Making Waves: A Hudson River Museum Gala (2023)


Friday, June 2, 2023, 6pm


HRM Courtyard, Galleries



Thank you for joining us for Making Waves: A Hudson River Museum Gala—setting sail on a new era!—to celebrate the stunning debut of our new West Wing and the immersive exhibition, Kengo Kito: Unity on the Hudson. The evening program included lavish hors d’oeuvres and desserts by chef Peter X. Kelly, X2O Xaviars on the Hudson, live music from Cocomama and Friends, messages from our honorees and special guests, silent, live, and cause auctions.

View the digital journal here.

View photos of the event here.



Donna Murphy, Acclaimed Tony and Emmy Award–winning actress
Best known for her work in musical theater, Donna Murphy plays Mrs. Astor in HBO’s The Gilded Age, which was filmed in the Museum’s historic home, Glenview.

Mary Calvi, HRM Trustee
14-time New York Emmy award–winning journalist, author, and dedicated HRM Trustee, Mary Calvi, who is also the first lady of Yonkers, is an outstanding advocate for Yonkers and Westchester arts and culture.

Eugene M. Lang Foundation, Isidore Konti Medal of Distinction
A tireless champion of education and social justice, we are delighted to recognize Eugene M. Lang Foundation for their major support of our award-winning Junior Docent Program.

Leonardo Ilianov De La Cruz, Artist and Community Convener
Yonkers-based Leonardo Ilianov De La Cruz, who was born in the Dominican Republic, creates work that addresses inner-city experiences, touching on class, identity, and the beauty within the struggle of marginalized communities.



Jan and Warren Adelson
Tom and Terry D’Auria
Ginsburg Development Companies
Mr. and Mrs. Robert and Lisa Halmi
Sound Associates, Inc.
Yonkers IDA

The Bernacchia Family
John and Barbara Eager
Con Edison
The Ann and Arthur Grey Foundation
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc.
Brett Humphreys and Samantha Merton
National Resources
Lorraine W. Shanley and David H. Snyder
Thompson & Bender

Debra A. Blair
Construction Industry Council
Brian Dore
Eugene M. Lang Foundation
Yolanda F. Johnson
The Mulford Corporation/MHACY
Christina O’Neill
Tammy M. Torres
Yonkers Contracting Company Inc.

Mr. and Mrs. Steven Abbattista (OLA Consulting)
Linda Bloch and Michael Botwinick
Brian E. Cray and Barbara A. Cray
Gerard Curran and Bonnie Bell-Curran
Empire City Casino by MGM Resorts
Dr. Ruth Eckstein Grunau and Rachel Grunau
Katherine C. Hastings and David Nathans
Priscila and Alvin Hudgins, III
Jennifer Huffman
Conrad and Sarah Meyer
Dr. Burt and Mrs. Karin Meyers
Joan S. Monk
Nancy Montag
OLA Consulting Engineers, P.C.
DeWayne N. Phillips and Caroline A. Wamsler, PhD.
Jeffrey and Robin Roude
Rosina Rubin and Jeff Rose
Andrew and Susan Russ
Chip Schulz
Derrick Touba
Kathryn B. Welch
Linda and Bill Zambelli


Gala Committee

Gala Co-Chairs
Debra A. Blair
Elizabeth Bracken-Thompson

Auction Co-Chairs
Christina Ha
Robin K. Liebowitz
Susan Fraysse Russ

Committee Members
Jan P. Adelson
Michael Calvi
Jim Cavanaugh
Thomas A. D’Auria
Brian Dore
Taryn Duffy
Dr. Marsha Gordon
Priscila and Alvin Hudgins, III
Yolanda F. Johnson
Elise J. Kessler
Wilson Kimball
Conrad and Sarah Meyer
Dr. Burt and Karin Meyers
Nancy Montag
Christina O’Neill
DeWayne N. Phillips
Angelique Piwinski
Donald and Juliana Rosenfeld
Lorraine W. Shanley and David H. Snyder
Jane Solnick
Kathryn B. Welch


All proceeds will benefit the HRM’s mission and educational programs. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the full extent allowed by law. If you cannot attend but would like to support, please make a donation here.