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 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.