SEASONAL PROGRAMS

RECOMMENDED: FOR ALL / FOR ADULTS / FOR FAMILIES / FOR TEENS


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HRM PERSPECTIVES: EXPLORING OUR ARCHITECTURE
Sun, Sept 30, 2pm

At first glance, Glenview (1877, designed by Charles W. Clinton) and the 1969 wing of the Hudson River Museum (designed by Richard Kaeyer) share very little. Created nearly a century apart and serving different purposes under very different contexts, the two buildings nonetheless share some interesting similarities which will be explored in this talk, presented in honor of World Architecture Day (October 1st) by Assistant Curator Ted Barrow.

Free with general admission.

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HIGHLIGHTS TOUR
Sun, Oct 7, 2pm

Explore what is currently on view from the Museum's permanent collection.

Free with general admission. Photo: Steven Paneccasio.

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STORYTIME FOR TODDLERS
Wed, Oct 10, 11:30am–12pm

Join us in the Early Explorers space for stories, music, movement, and art. Ages 1-4.

Free with general admission.

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MAYA LIN: A RIVER IS A DRAWING Members' Reception
Thurs, Oct 11, 6–8pm

HRM Members are invited to an exclusive reception celebrating the opening of A River Is a Drawing.

Free with general admission. Space is limited. RSVP at rsvp@hrm.org by October 5. Not a member? Join today.

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LET'S TALK ABOUT: WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE
Sat, Oct 13, 11am–12:30pm

Join Giovanna Fiorino-Iannace, Outreach Librarian at the Harrison Public Library, in a round table discussion about the women's suffrage movement in New York State and beyond, guided by suggested readings. Reflect upon and discuss your experiences with women's rights issues, and explore the overlooked stories of African-American suffragists.

This program, which is free and open to the public, is made possible through the support of Humanities New York's Reading and Discussion Program.

Free with general admission.

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THE HUDSON RIVER UP CLOSE
Sat, Oct 13, 1-4pm

Learn kayaking basics from experienced guides in the cove at JFK Marina next to the HRM. Ages 6+; no experience is required. Sponsored by the Yonkers Paddling and Rowing Club. Rain date: Sunday, October 14.

Free with general admission.

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FAMILY TOUR: PIN DRAWINGS
Sat, Oct 13, 1:30 & 2:30pm

Take a closer look at A River Is a Drawing and make your own pin-like drawings with toothpicks. Ages 3+.

Free with general admission.

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FAMILY ART CLASS: PLASTIC BAG ART
Sun, Oct, 14, 1:30–3pm

Turn a major source of pollution into a work of art with local artist Natalya Aikens! Transform single-use plastic bags into a Hudson River masterpiece embellished with embroidery thread, natural, and art materials. Feel free to bring your own green and blue plastic bags!

Free with general admission.

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CURATOR'S TOUR OF MAYA LIN: A RIVER IS A DRAWING WITH MIWAKO TEZUKA
Sun, Oct 14, 2pm

Get an in-depth look at A River Is a Drawing with Guest Curator Miwako Tezuka, who guides visitors through the artist's site-specific installations, all created in response to the Hudson River.

Free with general admission.

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CITIZEN SCIENCE: CLEANING UP OUR WATERWAYS
Wed, Oct 17, 1:30pm

Dan Shapley, Water Quality Program Director, Riverkeeper, talks about the grassroots foundations of the Riverkeeper movement and its mission. Learn how dozens of community scientists are working to restore and protect our local waterways and how you can contribute.

Free with general admission.

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AN EVENING WITH MAYA LIN
Wed, Oct 17, 6:30–8pm

Join featured artist Maya Lin for a lecture and discussion about her exhibition A River Is a Drawing, how and why it came to be in the context of her commitment to environmental issues, and her uniquely aesthetic approach to data visualization in her sculptures, installations, land art, monuments, and architectural work. Tickets: $15; Members $10; Students $5. Refreshments will be served.

Plan your visit and purchase tickets online.

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HRM AFTER DARK
Fri, Oct 19, 7–10pm

Get ready to party! Join us to celebrate A River Is a Drawing with gallery tours, DJ and dancing, and cosmic travel in the Planetarium. Geared toward 21-39 year olds. Tickets: $40; Members $35. Admission includes two drinks and light hors d'oeuvres. #HRMAfterDark Sponsored by Simone Development Companies and Westchester Magazine. Additional support provided by Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers.

Plan your visit and purchase tickets online.

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OBJECT OF THE MONTH: ELIHU VEDDER
Sat, Oct 20, 2pm

Discover the long and multi-faceted career of Elihu Vedder, one of the leaders of the so-called "American Renaissance," with a lecture and gallery tour by Assistant Curator Ted Barrow about the Museum's Stella Funestra, ca. 1892.

Free with general admission.

