Bonnie Kelly's Blog Posts

5 Reasons To Sell Your Home This Winter

Are you thinking of selling your home this winter? Take a look at the reasons and decide if the time is right for you.1. Demand Is StrongThe latest Buyer Traffic Report from the 

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Tuscany Meets Nyack

Have you ever dreamed of living in a Mediterranean villa overlooking beautiful gardens? Well now you can, and you don't even have to leave Nyack. Located on desirable North Broadway in Upper Nyack,

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Orangetown Recreation Summer Movie Nights Near Nyack

Ahhh..summer is finally hear, or almost. Time to take advantage of all that Orangetown Recreation has to offer whether you live in Pearl River or Nyack, or anywhere else, you can enjoy the 

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Visit Nyack Website And Walking Tours

There are so many events happening in and around Nyack this spring and summer that you won't want to miss. Whether you're an art lover, foodie, music enthusiast, hiker, boater and more, you'll

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Hiking The Hudson Nyack And Vicinity

The Town of Orangetown Parks and Recreation has added a new program to it's already extensive list of classes and activities. This year the 2017 brochure says they are offering the Hike of the Month

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Nyack Library Spring Brochure And Events

I love marking my calendar each year with the abundance of spring time events that are made possible through so much of our local talent and organizations.The Nyack Library's Springtime brochure is

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Rockland Rowing Pull With Purpose Fundraiser Nyack

It's that time of year again for the Rockland Rowing Association's 11th annual "Pull with Purpose" Row-A-Thon . This year the event is being held on Saturday March 18 th  from 8:30 am - 11

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Songs Of Protest In Nyack

Save the date for this special event... SONGS OF PROTESTMusic that Changed the WorldApril 15, 7:30pmFirst Reformed Church, Nyack A benefit concert for The Arts

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Hudson River Clearwater Festival

Make  your plans and get your tickets for the 2017 Clearwater Festival which will take place on Saturday and Sunday, June 17 and 18 at Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson,

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Nyack Celebrates Carson McCullers 2017

There are several events planned at the Nyack Library in 2017 to celebrate the life of Carson McCullers who lived and worked in Nyack. On Sunday February 19 at 3:00 pm is Carson at 100: The

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Zydeco Cajun Dance Party Nyack

If you're looking for something fun to do on Friday night Dec. 2, why not consider going to a Cajun Dance Party? Actually a Huge Cajun Dance Party is being held at the West Gate Lounge 26 Route 59,

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Arts Rock Milk And Cookies Playhouse Schedule Nyack

Three great events are planned for the 2016-2017 holiday season so mark your calendars. On Saturday Nov. 19 at 11am bring the kids to Klassic Rock for Kids! It's at the Union Arts Center, 2 Union.

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Wright Bros Sponsors Edward Hopper Holiday Exhibit At Hopper House Nyack

I'm very pleased to be sponsoring a delightful little exhibit at the Edward Hopper House on 82 North Broadway, Nyack, New York. Entitled "Home for the Holidays" it's an exhibit of Edward

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Real Estate Advice

While walking my dog on the So. Nyack trail on Wednesday morning, I ran into a former neighbor/client whom I hadn't seen in a while and who was also walking his dog. As it was

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Rockland Lake Swans A Violent Sight

My morning jog at Rockland Lake State Park in Congers was interrupted as I stopped to watch an incredible and disturbing sight of nature at work.I heard loud squawking and saw several geese and

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The Station Kitchen And Bar Congers

I'm very excited to share the news with you that a wonderful new restaurant has opened this week in Congers, The Station Kitchen and Bar. It's located across the street from the train station, hence

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Palisades Community Center Manhattan Short Film Festival

The Palisades Community Center, located at 675 Oak Tree Rd. Palisades, NY, is a wonderful resource for local residents who want to take advantage of classes or to attend events.A special

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Presidential Politics In Nyack

Arts Rock and Nyack Center are hosting  an evening of lively political discussions at the Nyack Center on Saturday, October 17 at 8 pm. It is called One Year & Counting, An Evening of

