Julia Kushnir's Blog Posts

Youth And Teen Summer Program At Nyack Center

 Wondering what to do with your kids this summer? Cook, Hike, Sound Studio, Computer Coding, Breakfast, Lunch, Recreation, Arts and Crafts at Nyack Center! Free Summer Youth Enrichment through

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Open House This Sunday In Nyack

Open House this Sunday 2:30 to 4 pm! 3:00 Highmount Ter., Nyack, NY Soho in the suburbs! Just renovated lovely home in Upper Nyack on quiet cul-de-sac street. Seasonal Hudson River views. Attached

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Fashion Sale For Center For Safety And Change In Nyack

Great opportunity to purchase beautiful clothes from famous fashion designers at deeply discounted rates, as well as supporting a wonderful local non-profit organization Center For Safety And

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Taste Of Nyack 2017

Consider attending one of my favorite annual Nyack events! An amazing opportunity to dine in 10+ restaurants of Nyack and all for a great cause supporting the youth programs at local YMCA. Not

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Bear Spotted In Nyack Today

While it certainly may sound scary to most of us, there are certain steps one can take to protect themselves from the bears, or most importantly NOT to attract them!Being Bear Smart is not

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Twilight Open House This Friday In Upper Nyack

Open House this Friday (5/5) 6 to 8 pm with music, drinks and refreshments! Come celebrate Cinco De Mayo with us!Soho in the suburbs! Just renovated lovely home in Upper Nyack on quiet cul

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April 29 Is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

The Orangetown Police Department supports the Drug Enforcement Administration's efforts to properly dispose of unused and expired medication. The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day event

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A Marriage In Six Acts This Saturday Night

See the movie "Emily & Tim: A Marriage in Six Acts", STARRING Alexis Bledel, Andre Braugher, Cara Buono, Olympia Dukakis, Dominic Fumusa, Malcolm Gets, Zosia Mamet, Thomas Mann, Kal Penn, David,

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Saint Patricks Day Parade

Regardless of your actual heritage, everyone's a little bit Irish during the month of March. That might help explain why elaborate St. Patrick's Day celebrations can be found across the globe

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Tax Deductions For Homeowners That Can Help Save Thousands

You probably already know that owning a home comes with some sweet tax benefits, like the mortgage-interest and property-tax deductions. But did you know there’s a whole list of other

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6 Tax Related Myths About Selling Your Home

1. You can claim the capital gains exclusion for any number of homes. You can only claim the exclusion for one house at a time. For purposes of the capital gains exclusion, the sale must

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Love Is In The Air

I came across this app (created by Nyack mobile app developer)  recently and found it very amusing. HugBot allows friends, couples and scandal-prone celebrities to send

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Rockland Countys First Breast Milk Depot Opened At Kenneth H Zatz MD Pediatrics

 Kenneth H. Zatz, M.D., Pediatrics, a division of Allied Physicians Group, is a pediatric practice which puts a special emphasis on the importance on breastfeeding. It's also the location of

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First Annual Cocktail Reception In Honor Of Tommy McGuire

Tommy McGuire is the 23-year-old son of Tom McGuire and Lori McGuire Balletta and brother of Andrew McGuire. Lori was the owner of "BeeAlive" store on North Broadway in Nyack and generously

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Family Friendly New Years Eve Celebration

Let's face it, once we become parents, Times Square, with its traditional midnight ball drop, might seem like "mission impossible".  Fortunately, there are several good

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Greener Holidays

With approximately $75 billion spent on Christmas gifts, 1.9 billion cards sent, and 20.8 million Christmas trees cut in the U.S. alone, the impact of this one holiday is immense.The most important

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What Do Russians And Americans Have In Common

No, not the Cold War if that's what you are thinking... rather a love for good foods, drinks and good company. And while Putin may not be Obama's favorite person these days, Pelmeni (meat),

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DANCE TO THE MOVIES THIS FRIDAY IN NYACK

Consider attending this wonderful benefit event for Rivertown Film on Friday, November 18th at 8 pm. Dance to some of the great film dance sequences of all time at Rivertown Film’s

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Prepare Your Skin For Cold Weather With Locally Crafted All Natural Cosmetics

I came across this wonderful line of cosmetic products at the Nyack Farmer's Market and was thrilled to find out that all natural, non-toxic products - that are not tested on animals - are

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Yonkers Film Festival 2016

Not to be missed - 4th annual YoFiFest which will be taking place on October 16th to 23rd! YoFi Fest is four action-packed days of viewing, analysis and discussions about films –and a

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Great Value In Nyack

Beautiful river views and super affordable in a lovely village of Nyack! Nice yard, great for gardening, BBQ or simply enjoying magnificent Hudson river! Close to Nyack College and Nyack downtown.

