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Yonkers Arts Weekend Hitting Four Cultural Spots

Lee Romero, a retired New York Times photographer, Pulitzer Prize winner and now a full time artist with a studio in the new Carpet Mills Arts District.
Lee Romero, a retired New York Times photographer, Pulitzer Prize winner and now a full time artist with a studio in the new Carpet Mills Arts District. Photo Credit: Submitted

YONKERS, N.Y. – Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano announced the city will host its third annual Yonkers Arts Weekend May 14-15.

YAW is a celebration of the thriving and diverse arts community in the City of Yonkers, and will feature hundreds of local, regional and international artists, painters, photographers and sculptors in four cultural hotspots:

  • Downtown Yonkers Waterfront District
  • Carpet Mills Arts District
  • Untermyer Gardens
  • Hudson River Museum

“Yonkers has secured its reputation as an artistic hub in the region and we are so excited to share that with residents and visitors each year during Yonkers Arts Weekend,” said Mayor Mike Spano. “Yonkers’ rich history, coupled with our thriving arts community, has transformed the City, especially the historic waterfront district, into a walkable museum.”

As part of this year’s YAW, the City will feature live mural paintings, interactive art events for the public, street performers and pop-up galleries.

There will be art venues throughout the downtown waterfront and Van der Donck Park, as well as at Untermyer Gardens, YoHo Artist Studios and the Hudson River Museum.

Performances, workshops, and other activities will run continuously throughout the weekend and are all free for children, teens, and adults.

The city will provide free bus transportation that will shuttle visitors to each Yonkers Arts Weekend venue.

“As an artist, it's wonderful living in a city whose Mayor and city government have created Yonkers Arts Weekend to honor all forms of the arts as key to creative growth and economic vitality," said Haifa Bint-Kadi, Event Producer/Manager, Groundwork Hudson Valley. "This amazing three-day event provides some of the most innovative and contemporary art events on par with many international cities and also provides countless opportunities to engage citizens, visitors and artists alike.”

Yonkers Arts Weekend is produced by the City of Yonkers with Groundwork Hudson Valley and Sarah Lawrence College.

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