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South Nyack Free Summer Concerts

The Franklin Street Park is the site of the free summer concerts that are being held and hosted by the village of South Nyack.The first is June 28. The Catahoula Cajun Band plays dance music of

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Book Clubs And Legos At The Valley Cottage Library

School's out, summer is here, and it's time to play. But what do you do with your elementary school age children who are not in camp? The Valley Cottage library has a multitude of activities planned

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Nyack High School Jazz Band

Yesterday at the Nyack Street Fair, the Nyack High School Jazz Band performed to a very enthusiastic crowd of music lovers. You couldn't help but  stop and listen as they played familiar 

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The Gran Fondo Comes To Nyack

Sunday morning the international bicycle race known as The Gran Fondo, passed through our little community of South Nyack. My husband and I were walking our dog down the street when thousands of

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Its Tax Grievance Time In Nyack

Yes, it's that time of year again when homeowners have the opportunity to challenge their property tax bill based upon their home's current tax assessment.Many people will go to their village

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Nyack YMCA Summer Camp

The Nyack Branch Summer Camp  Program 2015 is now accepting applications. The program is for children 5-12 years old and it's tons of fun.There is daily indoor swimming and daily outdoor

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Nyack Library Spring Events And Programs

I received the Nyack Library Bookend brochure today in the mail and I'm reading through it as I watch the snow falling yet again...will spring ever arrive???Despite the snow and with Spring less

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Tom Chapin Backwards Birthday Party Concert In Nyack

Come join  three  time Grammy winner Tom Chapin as he celebrates his birthday with a concert for the entire family. He's calling it the Tom Chapin Backwards Birthday Party and it will

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Tappan Zee Bridge New Bicicyle And Pedestrian Path In Nyack

As a South Nyack resident I received a brochure in the mail today regarding the proposed new bicycle and pedestrian path to be located in South Nyack. I'm sure all residents in the Nyack area

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Sir James Galway Comes To Nyack

Yes the temperature has plummeted to below freezing and will stay this way for several more days, we are in winter after all. However instead of sitting around and complaining about the cold,

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Arts Rock Nyack Walk To The Beat Junior

Arts Rock presents Walk to the Beat, Junior.Walk to the Beat, Junior is Sat. November 29th, 2014, 2 pm at the Nyack Center, 58 Depew Ave. Nyack NY.There will be a dance performance at 2 pm and an

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Antrim Players Suffern 78th Season

For all of you theater aficionados who love to support local Rockland County theater, the Antrim Playhouse presents it's 78th season with a great line up of wonderful shows.To get you in the holiday

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NYACK FREE CONCERT AT MEMORIAL PARK

On Tuesday, July 1 at 7:30 in Memorial Park in Nyack, the Orangetown Concert Band under the direction of Charles Yassky, will be performing a free concert "An American Salute". They will be

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Follow Up To Bow Tie Cinemas New City Blog

For those of you who may have read my blog of 2 weeks ago you know that my husband and I went to see 2 wonderful movies in New City during the week, on a Tuesday night, and a Wednesday night.

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Nyack Loves Hudson Valley Shakespeare

It's that time of year again...the brochure for the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival has arrived announcing it's 2014 season.It runs from June 10-August 31. The featured plays are Othello, Two

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Bow Tie Cinemas New City

My husband and I are fans of  small independent films and foreign films. We usually travel to Jacob Burns Theater in Pleasantville, or to Greenburg, both in Westchester Couny to see them.

