PROFESSOR MARK A. CANE, a climate scientist at Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory and S. George Philander, an oceanographer at Princeton University, have been awarded the prestigious 2017 Vetlesen Prize for Achievement in Earth Sciences.Read more...
HOURS: Monday to Thursday 11:00 to 9:00, Friday, Saturday 11:00 to 5:00, Sunday 1:00 to 5:00 Next Meeting of the Board of Trustees: Wednesday, April 12, at 7:30 pm at the library. Open to the public.
HOLIDAYS: Closed Good Friday, April 14, Easter Sunday, April 16
Director: Maria Gagliardi; Board of Trustees: Marjorie Galen, President; Beverly Warwick, Vice President; Jen Citrolo, Secretary; Chris Keywork, Treasurer; Natalie Barak, Margaret Cook, Suzanna Frosch, John Guzewich, Matthew Miller.Read more...
Ash Wednesday Service, March 1, 7:00 pm
Easter Sunday, April 16.
6:30 am sunrise service at the Ludington's house
10:00 am service at Palisades Presbyterian Church
SUZANNAH FROSCH IN
Art by Suzanna Frosch will be featured in Edward Hopper House show, Rock, Paper, Scissors, which runs from March 10 to May 21, 2017. The show features the work of three artists, Suzanna Frosch, Polly King and John Rosis, who create space and depth through the use of collage and layered materials.
Suzanna’s found objects mark the passage of time and, she relates, “possess their own narrative, each a silent reminder of their personal history.” Hopper House, 82 North Broadway, Nyack. Opening Reception: Thursday, March 9, 6:30 to 8:30 pm.Read more...
An Afternoon with Al Perlmutter- A PBS Retrospective
It’s almost impossible to imagine life without PBS. Producer, Executive Director, and winner of 6 Emmys and 5 Ace Awards, Al helped to shape what PBS is today, beginning with The Great American Dream Machine and Bill Moyer’s Power or the Myth, just to name two of his lifetime achievements. Join us as he shares footage and remembrances of his work in the early stages of PBS. .
Sunday, April 30
General Admission: Advance sale $12/At the door $15
PCC members, students and seniors $10
Palisades is not a Levittown, conceived on a developer’s drawing board. We see that in such aspects as our roads that don’t always take a direct route to where we need to go - many designed for horses rather than SUVs. Our town is blessed with a rich and diverse history that has sculpted a unique and irreplaceable setting. Native Americans who lived for thousands of years in the area watched Henry Hudson sail up the river 167 years before George Washington spent time hiding at a Palisades blockhouse as he led the Revolutionary War.Read more...
If you are befuddled by national politics these days, take a close look at Rockland County’s 2017 budget battle. It may enlighten you. The back and forth of the budget approval process is a microcosm of a familiar ethos; “I’ll give you this, but only if you give me that.” In this case, lack of funding for a collection of beloved Rockland County nonprofits is linked to the stalled sale of a crumbling building in New City. Two entirely unrelated issues, right? Enter the Art of the Deal.Read more...
Palisades Community Center (PCC) News
Palisades Indoor Winter Farmers’ Market Returns
for our 9th season!
Saturday, Jan 14 9:00 am-1:00 pm
We are lining up our favorite farmers and have a waiting list of new guest vendors. We will be adding special events and workshops to our schedule, so stay tuned! We are pleased to not only make available to you just-picked, local produce and artisanal food products but to offer you a cozy gathering place during the cold winter months.
Your patronage enables us to bring the farms to you every Saturday! See you!Read more...
On Display in the Marie H. Firestone
The Artist's Way Meetup Exhibit, featuring the artwork of participants in the Library’s The Artist’s Way Monthly Meetup, will be on display in the community room December 1 – December 31. All are invited to the opening reception: Sunday, December 4, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm.
Tina Trastor, producer and director of the film This House Matters, believes that “Historic preservation is not for sissies.” This 30-minute documentary, shown at the Palisades Community Center on October 16, tells the stories of four old sandstone houses in Rockland County threatened with destruction. One was destroyed; the other three have been saved because of the dedication and hard work of local preservation groups.Read more...
Blooming Hill Organic Farm Delivery
While we wait for our Winter Farmers’ Market to return mid-January, every Friday morning individual bags of just-picked organic fruit and veggies are dropped off at the PCC.
Bags are $45 each. We offer Balthazar Bread and organic eggs. Order when you want. If you would like to try it, e-mail us at <PCC@palisadesny.com<.Read more...
Open Mah Jongg Play
The Mah Jongg group meets every Tuesday. Advanced, beginners, and experienced players welcome for casual, noncompetitive play. No instruction is provided and we recommend that you bring your own National Mah Jongg League card.
Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
2016 Presidential Election: Tuesday, November 8
Please remember to vote in this crucial election. Palisades residents vote at the Palisades Esplanade on 640 Oak Tree Road from 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
This past summer on Friday, June 3, only 200 yards away from a school in Mosier, Oregon, a set of broken bolts in a railroad bed could no longer handle the stress of another Union-Pacific train carrying oil from the Bakken formation in North Dakota. Fourteen of the 96 DOT-111 tanker cars ruptured, releasing 42,000 gallons of crude oil.Read more...
*Lynn Sykes forwards this response by Roger Witherspoon, a journalist specializing in matters related to energy use and production, to Entergy’s assertion that Indian Point provides 25 percent of the electrical power consumed by New York City and Westchester County, and that closing the power plant would force the city to buy dirty energy produced by coal. The original document has been abridged by 10964 because of space*.Read more...
After years of local opposition, the plan for a multi-million dollar desalination plant in Haverstraw, New York is officially belly up. But who picks up the roughly $50 million tab for the cancelled project’s legal, engineering, and planning costs? Look closely at that water bill in the next few years because it will be you, the customer.Read more...
PALISADES FREE LIBRARY CELEBRATES 125 YEARS!
Please join neighbors and friends of the Palisades Free Library for a festive afternoon Saturday, May 14th (rain date May 15) to celebrate our 125th anniversary.Read more...
Saturday, June 11, is the date for this year’s Old Fashioned Strawberry Festival at the Palisades Presbyterian Church. The Festival runs from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm, rain or shine, on the Church grounds. Enjoy strawberry smoothies, lemonade, and of course the famous strawberry shortcake (with homemade whipped cream) while having fun with neighbors and friends. Face painting and other children’s activities make this a great family outing too. For more information, contact the Palisades Presbyterian Church at 845-359-3147, or visit the Church website at www.palpresny.org.
If you live in Palisades, you know what a special place it is, protected from the unbridled development trampling northward through New Jersey by only a state line and zoning laws that a vigilant community want seriously enforced.Read more...