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The Hudson River Museum Amphitheater Opens July 4,
With Concert of American Music and Fireworks

The Hudson River Museum Amphitheater, a new open-air performance space located in Trevor Park, adjacent to the Museum on Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, will hold its inaugural performance on July 4, 2013.  The Amphitheater which overlooks the river and the Palisades seats over 400 people.  In its first season, the Museum will present a rich and varied series of programs including music, film, and drama  All Amphitheater programs this season are FREE and take place on Friday and Saturday evenings in July and August.  There is ample free parking available at the Kennedy Marina just beyond the entrance to the Amphitheater on John F. Kennedy Memorial Drive  In addition to Friday and Saturday Evening Programs, the Museum will present Family Summer Sunday Programs in the Amphitheater in July and August.
                 
The Inaugural Concert is by invitation only.  The ceremony, presided over by Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano will begin at 7 pm.  The concert of American music will be performed by the Yonkers Philharmonic beginning at 7:30 pm. Fireworks over the Hudson will follow the concert at approximately 9 pm.  The public is invited to Trevor Park for the concert and fireworks. 

Complementing its Amphitheater programs, the Hudson River Museum, will extend its hours on Fridays and Saturdays and be open FREE from 5 to 7 pm, from July 5 through August 24.  Free Friday Nights and Free Saturday Nights at the Hudson River Museum have been made possible by Entergy.

Fact Sheet:  Hudson River Museum Amphitheater
Entrance:  JFK Memorial Drive
Seats:  Approximately 400
Restrooms: In the Head House
Parking:  Ample Free Parking at JFK Marina
Accessibility: Accessible Restrooms and Seating
Lighting: High efficiency LED theatrical lighting system
Sound: Computer limiting sound system focused in the Amphitheater
Video: High Resolution screen for movies and digital effects.
Architects: Archimuse, New York, NY
Construction: City of Yonkers Project
Facility Manager for the Amphitheater: Corey Dawkins cdawkins@hrm.org
Program Manager for the Amphitheater: Aisha Yusuf ayusuf@hrm.org

Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, NY. 10701
Wed- Sun, 12-5 pm. Fridays, 12 to 8 pm (July 1 to Sept 7). Museum $5 adults, $3 seniors & youth 5-16. Children under 4, free. Members Free.
Exit 9 (Executive Blvd.) Saw Mill River Pkwy (north or south). Info & Dir: 914.963.4550; http://www.hrm.org/information.html

The largest cultural institution in Westchester County, the Hudson River Museum is a multi-disciplinary complex that draws its identity from its site on the banks of the Hudson River, and seeks to broaden the cultural horizons of all its visitors. It engages in the presentation of exhibitions, programs, teaching initiatives, research, collection, preservation, and conservation – a wide range of activities that interpret its collections, interests and communities.

 

 



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