This Month's Highlights
Plus Home Theater and Quadricentennial 2009.
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This Month’s Quad Events
Julie Hart Beers’s, Hudson River at Croton Point, on view at the Boscobel Restoration.
We know you love gazing at the Hudson—and you’re not alone. Artists have been soaking in the view—and transmitting it onto their canvases—for as long as there’s been civilization on its banks. This month, why not take a look at some of their works?
In addition to the works on view at the Hudson River Museum, whose Dutch New York: The Roots of Hudson Valley Culture continues this month and goes through next January, you can also get a look at some Hudson River School paintings at the Boscobel Restoration. The most recent exhibition there, Home On The Hudson: Women and Men Painting Landscapes 1825–1875, which is open through September 7, features men and women who both lived alongside and painted the river. In addition to the artwork, you can see maps that pinpoint where the artists lived, so you can compare the view from their windows to the view from yours. For more recent paintings, artist Susan Roecker, who’s painted the Hudson for the entirety of her career, displays her works in Peekskill Bay: Hudson River Paintings at the Field Library in Peekskill. Roecker focuses especially on the way light interacts with the water. The exhibition runs through July 25.
The Hudson River is also the best place to celebrate Independence Day. On July 4, grab a spot along the river—especially at Pierson Park and Kingsland Point Park—and prepare to be dazzled by some fireworks. Musical performances and other activities lead up to the big display.
Finally, if you haven’t had a chance to check out the Tarrytown Lighthouse, you still have opportunities. Tours of the lighthouse take place this month on July 12 and 26.