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Nyack Community

Nyack, NY is known as “Art and Soul on the Hudson,” and with good reason. Home to a multitude of art galleries, museums and world-renowned artists, it is a riverfront town suffused with creativity. Historic and youthful. Picturesque and festive. Nyack is a charmingly eclectic place to visit and to live. Why?

Here are some of our favorite reasons:

The Hudson River

Dock your boat at the marina, stroll along the shoreline and take in the exquisite sunset from the Riverview restaurant district. And, Manhattan is only 19 miles downriver!

Architectural Charm

Whimsical Victorians and colorful Colonials speckle tree-lined streets. Find your favorite home style from classic to modern and everything in between.  

Unique Shops and Restaurants

Small, locally-owned boutiques and café’s with hard to find and one-of-a-kind items. Antique shops, European style bakeries and café’s, chocolatiers, yoga studios, skateboards and records, bookstores, sustainable housewares, gifts and clothing harmonize with upscale eateries, wine bars and pubs. Here’s a sampling:

Art Café  
8 North Broadway
ML Gifts
Patisserie Didier Dumas
Gypsy Donut
Pickwick Books
Hudson House
The Kiam Record Shop
The Runcible Spoon
Brooklyn Bread
Tree of Chocolate
Hickory Dickory Dock
Metal and Stone Jewelers
Velo Nyack
Archive Home Nyack
Alumni Skate Shop

The Arts

From critically-acclaimed local theater, music, and film, to famous curated collections in the Hopper House, Nyack has something to offer every art lover. Nyack is also a frequent filming location for various televisions shows and features, including big budget productions and indies alike.

Something’s Always Happening

Art Walks. Farmers’ Markets. LGBT/Gay Pride Events. Movie Festivals. Performance Arts. Street Fairs. Music in Town Square or Memorial Park. Night Life. Come celebrate in Nyack. http://visitnyack.org/

Curious History

Pierre Bernard, subject of The Great Oom, was an early 20th century yoga pioneer who founded a famous and controversial yoga commune on a riverfront estate in Nyack, making Nyack one of America’s incubators of our national passion for yoga.

Check out The Nyack Sketch Log for more stories of Nyack’s interesting History.

Famous Residents

With close proximity to New York City, Nyack has been home to many famous residents, including Helen Hayes, Edward Hopper, Carson McCullers, Jonathan Demme, and Rosie O’Donnell.


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