Art Gallery



October 31, 2019 – January 24, 2020
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, November 7, 5:30-7:30 pm

“Walkers” by Diane Brawarsky

Through a range of mediums such as installation, photography, sculpture, painting and more, this show explores the work of many artists who either immigrated to the United States or whose families came here searching for a better way of life, or who had no place else to go if they wished to survive.  Immigrants have contributed their rich cultures, music, traditions and celebrations, leading to innovation and a rich exchange of ideas.  Indeed, the United States and specifically New York, has benefited from immigrants from around the world and the resulting migration of creativity from artists has only ever resulted in the flourishing of our nation. 

This exhibit is part of First Thursday Gallery Hop sponsored by the Yonkers Gallery Group, an alliance of galleries including Blue Door Art Center, Friends of Philipse Manor Hall, Urban Studio Unbound (US+U), and Yonkers Riverfront Library. Receive 10% off food and drinks at local restaurants during First Thursday Gallery Hop. Stop by any gallery for the code.

Mixed Media Mondays
Every Monday starting November 4, 6-7:30 pm

In a relaxed no pressure atmosphere, the gallery curator will lead participants as they explore and make glue books, slam books, journals, collage, memoir boxes and much, much more. This is a free ADULTS ONLY program.   For more information, please email:

New Family Art Workshops Every Month!
Next session: Saturday, November 2, 11 am – 12 pm

We are beginning a series of family workshops on the First Saturday of each month from 11 am-12 pm.
Read an exciting story about a famous artist and then explore their art in an interactive hands-on activity.  Each workshop will inspire creativity while making important connections to literacy. 

Please wear clothes that can get messy.  Parents and caregivers will be required to stay with their children.

Exciting News for High School Teens!

Every Friday from 3:30 to 5 pm, our high school teen art club, NEO, will be meeting in the 4th floor gallery. We will be creating and discussing art and providing support for teens interested in the arts. 


The Riverfront Art Gallery is located on the 4th floor of the Riverfront Library, the main branch of the Yonkers Public Library. It opened in 2009.  The gallery exhibits contemporary, nationally and internationally acclaimed artwork. The mission of the gallery is to present a diverse and balanced schedule of exhibits of high caliber, progressive artwork and related programs not frequently seen in Yonkers and surrounding communities. The exhibit schedule is managed by a committee that is appointed by the library director.  Haifa Bint-Kadi is the curator for the gallery and head of this committee. 

Applications for exhibits may be sent in digital form to:

Application packages may be addressed to: 
Gallery Committee, Riverfront Library, One Larkin Center, Yonkers NY 10701.

Applications should include:
• Artist’s statement on the work to be presented
• Artist’s C.V.
• Up to three references from other galleries and/or peer artists.

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pertaining to past and future exhibitions.