Hudson River Museum Announces Reopening and Amphitheater Schedule
The Hudson River Museum is excited to announce that we will reopen to the public on Saturday, July 25, with special Member Preview Days on July 23 and 24. Visitors will be able to experience the special exhibitions currently on view: Derrick Adams: Buoyant and Adams’ We Came to Party and Plan; Collection Spotlight: Derrick Adams Selects; Self in the City: Highlights from the Collections of the HRM and Art Bridges; and Frances Hynes: Constellations, as well as the permanent installation The Bookstore by Red Grooms. The Museum Courtyard will be open, and visitors are invited to enjoy the lawn by bringing their own mat or blanket.
The reopened Museum will allow guests to experience the HRM while taking measures to ensure the safety of our staff and visitors. Museum hours this summer will be Thursday–Sunday, 12–5pm; on Saturday evenings from August 1 through September 19 the HRM will be open until 7pm. Advanced, timed-entry tickets and reservations will be required. Visitors will be able to choose from various slots per day. Capacity is strictly limited, and visitors must arrive and depart from the Museum within their reserved time slot. The Museum has reduced capacity to 40 visitors per time slot, until further notice. Timed tickets will go on sale on July 15 at hrm.org/visit and at (914) 963-4550. Tickets are nonrefundable. Questions can also be e-mailed firstname.lastname@example.org.
During the nearly four months since the HRM has been closed, the Museum has changed our policies and practices to prepare for our reopening, using CDC and New York State guidelines. We have added supplemental precautions, such as enhanced cleanings, one-way traffic in the galleries, touchless hand sanitizing stations, and improved air filtration.
Face masks will be required for visitors older than two years old, and for all staff members. All visitors and staff will also be asked to adhere to social-distancing guidelines and use hand sanitizer upon entry to the Museum. Each of us plays a role in a safe reopening. If visitors are feeling ill, we ask that they please wait to visit the Museum at a later date. For additional information visit hrm.org/visit.
The Planetarium, Glenview historic home, the Joyce Greene Education Center, and Hudson Riverama gallery will be reopened at a later date. Our virtual programming will continue; the summer offerings can be found at hrm.org/calendar.
Summer Amphitheater Series & Free Saturday Evenings
We are thrilled to be welcoming back audiences for our popular Summer Amphitheater Series, presenting artists of the highest quality across multiple disciplines and genres, with a focus on both iconic and emerging performers. The performances will take place in our outdoor theater adjacent to the Museum and overlooking the Hudson River. For this year’s season, the HRM will be presenting one performance each weekend on Saturday evenings in August and September, with socially distanced seating, and a limited capacity of 50 guests at each performance.
All performances are free and begin at 8pm, with doors opening at 7:30pm. Reservations are required through hrm.org/amphitheater. The Museum will also offer free admission to its galleries and courtyard on Saturdays, 5–7pm, August 1–September 19, made possible by Entergy. Free parking is available.
The schedule is as follows:
Saturday, August 1st
Latin Grammy Award–winning bassist and composer Pedro Giraudo is among the most compelling tango artists today. After two decades performing with the most important interpreters of tango, Pedro Giraudo debuted his own Tango Orchestra at Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing in July 2015 and since then has become an active cultural ambassador of this beautiful and passionate music of his native Argentina.
Saturday, August 8
Forever Ray: Honoring the Music of Ray Charles
Forever Ray has been playing to sold-out audiences throughout the New York Metropolitan area. They perform the exciting and uplifting music of Ray Charles, which includes a wonderful blend of musical styles ranging from Jazz and Blues to Country and R&B. Members of Forever Ray have performed or recorded with Ray Charles, Alicia Keys, Bruce Springsteen, Rod Stewart, Prince, Stevie Wonder, and Christina Aguilera, to name just a few.
Saturday, August 15
Diverse Concert Artists: Music of the American City
This quartet of string musicians is committed to changing the face of classical and crossover music through diversity. Diverse Concert Artists have collaborated with major artists including Beyoncé, Lady Gaga, Miley Cyrus, Mark Ronson, Solange, Tony Bennett and Bebe Rexha, and have performed on the stages of Carnegie Hall, Radio City Music Hall, Royal Opera House of Muscat, Merkin Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Plaza, on Broadway in Jagged Little Pill, and many more. Their repertoire includes standard classical works to the latest tunes on the top of the charts. Support provided by Art Bridges.
Saturday, August 22
Benjamin Levy: Magic & Mind Reading
Prepare yourself to be mesmerized! Benjamin Levy is a unique, multi-talented magician, memory expert, and speaker, who is the favorite of CEOs of Fortune 500 companies and who has performed for President Obama and Muhammad Ali. His programs are memorable, entertaining, audience-involving, highly personalized, sophisticated, and filled with humor and a special charm.
Saturday, August 29
Dynamic Rockers: Champions
Dynamic Rockers, the seminal NYC Hip Hop group, returns to HRM to perform Champions, their latest original theater piece about the journey of a youth who took advantage of a movement to create a legacy that had an impact on many lives around the world and, in the process, changed him. Support provided by Art Bridges.
Saturday, September 12
RINI: Indian Electronica and Art Rock
Leading an international cadre of musicians, New York-based, Chennai-born singer, composer and violinist Harini “Rini” Raghavan creates her own version of Indian electronica. Harini draws from her formal training in classical Carnatic music, with its emphasis on vocal performance, and work at Berklee College of Music in Electronic Production to bring together sounds and music of her birthplace in India and her home in the US.
An experienced performer and recording artist, she has recorded and performed with Grammy-winning artists A.R. Rahman, Bill Whelan, Gil Goldstein, and Idan Raichel, headlining festivals and venues in the U.S., Europe, and India. Rini has released three EPs worldwide to critical acclaim, including a feature in Rolling Stone India, Republic of Jazz, World Music Central, and a nomination for the Independent Music Awards 2019 in the World Beat Category.
Saturday, September 19
Kaira and Friends
Back by popular demand, join Yonkers’ own Kaira and her power band for some classic Soul and R&B as only they can play it. We invite you to spend your evening overlooking the Hudson and grooving along with the special spirit and talents of Kaira and Friends. Socially-distanced dancing in the aisles may be in order!
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Image: Diverse Concert Artists
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 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 Thursday–Sunday, 12–5pm, with free admission on Saturday evenings from 5-7pm from August 1-September 19, 2020. General Admission: Adults $8; Youth (3–18) $4; Seniors (62+) $5; Students (with valid ID) $5; Veterans $5; Children (under 3) FREE; Members FREE. The Museum is accessible by Metro-North (Hudson Line—Yonkers and Glenview stations), 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.