Special Events


Photo: Lynda Shenkman Curtis


Expanding the View: A Gala to Benefit the Hudson River Museum

On 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 from the event here.

View the digital journal here.



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.

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


Looking Up, Looking Forward: A Gala to Benefit the Hudson River Museum

On 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.

Diamond Sponsor: Wells Fargo

Platinum Sponsors: Jan and Warren Adelson; Ginsburg Development Companies

Gold Sponsors: Gerard Curran and Bonnie Bell-Curran; Thomas and Terry D’Auria; Domino Sugar; John and Barbara Eager; Brett Humphreys and Samantha Merton; The Martinelli Family; Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc.; Sound Associates, Inc.; Yonkers IDA

Learn more here.

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Hudson River Museum Summer Splash Virtual Gala

On Thursday, August 13, 2020, at 7pm, 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. Watch the live recording here.

All proceeds benefit the HRM’s mission and programs. Learn more here.


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



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. #HRMAfterDark #HRM100

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.

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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

See the photos from the Gala of the Century.

View the 2019 Gala Journal.


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. #HRMAfterDark #HRM100

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

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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.

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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.


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.


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.


Photo: Austin Furnas


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.


Seth Pinsky. Photo: Jason Green.


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.


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


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.


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