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Hudson Winter Walk 25th Anniversary, Dec 4 2021

winter walk 2017
Winter Walk 2017. Photo by Jeff McKinney

Hudson Hall announces the 25th Anniversary of Winter Walk on Saturday, December 4, 2021!

Hudson’s most beloved celebration returns to its street-festival format with a focus on attractions that can be safely enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities. Your favorite acts will be back, including roving costumed characters, street performers, carolers, horse-and-carriage rides, and a fireworks display at 8pm.

We also welcome the winners of the Winter Walk 25th Anniversary Artist Grant Program to the lineup. The $15,000 in awarded grant funds gives artists and creative teams – among them dancers, musicians, poets, circus performers, environmental educators, puppeteers and more – financial support to help create work that will be featured at the December 4th event.

Winter Walk 2021 focuses on outdoor attractions that can be safely enjoyed by people of all ages and abilities. The lineup of performers and attractions include:

Sax-o-Claus
Sean the Prankster 
Crazy Christine Balloons
Roger the Jester
Holly, Andy & Ivy
Orcapelicans
Circus Theatricks with Sean Fagan
Acadia Otlowski
Key of Q
Horse and Carriage Rides
Holiday Tree at 7th Street Park (Thanks to Friends of the Park)
Menorah Lighting Ceremony
Santa via Zoom (by reservation in the weeks leading up to Winter Walk)
Fireworks display from the Hudson River
(More to be announced!)
As always – but especially this year – the success of Winter Walk will be thanks to the participation of our community and local businesses. 

 

 

DATE/TIME: Saturday, December 4, 2021 / 5 – 8pm

LOCATIONCity of Hudson

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Hudson Hall Presents Ashley Kahn: A Love Supreme – The Lives and Music of Alice & John Coltrane, Sep 14

Hudson Hall presents Ashley Kahn: A Love Supreme, The Lives and Music of Alice & John Coltrane on Tuesday, September 14th at 6pm.

This talk is part of A Love Supreme: Celebrating the Legacy of Alice & John Coltrane, a series of concerts curated by Cat Henry.

GRAMMY award-winning music historian Ashley Kahn, author of A Love Supreme: The Story of John Coltrane’s Signature Album and other popular books, delivers a presentation focusing on the lives and music of John and Alice Coltrane. Balancing musical insight with fascinating stories, Kahn will bring their careers into a modern-day perspective—discussing the musical influences and spiritual devotion they shared, even as their music proved so influential, enduring, and vastly different.

When pianist Alice Coltrane—nee McLeod—launched her professional career in 1960, moving from Detroit to Paris, jazz was primarily a man’s game; in many ways, it still is. Before that decade was over, she married the leading saxophonist of the day, then became mother to four children, a widow, a multi-instrumentalist (adding harp and organ to her repertoire) and a recording artist who fused jazz and church music with Indian ragas and devotional songs. By the 1970s, even as she pursued her role as parental and recording artist, she established a Vedic ashram in southern California and became spiritual leader to a flock of devotees. Kahn’s discussion will deal directly with how best to understand and fully appreciate this remarkable African American woman, and her continuing influence on so many musicians today.

More than 50 years after his death at the age of 40, John Coltrane is still one of the most celebrated musical heroes of the 20th Century. His sound is often imitated, and today stands for the ideals of musical freedom, personal expression, and spiritual priority. Yet, the theme and significance of what Coltrane sought to convey through his music, especially in his 1964 four-part suite A Love Supreme, is more celebrated than understood. How did Coltrane weave his spiritual focus into his music? What was his message, and why does it remain relevant, along with his music, today?

DATES/TIMES: Tuesday, September 14, 2021 / 6pm

LOCATION: Hudson Hall
327 Warren Street 
Hudson, NY 12534 

COST: Free
Reservations required and available at https://hudsonoperahouse.secure.force.com/ticket/#/events/a0S1Q00000CJYOyUAP

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PLEASE NOTE: All ticket holders must wear masks to this event. All ticket holders above the age of 12 must provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 upon entry. For the safety of our community, we are not making exceptions for for people over the age of 12 unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons. Read our updated COVID policy here

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Hudson Hall Book Launch & Signing of Hudson Talbott’s “A Walk in the Words”, Aug 22

Hudson Hall presents Hudson Talbott’s Book Launch and Signing of “A Walk in the Words”, on Sunday, August 22nd.

The event coincides with the final weekend of the first retrospective of his work, Hudson Talbott: River of Dreams at Hudson Hall.  Published by Penguin Random House and inspired by his own childhood, Talbott’s inspiring story vividly reveals the challenges – and ultimately the rewards–of being a non-mainstream kind of learner. Talbott is joined on stage by Lisa Dolan, founder of the Hudson Reads mentoring project and co-founder of the Hudson Children’s Book Festival.

