Tag: Hudson NY

Helsinki Hudson Virtual Open Mic Nights

Club Helsinki presents Virtual Open Mic night, every Tuesday. Check out great local Musicians, Comics, Spoken Word Poets, and so much more.

Here is a recent show.

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, July 14, 2020 / 7:30 pm

LOCATION: http://clubhelsinki.live


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Celebrate July 4th & Summer w/ Shared Streets in Hudson

To create space for safe, physical distancing, the City of Hudson is extending Shared Summer Streets through the summer. The Hudson Shared Summer Streets Program is going to make street space available to businesses, residents, and local organizations in new ways.

Here’s some helpful information:

  • Shared Summer Street Hours
    • Monday-Friday 4pm to 10pm
    • Saturday and Sunday 11am to 10pm
  • During Shared Summer Street hours, Warren Street is open to pedestrians, bicycles and cars, and traffic is calmed to 5mph to ensure everyone’s safety.
  • Any parking spot on Warren Street not being used by businesses can be used for parking! Based on the number of applications received, we believe the majority of spaces will remain for parking. Metered parking rules remain in effect.
  • There are also many municipal lots throughout the city available for parking, within walking distance to Warren street. A big thanks from the City of Hudson to Columbia County for making county lots available after 5pm and on weekends during this program. To find out more view the parking guide map.

The roadway space is shared by people walking, biking, and driving at low speeds. These programs generally allow people walking and biking in both directions to use the road, and people driving are expected to yield to them.

Photos by JD Urban

Local Access Only and Shared Street signs are posted at key cross streets to discourage through traffic, but the street remains open for residents of the street, emergency vehicles, deliveries and short-term pick-up. Signs and barriers are intended to be easily understood by all users, with no additional police presence required.

Hudson held a trial weekend from Friday, June 26 – Sunday, June 28. After an evaluation of that weekend, including reviewing a survey of business owners, residents and visitors, the program will continue, with amended conditions.

All photos in this post by JD Urban

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Virtual Historic Hudson, Jul 2


Take a Tour of Historic Hudson, without leaving your home, this Thursday, July 2.

The City of Hudson is much more than a quaint town in the Hudson River Valley. Founded by Quakers in 1785, Hudson quickly grew to a major commercial center and almost became the capital of New York State. Hudson offers the finest “Main Street” in New York and features examples of every architectural style since the late 18th century, including two of the rarest, Adam and Egyptian Revival.

Big Onion Walking Tours‘ virtual adventure will explore the diverse social history, architecture, and people of this Upstate urban center. Stops could include: Promenade Hill, Nantucket Houses, sites associated with the Underground Railroad, the most notorious Red Light district north of Times Square, and locations associated with The Jenkins Family, Ma Brown, Eleanor Roosevelt, Jack “Legs” Diamond, Ada Louise Huxtable, and Lieutenant William H. Allen, who was killed by pirates.


DATE/TIME: Thursday, July 2, 2020 /  6pm 

COST/REGISTRATION: $15 adults / $10 students, seniors / $30 single-screen household.
Reserve a spot at bigonion.com/tour/virtual-historic-hudson

LOCATION: Your Own Home



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Gonzales-Torres’ “Untitled” Fortune Cookie Corner – Exhibition at Hudson Hall

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Hudson Hall is one of several hundred places around the world featuring a live, global installation of Untitled (Fortune Cookie Corner) by the famed artist Felix Gonzalez-Torres (1957-1996). The work has been lent by an anonymous private collector and coincides with Hudson Hall’s reopening to the public.

Exhibition curator Andrea Rosen, the New York gallerist, invited 1,000 individuals around the world to manifest the Gonzalez-Torres work in a place of their choosing as part of one total site. Lawyer and part-time Germantown resident John Sare was one of the 1,000 individuals selected to manifest the work, and he selected Hudson Hall for the installation. Created in 1990, the installation is described as “Fortune cookies, endless supply,” with the dimensions of each installation dependant on each site. The core tenets of the work include the principle that individuals must be permitted to choose to take fortune cookies from the work. Although the original supply of approximately 800 fortune cookies will not be replenished, the work will remain in place through July 5 even if the supply of fortune cookies is exhausted.

Felix Gonzalez-Torres was born in Guáimaro, Cuba on November 26, 1957. He referred to himself as American. He lived and worked in New York City between 1979 and 1995. Gonzalez-Torres died in Miami on January 6, 1996 from AIDS-related causes.


DATE/TIME: Friday, June 26 through July 5, 2020

Fridays, 1 – 5pm; Saturday & Sundays, 1 – 4pm (Timed entry on the hour. Reservation only, 10 reservations max/hour).

*This work can be viewed by making a reservation to Rodney Greenblat: Something to Look Forward to.

LOCATION: Hudson Hall
327 Warren Street
Hudson, NY 12534

MORE: Please note: In keeping with New York State guidelines to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission, visitors to Hudson Hall must comply with safety protocols, such as social distancing and wearing a mask. Hudson Hall reserves the right to refuse entry to anyone who does not comply with these guidelines or make reservations in advance.


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Hudson Tourism Board Launches “Project Hudson,” to Promote Hudson


The Hudson Tourism Board has launched “Project Hudson,” a program to promote Hudson as an attractive destination while strengthening our local communities and economy. The Hudson Tourism Board is welcoming proposals for short, and long-term projects that promote Hudson as an attractive destination and strengthen our local businesses, business associations, and cultural organizations

Businesses and organizations, based in the city of Hudson, are invited to fill out the application online or by hand. The board will consider applications that:

  • Take place in the City of Hudson.
  • Enliven Hudson’s city life.
  • Illuminate or create a unique experience of Hudson’s communities and businesses.
  • Create local opportunities for recreation and/or promotion, and/or seek to advance walkability.
  • Create local opportunities for climate resiliency, where applicable.
  • Are accessible to all audiences and ADA compliant, where applicable.
  • Use “tactical urbanism,” which encourages low cost, impermanent, and DIY projects, where applicable.

The Tourism Board is tasked with using its funds to promote our city. With Project Hudson, the board hopes to take small steps toward supporting the creativity, ingenuity, and civic-mindedness of Hudsonians to create a more vibrant, healthy, equitable, and safe place to live and to be.

This grant program is being administered with the help and support of the Columbia Economic Development Corporation.



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