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THE ECOLOGY OF COMMUNITY: A DAY FOR ALL AGES
Sun, Oct 21, 12–5pm

Celebrate the planet with a day of fun, environmentally-conscious activities! Join in to make a large-scale, mixed-media river out of natural and art materials in Street Art with artist Antony Zito; create recycled fashion with artist Lana Yu; move to music by the Caribbean group Praise in Steel Orchestra, whose instruments are recycled industrial drums; and watch Youth Theatre Interactions perform a Riverdance.

Free with general admission.

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STORYTIME FOR TODDLERS
Wed, Oct 24, 11:30am–12pm

Join us in the Early Explorers space for stories, music, movement, and art. Ages 1-4.

Free with general admission.

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PAINT NIGHT: GOTHIC HALLOWEEN
Fri, Oct 26, 6–8pm

Create a creepy night scene inspired by the facade of our historic Victorian home, Glenview, using glow in the dark paints, with local artist Teresa Pereira. Tickets: $20; Members $15; includes one drink.

Plan your visit and purchase tickets online.

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LET'S TALK ABOUT: WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE
Sat, Oct 27, 11am–12:30pm

Join Giovanna Fiorino-Iannace, Outreach Librarian at the Harrison Public Library, in a round table discussion about the women's suffrage movement in New York State and beyond, guided by suggested readings. Reflect upon and discuss your experiences with women's rights issues, and explore the overlooked stories of African-American suffragists.

This program, which is free and open to the public, is made possible through the support of Humanities New York's Reading and Discussion Program.

Free with general admission.

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HALLOWEEKEND
Sat, Oct 27 and Sun, Oct 28, 1–4pm

Celebrate the spookiest weekend of the year with fun programs and projects! On Saturday, take part in galaxy pumpkin-painting and create Halloween characters to decorate your home. At 2pm, enjoy Drop In & Draw with Julia Whitney Barnes, who will teach the art of rubbings made with natural materials. On Sunday, don't miss a magical performance with Magic by Kathie (1 & 3pm) and Hands on Hudson River Fish Painting with artist and naturalist James Prosek.

Free with general admission.

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HRM TEEN NIGHT: GLOW PARTY
Friday, Nov 2, 5–8pm

Calling all teens! Enjoy a translucent extravaganza, complete with glow in the dark activities, art projects, glow fashion, and much more. Dress to glow! Light refreshments will be served.

Free with general admission.

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LET'S TALK ABOUT: WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE
Sat, Nov 3, 11am–12:30pm

Join Giovanna Fiorino-Iannace, Outreach Librarian at the Harrison Public Library, in a round table discussion about the women's suffrage movement in New York State and beyond, guided by suggested readings. Reflect upon and discuss your experiences with women's rights issues, and explore the overlooked stories of African-American suffragists.

This program, which is free and open to the public, is made possible through the support of Humanities New York's Reading and Discussion Program.

Free with general admission.

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TOUR A RIVER IS A DRAWING WITH TED BARROW
Sat, Nov 3, 2pm

Join Assistant Curator Ted Barrow in a lively and enlightening tour of our special exhibition, in which you'll examine the form and content of Lin's site-specific installations, inspired by the Hudson River.

Free with general admission.

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ARTFUL IMPACT: COME, LOOK, RESPOND!
Sat, Nov 3, 3pm

Look closely at a newly installed work of art and share what you see...and what you don't. On the first Saturday of every month, we explore a work by an artist who represents the diversity of our community, selected to encourage discussion and debate, with the HRM's new Kress Foundation Interpretive Fellow, Christian Stegall.

Free with general admission.

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MUSIC UNDER THE DOME: LULU LEWIS
Sat, Nov 3, 8pm

Founded by Dylan Hundley (Metropolitan) and Pablo Martin (Tom Tom Club), Lulu Lewis is a multifaceted modern rock band influenced by post punk, gothic, soul, and experimental film. Tickets: $15; Members $12. Cash bar from 7-8pm (no drinks allowed in the Planetarium).

Plan your visit and purchase tickets online.

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BUILDING HEALTHY COMMUNITIES, CHANGING ENVIRONMENTAL RACISM
Sun, Nov 4, 2pm

Peggy Shepard, co-founder and executive director of WE ACT For Environmental Justice, talks about environmental racism, climate change, and food justice and how her organization empowers and organizes low-income people of color to build healthy communities for all.

Free with general admission.

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AN INCONVENIENT SEQUEL: TRUTH TO POWER
Thurs, Nov 8, 7:30pm

Our film series, inspired by Maya Linís commitment to saving the planet, begins with the sequel to the 2006 Oscar-winning documentary that raised public awareness of global warming around the world. Starring former Vice President Al Gore and directed by Davis Guggenheim, the film, which will be screened at Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers, looks at our progress on climate change over a period of ten years and provides a hopeful outlook for the future of the environmental movement. Sponsored by HRM and Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers. Tickets: $10; Purchase tickets here.

Discounted tickets: $10. Purchase tickets here.

