Hudson River Museum
Hudson River Museum is the oldest and largest cultural institution in Westchester. At the Museum you will find permanent and special exhibition galleries, Hudson Riverama, an environmental teaching gallery, Glenview, an 1876 river home, a 450-seat Amphitheater, featuring free programs on weekend evenings July through August, and the only public Planetarium between NYC and Albany, with three shows every weekend.
Friday, May 13, Teens take over the Museum! For this prequel event to Yonkers Arts Weekend festivities, teens are invited to screen movies provided by YOFI Fest, decorate an inflatable room, and more, all FREE.
Saturday, May 14, is the Museum's Annual Kite Festival, part of Yonkers Arts Weekend. Compete in kite contests from 1:30 to 4:30 pm, hosted by Billy Echevarria and Leucio Parrella from Kites in Motion, join a scavenger hunt, and meet summer exhibition artist Jimmy Kuehnle, who will be walking around in a big, bright, inflatable suite. From 1 – 4 pm is a kite-making workshop, and finally, the Solar Punch Band performs and shows off their solar cooking skills at 2:30 pm.
Outdoor events are FREE from 12 - 5 pm. All indoor programs, artist-lead workshops, and tours are free with Museum admission. Food is available to purchase at food trucks throughout the day. See www.hrm.org for more details.
The rain date for the Kite Festival is Sunday, May 15
Sunday May 15, see Juan Bernal: Pure and Simple, a new exhibition at the Museum, from 12 - 5 pm. Other events include Planetarium shows at 12:30, 2, and 3:30 pm, tours of Glenview at 1 and 3 pm, and Family Studio Art Projects from 1 - 4 pm.