Hudson River Museum Wins 2023 Best of Westchester Award

YONKERS, NY, July 7, 2023—For the sixth consecutive year, the Hudson River Museum is proud to announce that we have won a Best of Westchester 2023 award: Best Place For a Date Night (Not a Restaurant). Best of Westchester is Westchester Magazine’s annual survey of the best that Westchester has to offer, from food and drink, beauty and shopping, to fun and leisure.

“It’s an honor to once again be named a Best of Westchester winner,” stated Director and CEO Masha Turchinsky. “Being recognized as the Best Place for a Date Night demonstrates the HRM’s commitment to being a special place for connecting, having fun, and learning something new together. Who could ask for a better date night? We hope to see many new and familiar faces this summer at our Feel Good Fridays and Summer Amphitheater Series!”

At Feel Good Fridays, enjoy free general admission every Friday evening, 5–7pm, from July 7 through August 25. Grab a glass of wine or craft beer at the cash bar, experience the exhibitions currently on view with your special someone, including Kengo Kito: Unity on the Hudson and Sylvia Sleigh: Invitation to a Voyage in our new West Wing, and enjoy the outdoor courtyard with games for all ages. Plus, catch an out-of-this-world planetarium show at 6pm (ticketed).

Plus, our Summer Amphitheater Series offers free performances Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, July 7–August 12. Take in stunning views of the Hudson River and the Palisades and enjoy top-quality entertainment, including tango, jazz, soul, Latin fusion, drama, magic, and even a falconer showing off birds of prey.

Press contact:
Jeana Wunderlich
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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’s mission is to engage, inspire, and connect diverse communities through the power of the arts, sciences, 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; 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.

Hours and Admission: The Hudson River Museum is open to the public Thursday–Friday, 12–5pm, Saturday–Sunday, 11am–5pm. Feel Good Fridays: Free general admission, Fridays, July 7–August 25, 5–7pm. Mask wearing and COVID-19 vaccination are no longer required, but are recommended for all visitors. Learn more and purchase tickets at

General Admission: Adults $13; Youth (3–18) $8; Seniors (65+) $9; Students (with valid ID) $9; Veterans $9; Children (under 3) FREE; Members FREE; Museums for All* $2, *SNAP/EBT card with photo ID (up to 4 people). Planetarium tickets: Adults $7; Youth (3–18) $5; Seniors (65+) $6; Students (with valid ID) $6; Veterans $6; Children (under 3) Free. Glenview tours: Adults $7; Youth (3–18) $5; Seniors (65+) $6; Students (with valid ID) $6; Veterans $6; Children (under 3) 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.