Hastings Friday Night Live is an event hosted by the Village of Hastings-on-Hudson, intended to transform our downtown into a vibrant destination for residents and visitors alike. Everyone is invited to come together in the downtown to shop, dine and enjoy community!

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Hastings Shopping Guide 2019
Updated November 1, 2019, download this guide for a complete listing of Hastings shops: Download 2019 Shopping Guide


For more information or to join the HFNL Team, email or call 914/478-3400 x642.


Logo and design work for all promo materials for Hastings Friday Night LIVE done by Howard Grossman + Jennifer Holiday, 744 Creative and RivertownsGuide.com

Dear Hastings Community, As you likely know by now this past Monday all restaurants, cafes and bars were ordered to temporarily suspend dining in and switch to take-out and delivery only. Below please find a detailed list of the status of each of our Hastings-on-Hudson food and beverage related businesses, listed alphabetically. Some have made the very difficult decision to close for now, others are offering curbside pickup and delivery for as long as they’re able to. Many of these restaurants, and many of our retail shops have gift cards that can either be purchased online or at their place of business for pick up in case you would like,and are able to, as a show of additional support. Please note that as businesses try to cope with this fluid situation this information may change quickly, so please check with them before heading out, but for now here is a list of where they each stand as of this posting. I have included Greenleaf Phramacy’s information as well. I’m sure that your heart aches for them and their employees as does mine:

Food and Beverage Businesses: Restaurants, Cafes, Markets, and more:

A Guide to Supporting & Engaging with our Downtown Businesses

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Spring is on its way…
Mark Your Calendar for these Upcoming  Events

WORDS ON HUDSON Friday Night Live!
Friday, April 3rd  from 6pm–9pm
rain or shine

Velo Bike Shop: 6-9 PM
45 Main Street
Readings from Local Authors and Storytellers 
Including: Steven Brent, Jennifer Goodrich, Melanie Hoopes, Clark Moore,  Kathleen Ospit, Kristin Prevallet, David Steven Simon, Berenice Tompkins, Rachel Wineberg, Steve Zeitlin, and original songwriters of Hastings High curated by Sophe Prevallet
The full schedule and program are listed below!

Found Herbal: 6-7 PM 
10 Main Street
 Wisdom Circle
Share your unique wisdom with others over complimentary tea and coffee provided by Found Herbal Apothecary. Please bring a poem or other prepared reading (original or borrowed) to share.

The Good Witch Coffee Bar: 7-8 PM
“Eat to the Beat: A Conversation Between Local Food Writers”
Metro North Train Station
Listen in as renowned food writers including Julia Sexton (Edible Westchester), Rob Petrone (Restaurant Hunter), Andrew Friedman (Chefs, Drugs and Rock ‘n’ Roll), and Pascale Le Draoulec (American Pie: Slices of Life (and pie) from America’s Back Roads) discuss the changing food landscape of the Hudson Valley.
This event is free to the public. Food and beverage will be available for purchase.

Hastings Yoga: 7:45 – 8:20 PM
45 Main St
Yoga Nidra + Sound Healing: Words + The Absence of Words as Healing Modalities
Yoga nidra is a Relaxation practice in which the instructor guides the practitioner systematically through each part of their body supporting the nervous system’s deep release….this type of practice becomes so much about the words…. repetition of the same words again and again for each part of the body is one of the main components that allows for such a deep release. Combine this with sound healing while in relaxation – which has no words, just vibrations- and the practitioner leaves feeling a complete re-set for body, mind and spirit.

Maud’s Tavern: 6 – 9 PM Hastings
149 Southside Ave
Trivia Night!
Test your Hastings-on-Hudson knowledge while dining on Maud’s delicious food and drink!

Observatory Shop: *5 – 7 PM (*note: early start time!)
5 Main St
“How To” Read Knitting Patterns!
Join shop owners Amanda and Jacqui as they teach you how to read a knitting pattern and get started on your next (or first!) project!

POEMobile:  6-9 PM
Tour this Verse Covered Truck!
James Harmon Community Center
How many communities can boast a truck completely covered in verse? Perhaps you’ve seen it parked in its owner’s driveway near Reynolds Field. Tonight take a tour (inside and out) of the new POEMobilewhich will be parked in front of the James Harmon Community Center.

HASTINGS VELO schedule of activities:

6pm: Clark Moore: participate in the Speed Haiku Contest!

6:20: David Steven Simon: “Goodbye Old Girl.”
A fitting farewell to Fiona. My dog.
Bio: David has either ran, staffed or co-created nine TV series including Mad About You, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, The Wayans Brothers, Sister, Sister, Full House, etc. His latest show, co-created with Paul Reiser, “There’s Johnny” streamed on Hulu last year.

6:40: Stephen Brent: The Dancers in the Field
…a dream evocation in words and sound
Bio: Steven Brent is an artist and magician living in Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. You can find some of his past, current, and future recorded work at stevenbrent.bandcamp.com.

7:00: Kristin Prevallet, Clark Moore, Kathleen Ospit: Poetry Set
Bio: Kathleen Ossip is the author of The Do-Over (Sarabande Books, 2015). She teaches at The New School and lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.
Bio: Kristin Prevallet is the author of Everywhere Here and in Brookly (Belladonna Collaborative, 2015). She teaches for Bard College’s Institute for Writing and Thinking and lives in Hastings-on-Hudson.

