Event Title: Exhibit Reception: The Many Hats of Frances Pratt

Date of Event: 06/02/2018 1:00pm

About the Event:

Join us at our museum space at the DePew House, 50 Piermont Avenue, in Nyack from 1 to 5pm on Saturday, June 2nd for a reception for our exhibit The Many Hats of Frances Pratt.

Born in South Carolina, Frances Pratt arrived in Nyack as a young bride and has lived here ever since.  She worked at Nyack Hospital for over 50 years, serving as Head Nurse in the Emergency Room.  When she retired the hospital created a scholarship and a peace rose garden in her honor.

She received an honorary doctorate from Nyack College consistent with her earlier ambition to be a missionary.   In 1981 Mrs. Pratt became president of the Rockland NAACP and has worn that hat ever since.

In keeping with her leadership role in the community, Frances always appears in an eye-catching hat, seemingly a new one on each occasion.  She credits Marshall Pratt as the designer of these hats, each coordinated with a certain outfit.  She has a collection of 250 hats, some of which will be in the exhibition, along with information about her community service and her distinctive words of wisdom known to many as “Prattisms.”

Event Title: Annual Yard Sale - June 9th

Date of Event: 06/09/2018 10:00am

About the Event:

Update: Date changed! Because of a rainy weekend on May 19th & 20th, our annual yard sale will be Saturday, June 9th.

10 a.m. – 3 p.m.  At 192 South Broadway South Nyack  (corner of Clinton and S. Broadway)

Household goods, furniture, tools, toys, antiques, yard and garden tools.

This year Dollhouses !!  More than a dozen!  Some unfinished.  Others need renovation.  Low prices.

Contributions of items for sale welcome after 8 a.m. or deliver in advance to 319 N. Broadway, garage in rear.

Event Title: Walking Tour: South Nyack

Date of Event: 06/10/2018 2:00pm

About the Event:

Visit the homes of Carson McCullers (author of Member of the Wedding), Hudson River school painter Julian O. Davidson, versatile artist Mortimer Borne, and others. See four Victorians in a row on South Broadway and many others with their floral stained glass entries, palladian widows, mansard roofs, pattern roof shingles and elaborate roof-supporting brackets. Meet June 10th at 2pm at the southwest corner of S. Broadway and Cedar Hill Avenue.

Event Title: Walking Tour: Upper Nyack

Date of Event: 06/24/2018 2:00pm

About the Event:

This tour begins across from “Pretty Penny” the former residence of Helen Hayes and Charles MacArthur and proceeds north on Broadway past a string of remarkably detailed Victorian mansions, a fire company, and sites of early ship building and commerce. Meet June 24th at 2pm at the northwest corner of S. Broadway and 6th Avenue.

Event Title: Walking Tour: Hopper's Nyack

Date of Event: 09/16/2018 2:00pm

About the Event:

Born and raised in Nyack, Hopper said that “in every artist;s development the gem of the later work is always found in the earlier. What he one was, he always is.” See Nyack through his eyes. This tour highlights the influence of light, water, and architecture. Meet September 16th at 2pm at the front of the Edward Hopper House, at 82 N. Broadway.

Event Title: Walking Tour: Downtown Nyack

Date of Event: 09/23/2018 2:00pm

About the Event:

Trace Nyack’s growth from a small river village to a major commercial and manufacturing center during the Gilded Age when Nyack was called the “Gem of the Hudson.” See many of the same buildings that were present at the turn of the century when Nyack was the center of Rockland County life. Meet  September 23rd, at 2pm at the foot of Main Street (near where Gedney Street meets Main).

Event Title: Walking Tour: Oak Hill Cemetery

Date of Event: 10/21/2018 2:00pm

About the Event:

Walk scenic Oak Hill Cemetery and celebrate the lives of many “permanent residents” of the Nyacks who made their mark on the national, state, and local stages. Actress Helen Hayes, playwrights Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur, artist Edward Hopper, author Carson McCullers and some of the earliest settlers of the Nyacks are buried here. Meet October 21st, at 2pm at the Cemetery entrance gate, Route 9W, between Sickles Avenue and 5th Avenue.