Hudson River Museum Announces Summer 2017 Amphitheater Series

FREE Music, Movies, Comedy and Drama on Friday and Saturday evenings in July & August

The Hudson River Museum is pleased to announce another great season of our Summer Amphitheater Series, with an eclectic line up of performances, from Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival’s production of Romeo & Juliet to the energetic rhythms of the Afro-Peruvian Ensemble. Performances will take place Friday and Saturday evenings at 8pm (doors open at 7:30pm) from July 7 through August 19, 2017 in our 400-seat outdoor Amphitheater with stunning views of the Hudson River and the Palisades. All performances are FREE. The Museum is also offering free admission Friday and Saturdays from 5 – 8pm and free Planetarium shows at 7pm, sponsored by Entergy. Food trucks will be on site and free parking is available. Visit hrm.org/amphitheater. #HRMAmphitheater

Full Schedule

Friday, July 7
Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra
Yonkers’ own symphony orchestra, directed by Conductor Tong Chen, presents music inspired by flowers and nature, including the “Flower Duet” from the opera Lakmé. Sponsored by ArtsWestchester.

Saturday, July 8
Romeo and Juliet
The most famous of love stories written by Shakespeare, the most famous of playwrights, mixes a family feud, passion, and tragedy. Produced by Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival.

Friday, July 14
Slavic Soul Party!
Balkan brass, funk grooves, Gypsy accordion, and jazz chops make Slavic Soul Party! NYC’s #1 brass band for Balkan Soul Gypsy Funk. Curated by Purpl. Sponsored by LPE Engineering, R.C.

Saturday, July 15
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
A visit to a chocolate factory is the Golden Ticket to success, as is this American musical fantasy film, with original story and screenplay by Roald Dahl. G, 1971. Sponsored by Astoria Bank.

Friday, July 21
Milo Z plays Razzamofunk
Milo Z, out of New York City, mixes funk, soul, rock, rap, and jazz to make “Razzamofunk,” guaranteed to get you moving and grooving. Curated by Purpl.

Saturday, July 22
National Comedy Theatre
An improvised comedy performance based on audience suggestions, NCT is fast moving, interactive, and the most fun allowed by New York law.

Friday, July 28
Singer, Songwriter Lucy Kaplansky
Popular record albums, successful gigs, and a penchant for bringing life’s experiences to her soulful vocals make Kaplansky’s performance a summer star billing. Curated by Purpl.

Saturday, July 29
Edward Scissorhands
This classic Tim Burton movie tells the story of Edward, an unfinished creation with scissor blades instead of real hands, who is taken in by a suburban family and finds life and love. PG-13, 1990.

Friday, August 4
Afro-Peruvian Ensemble
An all-star band brings us rhythms of the Peruvian coast from uplifting festejos to “contrapunto de Cajones” (box drums counterpoint) and “contrapunto de Zapateo” (tap dancing competition). Curated by Purpl.

Saturday, August 5
Games for the Mind with Marc Salem
With psychological techniques, a sharp eye, and quick wit, Salem engages you in mesmerizing Mind Games.

Friday, August 11
Spanglish Fly
The stage rings with New York City’s 1960’s brass-heavy, funky Latin Boogaloo. Love R&B, soul, mambo, and son montuno ? You’ll love the Spanglish Fly! Curated by Purpl.

Saturday, August 12
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
Shrunken to the size of insects, four teens trek through their backyard facing large-scale danger to regain their normal size. PG, 1989

Friday, August 18
Joey Berkley’s Bandits
Joey Berkley, Director of the Westchester Center for Jazz and Contemporary Music, along with his “Bandits,” perform their unique funky sound rooted in the tradition of Miles, Monk, and Coltrane.

Saturday, August 19
Love’s Labour’s Lost
Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival presents this hilarious Shakespearean comedy that forces eligible gentlemen to keep love, food, and sleep at arm’s length.

Additional support for Amphitheater programs is provided by Henry E. Niles Foundation and Mercy College. Music, movies, comedy, and drama programs are organized by the Hudson River Museum in association with Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, National Comedy Theater, Purpl, Westchester Center for Jazz and Contemporary Music, and Yonkers Philharmonic.