Others who know them better than I will write about the programs that take place at Nyack Center—the tremendous support for local children and youth, and its wonderful role as a venue for community building events—weddings, concerts, meetings and celebrations of all types, such as the recent Toni Morrison Bench dedication in honor of Cynthia Hesdra. My secondary appreciation for Nyack Center is that it provides the need and the economic justification for the preservation of one of Nyack’s great old buildings. Built in 1839 by William Tilt of Piermont, and based loosely on the great churches of Sir Christopher Wren in London and their colonial descendants, its continued presence on South Broadway adds greatly to the richness of the fabric of Nyack life, linking the best of past, present and future. Without Nyack Center and Community Development Block Grant funding from the Village for its rehabilitation the building would be gone.
Winston C. Perry Jr., A.I.A.
Colgan Perry Lawler Aurell Architects
Architects for the Rehabilitation of the Nyack Center building
Nyack Center is celebrating 25 years of service to our community this year. As part of that celebration, every Tuesday for the remaining weeks of 2015, we will share a testimonial that answers the question "Why We Need Nyack Center." Past and current board members, graduates and participants in our programs, elected officials, non-profit leaders, community members and friends under the guidance of Bill Batson will share their experiences during our 25 years of service. Bill Batson is an activist, artist, writer and member of Nyack Center's Board of Directors.
Our 25 Years blog will be part of many special moments and milestones leading up to our 25th Anniversary Legacy Gala on November 14, 2015. The 25 Anniversary Legacy Gala is an elegant event when we honor community leaders who have made a difference in the life of our organization and community. This years Legacy Honorees are Chris & Bert Hughes and Sally & Roger Seiler. The event to benefit Nyack Center’s programs and our Legacy Fund.
We hope you Save the Date and join us November 14 at 7pm for Nyack Center’s 25 Anniversary Legacy Gala. For ticket and journal information go to www.nyackcenter.org
If you are reminded of a story, or a moment, or an event that you think demonstrates why we need the Nyack Center, please share it as a comment on the blog.
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Nyack Center staff & community members will be submitting posts following this year's theme, "You're a shining star. No matter who you are." highlighting our community.