Nyack Beach State Park in Upper Nyack, NY on Saturday, November 6, 2010, 9AM to 5PM
On Saturday, November 6, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., in the Hook Mountain Bath House, at Nyack Beach State Park, throughout the day a artists will be at work plein-air painting along the 4.75 mile Nyack to Haverstraw Trail.
That evening 7-10PM The Keep Rockland Beautiful Annual Awards Gala is again recognizing outstanding members of our community for their achievements and charitable support of KRB. KRB celebrates Hook Mountain, Artists in the Parks, the Hudson River and the mission of Keep Rockland Beautiful, Inc. with a reception, auction and awards event in the historic Bath House in the evening (reservation $75 per person).
The auction is a silent auction of Artists in the Parks creations. Some of the work will have been done that day, some of the work is work that they have done in this past year from Peirmont to StonyPoint
The evening event will sell out, so please make your reservations soon by calling Andy at KRB: 845-623-1534, or online at www.KeepRocklandBeautiful.org. Sponsors needed for commemorative journal featuring park-inspired paintings.
Events Throughout the Day:
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Artists in the Parks will host Bath House gallery with live painting demonstrations and refreshments. (FREE) Noon – 3 p.m. Trash can painting on the Bath House patio with Keep Rockland Beautiful volunteers (FREE) 7 p.m. – 10 p.m. Keep Rockland Beautiful Awards Gala featuring locally brewed beer, gourmet food, and live bluegrass music by the Hook Mountain Boys with Steve Kahn ($75 pp) The Hook Mountain Boys with Steve Kahn, a local bluegrass band led by Jeffrey Friedburg on the banjo, plays great acoustic music with vocal harmonies.
Artists in the Parks (AiP) is a program of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission (PIPC) that positions artists as essential partners in the conservation, education, and community initiatives of parks. This program creates opportunities for creative growth and public exposure for local artists, and encourages artistic exploration of the Palisades region. In all that we do, we aim to nurture a love, understanding, and respect for the natural world.
Keep Rockland Beautiful (KRB) is a local nonprofit organization dedicated to community cleanup and beautification since 1997. Learn more at www.KeepRocklandBeautiful.org
In cooperation with the Palisades Interstate Parks Commission (PIPC). The historic Bath House at Nyack Beach State Park is a massive stone building that once housed powerful steam engines driving rock crushing machines for Hook Mtn quarries. In 1936, the building was re-purposed as a place for park visitors and beach goers to meet, eat and change clothes. With its 200’ balcony of extinct American Chestnut and grand fireplace, the Bath House is truly a gem in the rough. The restoration of this forgotten treasure continues this fall with a series of volunteer work days organized by Keep Rockland Beautiful, and of course, the Awards Gala, during which the public is invited to eat, drink and be merry down by the river.
For further information about this event or high resolution images, please visit www.artistsintheparks.org or
Artists in the Parks • Lita Thorne, President • 314 Harriman Heights Road * Harriman NY 10926