Nyack's SeptemberFest Street Fair Kicks Off Fall Fairs, Festivals, Fun!
School may be back in session, but fall also means fairs, festivals and fun in Nyack. The village kicks off a jam-packed season with the Chamber of Commerce's SeptemberFest street fair this Sunday, September 10. The legendary fair runs from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm – rain or shine – in the heart of the village on Main Street and Broadway.
The fair invites families, friends and visitors to browse a rich array of jewelry, clothing, accessories, art, crafts, gifts and great food offered by 200+ vendors and scores of local businesses.
"We're pleased to once again host our SeptemberFest fair," said Roger Cohen, President, Nyack Chamber. “The fair is in many ways an introduction to our village. We welcome everyone to enjoy a special experience, come back for more, and stay – for a weekend...or even a lifetime.”
"SeptemberFest showcases everything Nyack has to offer – great shops, great food, outdoor dining, and live entertainment, including a vibrant live music scene," added Mark Mangan, Chamber Event Manager. "For this year's SeptemberFest, we have two great local bands sure to rock the crowd."
Here's the music line-up at the Gazebo on Main Street:
- 1:00 pm: The Scoop – Rockland-based 'fun' band, playing a huge catalog of iconic rockers including the Beatles, Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Pretenders, Elton John, Blondie, Van Morrison and lots more. Originals too!
- 4:00 pm: Bulletproof Heart – Nyack's own, building on a Grunge base, pounding out hits from the '70s, '80s and '90s, with modern interpretations of classics from bands like Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Hole, and Weezer.
In addition to enjoying the music and sampling wares from hundreds of fair vendors, Fest-goers can enjoy the many boutiques and restaurants open year-round in the village.
Nyack's one-of-a kind retailers offer unique merchandise across a broad spectrum of hard-to-find treasures, from antiques, custom jewelry and original art, to hand-made clothing, crystals, vintage vinyl, specialty eyeware and other products – many imported from sustainable sources in the U.S. and around the world. Newly trending in the village are thrift shops and art galleries.
Among the attractions for shoppers who like to marry a good deal with a good meal is the tempting array of casual eateries and fine dining establishments that put Nyack on the map as a haven for food enthusiasts.
"Nyack is becoming a top destination for great dining in the Hudson Valley," said Mark Davidoff, Chamber Board member, and director, Rockland Community College Culinary Arts and Hospitality Center. "Our village is a hub for both culinary arts education, and for the final product – the best food on the plate for the discerning diner."
"SeptemberFest is a not-to-be-missed event, but it's also an invitation to visitors and residents to sample the village's special blend of memorable experiences," said Cohen. "We encourage people to come back after our events to enjoy shopping, dining, music, art, theater, hiking, biking and river recreation. Nyack offers it all – in a beautiful, walkable riverside community."