Nyack Oscar Party Cancelled

Friends of the Nyacks working on replacement fundraising event

BY BILL DEMAREST

NYACK – The Friends of the Nyack had a terrific turnout in 2013 for their Red Carpet Oscar Party in Nyack, and hoped it would be a smashing success again this year. But the social event designed to raise money for the civic group and bring local residents for fun on Oscar night has been cancelled.

In a message posted on Facebook this morning, The Friends of the Nyack said the 2014 event did not get the minimum advance support to make the event financially viable. The Oscar Party encouraged participants to dress up like they were going to the Oscars, and they would get to walk Nyack’s version of the red carpet at Harbor Hill, 91 Main St., Nyack – where the Oscars would be shown on big-screen TVs.

“We are working on a replacement fund raising event that will attract more enthusiastic support and we will keep you updated on these plans,” this morning’s message said. “Thank you for your support. If you would like, we can apply your contribution that we have received as a donation and provide you with ticket(s) for another Friends of the Nyack fundraising event this year. Or, if you would prefer a refund, please let us know and it will be sent to you.”

In 2014, The Friends of the Nyacks is celebrating its 40th anniversary. Part of the proceeds from Sunday’s Oscar party were slated to go toward NAMI-FAMILYA, the Rockland County Affiliate of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, one of the largest, grassroots mental health, self-help and advocacy organizations in the country.

For more information, contact Paulette Ross, chair of The Friends of the Nyacks at info@friendsofthenyacks.org

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