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Rockland Community College Sponsors Eighth Annual Nyack Car Show

Rockland Community College Sponsors Eighth Annual Nyack Car Show

Classic Car Night Poster

Career Insight Available at Show for those with Auto Tech and Culinary Interests

July 9, 2019

Postponed (Again) to August 1 Due to Weather

ROCKLAND COUNTY, N.Y. – Rockland Community College is a premier sponsor of the popular Nyack Chamber of Commerce Classic Car Night which will be held on Thursday, August 1 from 5 pm to dusk on Main Street. Admission is free, as is participation for display cars.

In addition to a 1966 Batmobile signed by Adam West, auto highlights include the 1967 Eleanor Shelby Mustang that Nicholas Cage drove in Gone in Sixty Seconds, the Creepshow hearse and Scooby Doo’s psychedelic Mystery Machine. There will be outdoor entertainment and lots of food options from local restaurants.

“This event is perfect brand alignment with our Automotive Technology Program and our new hospitality and culinary center based in Nyack and we are delighted to be a part of it,” says Rockland Community College’s President, Dr. Michael A. Baston. “We will be hosting a booth at the event promoting our programs and encourage anyone with an interest in either one of those careers, or other RCC programs, to attend the show and speak with the representatives there.” Admissions Director Jude Fleurismond and Auto Tech Representative Professor Harry Lehrfeld will be at the event to answer questions from anyone interested in RCC programs.

RCC’s Herbert Kurz Automotive Technology Center in Orangeburg, NY is an NC3 Leadership School and offers a cutting-edge education. The 27,300 square-foot facility houses five classrooms, a certification room and a Snap-on® certified lab with 10 lifts and customized Snap-on® equipment, providing opportunities for students to gain expertise and marketable skills while using the latest tools and equipment. In addition, the program offers Ford, FCA and Subaru manufacturer training. Students can earn an Associate of Applied Science degree in Automotive Technology and more than 12 Snap-on® industrial certifications. For more information about RCC’s Auto Technology Program, contact or 845-359-6011.

The Hospitality and Culinary Arts Center was created in response to the burgeoning growth in restaurants and tourism in the Mid-Hudson Valley and the resulting need for more qualified workers. The curriculum focuses on New York artisanal food, craft beverages and agriculture and offers culinary arts certificate programs, workforce-ready training for veterans and under-served populations in a state-of-the-industry teaching kitchen.

“The Center is also a wonderful community resource,” says Chris Spezial, Chair of the Hospitality and Culinary Arts Program in Nyack. “With the professional teaching kitchen, we can offer cooking classes for all ages and recipe demonstrations showcasing Hudson Valley foods, beverages and local ingredients. We want the center to be a family-friendly, wellness-driven food and cultural experience for all of Rockland County.” For more information on RCC’s Hospitality and Culinary Arts program, people are encouraged to visit the Car Show and stop at the RCC booth or call 845-574-4795.

About Rockland Community College, State University of New York

Rockland Community College offers a safe, supportive learning environment for thousands of students from diverse backgrounds. Recognizing there was a high demand to fill “middle-skills” jobs, those which require more education and training than a high school diploma but less than a four-year college degree, RCC created the Career Skills Academy to give students the chance to earn a certificate that will help them obtain employment quickly. The programs are designed to teach specific skills in a concentrated time frame so students can start a new career, earning a good salary, in less than one year. The program also includes courses that may be transferable as college credit in the future, if students choose to continue their formal education. Thanks to the school’s affordable tuition, students who start out at RCC before transferring to four-year colleges can save as much as $100,000 on their education. For more information visit

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Media Contact:  Risa B. Hoag, GMGPR