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Rhythm Rhyme And Repetition

My daughter has just started kindergarten and is excited to learn how to read. We discovered Kimber's Reading Express. "Dudley's Ditties Read to Succeed App" is awesome and really helps kids to

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Putin Has Not Been Invited

Otrada is hosting its Annual Russian Festival on Sunday, September 4th in Chestnut Ridge. Russian foods, ethnic dancing and singing, children's activities including a bounce

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Auction At Harmony Hall Jacob Sloat House

Hudson Valley region never stops surprising with its rich history. I was at the showing in Sloatsburg today and saw a sign for the auction/estate sale. It turned out that it was organized by

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Your Next Home Improvement Project

Ready to entertain guests for barbecue? Summer is usually the time to get your home looking and feeling great for entertaining as well as perform the routine maintenance to prevent structural,

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Power Of Trust Courage And Friendship Tonight

Don't miss the outdoor night screening or that all generations favorite movie tonight (July 15) at 8 pm at the Memorial Park in Nyack.Here are some interesting facts about the film: http:/

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ART WALK In Nyack This Weekend

Today I booked a couple of hours for myself and decided to treat myself to the ART WALK in Nyack. While the event is somewhat family friendly it's really hard to enjoy art while making

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Nyack Boat Club Open House This Saturday

I've been to this event last year and really loved it. Definitely worth stopping by and getting more information on the services available and be welcomed by the current members. The rates are lower

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Taste Of Nyack 2016

Consider attending one of my favorite annual Nyack events! An amazing opportunity to dine in 10+ restaurants of Nyack and all for a great cause supporting the youth programs at local YMCA. Not

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Hitchcock In Nyack

APRIL 29th -- JUNE 4th  Not to be missed 12 LIVE performances: Two One Acts Suspenseful Romantic Dark Comedies directed by Richard Quinn.  Starts at 8PM Evenings  

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Stressed Out Children

Are school age children more stressed than in the past?  What are some of the factors contributing to this? What are some of the symptoms of stress that kids may exhibit?  How can you, as

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Nyack Earth Day This Saturday 12 To 5 PM

Our Earth Day event takes place this year in the heart of the village on Main Street in the Veterans Park Gazebo. Featuring music, kid's activities, vendors, local environmental groups, government

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Brand New Home In Nyack Open House This Sunday

Build new memories in your new home! Beautiful colonial with large windows, open layout, river views from the master bedroom. Only a few blocks to everything Nyack has to offer. Select the

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How To Start The Conversation With Aging Parents

Wondering how to start the conversation with an aging parent about a sensitive topic? Whether you need to talk about moving, giving up driving, or bringing in help, knowing which words to use and to

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Building Magic At Nyack Center

 Next Wednesday February 10th at 8 pm,  RIVERTOWN FILM hosts a special Nyack screening of "BUILDING MAGIC" directed by Kal Toth, a local filmmaker.Meet Mario "the Magician" 

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Natural Cosmetics Crafted Locally By Rebeccas Paradise

I came across this wonderful line of cosmetic products at the Nyack Farmer's Market and was thrilled to find out that all natural, non-toxic products - that are not tested on animals - are

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Send A Holiday Hug With JingleBot

Send hilarious holiday messages with JingleBot… your Christmas will never be the same! JingleBot is a Mad Libs-esque-ish message thingie that allows friends to send each other amusing holiday

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Holiday Craft Boutique In Valley Cottage Library This Saturday

Valley Cottage Library is hosting it's first annual holiday boutique. The boutique will offer shoppers an assortment of handcrafted festive holiday gifts including jewelry, seasonal,

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Frosty The Snowman Is Celebrating His 65th Birthday This Saturday In Armonk

Did you know that Armonk, NY (Westchester) is Frosty the Snowman's hometown? I had no idea until I discovered this wonderful holiday event with my family and friends two years ago. I

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New Construction Open House In Tappan This Sunday 2 To 4 PM

Home for the Holidays! South Orangetown School District! A brand new home being offered with many upgrades such as eat-in kitchen with upgraded cabinets, granite counter tops, 9 '