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The Nyack Library Carnegie Concert Series

The Nyack Library, located on S. Broadway in Nyack, is an excellent resourse for cultural events and concerts.This spring, America's leading Bach specialist and Director of Bachworks, Anthony

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Leader Carpet In Nanuet Is Great

I have been thinking for years about carpeting the back staircase of my house that goes from the kitchen up to the 2nd floor. I kept putting off the decision because I wasn't sure what type of

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Superman Of Floating Cranes On Way To Tappan Zee Bridge Nyack

It's incredible that something as large as "The Left Coast Lifter" can float. It's known as the largest floating crane in the world, it's as long as a 30 story building is tall and can hoist 1900

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Woody Allen In Nyack

Well not really, but once again Arts Rocks is sponsoring what promises to be a lively event. On Sunday February 16 the Nyack Center is hosting, Woody Allen and Me:  Tony Roberts in

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Beer Enthusiasts In Nanuet

Growler & Gill Craft Beer Shoppe, has opened in Nanuet to rave reviews.  It is a unique Craft Beer Bar and Retail Establishment. There are 16 taps of fresh craft beer and 600 bottles of the

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New York Philharmonic Performs In Nyack

On Monday night the New York Philharmonic Brass Quintet performed a holiday concert in Nyack. The concert took place at Temple Beth Torah in Upper Nyack to what appeared to be a standing room only

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Uniqlo Japanese Retailer to open in West Nyack

Jobs, about 100 of them, will be coming to the Palisades Center in West Nyack as Uniqlo, a Japanese clothing retailer prepares to open on March 15. The store will offer basic men's and women's

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Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival

The brochure arrived in the mail last week, it's that time of year again. I can start to make my spring and summer plans and to think about warm weather events. One of my favorite events is to

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Musicians Retreat in West Nyack

I just listed a most unique property in West Nyack, well off the beaten path, yet only minutes from the Palisades Mall, the Tappan Zee Bridge, major highways, transportation to NYC, and to the

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South Nyack Historic Home Tour

On Saturday, May 5, from 10 am-4 pm rain or shine, South Nyack will be host to many visitors coming to take a look at 8 historic homes in the village. Most of the houses are located on Piermont Ave

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Rockland YMCA Summer Youth Camps Nyack Suffern Pomona

As the summer is quickly approaching and the question of what to do with the kids is on many people's minds, I have a suggestion, why not take advantage of a great and affordable resource, the YMCA

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Hudson Valley Restaurant Week

This morning at my local M&T Bank drive-up window in Nyack, I was handed a flyer for the Hudson Valley Restaruant Week. There are 185 restaurants participating this year from Rockland,

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Nyack River Rowing Fundraiser

I just returned from an exhilerating morning of indoor rowing at the Nyack Center which hosted the annual Nyack River Rowing Competition as a fundraiser to benefit the Nyack Center. The Nyack

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A Super Sunday in Nyack

My husband and I were invited to a Super Bowl party at our friend's in Valley Cottage on Sunday night and they asked me to make a bean salad to bring along. I love to cook, most people know that

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My Nyack Cafe Barcel Real Estate Encounter

Last night my husband Chris and I went to Cafe Barcel in Nyack for dinner. It's an intimate restaurant on Main St. with a Spanish theme. We had a lovely time chatting with a few friends we met from

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Free Breast Health Screening Suffern

While reading the local paper this morning I came across an ad for free breast health screening at Good Samaratin Hospital in Suffern. I feel compelled to share this information with you and to have

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Nyack Village Studio Apartment

Affordable apartments in the village are hard to find, especially for those people who can only afford under $1000 per month. If you are looking for a rental, or know someone who is, then take a

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Winter Farmers Market Palisades

Now that the hustle bustle of the holidays are behind me, I'm looking forward to settling in after work and relaxing in the evenings. One of my favorite relaxing acivities is cooking. I love to read

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NY Philharmonic Holiday Concert in Nyack

HOW LUCKY ARE WE TO BE ABLE TO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THIS LEVEL OF TALENT IN OUR OWN BACKYARD OF NYACK? THE PRINCIPAL BRASS OF THE NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC WILL BE HAVING THEIR HOLIDAY CONCERT ON FRIDAY

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HOLIDAY MUSICAL EVENTS NYACK TAPPAN

THERE ARE 2 WONDERFUL AND SPECIAL HOLIDAY EVENTS HAPPENING IN OUR AREA THAT ARE WORTH MENTIONING. IN TAPPAN, ON DECEMBER 2ND AND 3RD AT 8PM, YOU CAN ENJOY LISTENING TO THE JAZZ/VOCAL GROUP HI 5

