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CALLING ALL THE ANGELS... In 2022, the Angel Nyack was formed to transform the historic First Reformed Church in the heart of downtown Nyack into a fully accessible performing arts and event space.

It will preserve a beautiful building as well as the critical social services it houses for the community – including the work of Soup Angels, Music for Life, and ARC of Rockland.

Though the Angel Nyack will be a non-denominational space, the church’s congregation will gather here on Sundays and holidays – building on their 300+ years in Nyack. We look forward to amplifying the traditions built here around music, community and love.

Plans for the building include several improvements to make it ADA compliant and broadly accessible - ensuring that the Angel Nyack is welcoming to all.

A fund has been set up to assist with the transformation, which is set to begin in spring 2024. We are halfway to our goal! All donations are tax deductible. Please consider helping.

Another way to help is to become a Member. There are lots of perks! This even includes ways to use the building for special events like weddings and milestone birthday parties.

So come get your halo on – and join us as we work together to preserve this beautiful space and all that it does for our community!

The Angel Nyack Board
Jeffrey Friedberg, Julie Kassel, Kim-Adele Rosner, Thomas Schneck, Leslie Solan and Susan Wilmink


Thanks to community support and partner ArtsRock, the former sanctuary will be transformed with the latest sound and lighting equipment to showcase the performing arts and have loads of wide-ranging conversations. There will also be plenty of fun for kids and families looking for sensory-friendly programming

By removing the pews and adding air conditioning, the space can be used in many different ways throughout the year. Here are two classic seating charts.

Angel Floorplan _ Theater Classic
Angel Floorplan _ Theater in Round


There will be lots of ways to celebrate love at The Angel Nyack…



Weddings & Other Celebrations for up to 150
Guests / Cocktail Parties for
up to 250 Guest

Beginning in Fall 2024, you will be able to use all of thespaces at the Angel Nyack for a special moment. This includes the sanctuary/auditorium, Pitkin Room, bathrooms, dressing rooms and prep areas for caterers and other vendors. To do so, you must first enroll as a Member and request a date. Further details will be posted in Winter 2024.



Micro-Weddings, Elopements, Engagements, Vow Renewals, Commitment Ceremonies…for up to 10 Guests

Occasionally, we host very unique, non-denominational ceremonies in the Lovatt Chapel, a jewel box space in the front of the Angel Nyack.

Adding the extra magic: wonderful artists, who decorate the space with locally sourced florals and elaborate design elements to reflect a special look/feel.

We also provide:

  • beautiful, seasonal bouquets & lapel flowers
  • a charming officiant
  • professional wedding photographer
  • musical accompaniment
  • petal confetti pop


What would it feel like to get married inside a snow globe? In a magical, multimedia winter wonderland? Find out when artist Kris Burn transforms the jewel box chapel at the front of the First Reformed Church of Nyack into a twinkly fairy tale during “Love Week” from February 10-17 as a fundraiser in support of Soup Angels.

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soup angels

The Angel Nyack will ensure that this building remains the home of Soup Angels. They have been offering healthy, home-cooked meals to anyone who needs a meal – no questions asked – for nearly 20 years here.

Every Monday & Wednesday evening, an army of dedicated volunteers cooks and serves hundreds of meals and hands out bags of groceries. As the strains of the current economy take their toll on working families, the elderly, teens, veterans, the disabled and recent immigrants, Soup Angels continues to ramp up its efforts.

Besides providing Soup Angels with kitchen, dining and storage space, the Angel Nyack will also help them raise funds for purchasing food/supplies and stoke interest with potential volunteers

Spiritual Life

Residents of Dutch Reformed faith began holding private religious services in Nyack around 1830, building their first church on this site in 1836.

The original structure was replaced in 1901 by the present Romanesque revival church featuring a landmark bell and clock tower. Architects for the project were the Emery Brothers, who also designed the local YMCA, original library, St. Ann's Catholic Church, and St. Paul's United Methodist Church among other prominent Nyack buildings. The brick adorning the building came from neighboring Haverstraw.

A massive pipe organ and grand piano are key features for a reason: the space has been regularly filled with the talents of local musicians, many of whom have day jobs on Broadway or with the New York Philharmonic and Metropolitan Opera.

To The First Reformed Church
Other Congregations Hosting Services
Other Spiritual Gatherings