Yonkers Arts Weekend

May 2 & 3
FREE Museum admission. Shuttle bus service to the Museum and other Arts Weekend venues.


Visit the Galleries on Arts Weekend
Take a Gallery Tour • Sunday, 1 pm

Exhibitions: Frohawk Two Feathers
and Promoting the President

Kite Festival 12 - 5 pm
(If rain, outdoor activities cancelled; indoor activities rain or shine)

Kite Festival Emcees
Billy Echevarria and Leucio Parrella from Kites in Motion, a kite club, and members of the American Kiteflyers Association (AKA), fly kites at Coney Island and Jones Beach, and, now, at the Museum.
See them fly fabulous kites!

Battle of the Kites
• Highest Angle Kite (Youth and Adult) 1:30 pm
• 50 Yard Dash (Kids only) 2 pm
• Highest Angle Kite (Youth and adult) 2:30 pm
• 50-yard Dash (Kids only) 4 pm
• Most Unusual Kite (Youth followed by adult, handmade or purchased) 4:30 pm

Win a Prize: Free Passes to the Museum + a Kite

The Kite Festival is supported, in part, by a contribution from Affinity Health Plan.  Additional funding provided by Con Edison and PM Pediatrics


Bash the Trash 2 - 4 pm
Hastings musicians play instruments from recycled materials.

Outdoor Activities
• Scavenger Hunt
• Food Trucks (food for purchase)

Indoor Activities 1 - 4 pm
Make Shadow-kite Puppets on a stick with Katonah artist Kim McCormack. All ages
Timed Tickets in the Lobby and $2 materials fee

Dance Battles in the Museum Amphitheater    5 - 7 pm
See dancers, 5 to 50 years, compete. Clap for the best.
Be part of the Hip Hop Dance Champion Contest!

    • Dance Styles
    • Breaking
    • Hip Hop
    • House
    • Lite Feet
    • Popping
    • Locking
    • Krump
    • Waaacking
    • Vogue

Presented by Hudson River Museum and Pro Breaking Tour, a national break dance organization.
Sponsored by      

As You Like It    2 pm
Sarah Lawrence College Theatre Outreach


Rosalind and Celia, and Rosalind’s new-found love, Orlando, greet mistaken identity, love letters, falling in love, songs, and reflections on life.
75 minutes
Ages 12 +


Sarah Lawrence Theatre Outreach students as Shakespeare’s
Rosalind and Celia in As You Like It. Photo Jullianna Rusakiewicz

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.
Frohawk Two Feathers Art Projects EVERY weekend.
Ages 7+, can be adapted for younger children.

Art Projects          Saturdays & Sundays     1 - 4 pm

April: Flags
Make a flag and compose a song to show what is important to you about your country.

May: Mashup Collage
Frohawk Two Feathers gives his paintings names from pop culture and hip hop lyrics. Create your own mashup: decorate a famous portrait with symbols from today.

Teaching Artist in Residence: Marcus John

Symbols, Stories, and Songs

Spoken-word artist Marcus John performs Sundays April 12 and May 10 at the Family Studio Art Project.


Science Projects          Saturdays    1 - 4 pm

April: Robots
Riverside High School teachers and students show how they make robots that move and pick up objects.

May: 3-D Printing
Teachers and students from Riverside High School demonstrate 3-D printing and design.

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.

Planetarium Shows
March 30, 31, April 1, 2, 3

12:30 pm - One World, One Sky: Big Bird’s Adventure
2 pm - The Sky Tonight
3:30 pm - We Are Aliens

April 1, 2
1 - 4 pm

Hudson River Gallery, see the river’s flora and fauna.

Make a Koinobori Carp Windsock. Artist Wennie Huang joins you in the April 2 workshop. Jr. Docents lead workshops other days

Friday, April 3
1 - 4 pm
See the variety of life and the food chain of the Hudson River with Kirsten Craig, an educator from the Sarah Lawrence College Center for the Urban River at Beczak (CURB), in Downtown Yonkers. Piece together a striped bass puzzle, see a real blue crab, and crafts.

teen night - new!

Une Balade à la Mer
(A ride towards the sea), 2013,
from Damien Stein on Vimeo.

Saturday, April 11
5 - 8 pm
FREE admission and programs
Organized by teens for teens and co-sponsored by the Hudson River Museum and the Yonkers Film Festival (YoFi)

Teens Pick Film Shorts
From the Yonkers Film Festival
5 - 7 pm

Zugswang; Fisher; Most Dangerous Game; Une Balade à La Mer; Paco Peralta; Today I Did My Laundry; Muffin; Halloween Judge

Meet the Film Makers
7 - 7:30 pm

Get a temporary Tattoo, Prizes, Refreshments, Scavenger Hunt