When we first moved to Nyack 23 years ago, Nyack Center was to us a place for fundraisers, sometimes movies and an occasional party. But as we grew into Nyack, really becoming a part of the community, we learned Nyack Center’s true value.
Nyack Center, as the tagline created by one of the founders, Jane Sherman succinctly states, is not just a community building, but a place for building community. It is place that takes care of its residents in so many ways.
When we think of the ideal place to live, we think of a community that cares about each other and works to create a society that is inclusive and welcoming to all. At Nyack Center, this dream is realized every day. From taking care of the youth through before and after school programs, special events and parties, teen drop-in nights and more to creating a space for dialogue, learning and just plain fun for adults and families. Nyack Center does it all. Nyack is a safe haven for everyone in our community.
It is always incredible to us how much Nyack Center does with so little -- so little staff and so little funding. They are all truly amazing!
I am sure that there are people in Nyack who have never set foot in Nyack Center and for them we feel a bit sad. Nyack Center really is the center of Nyack and we hope that everyone will take the opportunity of Nyack Center’s 25th anniversary to stop in and check it out!
Elizabeth Chapman & Bill Munn
Nyack Center Legacy Honorees 2013
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 would like to share about 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.