Carnegie Concert Series
Carnegie Concerts, a presentation of The Nyack Library, features classical, jazz & blues, world music, and singer-songwriter artists on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays at 7:30 pm.
OriginsThe tradition of weekly concerts in Nyack began in 1982. Originally known as the St. Paul’s Festival of the Arts, the series presented concerts for over 25 years at St. Paul’s church under the direction of its founder, Bill Hargrove, a pianist and graduate of The Juilliard School. In 2007, Hargrove appointed Yashar Yaslowitz as artistic director, and the series relocated to The Nyack Library in January of 2008. In June 2009, the series was renamed Carnegie Concerts, after The Carnegie-Farian Room at The Nyack Library where the concerts currently take place. Since then, musicians and the public alike have been able to enjoy performances in the elegant Carnegie-Farian Room.
The Carnegie-Farian RoomThe Carnegie-Farian Room, built in 1903, is the original wing of The Nyack Library. Seating just 100, its stone mantle piece, 18 ft ceilings, and wood floors provide the ideal setting and accoustics for intimate music performances. Located 30 miles north of NYC, it has become a cultural destination for the New York Metropolitan area.
"One of the most enjoyable concert series in New York is actually 33 miles north of the city, in the charming Hudson River village of Nyack. There the Carnegie Room Concerts presents major artists in the warm, intimate, relaxed setting of the historic Nyack Library." - Vanity Fair