Please note: Event is postponed 1 week due to inclement weather.
The Nyack Chamber of Commerce is delighted to host classic cars once again in the center of Nyack for the 8th annual Classic Car Night. A rain date is set for the following Thursday, July 18. Nyack's Main Street and the Main Street parking lot will be packed with hundreds of impeccably maintained "oldies," rare models, vintage icons and muscle cars, plus newer vehicles that make a statement about contemporary style and performance. Display car parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis Young and old (and all in-betweeners) who love cars will be thrilled by the celebrity classics - including a 1966 Adam West-signed Batmobile, award-winning Creepshow Horror Hearse, the "Eleanor" Shelby Mustang from Nicholas Cage's film Gone in 60 Seconds, and the Mystery Machine marking 50 years of Scooby Do. Photo ops in the celebrity cars will be offered for a small fee. Car enthusiasts can also participate in raffles to win an unforgettable ride in the Batmobile or Mystery Machine in a "Classic Cars on the Move" exit procession at the end of the evening. Adding to the ambiance, famous car chases will be shown on the Cedar Street Gazebo screen. Aspiring automotive technicians can connect with educators from Rockland Community College and get a flavor for the excellent program provided by the Herbert Kurz Automotive Technology Center. RCC will also be offering information about the college's new Hospitality and Culinary Arts Center, recently opened in a state-of-the art facility at Main Street and Broadway in Nyack, where chefs of all ages can hone their skills for careers in the restaurant business, or more simply for success in creating wonderful food for family and friends. An admissions representative will be available to answer questions about all of the college's credit and noncredit programs. The 50th anniversary of the Woodstock music festival will be commemorated at the event, with live entertainment to include D.J. Woodstock Willie playing the best of doo wop, classic rock and Woodstock favorites. Local artist Jeff Rubin will perform acoustic highlights from Woodstock at 7:00 pm. Grateful Dead cover band Ice Petal Flowers will offer a live show at Maureen's Jazz Cellar (Main and Broadway) at 8:30 pm. For retro enthusiasts, an actual "piece of Woodstock"- a section of the festival stage- will provide great photo ops. And hippies and flower girls from Hudson River Radio will be on hand with their '60s mobile to supply plenty of flower power! Also not to be missed at the event: Gizmo D Robot, an engaging, remarkably human bot who will work the crowd with his music, dancing and witty one-on-one repartee. The event wraps at dusk with Classic Cars in Motion- a procession of vehicular perfection down Main Street from Franklin to Cedar. Nyack's restaurants, merchants and night spots will top off the fun with food and libations, with Casa del Sol taking the lead as official host for the post-event party. Car Night is generously sponsored by Allstate Insurance, Nyack Ridge Rehabilitation and Nursing Center, Palisades Auto Sales, Rockland Rodders, Rockland County Community College [email protected] and Speedpro Imaging. Participating car clubs include Neighborhood Cruisers of Stony Point, Rockland Rodders and Chris Vallone's VW Restoration Club. Raffle proceeds and non-perishable food donations will benefit Nyack's Soup Angels, a volunteer, non-profit community service organization that serves meals to the elderly, homeless, and working poor and their families. Classic Car Night piggy-backs on another community initiative spearheaded by the Chamber "Nyack's Thursday Farmers Market" which runs earlier in the day (8:00 am to 2:00 pm) in the heart of Nyack's downtown. When all the fresh local fruits, vegetables and other delicacies have been sold, the classic cars will cruise onto Main Street to begin the evening's festivities.
Address: Main Street
Nyack, NY 10960