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Nyack Skate Park Opening

Don't miss the Nyack Skate Park grand opening on Saturday, November 21st. It took several years to put this project together and it is a great example of our community coming together

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Yonkers Film Festival A Local Version Of Tribeca

Come see for yourself why the Yonkers Film Festival, Yofi Fest, is a great social and industry event for movie makers and movie goers alike! YoFi Fest is four days of watching and

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Upper Grand View Custom Built Home With Gorgeous Hudson Views

Custom built by the original owner this beautiful house is overlooking the Hudson River. Open floor plans and cathedral ceilings, accompanied by skylights and a gas fireplace with marble wall. The

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Open House This Sunday 1 To 4 PM In Upper Nyack

This is perhaps one of Upper Nyack's most talked about architectural gems. Set on 1.1 acres right on North Broadway this residence offers tons of public space, baronial sized dining room with wood

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An Evening Of Classic Cartoons

Wright Bros. Real Estate Inc. is proud to sponsor another fun and family friendly community event on Friday, September 18.  This time The Artopee Way Drive-In celebrates the

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13th Annual Concert For Remembrance

An annual concert in memory of the victims and heroes of September 11th will be held today at 5pm at Grace Episcopal Church in Nyack. Admission is free although donations to The

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Dark Side Of The Hudson

This Sunday our own Dylan Kay of Nyack will perform at B.B. Kings in New York City. He happens to be my neighbor and I was lucky to hear several super energizing rehearsals.

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Power Over Your Mind

Recently I have been looking for a birthday venue for my daughter and came across Noskov Fitness gym in Nortvale, NJ (right near NY/NJ border). I was pleasantly surprised by the

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The Princess Bride Under The Stars By The Hudson River Tonight

Wright Bros. Real Estate is proud to bring this classic tale of love and adventure to Nyack tonight. A kindly grandfather sits down with his ill grandson and reads him a story.

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Increase Your Property Value And Protect Our Planet With Solar Power

There are several reasons why solar power is becoming more and more popular in the Northeast. Why go solar?1. Generate Savings.By installing a solar system you can, depending on your

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We Are Local We Are Global

In May 2015 Wright Bros. Real Estate Inc. has joined the Leading Real Estate Companies of the World, which gives us tremendous advantage in helping our clients buy and sell real estate practically

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Open House In Nyack This Sunday 1 To 3 PM

Newly listed and located on a beautiful village river street, this spacious 9 room Victorian home has been lovingly brought back to life. Featuring floor to ceiling windows, hardwood floors, high

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Nyack Walk To The Beat Festival This Saturday

 This annual free festival takes place in Nyack every summer and features percussive world music and dance. There are 4 stages with 24 hours of programming. One of the most important

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Nyack Classic Car Show To Benefit Wounded Warrior Project

                                                  I always enjoy

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July 4th Fireworks 2015

One of the signs of a recovering economy is, of course, the fireworks.Nyack will enjoy the 4th of July fireworks at 8.30 pm. Come early for dinner and shopping or stay late for a cocktail in

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Clearwaters Great Hudson River Revival This Weekend At Croton Point Park

Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival features seven sustainably powered stages with diverse music, dance, storytelling and family-oriented programming as well as a juried Handcrafters’

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Mediterranean Villa In Grand View On Hudson

Mediterranean villa (3,400 sq. ft.) situated on charming European-style property. Lush, sprawling lawn highlighted by calming Koi pond fed by a natural waterfall. Features a loft like feel w/ high

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Wright Brothers Make A Wish Tag Sale In Nyack

Tomorrow, on June 6th 9 am to 12 pm, Wright Brothers Real Estate Inc. will be hosting a charitable tag sale near our office, with all the proceeds going to Make-A-Wish Foundation,

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Charity Navigator For Accountability And Transparency

We all get so many requests for charitable contributions, however not all such organizations are operated effectively. I recently discovered www.charitynavigator.org, a non-profit organization that

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We Never Know The Worth Of Water Till The Well Is Dry

I recently attended the green living and housing seminar and one of the topics was clean water. I  knew that our tap water might not be the healthiest but I had no idea that most

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Open House This Sunday In Nyack 1 To 4 PM

This beautiful tri-level townhouse with stunning year-round hudson river views was worth waiting for! Spacious, contemporary & private describe this 2/3 bed, 3.5 bath townhouse with attached

