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. www.hvcca.org
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. www.diabeacon.org
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 www.paramountcenter.org
Tarrytown Music Hall is an 843-seat restored theater that presents a wide range of dramatic and musical performances in a 19th-century setting. www.tarrytownmusichall.org
Irvington Town Hall Theater is modeled after Ford’s Theater in Washington, D.C. Musical performances and plays are presented here regularly. www.irvingtontheater.com
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. www.hvshakespeare.org
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, www.eisenhowerhall.com.