When Hudson Talbott was a little boy, he loved drawing, and it came naturally to him. But reading? No way! One at a time, words weren’t a problem, but long sentences were a struggle. As his friends moved on to thicker books, he kept his slow reading a secret. But that got harder every year. He felt alone, lost, and afraid in a world of too many words. Fortunately, his love of stories wouldn’t let him give up. He started giving himself permission to read at his own pace, using the words he knew as stepping-stones to help draw him into a story. And he found he wasn’t so alone–in fact, lots of brilliant people were slow readers, too. Learning to accept the fact that everyone does things in their own unique way, and that was okay, freed him up and ultimately helped Hudson thrive and become the fabulous storyteller he is today.

Hudson Talbott has written and illustrated over 27 books for young readers in an illustrious career that spans 30 years. He has worked with Steven Spielberg on an animated film adaptation, and with Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine on the book version of their hit musical Into the Woods. In 2009, his book River of Dreams: The Story of the Hudson River was named New York State’s Children’s Book of the Year and was later adapted into a children’s musical. Among Hudson’s many clients and patrons are The Metropolitan Museum, Museum of Modern Art, Metropolitan Opera Guild, and the New-York Historical Society. 

Lisa Dolan is a retired Literacy Coach currently employed as a Literacy Consultant. She is Co-Founder and Co-Director of the Hudson Children’s Book Festival and the founder of Hudson Reads, a reading mentorship program for Hudson students.

DATES/TIMES: Sunday, August 22 / 4pm

LOCATION: Hudson Hall
327 Warren Street 
Hudson, NY 12534 

COST: Free
Reservations required and available at https://hudsonoperahouse.secure.force.com/ticket/#/instances/a0F1Q00000hwPkzUAE

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facebook.com/HudsonHallNY/
instagram.com/hudsonhallny/

PLEASE NOTE: All ticket holders must wear masks to this event. All ticket holders above the age of 12 must provide proof of vaccination against COVID-19 upon entry. For the safety of our community, we are not making exceptions for for people over the age of 12 unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons. Read our updated COVID policy here

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Winter Walk Makes a Summer Splash

To launch the upcoming 25th Anniversary of Winter Walk on December 4, Hudson Hall invites the community to head down to Henry Hudson Waterfront Park on Wednesday, July 21 from 5:30 to 9pm for a festive evening of Winter Walk-themed music, dance, a processional down Warren Street and a grand fireworks display, as well as food, market stalls and kayak rentals.

WINTER WALK MAKES A SUMMER SPLASH! EVENT SCHEDULE:
Wednesday, July 21 at Henry Hudson Riverfront Park
5:30pm “Winter Walk’s Comin’ to Town” processional. Step off from 3rd and Warren, led by Sax O’Claus and Perfect Ten Elves
5:30pm Kuumba Dance and Drum Circle
7pm Hudson Valley Academy of the Performing Arts dances segments from The Nutcracker
8pm The Jeanne O’Connor Jazz Quintet
9pm Fireworks!

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, July 21, 2021 / 5:30 – 9pm

LOCATIONHenry Hudson Riverfront Park
1 Water Street Rd,
Hudson, NY 12534

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Hudson Hall Reopening w/ Camille Thurman & The Darrell Green Trio, May 29

Hudson Hall is opening wide the doors and windows and inviting our community back for what promises to be an exhilarating celebration of the power of the arts to heal, inspire, delight, and reconnect. The season kicks off this weekend with Camille Thurman & The Darrell Green Trio.

When Camille Thurman is not touring with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, she’s on the road leading her band, The Camille Thurman Quartet and collaborating as a co-bandleader with the Darrell Green Trio. As a composer, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist, and unique interpreter of the jazz tradition, she is quickly becoming one of the standard-bearers for the form, making a dynamic contribution to the legacy of jazz while paying tribute to its heroes. In her Hudson Hall debut, Camille is joined by the Darrell Green Trio, featuring Anthony Wonsey on piano, Tom DiCarlo on bass, and Darrell Green on drums.

DATES/TIMES: Saturday, May 29, 2021 / 7 pm and Sunday, May 30 / 5 pm

LOCATION: Hudson Hall
327 Warren Street 
Hudson, NY 12534 

COST: $35 – $1,000 Purchase Online
General Admission – Single Tickets:
$35 per ticket (theater-style seating, socially-distanced, grouped by ticket order) 

General Admission – Tables:
$75 per ticket (must be purchased in tables of 2 or 4)

Hudson Hall Live Arts Sponsor Ticket: 
Show your love for the live arts and help Hudson Hall in its recovery. Tickets include pre-set wine and nibbles, a reserved table with priority seating and early admission.
$500 (Table of 2)
$1,000 (Table of 4)

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