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Breakfast with Santa Pomona Haverstraw

TIS THE SEASON FOR HOLIDAY EVENTS AND I THOUGHT I'D SHARE A FEW THAT SEEM LIKE FUN FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY. FOR SEVERAL DATES IN DECEMBER, THE 3RD, 10TH, 11TH, 17TH, AND 18TH, THE PLATZL BRAUHAUS IN

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Holiday Shop in Nyack

The holiday season is now officially upon us and what better place to do some holiday shopping than the village of Nyack with all its boutiques and speciality shops. Are you a fan of food items for

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Upper Nyack Riverview New Construction

If you're looking to buy a brand new house with seasonal riverviews in the rivertowns, then look no further than my new listing at 403 Glen Ave. in Upper Nyack. This 2 story colonial has 4 bedrooms

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Arts Rock Nyack Fall Season

Arts Rock is a local treasure!  It  provides increased  access to professional arts and multi-cultural programs for underserved and diverse audiences around Rockland County, according

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Judy Collins Book Signing Northvale Tappan

If you live in Tappan, Orangeburg, Palisades, Sparkill, Blauvelt, or any other towns in Orangetown, then chances are you've heard of the wonderful book store called Books & Greetings in,

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South Nyack Riverfront Open House

If you're looking for a waterfront property with privacy and unobstructed views then take a look at the property on 5 Edgewater Lane in South Nyack. I'll be there on Sunday Sept. 25 from 1-4 pm. You

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Palisades Center Ice Rink

Summer is finally here and I'm mentioning the ice rink at the Palisades Center?.....well it's a great place to go if you want to cool off during the inevitable heat waves that we'll have over July

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Rockland Road Runners Annual Womens Race

On July 9th 2011 at Rockland Lake State Park, the Rockland Road Runners is presenting the 24th Annual Women's DIstance Festival 5K Run/ Walk. The event begins at 8 am parking field #1. This event

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Palisades Center Mall West Nyack Documentary

Documentary filmmakers and Nyack residents Vera Aranow and Roger Grange, along with Suffern resident Sarah Mondale, have produced and directed a documentary called MEGAMALL which chronicles the

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Nyack Famous Street Fair

The Arts, Crafts, and Antiques Dealers Association of the Nyacks is holding a Street Fair on Sunday May 15 from 10am-5pm. The event takes place on Main Street and Broadway in Nyack "On the".

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Rivertown Film Kitchen Tour Nyack to Piermont

On May 15 Rivertown Film is holding it's first Kitchen Tour, Kitchen Tour de Force, as a fundraiser to benefit Rivertown Film. You'll be able to explore 10 sensational kitchens in the river towns

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Bourbon Street in Nyack

As a realtor, I find that Tuesdays are usually pretty busy for me as throughout Rockland County it's the day that brokers hold open houses on their listings. It's a great way to preview as many

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Valley Cottage Broker Open House

Thank you everyone for coming to see my Open House at 4 Daken Ct. in Valley Cottage. The house has a lot of potential and would be great for 1st time homebuyers, or empty nesters who would prefer to

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Open House Upper Nyack

I want to thank all the brokers who came to my Open House at 502 N. Midland Ave. in Upper Nyack. It was a great turnout and I had some very positive feedback. Keep the house in mind if you're

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Nyack, Good Samaratin Suffern offer free mammograms

Any woman age 40-64 who lives in Rockland is eligible to have a free mammogram at either Nyack Hospital in Nyack, or Good Samaratin Hospital in Suffern. Suffern will offer the exams on March 2

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Union Restaurant Haverstraw

Chris and I had dinner with friends last night at Union Restaurant in Haverstraw. The atmosphere was casual and lively, the food and wine were delicious, and the wait staff was very attentive. The

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Winter Recreation

Although I'm looking forward to spring and warm weather, I'm going to miss one of my favorite winter activities, Cross Country Skiing. There are some wonderful trails in Rockland County and a few

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