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Baby On A Go Go

Last year I took business classes at WEDC  (Women's Enterprise Development Center) and wanted to share the information about this unique company, opened not too long ago by one

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Nyack Earth Day Celebration On Saturday April 18

Our Earth Day event takes place this year in the heart of the village on Main Street in the Veterans Park Gazebo. Featuring music, kid’s activities, vendors, local environmental groups, government

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TRIPLE LANE CLOSURES ON NYS THRUWAY I87I287 ON APRIL 13 AND 14

The three left lanes of the northbound New York State Thruway (I-87/I-287) will be closed from exit 9 (Tarrytown – Sleepy Hollow – NY Route 9) to exit 10 (Nyack – South Nyack – Route 9W),

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Edible Nyack Or Please Pick

During the week of May 9, a transformative movement will come to Nyack to fight hunger in the most natural way.  Nyack residents living in the walkable downtown area are asked to create

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April 15 Tax Day Free Rewards

As a reward for making your federal tax deadline of April 15th, several businesses offer you freebies: Curly fries from Arby's  Free popcorn at AMC Theaters Free chips and queso or

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The Greatest Gift Of Literacy

My 3.5 year old daughter is learning how to read now and I can't say enough good things about Kimber's Reading Express. The Dudley Ditties Read to Succeed educational app is helping her

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Rockland Egg Hunts And Easter Brunches

Saturday, March 28South Nyack 2 pm, Franklin Street Park (Rain date March 29). Egg Hunt, Face Painting, Fire Truck on Display. Bring your own basket and a spoon for the egg race!

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Nyacks Hidden Musical Treasure

Yesterday afternoon I had a pleasure to attend the Amasi Trio Concert in Pardington Hall of Nyack College. I have to say I was very impressed. We are so lucky to be able to listen to beautiful

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Open House This Sunday At 3 Salisbury Point In Nyack

Stop by the Open House this Sunday, 3/15 from 1 to 3 pm! This amazing full three bedroom first floor co-op features extremely large living room, formal dining room, eat in kitchen. Direct

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Starbucks And Neighborhood Home Values

Home values rise when Starbucks location hits the neighborhood, according to Quartz. Data from Zillow show American homes located near an outlet of the coffee chain, on average, have

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Rockland SymphonyOrchestra Winter Concert This Sunday

Rockland SymphonyOrchestra “Winter Concert”, performance at Rose Concert Hall,Arts Building at the Green Meadow Waldorf School , Chestnut RidgeRoad (Route 45, just south of Hungry Hollow Road)

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Friends Of The Nyacks And ArtsAngels Red Carpet Oscar Party

Friends of the Nyacks and ArtsAngels have joined forces to produce a dazzling night of entertainment on Sunday, February 22, 2015, with the goal of raising funds to benefit arts in the

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Nyack Is A Village With A Heart February 6 8 2015

The Village of Nyack invites you to our 2nd annual Village With A Heart weekend, Friday, February 6 through Sunday, February 8, 2015.  Kicking off the weekend is the “Art For The

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Open House This Sunday 12 To 2 PM Stunning 1 Bedroom Condo In Nanuet

Stunning completely renovated second floor unit which faces east and gets great morning sun! Totally gutted kitchen with new cabinets, new counters, new floor, new stainless steel appliances,

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ArtsRocks 2nd Annual Puppet Festival

Children will be dazzled and transported during our second puppet festival on Sunday, January 18th, featuring two local puppeteers along with award-winning headliner, Bonnie Duncan, as she

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NEW YEARS EVE 2015 CELEBRATION

Still don't have plans for New Year's Eve? Well, here are some suggestions for stepping out on the town locally in Nyack.Spice of IndiaDinner buffet from 5:30pm at $29.95 pp and after

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9 Green Gift Ideas For The Holiday Season

It is once again that most wonderful time of the year. The winter holidays are upon us, meaning fun gatherings with family and friends, lots of chocolate and, of course... presents!

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Happy Holidays

Make your holidays even more memorable with this list of holiday events in Rockland. Hopper House of Nyack: "Small Matters of Great Importance: En Route". This year's theme is a

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Ring In The Holidays With Jeremy Wall

There is nothing that sets the holiday mood better than a concert with Rockland's most renowned musicians. The concert will take place on December 7th at 3:00 PM at the Tappan

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Alive Inside

I always read reviews prior to seeing a movie in a regular commercial movie theater, with one exception: Rivertown Film in Nyack. Their selection of films, often participants and winners

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