Jay Ungar and Molly Mason at Hudson River Maritime Museum Feb. 26

The Hudson River Maritime Museum will host a special evening of dinner, music and dancing, featuring renowned musicians Jay Ungar and Molly Mason on Sunday, February 26, 2017, as a fitting culmination to the museum’s second annual membership drive.

The benefit evening will be held at Ole Savannah Southern Table & Bar in the historic Cornell Building, formerly the boiler shop of the Cornell Steamboat Company, which is located at 100 Rondout Landing, next to the museum on the historic Rondout Creek.

“Having such cherished musicians as Jay and Molly lead an evening filled with music and dancing is a huge honor,” notes Ellie Burhans, Social Media and Membership Coordinator.  “Members are the life-blood of this museum, and we could not offer our educational programs for adults and children without our members’ financial and volunteer support.”

From 3:00pm to 5:00pm, the museum will host an open house in its Riverport Wooden Boat School to meet the shipwrights leading the “YouthBoat” education program for teens.  Beginning at 4:00 pm guests can transition to Ole Savannah where a special buffet will be provided.  Jay and Molly will perform throughout the evening until 7:00 pm.

The Hudson River Maritime Museum’s “Show the Museum Some Love” membership drive has set a goal of 100 new members to join the museum’s community. Throughout the month, the museum will offer special gift memberships sent with an exclusive bumper magnet and Valentines.

Tickets go on sale January 13 at hrmm.org. Tickets are $35 and include a complimentary Basic membership for the purchaser or to give as a gift.

For any questions on how to become a member or purchase tickets, please contact Ellie Burhans at membership@hrmm.org or call 845-338-0081 ext 19.