The Hudson River Maritime Museum announced today its participation in the Bank of America Museums on Us® program, which provides Bank of America and Merrill Lynch cardholders’ free general admission more than 200 of the nation’s finest arts, cultural and educational institutions during the first full weekend of every month.
To qualify for the Museums on Us program, Bank of America, Merrill Lynch and U.S. Trust customers simply present their credit or debit card and a valid photo ID to gain one free general admission* to any participating institution which is limited to the cardholder and excludes fundraising events, special exhibitions and ticketed shows (not to be combined with other offers).
“This is the bicentennial of the construction of the Erie Canal,” said Lisa Cline, Executive Director of the Hudson River Maritime Museum. “We are delighted to join Bank of America in this exciting program to reach a larger population and welcome them to see our special exhibit commemorating this important transportation innovation that helped to build not only New York State, but the nation itself.”
The Museums on Us program, now in its 21st season, has experienced major growth in recent years due to increased demand, bringing the total geographic reach to 123 cities in 35 states across the country.
“We’re proud to partner with the Hudson River Maritime Museum to offer residents and visitors a chance to experience culture in the local community,” said Jennifer MacPhee, Albany & Hudson Valley President, Bank of America. “As we approach our 21st anniversary of the program, we continue our commitment to supporting our non-profit partners and increasing access to diverse arts and cultural resources for our customers.”
For a complete listing of Museums on Us participating museums and other program information, visit www.bankofamerica.com/museums.
February is Membership Month
February is the Hudson River Maritime Museum’s annual Show the Museum Some Love membership drive and fundraising month.
This January, HRMM will be launching new and improved membership benefits for individual and corporate donors. For more information about these new and exciting benefits, please visit www.hrmm.org/join.
On Saturday, February 17 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m., the museum will be hosting “Tie the Knot with HRMM”, an afternoon of adult crafting. Participants will learn various nautical knots, and leave with a made by their own hand necklace, bracelet or keychain. Cost of admission is $35.00 and includes complimentary wine and beer, chili and mac & cheese, and a complimentary individual membership to the museum. Current members are encouraged to gift their membership to a friend. Children are welcome, and kids under 12 years old are free. Tickets available at www.hrmm.org.
Throughout this month-long membership drive, the museum will offer guided tours at 2 p.m. each Friday and Saturday in February. Tours are approximately 60 minutes and included in general admission. They are free to members of HRMM – just another one of the new and improved membership benefits!
All proceeds from HRMM’s membership drive will support the museum’s education programs, including the YouthBoat afterschool workshop. Additional donations to support education programs are appreciated.
For more information, please contact Development & Membership Associate Ellie Burhans at 845-338-0071 ext 19.
The Marina's.com award goes to top two percent of marinas in the nation.
KINGSTON, N.Y. – The Hudson River Maritime Museum has been awarded the 2017 Boater’s Choice award given to the top two percent of marinas in the nation. Selected out of 8,000 participants, HRMM was one of 152 marinas in the country to win the annual award. The Boater’s Choice award is given to marinas that receive an average of four star reviews given by boating customers.
In 2017, HRMM welcomed approximately 6,000 visitors to Kingston onboard private vessels, tall ships, cruise ships, and tour boats by way of the Hudson River. The museum waterfront was also one of the last major stops for the replica Spanish Galleon, El Galeon Andalucia, which attracted an additional 5,000 visitors to the Rondout.
HRMM’s waterfront boasts over 500 feet of dock space on the protected waters of the Rondout Creek, located in the heart of Kingston’s Historic Rondout District. All of the volunteer-built docks are constructed to commercial vessel standards and can accommodate ships up to 270 feet long. With a depth of 16 feet and no height restrictions at the docks, it is the perfect location for large vessels traveling on the Hudson River.
Overnight visitors have access to many amenities including shore power, water, wifi, showers, restrooms, and free admission to the Hudson River Maritime Museum and Riverport Wooden Boat School. Future plans include a new washer and dryer, new shower facilities, improved wifi, ADA access to docks, continued Rondout Lighthouse Tours, and all online booking. The museum’s location provides prime access to shops, restaurants, outdoor recreation, and cultural centers all within walking distance in the lovely historic Rondout Waterfront.
For 2018 docking reservations, please use the mobile application Dockwa, or call the dockmaster at 845-709-8881.
Hudson River Maritime Museum
50 Rondout Landing
Kingston, NY 12401
The Hudson River Maritime Museum is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and interpretation of the maritime history of the Hudson River, its tributaries, and related industries.
Become a member and receive benefits like unlimited free museum admission, discounts on classes, programs, and in the museum store, plus invitations to members-only events.
The Hudson River Maritime Museum receives no federal, state, or municipal funding except through competitive, project-based grants. Your donation helps support our mission of education and preservation.