Special Events

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Photo: Lynda Shenkman Curtis

2023

Frederick J. Brown Opening Reception
Thursday, January 12, 2023

Thank you to everyone who attended our members’ opening reception for Frederick J. Brown: A Drawing in Five Parts.

View photos of the event here.

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2022

The Bierstadt Brothers and Matrix Opening Reception
Thursday, October 20, 2022

Thank you to everyone who attended our members’ opening reception for The Bierstadt Brothers: Painting and Photography and Matrix: Prints by Women Artists, 1960–1990.

View photos of the event here.

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Order / Reorder and Plastic Reef Opening Reception
Friday, July 8, 2022

Thank you to everyone who attended our members’ opening reception for Order / Reorder: Experiments with Collections and Federico Uribe: Plastic Reef.

View photos of the event here.

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Expanding the View: A Gala to Benefit the Hudson River Museum
Friday, June 17, 2022

The HRM honored the Bernacchia Family and Liberty Lines, Yonkers IDA, and artist Jamel Robinson with a cocktail party and a special preview of the West Wing. The evening program included live music from Afro-Peruvian Ensemble, messages from our honorees and special guests, and silent, live, and cause auctions. All proceeds benefited the HRM’s mission and educational programs.

Learn more here.

View photos of the event here.

View the digital journal here.

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The World of Frida and Frida Kahlo in Context Opening Reception
Friday, March 4, 2022

Thank you to everyone who attended our members’ opening reception for The World of Frida and Frida Kahlo in Context.

View photos of the event here.

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2021

Hudson River Museum Benefit Auction 2021
November 29–December 13, 2021

Artsy × Hudson River Museum were excited to present Hudson River Museum Benefit Auction 2021, featuring works donated by more than 50 acclaimed contemporary artists—including Valerie Hegarty, Renee Stout, Stefan Sagmeister, Fred Tomaselli, and more—who support the HRM’s mission to engage, inspire, and connect diverse communities through the power of the arts, sciences, and history. Proceeds benefited the Museum’s education programs, exhibitions, and work in our community.

Learn more here.

Image: Renée Stout. Marie Laveau, 2009–10. Archival pigment print. Courtesy of the artist.

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African American Art in the 20th Century and Jamel Robinson Opening Reception
Friday, October 15, 2021

Thank you to everyone who attended our members’ opening reception for African American Art in the 20th Century and Jamel Robinson: Beauty from Ashes, including County Executive George Latimer, New York State Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Deputy County Executive Ken Jenkins, the Mayor’s African American Advisory Board Liaison Dwanita M. Crosby for County Legislator District 16, and featured artist Jamel Robinson. In addition, thank you to Greyston for donating delicious brownies.

View photos of the event here.

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Looking Up, Looking Forward: A Gala to Benefit the Hudson River Museum
Friday, June 25, 2021

The HRM honored Bonnie Bell-Curran, Trustee Emerita; Marcus C. John, Artist and Community Convener; The Martinelli Family, Cultural Champions; and Richard Haas, Isidore Konti Medal of Distinction. The seated cocktail party in the Museum Courtyard included lavish hors d’œuvres and desserts by Chef Peter X. Kelly, X2O, remarks from our honorees and special guests, a performance by KAIRA and the bandemics, and live, cause, and silent auctions. The event was also live-streamed for those who wished to attend virtually.

Learn more here.

View photos of the event here.

View the digital journal here.

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2020

Women to the Fore Opening Reception
Friday, September 19, 2020

Thank you to everyone who attended our artists’ opening reception for Women to the Fore, including the featured artists Seongmin Ahn, Vinnie Bagwell, Shanequa Benitez, Nancy Mendez, Ola Rondiak, Patty Santos, and Katori Walker.

View photos of the event here.

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Hudson River Museum Summer Splash Virtual Gala
Thursday, August 13, 2020

The HRM honored Marx Realty and Benenson Capital Partners, Cross County Shopping Center; featured artist Derrick Adams; and the 25th anniversary of the HRM Junior Docent Program. The evening program included a live broadcast from the Museum, messages from our honorees and special guests, a performance by award-winning flutist Adam Ray, a silent and cause auction, and the announcement of our raffle winner.

Learn more, watch the live recording, and view the digital journal here.

Image: Derrick Adams. Floater 17, 2016. Acrylic paint and fabric collage on paper. Pizzuti Collection.

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Derrick Adams: Buoyant Opening Reception
Friday, March 6, 2020

Thank you to everyone who attended our members’ opening reception for Derrick Adams: Buoyant. The artist, Derrick Adams, was greeted by guests from many industries, including NYS Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins, Mayor Mike Spano, representatives from the galleries representing the artist at Luxembourg & Dayan, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, and Salon 94, and many more!

Thanks also to the Cookery for providing tasty hors d’oeuvres, Greyston Bakery for their generous donation of delicious brownies, DJ Ness Digi and DJ True for keeping everyone dancing, and Party Staffing Inc. for the bartenders.

View photos of the event here.

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2019

Thomas Cole’s Refrain Opening Reception
Thursday, November 21, 2019

Thank you to everyone who attended our members’ opening reception for Thomas Cole’s Refrain: The Paintings of Catskill Creek.

View photos of the event here.

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HRM After Dark: Gilded Age Masquerade 
Saturday, October 19, 2019

A Gilded Age masquerade, featuring music by DJ Jericko, specialty cocktails, beer, hard cider, and wine, haunted tours of Glenview, bone-chilling planetarium shows, a scavenger hunt through the galleries, glamorous mask making and face painting, and much more.

