#HRMPride 2021


June 2021

Celebrate Pride at the HRM! We welcome you here in June and all twelve months of the year. Here are upcoming programs that honor Pride in particular.

Virtual Author Talk with Achilles Yeldell
Wednesday, June 30, 2021, 7pm

As part of the Museum’s 2021 Pride programming, follow the journey of author Achilles Yeldell as he goes from bar fly to bartender to bar manager at one of New York City’s most popular watering holes. Steve Cruz, Chair of Yonkers Pride and member of Mayor Mike Spano’s LGBTQ+ Advisory Board, will interview Yeldell about his lighthearted memoir, Raised by the Bar, that spans two decades, with each chapter exploring a different year of watching and serving people in NYC nightlife. Achilles’ cautionary tales and bittersweet reflections offer insight, humor, and compassion for those who are exploring their sexuality and finding their place in the LGBTQ+ urban landscape. Followed by audience Q&A.

This program was developed in collaboration with Yonkers Pride.

Museum Mini Ball with the House of Eon
Saturday, July 24, 2021, 8pm

Jason Rodriguez and House of Eon bring vogue to the HRM! House of Eon proudly creates access for young people of color and LGBTQIA+ talent to achieve an unforgettable experience, complete with a DJ, commentator, vogue categories with a panel of judges, prizes, and more. This event is open to all. Mini Ball is presented in collaboration with Yonkers Pride.

Judges for the Museum Mini Ball will include Jason Rodriguez, a Dominican-American actor and dancer who co-stars in the Emmy and Golden Globe nominated show Pose; Brentin Brown-Bullock, Board member of Yonkers Pride; Benny Ninja, father of the House of Ninja, a ballroom and vogueing pioneer who was a judge on America’s Next Top Model; icon Stanley Milan, a pioneer of a new way to vogue and father of the House of Milan; and Masha Turchinsky, Director and CEO of the Hudson River Museum.

This program is part of the 2021 Summer Amphitheater Series. Learn more about the free series here. Doors open at 7:30pm. No reservations required. Capacity is currently capped at 150 attendees per performance; seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Free parking is available.

Sponsored by Generation Yonkers.

Yonkers Pride in the HRM Shop
The Hudson River Museum is proud to showcase Yonkers Pride tote bags and tee shirts for Pride Month this year. The shirts come in a variety of sizes, while the totes come in red or purple. Visitors to the Museum Shop will find not only these items, but also a unique selection of books that feature the history, stories, and words of the LGBTQIA+ community.