Hudson River Museum Wins Two Best of Westchester Awards
YONKERS, NY, July 3, 2019 — For the second year in a row, the Hudson River Museum was selected as a top Readers’ Pick in Westchester Magazine’s Best of Westchester 2019. For the first time the Museum has been named Best Tourist Attraction while also garnering Best Place for a Date Night (Other Than a Restaurant) in the Fun & Leisure category for the second year in a row. The 19th annual Best of Westchester celebrates 121 Editors’ and 243 Readers’ Picks, the latter resulting from more than 32,000 ballots submitted from December to January.
Masha Turchinsky, Director of the Hudson River Museum, states, “It’s a true honor to once again be a named a Best of Westchester winner. These awards demonstrate how much the Museum is valued throughout the County and beyond. We make it a priority to listen to our audiences and offer new experiences and fun and unique ways to experience art, science, and history. It’s incredibly rewarding to see that our enthusiasm for the public is reciprocated by our visitors.” The Museum will be onsite at the Best of Westchester Party on Wednesday, July 24, with a table that includes fun giveaways, activities, and a raffle with chances to win unique prizes and passes to upcoming events.
In the past year, the Hudson River Museum has welcomed record-breaking attendance, with visitors from 37 states across the US. Throughout the summer, there will be many opportunities to explore the Museum and see how the HRM lives up to the “Best” title in each category. The HRM is offering a dynamic season of performances in the HRM Amphitheater, plus free evening hours on Fridays and Saturdays from 5–8pm from July 5–August 31, 2019, and two Happy Hours on Saturday, July 13 and Friday, August 16, 6–8pm, with a cash bar and DJs.
- Can I Get A Witness: Photographs by Herb Snitzer
- Through Our Eyes: Milestones and Memories of African Americans in Yonkers
- Art and Identity: Highlights from the Collections of the Hudson River Museum and Art Bridges
- Adapt, React, Interact: 50 Years of Architecture at the HRM
- A Century of Lunar Photography and Beyond
- Food for Thought: Teen Perspectives on Scarcity and Abundance
(Alimento para el pensamiento: Perspectivas de adolescentes sobre la escasez y la abundancia)
Opens September 13
Opens November 21
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.