African American Heritage Events
The Hudson River Museum celebrates African American Heritage in February with events for all ages. The Museum offers all activities FREE with Museum admission.
Sunday, February 8, 2009, 3 – 4:30 pm
Eddie Allen Quartet
The Eddie Allen Quartet performs jazz from Duke to Dizzy, swing from Porter to Gershwin, and original compositions.
Sunday, February 15, 2009, 2-3 pm
Stories and Spirituals with Folklorist Amadoma Bediako
Folklorist Amadoma Bediako sings spirituals and tells original stories inspired by the works of African American artist Whitfield Lovell (All Things In Time) on view at the Museum through May 10.
Sunday, February 22, 2009, 1-3 pm
Quilting with Ife Felix
Harlem-based quilter Ife Felix introduces the artistry of quilts. Using a mix of African and traditional fabrics, quilt without sewing, embellish with needle and thread.
The Hudson River Museum is located at 511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers NY. Minutes from the Saw Mill River Parkway, exit 9, north or southbound. Information and directions: 914.963.4550 and www.hrm.org. Wed - Sun 12- 5 pm. Fridays 12-8 pm. Admission: Adults $5; Seniors 62 & older and youth 5-16 $3. Fridays 5 to 8 pm free.
The largest cultural institution in Westchester County, the Hudson River Museum is a multi-disciplinary complex that draws its identity from its site on the banks of the Hudson River, and seeks to broaden the cultural horizons of all its visitors. It engages in the presentation of exhibitions, programs, teaching initiatives, research, collection, preservation, and conservation – a wide range of activities that interpret its collections, interests and communities.