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LET'S TALK ABOUT: WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE
Sat, Nov 10, 11am–12:30pm

Join Giovanna Fiorino-Iannace, Outreach Librarian at the Harrison Public Library, in a round table discussion about the women's suffrage movement in New York State and beyond, guided by suggested readings. Reflect upon and discuss your experiences with women's rights issues, and explore the overlooked stories of African-American suffragists.

This program, which is free and open to the public, is made possible through the support of Humanities New York's Reading and Discussion Program.

Free with general admission.

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SHE SINGS OF RIVERS WITH YOLANDA F. JOHNSON
Sat, Nov 10, 2pm

Join Soprano Yolanda F. Johnsonfor an afternoon of song, inspired by rivers and water. Selections will include "Clear Water" by Nadine Shanti, spirituals, and a special arrangement of "Shenandoah," created exclusively for this performance. Accompanied by Chris Funke on guitar.

Free with general admission.

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FAMILY TOUR: MAKING HUDSON MEMORIES
Sat, Nov 10, 2:30pm

Interact with What is Missing by Maya Lin and our environmental gallery Hudson Riverama to discover Hudson River species, both past and present.

Free with general admission.

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YONKERS, GLENVIEW, & WWI
Sun, Nov 11, 1 & 3pm

In commemoration of the centennial of the Armistice ending the First World War, Glenview tours begin with an appreciation of On the Homefront and then continue in Glenview, where guides discuss how Yonkers was involved in the war effort.

Free with general admission.

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SUNDAY SCHOLARS: ENVIRONMENTAL LEADERSHIP: MAYA LIN & JEFFREY SACHS
Sun, Nov 11, 2pm

Jeffrey Sachs, world-renowned professor of economics, Director of the Center for Sustainable Development at Columbia University, and Director of United Nations' Sustainable Development Solutions Network, and Maya Lin, acclaimed artist and deeply committed environmentalist, discuss their shared objectives and unique perspectives. Followed by Q&A. Sponsored by Ginsburg Development Companies.

Free with general admission; RSVP here (required).

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STORYTIME FOR TODDLERS
Wed, Nov 14, 11:30am–12pm

Join us in the Early Explorers space for stories, music, movement, and art. Ages 1-4.

Free with general admission.

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GENDER, WATER, AND HUMAN RIGHTS
Wed, Nov 14, 1:30pm

In recognition of the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Marcia Brewster, former Senior Officer for Water Resources at the United Nations Division for Sustainable Development, describes the important role women play in the conservation and protection of water resources management at the global level.

Free with general admission.

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OBJECT OF THE MONTH: JACOB LAWRENCE
Sat, Nov 17, 2pm

Recently acquired by the Museum, Jacob Lawrence's In the Studio, 1977, is a self-portrait of one of the leading artists of the 20th century. Assistant Curator Ted Barrow connects Lawrence's work to his artistic predecessors and reexamines it in the light of recent scholarship.

Free with general admission.

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TEEN PAINTS
Sat, Nov 17, 5–7pm

Inspired by the surrounding landscape, paint a Hudson River scene using acrylic on canvas. Artist Meera Agarwal will lead the workshop step by step; all levels welcome.

Plan your visit and purchase tickets online.

Tickets: $5. Refreshments will be served.

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SUNDAY SCHOLARS: THE HUDSON AS LIFE FORCE
Sun, Nov 18, 2pm

Paul Gallay, President of Riverkeeper, moderates a panel on America's First River-how we have changed it, and how it has, in turn, changed us. Panelists include: Karenna Gore, Director of the Center for Earth Ethics at Union Theological Seminary; John Waldman, author of Running Silver: Restoring Atlantic Rivers and their Great Fish Migrations; David Schuyler, author of Embattled River, The Hudson River and Modern American Environmentalism; and Lee Bitsoi, Chief Diversity Officer, and bioethicist, Stony Brook University.

Free with general admission; RSVP here (required).

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HOLIDAY KICK-OFF
Fri, Nov 23–Sat, Nov 24

Enjoy Thanksgiving weekend at the HRM with activities for all! On Friday, paint and collage a wintry river scene, participate in a Family Art Class (1:30-3pm), or take a Family Tour: Making Hudson River Memories (1:30 & 2:30pm). Teaching Artist-in-Residence Jim Keyes spins traditional and modern tales of the Hudson River in Legends and Lore of the Hudson (2 & 4pm). On Saturday, enjoy Drop In & Draw (2pm) with artist Julia Whitney Barnes, who will demonstrate mark-making tools such as sticks, leaves, and feathers with ink washes to create gestural drawings. Then in a Dance Workshop (1 & 3pm), learn a West African dance taught by master dance teacher Vado Diomande of Youth Theatre Interactions, Inc.

Free with general admission.

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STORYTIME FOR TODDLERS
Wed, Nov 28, 11:30am–12pm

Join us in the Early Explorers space for stories, music, movement, and art. Ages 1-4.

Free with general admission.




Unless otherwise noted, all events and programs are free with general admission, and all workshop materials are provided.