June 29, 2017— The Hudson River Museum is pleased to announce another great season of our Summer
Amphitheater Series, with an eclectic line up of performances, from Hudson Valley Shakespeare
Festival’s production of Romeo & Juliet to the energetic rhythms of the Afro-Peruvian Ensemble. Performances will take place Friday and Saturday evenings at 8pm (doors open at 7:30pm) from July 7
through August 19, 2017 in our 400-seat outdoor Amphitheater with stunning views of the Hudson
River and the Palisades. All performances are FREE. The Museum is also offering free admission Friday
and Saturdays from 5 - 8pm and free Planetarium shows at 7pm, sponsored by Entergy. Food trucks
will be on site and free parking is available. Visit hrm.org/amphitheater. #HRMAmphitheater
Yonkers Philharmonic Orchestra
Friday, July 7
Yonkers’ own symphony orchestra, directed by Conductor Tong Chen, presents music inspired by
flowers and nature, including the “Flower Duet” from the opera Lakmé. Sponsored by ArtsWestchester.
Romeo and Juliet
Saturday, July 8
The most famous of love stories written by Shakespeare, the most famous of playwrights, mixes a family
feud, passion, and tragedy. Produced by Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival.
Slavic Soul Party!
Friday, July 14
Balkan brass, funk grooves, Gypsy accordion, and jazz chops make Slavic Soul Party! NYC’s #1 brass band
for Balkan Soul Gypsy Funk. Curated by Purpl. Sponsored by LPE Engineering, R.C.
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory
Saturday, July 15
A visit to a chocolate factory is the Golden Ticket to success, as is this American musical fantasy film,
with original story and screenplay by Roald Dahl. G, 1971. Sponsored by Astoria Bank.
Milo Z plays Razzamofunk
Friday, July 21
Milo Z, out of New York City, mixes funk, soul, rock, rap, and jazz to make “Razzamofunk,” guaranteed to
get you moving and grooving. Curated by Purpl.
National Comedy Theatre
Saturday, July 22
An improvised comedy performance based on audience suggestions, NCT is fast moving, interactive, and
the most fun allowed by New York law.
Singer, Songwriter Lucy Kaplansky
Friday, July 28
Popular record albums, successful gigs, and a penchant for bringing life’s experiences to her soulful
vocals make Kaplansky’s performance a summer star billing. Curated by Purpl.
Saturday, July 29
This classic Tim Burton movie tells the story of Edward, an unfinished creation with scissor blades
instead of real hands, who is taken in by a suburban family and finds life and love. PG-13, 1990.
Friday, August 4
An all-star band brings us rhythms of the Peruvian coast from uplifting festejos to “contrapunto
de Cajones” (box drums counterpoint) and “contrapunto de Zapateo” (tap dancing
competition). Curated by Purpl.
Games for the Mind with Marc Salem
Saturday, August 5
With psychological techniques, a sharp eye, and quick wit, Salem engages you in mesmerizing Mind
Friday, August 11
The stage rings with New York City’s 1960’s brass-heavy, funky Latin Boogaloo. Love R&B, soul, mambo,
and son montuno ? You’ll love the Spanglish Fly! Curated by Purpl.
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids
Saturday, August 12
Shrunken to the size of insects, four teens trek through their backyard facing large-scale danger to
regain their normal size. PG, 1989
Joey Berkley’s Bandits
Friday, August 18
Joey Berkley, Director of the Westchester Center for Jazz and Contemporary Music, along with his “Bandits,” perform their unique funky sound rooted in the tradition of Miles, Monk, and Coltrane.
Love’s Labour’s Lost
Saturday, August 19
Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival presents this hilarious Shakespearean comedy that forces eligible
gentlemen to keep love, food, and sleep at arm’s length.
Additional support for Amphitheater programs is provided by Henry E. Niles Foundation and Mercy
College. Music, movies, comedy, and drama programs are organized by the Hudson River Museum in
association with Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, National Comedy
Theater, Purpl, Westchester Center for Jazz and Contemporary Music, and Yonkers Philharmonic.
The Hudson River Museum is open Wednesday - Sunday, 12 - 5 pm. From July 7 - September 2, the Museum’s Fridays and Saturday hours are extended from 5 to 8pm, and admission is FREE for the galleries and the Friday and Saturday night Planetarium shows at 7 pm.
Museum Admission: Adults $6; Youth 3 - 18 $3; Seniors 62+ and Students with ID $4. Planetarium Admission: Adults $4; Youth 3 -18 $2; Seniors 62+ and Students with ID $3.