Tag: nyack


Lazy Sunday

A fun Sunday, with a breakfast at Art Cafe, a trip to the farmers market and an afternoon at the pool, where we celebrated Chris’ 50th and played a round of cornhole. We ended with a nightcap on the patio. […]


Cousin Fun in Nyack

The last day of cousin fun for summer 2017. We wander Nyack, shopping and ice-cream eating. Girls! Hudson Mercantile: Kiam Records: Sarah! Good times. Related posts: Hudson House in Nyack Snow Day in Nyack A Saturday in Nyack Dinner at […]


Concert in the Park: Steven Swann

Cousins at the concert in the park. A Steven Swann extravaganza. Related posts: Sarah Arrives! Concert at the Park! Concert in the Park: Steven Bernstein’s Millennial Territory Orchestra Last Concert in the Park The First Concert in the Park!


Spring at the Nyack Farmers Market

A lovely spring day at the market. Young greens from Blooming Hill. Larchmont Charcuterie, how I love thee. Hello tulips! If only! Glad the market is back outdoors again! Related posts: Berries at the Nyack Farmers Market Loaded for Bear […]


Hudson House in Nyack

A gorgeous Sunday, perfect for brunch at a sidewalk table at the Hudson House. Our little Sam tried her first Shirley Temple. I got the bloody mary. I told Samantha the story about when Sarah and I were at the […]


A Saturday in Nyack

Just a day to pal around town with my favorite partner in crime. First, new hair. Then, a trip to the library. Next, a walk around town. With a stop at Didier Dumas. And home in time for cocktails. And […]


The Centennial of Carson McCullers

Carson McCullers — author, playwright, tragic figure — would have turned 100 years old this year. She spent more 20 years living in a house on Broadway in Nyack, where she wrote some of her best-known works, including Member of […]


Snow Day in Nyack

On this snowy day in Nyack, Sam and I walked down to the library to check out a book, hit Didier for a macaron, and then snuggled in front of the fire to watch a movie. A perfect Saturday. Related […]


Chilies Rellenos at El Cunao

El Cunao, a new Mexican restaurant in Nyack, is just blowing the doors off everybody! Check out this dish, chilies rellenos! And the quesadilla! Just, wow! Related posts: Torta at El Cunao Recipe: Posole with New Mexican Chilies Saturday Night at […]


A Winter’s Walk

A nice walk through Oak Hill Cemetery, toward sunset on one of the shortest days of the year. Pretty!          Related posts: Rockland Lake Walk Lunch and a Walk with Sam A Lazy Sunday and a Walk A […]


Maureen’s Jazz Cellar

Maureen’s, a new jazz club in Nyack is a honest-to-goodness jazz club, with top-notch talent performing shows, timed and ticketed just like in the city. You get there for a show, you order a couple of drinks or a snack, and […]


Sixty5 on Main

Sixty5 on Main, the newest restaurant in Nyack, could easily have been a disaster. Music venue. Ambitious menu. Enormous space. All signs point to no.   I’m happy to report, though, that the few drinks and snacks we had at […]


Torta at El Cunao

Oh. My. The El Cunao torta at is out of control delicious — and enormous. El Cunao is not messing around with this #torta. Chorizo, egg, beef, beans, onion, pepper, avocado and Oaxaca cheese. No way can I finish. #lohudfood […]


Didier Dumas Patisserie

A Sunnyside Crepe at Didier Dumas, with spinach and bacon inside. Delishy. Related posts: Sam at Didier Dumas Patisserie Croissants and Crepes at Didier Dumas Didier Dumas is Open! Cafe au Lait at Didier Dumas


Slide the City!

What a crazy fun thing to come to Nyack! The Slide the City company set up a giant slip n slide down Main Street from Midland to Franklin. The whole town came out! I guess toward the end of the […]


Brickhouse in Nyack

@seekingsandwiches told us. And he was right. The chicken sandwich at Brickhouse in Nyack is crazy good. lohudfood recommended the best fried chicken sandwiches in the region, and the one at Brickhouse made the list. Our correspondent, Anthony of Seeking […]

entertaining, family

The Last Concert in the Park

The last one of the season, for us at least. It was the Old ’97 Band, and it was a good’un! Fierce! Sammy and Mommy: The crowd: A beautiful night. These concerts just make our summer. Related posts: Concert in […]


Date Night at 8 North Broadway

Anniversary, sort of? Just, Sam at her grammy’s with her cousins, nice chance to go out. Dinner. With cocktails. Out. At a restaurant! It’s funny coming from me, who, over the past 10 years has probably eaten at thousands of […]


lohudfood Crawl: Nyack edition!

A second round of this cool event, the lohudfood crawl. As I wrote on lohud.com, about 30 guests joined Megan and me for a guided tour of four great restaurants in Nyack. A moveable feast of sorts! Here’s the scene. […]


Concert in the Park!

A banner evening for one of our favorite summer activities! So happy to have Sarah and the girls in tow! No more of these nasty! Those Sponge Bob ice pops are gross, and they have gumballs in them! Gigi! Greg […]


Time Hotel Opens in Nyack

A big hotel opening in Nyack: Time, a boutique hotel. Our story on lohud.com says the hotel could be a “game-changer” for Nyack, helping to bolster tourism with a cool factor (and a place to stay!). We were invited to a […]


Kindergarten Orientation

How. Did. This. Happen? Four and a half years, gone in a flash. Samantha — and many of our neighborhood and Nyack friends’ kids, too — is now oriented. To kindergarten. She and Claire walked in to Upper Nyack Elementary School, greeted […]


Brick House for a Birthday

A low-key birthday supper at Brick House! Pizza, salad and, of course, ice cream. Happy birthday to me! Related posts: Mom’s Birthday at Hudson House Birthday Supper at o lar Happy Birthday Claire! Pizza at Mountain House in Sparkill


An Opening Party for Festoon

After a month of painting and prepping, Kris threw open the doors to Festoon on May 1 with, of course, a party. What a difference a month makes!       Flowers:     Beauty: SO happy for Kris. Related posts: Festoon! […]


Sunday with the family

After church, we made our way down to The Souk, the farmers market they hold at the Inside Out in Piermont (such a terrific store, by the way; it carries local artwork and makers). Ramps are making their way to […]

entertaining, shopping


Congratulations to the farm’s great friend Kris, who is opening a flower shop called Festoon. Festoon will be a slow flowers shop, meaning Kris will source only seasonal flowers from local farms. Her first night in the place was a […]


Maura’s Kitchen in Nyack

We love Maura’s Kitchen, the Peruvian restaurant in Nyack. We hadn’t been in quite a while, either. It was good to be back. A passionfruit margarita: The obligatory pisco sour: This is the first time we’d tried the salmon causa […]


A Fun Day in Nyack

A fun day in Nyack, starting with the Russian Festival for lunch, and ending with an evening by the fire. Stuffed cabbage rolls, beef stroganoff and dumplings! Not so happy to be there: The “holiday boutique.” Sweets and treats; Les […]

family, outings

Outdoor Movie Night Downtown: Cartoons!

This takes outdoor movies to a whole new level. Kris and the Rivertown Film Society put together a showing of classic cartoons, broadcast onto the side of the telephone building downtown. The whole village gathered!  The set-up:  Chatting before the […]


Communal Kitchen, Nyack

An evening out with friends! We tried the new Communal Kitchen in Nyack. Everything we tasted was delicious, and we had a great time catching up. Charlotte Haze, with Barr Hill gin, Damson Plum Liqueur and apricot eau de vie: […]