Small Business Saturday and Local Specials November 25 and Beyond
Winter Farmers’ Market Opens Indoors November 30
Holiday Lights Celebration December 2
Indoor Street Fair/Gift Gallery December 3
FREE Parking Every Weekend Starting Black Friday
Nyack, NY, November 16, 2017 – Holiday shoppers and fun-seekers should check out the scene in Nyack this season as the village gears up for festive holiday celebrations, shopping and dining.
Holiday gift hunters will find hundreds of ways to beat “mall monotony” in the village’s eclectic shops, Winter Farmers’ Market and Indoor Street Fair ― plus a rich array of casual eateries, pubs and fine restaurants for post-shopping refreshment. The annual Holiday Lights celebration adds sparkle, music and lots of fun for the kids.
To make the holiday experience all the more pleasurable, free parking will be available throughout the village on Black Friday and continuing every weekend until year-end.
“Nyack has so much to offer as the holiday season gets under way — one-of-a-kind gifts, live entertainment, great food and places to relax and enjoy holiday cheer,” said Scott Baird, President of the Nyack Chamber.
Shop Small in Nyack Launches Saturday November 25
The holiday shopping season officially kicks off on Saturday, November 25, with special “shop small” deals in local establishments, as well as “Small Business Saturday” rebates for American Express cardholders in participating stores. Cardholders who want to take advantage of the American Express program should register at www.shopsmall.com. Great offers from village shops continue throughout the season.
Nyack’s Holiday Lights Celebration Saturday December 2
Families and friends should bundle up for a festive celebration as the Chamber hosts its annual “Holiday Lights of Nyack” event on Saturday, December 3 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at the Veterans Park Gazebo on Main and Cedar Streets in the center of Nyack.
For openers, kids of all ages can enjoy free refreshments served by Patisserie Didier Dumas. Everyone can then settle in and enjoy the sounds of the season offered by Bossy Frog and the Sunrise Choir of the Berea 7th Day Adventist Church.
To top off the merriment, the Highland Hose Company has made special arrangements for a visit from Santa himself — and if everyone is good, there will be presents.
This year’s Holiday Lights celebration is made possible by Nyack’s family and cosmetic dentist
Dr. Dwayne M. Bodie D.M.D. and Nyack pediatrician Dr. Kenneth Zatz, MD. The Chamber thanks Pickwick Books for donating the tree, and Highland Hose Company for working their special connections with the North Pole.
“Holiday Lights of Nyack has become a much-loved tradition in our community. The spirit of the season comes alive with caroling, hot chocolate and cider, Santa and the twinkling lights,” said Baird, Chamber President. “Come for the lights, and stay for the shopping and dining. Our local businesses are spreading the good cheer with special offers for diners and shoppers before and after the event.”
Indoor Street Fair/Gift Gallery Sunday December 3
The shopping fun kicks up a notch at Nyack’s fourth annual holiday Indoor Street Fair/Gift Gallery on Sunday December 3 from 10:00am to 5:00pm at the Nyack Center. This special holiday event brings many of Nyack’s favorite merchants together under one roof with previews of their unique and most popular gift-giving ideas ― all hand-selected for the Fair and offered with special holiday discounts.
The Nyack Center is located at 58 Depew Avenue (corner of Depew and South Broadway.) Admission is free.
The Chamber and Nyack’s Art, Craft & Antique Dealers Association (ACADA) are happy to support this one-of-a-kind event. Holiday shoppers will delight in the distinctive selection of fine jewelry, home decor, art, clothing, skin care products, chocolates, sweets and hand-crafted gifts curated specially for the Fair.
“The Indoor Street Fair is quickly becoming the next great holiday tradition in Nyack, offering a glimpse through the windows of some of Nyack’s favorite shops,” said Baird. “Choose the perfect gift, enjoy the music and spirit of the season, then come back to shop the full line in the beautiful and eclectic shops of Nyack.”
While finding the perfect gift for everyone on their holiday lists, shoppers at the Fair will enjoy live entertainment offered by widely recognized local talent:.
10:00 am Nyack High School Chamber Orchestra
12:00 pm Jeff Rubin acoustic
2:00 pm DJ Freezemiser
3:00 pm Ian Moore firin’ up the fiddle!
4:00 pm Mr. Amazing from Amazing Grace Circus!
“We will thrill and amaze you with a panoply of peripatetic prestidigitation while Simian Cinderellas dance in the circus stratosphere,” said Carlo Pellegrini, co-founder of Amazing Grace Circus. “Mr. Amazing looks forward to seeing you all at Nyack’s Indoor Street fair!”
Winter Farmers’ Market Opens Thursday December 7
Local food and community fun move indoors for Nyack’s Sixth Annual Winter Farmers’ Market indoors at the Nyack Center on Thursday, December 7. Operated by the Chamber, the Market runs from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm in the Nyack Center at 58 Depew Avenue (corner of Depew and South Broadway) and will be open every Thursday during the winter months through March 29, 2018.
Opening day music will be provided by Jeff Rubin from 9:00 am to 11:00 am, Jeff Doctorow from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm. and Ian Moore from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm.
The Market specializes in local, seasonal produce, baked goods and artisanal wares, and offers great opportunities for holiday gift-shopping — with unique items such as the now-famous Nyack note cards, canvas market bags and sketches by artist-in-residence Bill Batson — plus hand-made clothing and toys, natural skin care treatments, soaps and lotions, teas, sweets and treats, and much more.
Among the weekly vendors this year are Adams Chocolate, American Pride Seafood, Blooming Hill Farms (organic), Campanelli’s Poultry Farm, Kiernan Farm, Orchards of Concklin, Rockland Farm Alliance and Teagevity. Rotating vendors include Coyote Kitchen, Hummingbird Ranch, Mediterranean Delicacies, Momo Dressing, and Petropoulos Family Groves.
Newcomers to the Market include Olde York Farm Distillery & Cooperage and Lakeside Maple. Olde York runs a farm-to-cask distillery and cooperage, using grain grown in the Hudson Valley to produce limited releases of micro batch spirits. Lakeside makes vegan, gluten-free trail mixes using quality almonds, pumpkin seeds, sunflower seeds, maple syrup, kosher salt and dried cranberries to create the perfect balance of sweet, salt and sustenance.
For a complete listing of the more than 30 vendors, visit www.nyackchamber.org.
“We’re excited to continue to offer this valuable resource to the Nyack community,” said Kim Cross, Executive Director, Nyack Center. “The Nyack Winter Farmer’s Market is a focal point for families who value healthy lifestyles, and a bright spot during the cold winter months.”
The Market is sponsored and supported by Green Mountain Energy Company, Joseph A. Lux CPA, PLLC, Nyack New and Views, Rivertown Magazine and Natural Awakenings.
About the Nyack Chamber of Commerce
The Nyack Chamber of Commerce has been serving the business community of Nyack for 60 years. Its mission is to foster trade and commerce in Nyack by promoting the interests of the business community and nurturing strong relationships with the government and residents of the village. The Nyack Chamber runs many village-wide activities that benefit both the 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 throughout the year. For more information, please go to www.nyackchamber.org or contact the Chamber at 845-353-2221