Hudson River Museum to Partner with Cross County Shopping Center for Summer Fest 2018

The HRM will provide FREE art and science activities for all ages.

Get a taste of a Museum experience during Summer Fest, a seasonal celebration at the Cross County Shopping Center, Yonkers. On Tuesday, July 24 and Thursday, July 26, the Hudson River Museum will provide interactive Art and Science Workshops for children ages 5 – 12. The workshops are free and will be held on The Green in the center of the Cross County Shopping Center. In case of rain, the rain dates are Tuesday, July 31 and Thursday, August 2. Participants must RSVP to attend Museum Workshops; email dena.boyle@macerich.com to reserve your space.

On Tuesday, July 24, from 10am to 12pm, join HRM staff and professional artists for Art Workshop: “Fun Faces” where kids will get a chance to have their own quick portrait done by one of four professional artists and then make their own. Artists include: Kahiem Archer, a NYC based-artist who uses high-quality, colorful marker to teach participants how to break out the different elements of the face, one at a time, using crayon, pastel, and colored pencil; Yonkers-based artist Leonardo De La Cruz, who will paint 4-minute quick portraits in acrylics; Teresa Pereira, a Yonkers-based artist, will be doing portraits in graphite on paper, in a figurative, quickly sketched, though detailed, style, similar to that of Henri Matisse; and NYC artist Antony Zito, who will be painting rapid-fire portraits of children in colorful acrylics, giving them a sneak peek into the creative process. Artists will demonstrate and provide instruction, setting up children facing each other to practice how to render likenesses of their friends and family.

On Thursday, July 26, from 6:30pm to 8:30pm, explore gravity and light in the Science Workshop: “Summer Skies.” Through activities and demonstrations, kids will have a chance to play with the planets and find the sweet spot for an orbiting moon. HRM will help participants to discover the nature of light, and how scientists study light. Our guide through the mysterious world of gravity will be Eden Girma, an astrophysics graduate from Harvard who has been researching the ability of black holes to litter nearby space with table scraps from the stars they consume. Weather permitting, HRM staff will operate a solar telescope for safe viewing of the Sun.

Summer Fest, now in its 8th year, runs through August and features a variety of entertainment and activities from live concerts to yoga classes, storytime, and more. Visit www.crosscountysummerfest.com for more information and a complete schedule of events.

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