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Hudson River Museum November '09 Calendar

Sunday, November 1   12 – 5 pm
Dia de los Muertos, a Mexican holiday that celebrates the cycle of life and death.
All afternoon see the Altar of Elements created by craftsperson Aurelia Fernandez.
Browse Bilingual Books and Search Cyber Databases in the Westchester Library System Bookmobile. Music from 1:30 to  3:30 pm by Mariachi Loco de New York and activities for all ages:

1 – 1:45 pm       Make Sugar Skull gifts with Zafiro Acevedo, Teacher of Mexican Fine Arts

1 – 3:45 pm       Make a Dancing Skeleton Puppet with Caitlin Clark, Museum Educator

1 – 4 pm           Decorate Your Face with Agostino Arts

1:30, 2:30 pm  Spanish language Star Shows 

Sunday, November 1             2  - 3 pm
The Mannahatta Project
Eric Sanderson, author of Mannahatta: A Natural History of New York City,
envisions Manhattan, when Henry Hudson first saw the island in 1609.Multi-media, historical artifacts, and maps bring to life the quiet, wooded island at the mouth of a great river that was destined to become one of the greatest cities on Earth.

Wednesday, November 4                   6:30 - 8 pm
Reading Between the Lines: Travel and Tourism Narratives of the Empire State
The Second Greatest Disappointment: Honeymooning and Tourism at Niagara Falls by Karen Dubinsky.  Moderated by Kathleen Hulser, Public Historian, New-York Historical Society.    

* Museum admission and program FREE; books provided FREE one week before each session. Limit 20 participants. Registration required: 914.963.4550, x356.

This series is sponsored by the New York Council for the Humanities with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and presented in collaboration with the Hudson River Museum.

Sunday, November 8              2 - 3:45 pm
Center Stage:  Spuyten Duyvil
Alt folk, roots, traditional, and acoustic music conjures the American experience and its citizens who navigate the mysteries of life.  Guitar, dobro, bouzouki, fiddle, tenor guitar and close vocal harmonies.

Saturday, November 14    1 - 4 pm
Printing Without a Press

Experience printing without a printing press. Visit to Pace Prints, NYC. Provide own transportation.
Cost: at door $12. Members $10.  Register: 914.963.4550, x355.

Sunday, November 15    1 - 4 pm
Creative Connections: Connecting the exhibition
Dutch New York with a hands-on project for families.

Mapmaking with Rachel Crumpler
12:30 – 1:15 pm   Family Tour of the Galleries: Trade in New Netherland 1:30-2:30; 3 – 4 pm Workshop         
Create a map of New York that incorporates visual depictions of local history and trade of New Netherland.
Limit: 7 families, first –come, first served.

*Wednesday, November 18  6:30 - 8 pm
Reading Between the Lines: Travel and Tourism Narratives of the Empire State Taxi!A Social History of the New York City Cab Driver, Graham Russell Gao Hodges.  

Wednesday, November 18    1:30 pm
Illustrated Talk: Imagining Dutch New York

Bartholomew Bland, Curator of Exhibitions, discusses 19th-century artist John Quidor’s, paintings of the beloved stories of Washington Irving. Filled with glowing amber, dark color, and gnarled trees the paintings suggest the foreboding of the fall season to come.

Sunday, November 22  2:30 pm
Science Sundays: She Is an Astronomer
, an open discussion on the role of women in space science, with planetary astronomer Heidi Hammel and amateur astronomer Caroline Moore, recently returned from the White House where she joined  President Obama to help 150 children tour the heavens. — Assemble a telescope in workshops following the discussion. Ages 8+

Friday, November 27   2 – 3 pm
Ring In the Holidays
A performance of hand bells and chimes, sleigh bells, and cow bells by Doug and Martha Martin, who have appeared in major national venues, including at Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall.
Victoriana Ribbon Web
Explore artist Janelle Iglesias’ installation of entangled ribbons in Glenview and discover how some Victorian families celebrated the holidays.
Planetarium Star Show: Holiday Rocket 1:30, 2:30 pm
First 2009 showings. Take off with Mike and Tilda on a journey of the future solar system, where human settlers keep their holiday traditions.

 

The Hudson River Museum is located at 511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers NY. Minutes from the Saw Mill River Parkway, exit 9, north or southbound. Information and directions: 914.963.4550 and www.hrm.org. Wed - Sun 12- 5 pm. Fridays 12-7:30 pm. Admission: Adults $5; Seniors 62 & older and youth 5-16 $3. Fridays 5 to 7:30 pm free.

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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