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MTA AWAY Program Offers Museum Discounts to Train Riders

Westchester is ready for visitors. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s “MTA AWAY” program offers special savings at three cultural destinations for train riders who are exploring Westchester and the Hudson Valley. Visitors looking for a staycation, weekend away or day trip can ditch the car and travel to the Katonah Museum of Art in Katonah, Hudson River Museum in Yonkers or the Edward Hopper House in Nyack – all accessible via MTA transportation.

Hudson River Museum (HRM)’s director and CEO, Masha Turchinsky, points out that HRM is just a few minutes’ walk from the Glenwood Metro North station: “Visitors get a great deal on our premiere cultural institution, and at the same time reduce their carbon footprint by taking the train – what could be better than that?”

Those visiting HRM can save up to 25% on museum admission and rail tickets. Guests can visit the planetarium or peruse the Museum’s permanent and temporary exhibitions, which range from nineteenth-century Hudson River School paintings to contemporary art installations. Tickets can be purchased at any Metro-North ticket office or full-service ticket vending machine, except for the Glenwood station.

Visitors can also save up to 25% at the Katonah Museum of Art, which presents changing exhibitions across a spectrum of artistic disciplines, cultures and historical periods. The Museum’s next exhibition, Miniature Worlds: Joseph Cornell, Ray Johnson, Yayoi Kusama will be on view from March 12-June 25. Those purchasing MTA AWAY packages will receive a discount on rail tickets and Museum admission.  The package can be purchased at any MTA ticket office or machine except the Katonah station.

Finally, those travelling to the other side of the bridge can save up to 20% at the Edward Hopper House. The birthplace and boyhood home of American painter Edward Hopper reinforces his legacy with exhibitions of artifacts, early paintings and works inspired by him. The MTA AWAY discount includes discounted round-trip rail ticket, admission ticket and bus ticket. The package can be purchased at any ticket office or machine except at the Tarrytown station. Use OMNY or MetroCard for the bus.

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