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The market is an incredible places to gather with your friends or family for brunch. Bring the basics and supplement with the wide variety of breads, fresh produce, jams, and other market products. On a nice morning or afternoon, the market is an amazing place to host an official or informal gathering for your organization, church group, or club. The market is also an ideal location for teach-ins, demonstrations, displaying art AND making art, showing short films, interpretive or musical performance, and beyond. Please contact Alexandria, the market organizer and director at a.lopezevans [AT] for more information and to reserve a table (tables come with awesome umbrellas).

Flea Market:

Beginning on July 28, the market will host an outdoor flea market in tandem with the Earl of Auction‘s Sunday flea market at 61 Maple Avenue. You may submit an application to sell goods at the flea market via Alexandria, the market director: a.lopezevans [AT]

Filmed and edited by Catherine LoBuono of Sojourner Productions, Inc. Catherine is a resident of the Village of Haverstraw and a proud supporter of Haverstraw’s Harvest Farmers Market.

Thanks to Magda Truchan for being unique and so creative!

June 1, 2013 – 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM

National Learn to Row Day at the Haverstraw Ferry Landing at Dr. Girling Drive, Haverstraw, NY.

Each year, the North Rockland Rowing Club hosts Learn to Row Day to expose more New Yorkers and Rocklanders to the sport of rowing or crew. Refine your technique on a rowing machine and/or get in a boat to learn the basics. The Club will take you out on the Hudson River to experience rowing firsthand! Don’t worry, they take numerous safety precautions when introducing beginners to the sport. This is a great event for families and children, as well as adults that are looking for new ways to stay fit. 845.942.1030

NRRC - Join Now! Spring 2013

NRRC – Join Now! Spring 2013

Hudson Valley Brickyard 5000

Hudson Valley Brickyard 5000 – October 14, 2012

Dancing Under the Stars on Maple Avenue, Village of Haverstraw, New York. June 15, 2012.

‘Transformed Dog’ painted by artist Andy Golub is now at auction on ebay. To place a bid, go to the ebay listing.

As part of a public art project, The Great Painted Paw Brigade, Andy Golub of New York fame painted this fiberglass Boxer in his signature style. Mr. Golub typically paints on live female nudes in public spaces (ie. Times Square). The piece was created in winter 2012. This sculpture is one of 17 dog and cat sculptures auctioned to benefit the North Rockland Rowing Club (NRRC) and the Hi-Tor Animal Care Center, both non-profits located in the Hudson Valley of New York.

NRRC is a federally recognized not-for-profit. Final auction price is 100% tax deductible. EIN: 20-3205905

Sculpture is also available for pick-up, which will waive the shipping fee.

Ken Karlewicz and the Riverside Arts Project Proudly Present “Back to the Streets,” a collection of photographs by Ken and his students which capture the colorful life, texture and ever-changing mood of Haverstraw Village’s downtown landscape.

An opening reception for the artists is scheduled for Thursday, May 17, 2012 from 4:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

Admission is free and light fare is optional for a $20.00 donation to benefit The Riverside Arts Project’s Youth Photography Programs.

Featured photographers include Sophia Dansky, Elisha Eisen, Emma Karlewicz, Kirsten Kral, Sarah Omer, Spencer Papay, Nakia Powell, Kayla Rudess, Sara Rose Vandenoever and Instructor Ken Karlewicz.

All images will be available for purchase with proceeds to benefit The Riverside Arts Project. The show runs through May 31, 2012.

On May 20, 2012, over 5,000 cyclists will descend upon the Village of Haverstraw (right through Downtown) as they make their way from New York City to the top of Perkins Memorial Drive on Bear Mountain. The Gran Fondo is a 110-mile (177 km) endurance race fashioned after similar cycling events in Italy. Cyclists will climb over 8,500 vertical feet over the George Washington Bridge, the Palisades Escarpment, along the Hudson River, and finally to the top of Bear Mountain in the Highlands. A ‘Medio Fondo’ is offered to cyclists that choose to be non-competitive. See the Gran Fondo cycling route here: Riders/cyclists will be moving through the area between 8:00 AM and 11:00 AM on Sunday, May 20, 2012. The best place to view the Gran Fondo is from New Main Street and Broadway.

Below, practicing cyclists choose the Bella Rose Cafe on New Main Street to refuel and relax. Image courtesy of Haverstraw resident Andrea Caccuro.

Friday, April 20, 2012. “Haverstraw: Bricktown & Its People” Documentary
8:00 PM @ the Central Presbyterian Church, Haverstraw Youth Theatre. $20 suggested donation. Wine & Cheese reception.

Saturday, April 21, 2012. Groundbreaking: Concession Stand Build-Out @ Cpl. Manny Lopez Field, Village of Haverstraw. 9:30AM. Come and help “Community Build” the concession stand. Call Village Hall 845.429.0300 for more information.

Saturday, April 21, 2012. NORTH ROCKLAND CASH MOB – Local Economy Support March & Gathering. 12:00 PM Noon @ the Four-faced Clock, New Main/Maple Avenue – marching to a local business pre-selected by NR residents to receive support. Business TBD – vote now! $20 suggested spend at the local business.

