collectors and even a few “home goods” stores ― but bigger and brighter than ever. Eclectic shops offer one-of-a-kind merchandise and give the malls a run for their money. The restaurants and night spots, now on the lists of the best in the Hudson Valley, offer top-rated fine cuisine, casual dining and first-class entertainment. Live theatre, live music and artistic endeavors of every description add to the mix — the “art and soul” that make Nyack unique.
“Nyack is truly a treasure trove,” said Maria Luisa Whittingham, Chamber director and owner of Maria Luisa and ML by Maria Luisa boutiques. “This village offers a special experience, a chance to slow down, savor life and appreciate the beauty of people, place, and special things.”
Nyack’s Autumn Sidewalk Sale Saturday October 13
Here are a few details about what shoppers can find in Nyack during the sale:
Chic fashions, accessories, lingerie, shoes
Antiques and unique furniture
Wines and liquors
Specialty cheeses and charcuterie
Toys, games and back-to-school items
Quilting and knitting supplies
Unusual gifts and novelties
Top-of-the-line eye glasses
Food and drink from Nyack’s fine restaurants, casual eateries and night spots
Information from local realtors, personal care and beauty providers, exercise facilities and other service businesses
Information on local cultural and recreational facilities ― dance, yoga, art, live music, theater and more.
“Shoppers can also take advantage of village attractions, such as touring the home of renowned realist painter Edward Hopper, or taking in some river-gazing from the Tappan Zee Bridge construction viewing platform on our riverfront,” said Cohen. “A day in Nyack can be a truly memorable experience.”
About the Nyack Chamber of Commerce
The Nyack Chamber of Commerce has been serving the business community for more than 60 years. Its mission is to foster trade and commerce in Nyack by promoting the interests of local enterprises and nurturing strong relationships with the government and residents of the village.
The Chamber is a founding member of Visit Nyack, a marketing organization dedicated to attracting visitors to Nyack and increasing tourism in Rockland County and the Hudson Valley.
The Nyack Chamber runs many activities that benefit both business and residential communities ― including the SpringFest and SeptemberFest street fairs, the Halloween Parade, annual Holiday Lights tree-lighting event, Motorcycle Expo and Classic Car Night. The Chamber also runs the highly successful indoor and outdoor Farmers Markets every Thursday throughout the year.
Upcoming special events: The Nyack Chamber will host its 31st annual Halloween Parade Saturday October 27. (Rain date Sunday, October 28.) The parade steps off at 5:30 pm from Memorial Park. Parade participants can register for over $2,000 in cash prizes and trophies for best costumes and floats. Winners of the contests, plus winners of a new house decorating competition, will be announced after the parade in a ceremony in the Main Street parking lot. Other events earlier in the day include a trick-or-treat trail for the kids starting at 2:00 pm. For details or to join the Chamber, please go to www.nyackchamber.org.