7:20: Jennifer Goodrich: “The Apology”
On a whim, empty nester, Jess Linden attends her 35thcollege reunion. A chance encounter with her ex-boyfriend, a fraternity brother, forces her to confront her past and reassess her present.
Bio: Jennifer’s short fiction has appeared in The Los Angeles Review and Chelsea. She works as the U.S. Assistant Editor for The Dark Horse, The Transatlantic Poetry Magazine, which has published several of her critical essays.

7:40: Melanie Hoopes: “The Trust List”, from Melanie’s upcoming novel “Congregation.”
Amber has fallen for someone who will never remember her. She’s more than okay with that.
Bio: Melanie Hoopes has written for radio, theater, TV, film and podcasts. She’s currently writing the second season of Lethal Lit, a six-episode fictional YA podcast for EEP and I Heart Radio. RiverArts is producing Melanie’s live radio drama “Laurie Stanton’s Sound Diet” on Nov. 1, 2020.

8:00: Rachel Wineberg: “Cassandra in the City”

It’s hard enough to manage life in your 20’s in New York City. But when you’re Cassandra and Apollo has given you the curse of prophesy, there’s no end to the difficulties.
Bio: Rachel Wineberg’s short stories and poems have been published in Lilith, The Westchester Review, Ducts and the anthology, The Man Who Ate His Book. In Hastings, she’s also known for directing Middle and High School plays.

8:20: Steve Zeitlin: “The Fairy Tale Poems”
Steve will be reading poems from his original work “in process” of poems based on Folktales.
Steve is the founding director of City Lore, an organization that documents, presents and advocates for New York City — and America’s — living cultural heritage, and fosters the art of everyday life. www.citylore.org

8:40: Berenice Tompkins: Climate Storytelling
A time to share and listen to stories exploring how climate change is impacting our lives and our community here in Hastings.
Bio: Berenice Tompkins works as an educator with Climate Stories Project and an organizer and trainer with the Sunrise Movement. She is interested in the power of storytelling to connect people and to inspire climate action by motivating people to protect what they know and love. She writes about climate justice, global solidarity and walking as a form of activism at climatefootsteps.wordpress.com.

9:00: Original Songwriters of Hastings High: curated by Sophe Prevallet

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day!
Sunday, April 26th, 12pm–4pm, shine only
Warburton Avenue
Join us to learn how to be better stewards of our environment, share ideas, plan the actions you will take, and celebrate with us!

12PM: 1070 STICKS!, The HHS Steel Drum Band led by Michael Willson. Including a Limbo Contest!

1PM: The Hastings High School Rec-Tech Band led by John Carini

2PM: Bash the Trash (make an instrument on site and join the post concert parade at 2:45!)
more music TBA!

The Museum of Interesting Things is a traveling interactive demonstration/exhibition of antiques and inventions Inspiring innovation and creativity – learning from the past to invent a better future.

LOCAL EATS and SHOPS including a Fire Department Cookout!

Mossy Fern
Found Herbal
Wild Flower – pot native wildflower seedlings with shop owner Nicole Tarpey
Observatory Shop
Hastings Sewing Studio (at the shop on Spring Street)
Leah Ervi Design – use fabric samples and tiles to create a collage!

Composting (Bins for Sale!)


Alternative Energy

Pollinator Pathways
and more!

A Postcard Campaigns for the Environment

A Bike Rodeo – Bicycle Safety Workshop at Noon in the Chase parking lot

A Cooking Demo with Natalie River courtesy of the Hastings Farmers Market using Market ingredients!

Pin Actions to the “Plan It for the Planet” Tree!

Enter the Village “Green Initiative Idea” Contest!

Learn how to play Corn Hole with the Hastings Fire Department

Pinewood Derby – sample the track and cars provided by the Hastings Boy Scouts

Try the home-made carnival games made by Hastings youth!

Join the Bike Rodeo and learn about bike safety hosted by Hastings Velo in the Chase parking lot at Noon

COMMUNITY GROUPS – Meet the folks from
The Hastings Conservation Commission

The Hastings Way Coalition
The Rivertowns Chamber of Commerce
Hastings Farmer’s Market
The Hastings Farmer’s Market is so happy to be part of the Earth Day Celebrations. This season our vendors are taking the no plastics pledge to heart and coming up with creative measures to serve shoppers and protect our planet. We will be selling environment-friendly market and produce bags at our market tent and Natalie Rivera, a personal chef/nutritionist, and farmer’s market expert will be doing a cooking demo using only market ingredients.

April 25 & 26

Check back, more events are being added.


• May 24
Memorial Day Parade

• June 5
Hastings Friday Night Live

Featuring live music, food, activities and entertainment TBA
Fire Truck Pull! • Form a Team, details to be announced soon…

Note: RiverArts Spring Event dates
• April 25 & 26, Studio Tour
• June 6, Music Tour

Tentative Fall Dates
Hastings Friday Night Live: OKTOBERFEST:
Friday, October 2 (rain date October 9)

HFNL: Lights up the Night & Village Crawl
Friday, December 4

And remember,
Download your 2019 “Hastings Holiday Shop Local Guide”    

Hastings Winter Farmers Market 2020