Family day





Sunday, February 8
Frohawk Two Feathers
Music! Poems! Painting!

Creative Activities     1 - 4 pm

  • Art Project - Symbolic Portraits
    Frohawk Two Feathers paints symbols on the faces in his portraits. Create a symbol and paint it on your own portrait.
  • Face Painting
    Agostino Arts paints the symbols from Frohawk’s portraits on your own face!

Gallery Tours     1 & 3 pm

Families: Walk and talk
in the galleries with Manager of Youth and Family Programs, Katie Henry. Ask lots of questions, get lots of answers. Color and draw in the Exhibition Family Guide.

Adults: Tour the galleries with Jennifer Patton, Director of Education, and look at the symbolism and composition in the portraits painted by Frohawk Two Feathers and in famous paintings of George Washington.


Spoken Stories & Music Performance       4 pm
Join Teaching Artist in Residence Marcus John and his Yonkers- based band, Speakers of the House. Full percussion, keyboard, guitar, and vocals.

Family Studio: Arts & Science Projects

Creative activities weekends inspired by the Museum’s collections and exhibitions, led by Junior Docents and art and science professionals.

Art Projects          Saturdays and Sundays 1 - 4 pm

February: Symbolic Portraits
Artist Frohawk Two Feathers paints symbols on the faces of the people in his portraits. Create a symbol for your self portrait. What inspires you? A bird? A building? A flower?

  • See Marcus John on Family Day, February 8.

March: Stories & Strokes
Fish words from our Word Bowl and use them to make a story. Paint your story, too.

  • Marcus John performs his own poetry, while Royale Welden, a local artist, paints an image inspired by Mr. John’s spoken words on Sunday, March 8.

Teaching Artist in Residence: Marcus John

Sow the dirt/Loosen the earth/And remove all the weeds. . .
for her I grew like a tree…
Marcus John, from Roses

Marcus John, a Yonkers musician and poet, shows us how to use music and words to describe events in the past or happening now. Mr. John’s poems spring from the life around him and he performs them at open mic events and in performance with his band,
Speakers of the House

Science Projects          Saturdays 1 - 4 pm

January: The Hidden Surface
January 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
The bed of a river, a lake bottom under ice are invisible until we use technologies like radar, sonar, or sounding to probe them. Examine hidden landscapes and make a map of what lies beneath them.

February and March: Probing the Past
Tree Rings and Astroblemes
As the MESSENGER spacecraft ends its mission to Mercury, learn how craters on this planet and in other lifeless worlds can be used to study the past. Then, discover how tree rings show us the more recent past on Earth.

frohawk party

Thursday, February 5       6 pm

Meet the Artist,
Live Hip Hop Music
RSVP at hrm.org


SOSI (School’s Out, Stars Are In)

Creative activities and Planetarium shows for students on school break.
FREE with Museum admission.
Students must be accompanied by a caregiver.

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri
February 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
1 - 4 pm

Activity: In the Hudson Riverama gallery, explore the effects of pollution on the Lower Hudson.

Project: Make a timeline of the Hudson River in a printing project designed by artist Wennie Huang who is here February 19. Junior Docents lead the workshop other days.

Planetarium Shows:
The Sky Tonight    2 pm
One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure     3:30 pm

Coming Up: SOSI
Mon, Tue   March 30, 31
Planetarium Shows:
The Sky Tonight    2 pm
One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure    3:30 pm

Wed, Thu, Fri    April 1, 2, 3
Planetarium Shows and a Project:
Make Koinobori Carp Windsocks.