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Arts in the Historic Hudson River Towns

The Historic Hudson River Towns area is rich in the performing and visual arts. Some of our most prominent venues include:

The Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art (HVCCA) in Peekskill offers changing exhibitions and educational programs.

Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries is the museum for Dia Art Foundation's renowned collection of art, from the 1960s to the present. The museum, which opened in 2003, is situated on the banks of the Hudson River in Beacon. Along with Dia’s permanent collection, Dia:Beacon also presents temporary exhibitions, as well as public programs designed to complement the collection and exhibitions.

Paramount Center for the Arts (seen here) in Peekskill presents a full schedule of live musical performances and films throughout the year. The recently-restored theater also has changing art exhibits in their upstairs gallery

Tarrytown Music Hall is an 843-seat restored theater that presents a wide range of dramatic and musical performances in a 19th-century setting.

Irvington Town Hall Theater is modeled after Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C. Musical performances and plays are presented here regularly.

Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival brings the Bard to the river at Boscobel in Garrison. Picnicking before each show is popular, as is the hilarity and drama of each season.

Eisenhower Hall is a huge performing arts center on the grounds of the US Military Academy at West Point presenting top stars, national touring companies, music, drama, dance and lectures. For information on tickets and upcoming shows, call (845) 938-4159,

Design & Build Family Weekend

Design & Build Family Weekend

Saturday, April 29, 2017 - 10:00am - Sunday, April 30, 2017 - 4:00pm
Historic Hudson River Towns Event
One of Lyndhurst’s most popular family programs returns this spring to once again bring fun, dynamic activities to kids interested in architecture, engineering, and design. The weekend’s events include the interactive creation of a 3D village using recycled materials, massive LEGO® sculptures, robotics battles, scavenger hunts along Lyndhurst’s historic property, crafts, food, and entertainment. The event runs from 10 am to 4 pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Admission is just $8 for kids and $10 for adults and tickets are available for purchase online before the event and at the Welcome Center on the day of. Lyndhurst is teaming up with ArchForKids, a local organization that provides exciting, interdisciplinary programming to teach children engineering principles with hands-on projects. Children and adults are invited to join in the creation of a 3D-village using recycled boxes and supplies. We’ll need houses, shops, schools, hospitals, taverns and more. Then put the structures together to make an entire Gothic Revival style village. Held outdoors in the carriage house courtyard, this activity gets kids to practice problem solving, basic city planning and architectural concepts, and above all, creativity. Younger children are invited to take part an imagination playground with big blocks set in front of Lyndhurst’s historic Rose Cottage playhouse. Available to the whole family are crafts, scavenger hunts, food, entertainment, and tours of the historic mansion which will feature LEGO® sculptures built by local kids. Everyone’s invited to join in the theme of building a village together through teamwork and ingenuity. BE AN EXHIBITOR! Already have a mini-engineer in the family? Kids are invited to submit their LEGO® sculptures for display within the Lyndhurst Mansion. Exhibitors and 2 family members get in to Design & Build weekend for free. This is an exciting opportunity for LEGO® loving kids to showcase their work among their peers. Get more info and register your kid to exhibit online at by April 7. Kids are also invited to construct LEGO® sculptures on-site in the historic Carriage House.

Lyndhurst Mansion 635 S. Broadway Tarrytown, NY 10591



$8 for kids, $10 for adults

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