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equitable discoveries

A guide for equity-centered resources highlighted in the equitable discoveries newsletter.


Beaded by Delilah

Shop our waist beads to be intentional and affirm, manifest, and ground the best version of yourself

 Be Rooted

The creative destination for Black creatives.

 Black Boy Be

Intended to promote the wellness of Black boys and to support their creative minds. For the Black boys that go against the norms of society and dream to be themselves in a world where they're often conditioned not to. “BELIEVE YOU HAVE A REASON TO BE.”

 Bouffants & Broken Hearts

Sassy. Provoking. Colorfully Radiant. Kendra Dandy’s illustrations are a social media sensation and licensed worldwide in categories that include home decor, beauty, apparel, and lifestyle.

Chamuel Tea Tree Products

CHAMUEL (Archangel of LOVE) designs and manufactures premium, high quality, all-natural, wellness products in the form of simple essential oils and oil infused products that promote a healthy body, skin and hair. 

LOCAL Chez Ana

Ice Cream Shop in Cornwall-on-Hudson


Original artwork by Dominique Brown. DomoINK is a lifestyle retailer that celebrates the essence of art and culture.


It’s no secret the current financial system has failed at keeping wealth in the Black and Latino community. Our communities suffer from a lack of wealth, money circulation in the Black community, and generational transfer. That is why we created a new Black owned institution. A mobile platform inspired by the early 1900’s Greenwood District, where recirculation of Black wealth occurred all day, every day, and where Black businesses thrived. Today’s Greenwood is a Black owned system developed by us, for us. This is our time. Join us now.

Local  Jess Pudd'in

It's Jess So Good!

Jess Pudd’in LLC is a Brooklyn-based, Family-owned business founded in 2017 by Jessica McDonald after owning and operating Jess Cakes LLC where she designed and created custom cakes. After 4 years, she decided to focus on what she considered her specialty. She wanted to build a Puddinnation; a community drawn together by their love for the Jess Pudd’in experience.

Where to find them: 4292 Palisades Center (4th Floor)

 KP Inspires

Hello my name is Kprecia (Ka-pre-sha), an artist hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota. I am the proud owner of Kp Inspires, a digital illustration studio dedicated to spreading inspiration and encouragement through art and products.

 McBride Sisters Wine Company

Over time, McBride Sisters has grown into what is not only the largest Black-owned wine company in the United States, but one of the most inclusive, accessible, socially aware and sustainable. Since 2005, The McBride Sisters’ mission has been clear - to transform the industry, lead by example, and cultivate community, one delicious glass of wine at a time. 


Queer and BIPOC Art


LocalR2M Realty, Inc.

R2M Realty, Inc. (Ready to Move) is the one of the most talked about full service real estate brokerage firms in Rockland with an international referral network for both buyers and sellers looking to relocate in or out of the New York tri-state area. Headquartered in the heart of Nyack, only about 30 minutes north of Manhattan, the firm has both residential and commercial sales/leasing agents servicing Rockland, Orange and Westchester Counties in NY and Bergen County, NJ.

Local  Rock's Kitchen

We are a Fast Casual Restaurant located in the lower Hudson Valley in historical Stony Point, NY (170 S Liberty Dr Stony Point NY 10980) The idea is that someone can come in and have a fast healthy option for breakfast, lunch or dinner or stop in for a quick snack. We will have limited seating or you can take your meal to go.



In June the Rockland County Pride Center put a spotlight on LGBTQ+ community members and their businesses in Nyack:

 Colin Holmes

With over 15 years experience in the antique and home interiors industry Colin Holmes offers personalized and unique shopping for all our customers. Located in the beautiful Hudson River town of Nyack, NY our store is a "must see" - a place where you will find something for all tastes and occassions. Whether you are seeking a small gift for someone special or a one of a kind "WOW" show stopping piece of furniture we are sure to have it.

 Creative Arts Workshop

We are an artist collective that cultivates creative exploration and seeks to strengthen individuality and mindful living practices through hands-on workshops, exhibits, performances, and other public events. Our programming is offered in four areas of learning:, family and youth, adult creations, professional development, and school partnerships.

 Foliage & Flora

Curated plant shop in historic village of Nyack

 Main Street Beat

We are a record, clothing and book shop located in beautiful downtown Nyack, NY. We strive to be a fun and friendly place to shop for records, clothing, books and gifts at every price range. Come find your favorite new dress, 80's hair metal record, the latest Migos album on vinyl, a $3 used Mariah Carey cd, the hottest new essay collection, a birthday card, or a flamingo enamel pin to cheer up a pal.  We've got all these things and more with a constantly evolving inventory!

 Omar Barragan - NY and NJ Real Estate Agent

 The Open Spirit

Your Center for Learning, Healing and Transformation. Our mission is to help elevate the consciousness of humanity one person at a time.

 Papaw's Dog House

At Papaw's Dog House we provide best in class care services focused on health and well-being. Offering services like dog camp, at-home services (sitting), dog walks, a dog shop, transportation, and grooming services. Your dog will be in good hands while you are at work or just busy on the go. Papaw’s Dog House also provides regular on-site veterinary services as well as access to organic dog food and treats supplied by certified organic vendors.

 Scott & Joe Cheese & Charcuterie/Wine Bistro/Gourmet Goods

Scott & Joe cultivates the discovery of exceptionally special food - particularly cheese and charcuterie - where people feel inspired by our passion and knowledge, and part of a community of adventure seekers with a taste for quality, decadence, beauty, and sophisticated fun. 

 Sniff A Pickle

 Wright Bros. Real Estate

Rockland County's Realtors. From the River communities to Rural farms and country homes.