Sunday, April 22, 2012. “Haverstraw Brickyard Sprints” BIG Rowing Regatta.
8:00 AM to 1:00 PM @ the Haverstraw Ferry Landing, Dr. Girling Drive, Haverstraw. Free. Concession/breakfast/lunch available for purchase. Support local activity on the Hudson River! 5 teams from across the region (scholastic and adult).

Sunday, April 22, 2012. Keep Rockland Beautiful Cleanup, 10am -12pm. Help us keep the Village garbage free. Meeting across Village Hall in the square and then pick up garbage along the water and on the Greenway and behind Lady Warren Fire Department. Please bring gloves and water. If you would like to join us please email Steve at: and write ROCKLAND CLEANUP in the subject.

ImageThe North Rockland Cash Mob started with a flash. Local resident Ellen Donovan contacted me via Facebook to get a local cash mob initiative launched and generating buzz. Well, the mob is buzzing. Now over 700 members in size, and growing by the hundreds each day, the North Rockland Cash Mob is becoming, well, unruly. The mob will descend upon the Village of Haverstraw on Saturday, April 21, 2012. The mob will convene beneath the four-faced clock at the corner of Maple Avenue, New Main Street, and Main Street at 12:00 PM (high noon!) prompt! From there, the mobsters will strut their stuff to the business that was selected via crowd-sourcing. That business, which has yet to be finalized (vote now!), will get a needed boost in business from the flush-with-cash unruly mob. We’re excited! Join us on April 21st; we’re rowdy and ready to support the local economy!

Here are more reasons how cash mobbing helps the community and brings us together.

Boys 4-man Boat

Boys 4-man Boat

Arguably one of the most exciting events to take place in the Village of Haverstraw is the Annual Brickyard Sprints hosted by the North Rockland Rowing Club. This year, the Brickyard Sprints will take place on Sunday, April 22, 2012 at the Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry Landing in the Village of Haverstraw (just north of the Harbors at Haverstraw on Dr. Girling Drive). The races will last from 9:00 AM until 2:00 PM, although delays are likely and the racing could continue later into the day depending on weather and conditions on the Hudson River. Four crew teams from across the region will visit the Village of Haverstraw to compete in the Brickyard Sprints. The races are best viewed from the Ferry Landing parking lot, the Haverstraw Elks Club, or from Emeline Park. However, much of the action will be at the Ferry Landing. The race starting line is at Bowline Point Park and stretches down to the Ferry dock, roughly 1500 meters. Stop by and support rowing on the Hudson River! For more information, visit or call (845) 942-1030. See you there!

Unique, life-size dog and cat sculptures have been sighted at several locations (often in downtown storefronts) in Downtown Haverstraw! The sculptures are part of the Great Painted Paw Brigade, a public art exhibition that will culminate in a live auction on June 3, 2012. Below, is a map depicting the known locations of these dogs and cats in the Village of Haverstraw.

Come to the gallery opening of the Great Painted Paw Brigade, a public art project that is to begin on Friday March 2, 2012. The project is hosted by the North Rockland Rowing Club. The Great Painted Paw Brigade begins with the March 2 Gallery Opening when cat and dog sculptures are previewed by area residents and visitors. The sculptures then go out to be displayed at host businesses and restaurants for a two-month period. The artists will join their sponsors at the gallery to discuss the meaning behind their works of art. A map will be available to show you where each sculpture is on display. The project culminates in early June with a gala and public auction to deliver each sculpture to the highest bidder. A portion of the proceeds from the Great Painted Paw Brigade are shared with the Hi-Tor Animal Care Center. RSVP to the gallery opening via facebook here: Or, visit for more information.

Donna Schmidt, HaverstrawLife contributor and blogger, interviewed Mr. Samuel Harps from Shades Repertory Theater at the Central Presbyterian Church in the Village of Haverstraw, N.Y.

In 1997, Samuel Harps was wearing sunglasses.

His future looking bright, he took them off and laid them on the table. He and an actor friend, Tony Ortiz, were at SUNY Rockland Community College showing one of Harps’ plays when a gentleman approached them, “I would like to donate to your organization, what is its name?” he asked.  Harps quickly looked around, saw the shades on the surface and said, “The name of our company is Shades.  Ortiz said “yes…yes…Shades, we are a Multi-Cultural organization.”


The Piermont Photography Meetup Group is presenting “ILLUMINATING IMAGES” this Saturday, February 11, at the Central Presbyterian Church (Haverstraw Youth Theater) with a wine and appetizer reception from 4:00pm-6:30pm. 64 New Main Street, Village of Haverstraw. On display are wonderful works by Wayne Bizzinger, Paul Brizzi, Ely Dennis, Peter Giraudin, Barb Levitt, Stefanie Livanos, Diedre Marangi, Peggy Opalek, Curt Schlenker, Murray Shor, Olga Luz Tirado, Fredi White and Nancy Zallo.

For further information about the Piermont Photography Meetup Group, email Wayne at at

For further information about the Haverstraw Youth Theater and Shades Repertory Theater, both housed in the Presbyterian Church, contact the Artistic Director, Samuel Harps at 845-675-8044.

Immediately following the reception “Miracle at St. Anna” will be shown partnered with SOL Film Festival and Shades Reperatory Theater.

Reception is $10.  Film is $5.