Auction Ends: Aug 14, 2020 11:59 PM EDT

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Gala Auction 

On Thursday evening, August 13, the Hudson River Museum will host a Virtual Summer Splash, our first-ever online gala that celebrates the jubilant work of the renowned artist Derrick Adams, the importance of leadership, and the part we can all play in creating and upholding an inclusive and equitable society. The gala will include a live broadcast from the Museum, messages from our honorees and special guests, performances, silent and cause auction, and more. The online auction will be available from July 27-August 14th. Our auction includes beautiful art and a number of fun and unique items. Winners will be notified within 48 hours of the event. All proceeds will benefit the HRM’s mission and programs.

These are momentous and important times. Your support of the HRM is especially critical this year as we are adjusting to new realities and significant economic challenges at every angle. Through it all, we know that with you, the HRM matters more than ever and we are dedicated to serving and growing with our communities and neighbors in myriad ways—sharing thought-provoking art, providing an open forum to discuss and advance the critical social justice issues of the day, and offering inspiring and informative programs for all ages. Your support of this special event will help to fortify our future and ensure that we can continue to fulfill our mission to engage, inspire, and connect diverse communities through the power of the arts, sciences and history. 

This year, we are celebrating three outstanding honorees. They each strengthen the community, bring important issues to the fore, and demonstrate that together, we can  effect real change. They are:

Marx Realty and Benenson Capital Partners, Cross County Shopping CenterCross County Shopping Center is one of the nation’s first open air shopping centers and has become an iconic Westchester destination. 

Derrick Adams is a renowned multidisciplinary, New York-based artist who delves deeply and fearlessly into the nooks and crannies of Black life and culture.

The Junior Docent teen leadership program, an award-winning, after-school youth development program that serves students (Grades 9–12) from the Yonkers Public Schools. The program offers teens paid employment and for many, their first real job. The program focuses on leadership training, dedicated career mentorship and strong community building. The Junior Docent Program is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. 

Join us as we dive into the proverbial pool together and celebrate the joyous moments of our lives and the profound importance of community. With your support, we can emerge stronger than ever and continue to amplify individual and collective voices and directly contribute to a more fair, more just, more beautiful society. We cannot do it without you! Purchase tickets at or send an email to 

Thank you for your support! Happy Bidding! 



Live Event Details

Thu Aug 13, 2020
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The evening program will feature a live broadcast from the Museum, messages from our honorees and special guests, a performance by award-winning flutist Adam Ray, and a cause auction. All sponsors and ticket holders will be entered into a raffle to win a Mavic Mini Drone Fly Cam ($400 value). The winner will be announced at the end of the Gala.

All proceeds will benefit the HRM’s mission and programs. All individual ticket purchases, sponsorships, and donations will be recognized during the virtual event, and journal ads will be highlighted in a digital flipbook available online. 

No admission fee required to attend this virtual event; donations are deeply appreciated and support the Museum’s mission and work with our community. Donate here.

To get your tickets, visit Watch the event live at 7PM this Thursday!




Thank You to Our Sponsors 


Marx Realty and Benenson Capital Partners, Cross County Shopping Center

Jan and Warren Adelson
Wells Fargo
Yonkers Economic Development Corporation

John and Barbara Eager
Con Edison
Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Inc.

Elizabeth Bracken-Thompson
Thomas A. D’Auria, IMI
Brian Dore
Nancy and Sandy Montag
Transit Construction Corp.

Debra A. Blair
Cristle Collins Judd
Brian Cray
Bonnie and Jerry Curran
Hope Davis and Robert Braddick
Christina Ha and Marcus Solis
Richard and Mary Ann Halevy
Anne and Steve Halliwell
Elise J. Kessler and Mark Mottel
Robin Liebowitz and Philippe Sandmeier
Conrad and Sarah Meyer
Joan S. Monk
Christina O’Neill
Meredith and Robert Ohmes
The Plant
Jeffrey and Robin Roude
Andrew and Susan Russ
Kathryn B. Welch

Thank You to our Advertisers
Simone Development Companies
The Montfort Academy
Jerry and Bonnie Curran
Joan S. Monk
Yonkers Arts
Yolanda F. Johnson
Stephen Tilly Architect
Meridian Benefits Consulting
Progressive Computing
The HRM Board of Trustees