HRM After Dark Celebrates Gilded-Age Glamour with a Unique Event Catering to 21–39 Year Olds
YONKERS, NY, April 20, 2018 — The Hudson River Museum presents HRM After Dark on Friday, April 27 from 7 to 10pm. This is the second event in the new series geared toward 21-39-year-olds that celebrates art, music, and science. The event will include DJ and dancing, artists’ tours, and Planetarium shows. The theme is Gilded-Age glamour, inspired by the current exhibition The Neo-Victorians: Contemporary Artists Revive Gilded-Age Glamour.
Three of the artists who are featured in The Neo Victorians—Ebony Bolt, Patrick Jacobs, and Deborah Simon—will be giving special tours, and speaking about their works in the exhibition and their art-making process. There will be cosmic travel with live shows in the Planetarium that look back at astronomy of the Victorian era and then speed fast forward to the astronomy of today, visiting planets outside our solar system and flying through nebulae and into intergalactic space. A telescope will also be available in the Museum courtyard to view the full moon.
Festive dress is encouraged and there will be opportunities for guests to adorn themselves with temporary tattoos and wearable flowers inspired by the evening’s theme and ordered expressly for the occasion. Tickets are $35 for HRM members, and $40 for non-members. Admission to HRM After Dark includes two drinks—craft beer or wine—and light hors-d’oeuvres. Additional drinks will be available for purchase. All guests must be 21+; valid ID required for entry. For tickets and info, visit: hrm.org/afterdark. On social media, follow #HRMAfterDark on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.
Hudson River Museum Director Masha Turchinsky states, “We had a great response to the first HRM After Dark, and can’t wait to build on the excitement around this new cultural event. We have excellent partners on board and are committed to exploring innovative ways to engage our diverse communities.”
“The vibe at HRM After Dark is social, fresh and fun,” adds HRM Contemporaries Council member and Junior Docent alumna Aimee DeCesare. “It’s simply an excellent Friday night out at an interesting and unique cultural institution.”
The HRM After Dark series is sponsored by Simone Development Companies and Westchester Magazine; the April 27th event has additional support from Yonkers Brewing Company, Dolphin Restaurant, Harper’s Restaurant and Bar, and ThePowerLab.
There will also be an After Party at Yonkers Brewing Company in Downtown Yonkers, with happy hour pricing for anyone with an HRM After Dark wristband.
HRM After Dark is presented by the HRM Contemporaries Council, a dynamic new group of dedicated young professionals who champion diverse perspectives to enrich the collective experience at the HRM. The members hail from throughout Westchester and New York City, and bring new ideas from a range of industries including art, architecture, education, film, marketing, food and wine, publishing, and real estate. The inaugural HRM After Dark, which took place on Friday, January 19, was a sold-out event with more than 200 guests coming to celebrate art, science, and music at the Museum.
Proceeds from #HRMAfterDark will support educational programs and exhibitions at the Museum.
About the Hudson River Museum
The Hudson River Museum is a preeminent cultural institution in Westchester County and the New York metropolitan area. Situated on the banks of the Hudson River in Yonkers, New York, the HRM is a place where diverse communities come together and experience the power of art, science, and history.
The Museum offers engaging experiences for every age and interest, with an ever-growing collection of American art; dynamic exhibitions that range from notable nineteenth-century paintings to contemporary art installations; Glenview, an 1877 house on the National Register of Historic Places; a state-of-the-art Planetarium; an environmental teaching gallery, Hudson Riverama; and an outdoor Amphitheater. Accredited by the American Association of Museums (AAM), the Museum is dedicated to collecting, preserving, exhibiting, and interpreting these multidisciplinary offerings, which are complemented by an array of public programs that encourage creative expression, collaboration, and artistic and scientific discovery.
The Hudson River Museum’s general operations are supported in part by Westchester County, the City of Yonkers, the Yonkers Board of Education, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the Westchester Delegation of the New York State Assembly and Senate.
Hours and Admission: The Hudson River Museum is open Wednesday–Sunday, 12–5pm. Museum Admission: Adults $8; Youth (3–18) $4; Seniors (62+) $5; Students (with valid ID) $5; Veterans $5; Children (under 3) FREE; Members FREE. Planetarium Tickets: Adults $5; Youth (3–18) $3; Seniors (62+) $4; Students (with valid ID) $4; Veterans $4; Children (under 3) FREE; Members FREE. The Museum is accessible by Metro-North, by Bee-Line Bus Route #1, by car, and by bike. Make your visit a One-Day Getaway, and buy a combined rail and admission discount ticket. Learn more about Metro-North Deals & Getaways.