Tag: Hudson NY

Hudson Brewing Company Trivia Thursdays, Jan 13

Hudson Brewing Company Trivia Night is this Thursday, January 13.

DATE/TIME: Thursday, January 13, 2022 / 6:30pm

LOCATIONHudson Brewing Company
99 South 3rd Street
Hudson, NY 12534



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Hudson Area Library Virtual Talk on Jacob Leisler by Dr. David Voorhees, Jan 27

IMAGE CREDIT: The Execution of Jacob Leisler by R. Perry

The Hudson Area Library History Room in collaboration with the Jacob Leisler Institute for the
Study of Early New York History presents Fanatic or Martyr: Jacob Leisler, a Window into an
, a virtual talk by Dr. David Voorhees on Thursday, January 27th.

On May 16, 1691, Jacob Leisler, de facto governor of New York, was hung til half-dead then
beheaded before the largest gathering in New York City up to that date. Leisler’s administration
had created a bitter division in New York. This presentation looks at how the deep emotions
Jacob Leisler aroused reveal much about the milieu in which he lived and continued to echo in
historical evaluations. Moreover, Leisler’s immediate family and their households of servants
and enslaved persons, their trade and marital connections, and their actions provide insights into
the broader social, ideological, economic, artistic, and political events of colonial New York and
its place in the larger world at a time of tremendous change.

Dr. Voorhees is director of the Jacob Leisler Papers Project, formerly located at New York
University, as well as the Jacob Leisler Institute headquartered in Hudson. He’s also managing
editor of de Halve Maen (The Half Moon), a quarterly scholarly journal published by The
Holland Society of New York. An NYU research scientist, he is a former managing reference
history editor at Charles Scribner’s Sons and has published numerous historical works and
articles, and been a consultant on historical exhibits at the Museum of the City of New York and
the Bard Graduate Center in Manhattan among others.

The Jacob Leisler Library Lectures are made partially possible through the generous support of
the Van Dyke Family Foundation.

DATE/TIME: Thursday, January 27, 2022 / 6 – 7:30pm

LOCATION: The Hudson Area Library
51 North Fifth St.,

Hudson, NY 12534

REGISTRATION: Visit HudsonAreaLibrary.org for the Zoom registration link


For more information contact Brenda Shufelt, History Room Coordinator, at 518-828-1792 x106 or

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FASNY Super Saturday: Weird Science w/ Professor Sparks Jan 15

Join FASNY Museum of Firefighting for a free in-person event on Saturday, January 15th: Weird Science with Professor Sparks. Come spend the morning exploring the science of fire. Professor Sparks and her robot canine companion, Spot 2000, will present an interactive program that is full of surprises. After the program make your own “slime” to take home. Only Professor Sparks can make learning about science this much fun.

This hands-on program is appropriate for children ages 5 and up.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, January 15, 2022 / 10:30am – 12pm

COST: Free

LOCATION: FASNY Museum of Firefighting 
117 Harry Howard Avenue 
Hudson, NY 12534


For more information about this event, please call: 518-822-1875, ext. 17.

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Hudson Brewing Company New Year’s Eve Masquerade bash, Dec 31

Hudson Brewing Company is hosting a New Year’s Eve Masquerade Bash on Friday, December 31st. The party will feature live music and burlesque.

Here’s the list of performers:
– Dmitry Wild & the spells
– Tryst Noir
– Purple
– Nine Inch Elvis
– Dj Blackout

DATE/TIMEFriday, December 31, 2021 / 8pm

COST: $10 Cover

LOCATIONHudson Brewing Company
99 South 3rd Street
Hudson, NY 12534


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Window On Hudson Presents Art Exhibition & Receptions: Becca Van K – “Some Soft Thoughts”

Window On Hudson proudly ends the year with “Some Soft Thoughts” by mixed-media fiber artist Becca Van K.  Van K has filled the windows and indoor exhibition space with a large grouping of woven objects including wooden chairs, folding chairs, wall hangings, and much more.  These functioning furniture pieces are created with bright neon colored yarns, beads, and fake fur, creating the atmosphere of a late 90’s techno club VIP room heavily which is referencing the Memphis interior design style.

“Some Soft Thoughts” will have two artist receptions, both taking place during citywide Hudson, NY events.  

Reception Number One: Saturday, December 4th, 2021, from 5-8pm – during Winter Walk

Reception Number Two: Saturday, December 11th, 2021, from 5-8pm – during the 

2econd Saturday Hudson Gallery Crawl

“Some Soft Thoughts” provided Van K the opportunity to expand her ongoing body of work where she experiments with new techniques, recycled materials and objects and asks us to reconsider what is defined as “furniture” and what is labeled as “art.”  Van K says, “My artistic spirit is committed to tenderness, reverence, generosity, and humor. I draw inspiration from the natural world, 80s/90s graphics and nostalgia, house/techno music, and the concept of comfort. I weave a collective blanket of meditation in the repetitive acts of handcraft, walking, and listening to techno. I enter a nurturing and otherwise inaccessible headspace when I engage in these repetitive acts, which translates to works that are infused with care and personality. 

“I think of myself as an interdisciplinary collage artist. I take material elements from unconventional sources and create something entirely new. Consistently vacillating between the realm of craft and fine art, my practice utilizes needlepoint, latch hook rug making, and macrame. These largely overlooked techniques are a map of my self-taught and mother-taught experiences. I take pride in the time-consuming nature of this work, and aim to create pieces that subvert conventional notions about the functions of handcraft. 

“The joy of my viewers is at the center of my practice.”

Becca Van K is a mixed-media fiber artist based in New York’s Catskill Mountains. She has exhibited widely in the Hudson Valley & Capital Regions, and firmly believes in art as a conduit for community support/engagement. She has recently participated in exhibitions at: The Yard: City Hall Park (New York, NY), Columbia College (Columbia, MO), and ArtPort Kingston (Kingston, NY). She is a recipient of a 2021 NYSCA Community Arts Grant through CREATE Council on the Arts and a 2020 New York Foundation for the Arts “Keep NYS Creating” Grant.  Torn between city nightlife and the woods of the Catskills, she’d only leave New York if there were techno clubs in the desert.  She has climbed all 35 of the tallest peaks in the Catskills and doesn’t know what to do next. 

“Some Soft Thoughts” will be on view from 12.1.21 – 1.3.21.  If you can not attend a reception but would like to see the indoor works please contact jeremy@windowonhudson.org.

Window On Hudson takes your health seriously.  All visitors are asked to wear a mask indoors, regardless of their vaccination status, and enjoy their refreshments outside.  During our receptions, the front door will remain open at all times.  Please bundle up!

About Window On Hudson

Window On Hudson offers storefront window exhibition space for artists of all mediums who are in Hudson and the Hudson Valley.  Window On Hudson is committed to providing a platform for established and developing artists to display their work, of all mediums, while also offering professional development opportunities for emerging artists.  Window On Hudson exhibits a new artist on a monthly basis.  Artists interested in submitting their work may do so by emailing submissions@windowonhudson.org or visiting the website.

Info & Image From Window On Hudson

DATES/TIMES: December 1, 2021 – January 3, 2022

LOCATION: Window On Hudson
43 South Third St., 
Hudson NY 12534



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