Sponsored by Westchester Magazine. Additional support provided by Beyond Costumes, IntoxiKate, Thompson’s Cider Mill, Villa Pozzi, and Yonkers Brewery.

Presented by the HRM Contemporaries Council: Michael Calvi, Aimee Decesare, Ecka Blaire Faulds, Yudelka Garcia, Katherine Han, Rachel Heslowitz-Nugent, Prem Itharat, Jack Martinelli, Alanna Morton, Olivia Palmerini, and Lauren West.

View photos of the event here.

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Photo: Donna Davis

Gala of the Century
Friday, June 14, 2019

A centennial celebration commemorating our unique and rich history and vibrant future. Honoring George Latimer, Westchester County Executive, Christian Petroni, Chef and Owner of Fortina Restaurants, and Anthony Viceroy, CEO, Westmed Medical Group, and Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, NY State Senate Majority Leader, the 2019 Isidore Konti Medal Recipient.

Special thanks to:

Platinum Sponsors: Lela Goren Group, Sound Associates, Inc., Westmed Medical Group

Gold Sponsors: Jan and Warren Adelson; Thomas A. D’Auria, IMI; Ginsburg Development Companies; Family of Marjorie S. Isaac; Liberty Lines Transit, Inc.; Transit Construction Corp.; Wells Fargo Private Bank; Yonkers IDA

View photos of the event here.

View the digital journal here.

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Through Our Eyes and Can I Get a Witness Opening Reception
Thursday, May 30, 2019

Thank you to everyone who attended our members’ opening reception for Through Our Eyes: Milestones and Memories of African Americans in Yonkers and Can I Get a Witness: Photographs by Herb Snitzer.

View photos of the event here.

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HRM After Dark
Saturday, March 9, 2019

An after-hours celebration of The Color of the Moon, featuring DJ and dancing, gallery tours, and cosmic travel in the Planetarium.

Sponsored by Simone Development Companies, Westchester Magazine, with additional support provided by Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers, Yonkers Brewery, and Villa Pozzi Wines.

View photos of the event here.

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2018

HRM After Dark
Friday, October 19, 2018

An after-hours celebration of Maya Lin: A River Is a Drawing featuring electronic music by DJ Acemo, dancing, maverick tours with guest curator Miwako Tezuka, and cosmic travel in the Planetarium.

Sponsored by Simone Development Companies and Westchester Magazine. Additional support from Alamo Drafthouse Yonkers, Diner Brew Co., Fortina, Port City Recording, and Yonkers Brewing Company. Presented by the HRM Contemporaries Council.

View the event gallery.

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Photo: Yuliya Levit

A Celestial Gala
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Honoring Mayor Mike Spano for his vision and commitment to enriching the arts and sciences in our community, and with a celestial theme inspired by our Planetarium and award-winning science and education programs.

Special thanks to our Gold sponsors: Jan and Warren Adelson, Thomas A. D’Auria, IMI, Domino Sugar, Ginsburg Development Companies, Lela Goren Group, Sound Associates, Inc., Transit Construction Corp., Wells Fargo Private Bank, Yonkers IDA.

View the 2018 Gala Journal.

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Photo: Lynda Shenkman

HRM After Dark
Friday, April 27, 2018

Celebrating The Neo-Victorians: Contemporary Artist Revive Gilded-Age Glamour. Sponsored by Simone Development Companies and Westchester Magazine, with additional support from Dolphin Restaurant, Yonkers Brewing Co., Harper’s Restaurant & Bar, and The PowerLab. Presented by the HRM Contemporaries Council.

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Photo: Jordis Unga

HRM After Dark
Friday, January 19, 2018

A new way to celebrate art, science, music. The inaugural #HRMAfterDark was sponsored by Simone Development Companies and Westchester Magazine with additional support from Fortina, Yonkers Brewing Co., and Doc’s Draft Hard Cider. Presented by the HRM Contemporaries Council.

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Photo: Austin Furnas

2017

All in Bloom Annual Gala
June 2, 2017

A celebration of Yonkers development with the arts leading the way, honoring Seth Pinsky, EVP of RXR Realty. Michael Botwinick, Director Emeritus, was presented with the Isidore Konti Medal.

Special thanks to our Gold Sponsors: RXR Realty, Jan and Warren Adelson, the Cappelli Organization, Citi, Wells Fargo, and Transit Construction Corp.

View the 2017 Gala Journal.

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Seth Pinsky. Photo: Jason Green.

2016

Lighter Than Air Annual Gala
June 3, 2016

Jan Adelson was honored for all of the invaluable contributions she made to the Museum throughout her 12-year term of leadership as Board Chair.

View the 2016 Gala Journal.

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Board Member Jan Adelson and Board Chair Tom D’Auria. Photo: Lynda Shenkman.

2015

An Enchanted Evening Gala
June 5, 2015

Peter X. Kelly, of Xaviars Restaurant Group, was honored for the many philanthropic contributions he has made to Westchester County. Marjorie Isaac was presented with the Isidore Konti Medal for over 30 years of service to the Museum, first as a Museum Docent, and then as a dedicated Board Member.

View the 2015 Gala Journal.

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Director Emeritus Michael Botwinick, Peter X. Kelly. Photo: Lynda Shenkman.