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Hudson River Museum October '09 Calendar

In the Hudson River Museum’s (Yonkers) new star show Bad Astronomy, Myths and Misconceptions, “Bad Astronomer” Phil Plait takes a look at popular misconceptions about space. Opening night, Friday, October 2, 6:30 pm. FREE Museum admission. FREE show.  More showings at 3:30 pm Saturday, October 3, 10, and 17, and Sunday, October 4, 11, 18, and 24. 

Expert printmaker Cathy Mooses shows you how to print without a printing press at the Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, on Saturday, October 3, 17 and 31 from 1 to 4 pm. Learn woodblock and colograph rubbing techniques. At the last session on November 14, visit Pace Prints, Manhattan. Provide own transportation. Details and cost 914.963.4550. 

On Sunday, October 4 at 2 pm, Dr. Roger Panetta, Professor, Fordham/Marymount leads a panel of historians and writers at the Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, who will discuss how we remember and understand Westchester’s most memorable moments. The program is free with Museum admission.

On Wednesday, October 7 at 1:30 pm, David Oestreicher, an authority on the Lenape, gives an illustrated talk at the Hudson River Museum, Yonkers: The Lenape—Westchester’s First Inhabitants, and tells the story of the native Hudson Valley dwellers’ encounter with Henry Hudson. Museum admission FREE. Program FREE. All ages welcome.

This program, which is free and open to the public, is made possible through the support of the New York Council for the Humanities’ Speakers in the Humanities program.

On October 7 at 6:30  pm the Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, launches its reading series “Travel and Tourism Narratives of the Empire State,” with the first of four books: The Legend of Sleepy Hollow & Other Tales. On October 21, The Artificial River: The Erie Canal and the Paradox of Progress. Two following sessions, November 4 and 18. The program and Museum admission are FREE.  Books provided FREE one week before each session. Limit: 20 participants. Registration required: 914.963.4550, x 356.
This series is sponsored by the New York council for the Humanities with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities and presented in collaboration with the Hudson River Museum.

At the Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, on Sunday, October 11 at 2 pm, folksinger and noted musicologist Jerry Seilverman performs songs from his recent book New York Sings, a chronicle of 400 years of New York history. The program is FREE with Museum admission. 

Painting with Sarah Mostow at the Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, on Sunday, October 18, 1 to 4 pm at the Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, features a family tour of the exhibition Dutch New York: The Roots of Hudson Valley Culture and a Painting Workshop. The program is free with Museum admission.

On Wednesday, October 21, 1:30 pm, at the Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, Half Moon crew member John Mangrum will give an illustrated talk on the ship that is an operating replica of the boat Henry Hudson sailed from Holland to the New World.  A Seniors & the Arts program. All ages welcome. The program is free with Museum admission.

Author Bob Crelin introduces us to the universe and signs copies of his books Full of Stars and Faces of the Moon in a Science Sunday program at the Hudson River Museum, Yonkers, Sunday, October 25 at 2:30 pm. Ages 6 and up.  The program is free with Museum admission.

Live storytelling, music, and eerie sky effects star in the Halloween planetarium show  The Celestial Quest of Dr. Dodge on Saturday, October 31  1:30 and 3:30 pm at the Hudson River Museum, Yonkers.


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 Wed - Sun 12- 5 pm. Fridays 12-7:30 pm. Admission: Adults $5; Seniors 62 & older and youth 5-16 $3. Fridays 5 to 7:30 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.




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