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Hudson Area Library Presents Tales from Hudson’s Crypts: Tour w/ Kelley Drahushuk, Oct 23

The Hudson Area Library presents the fifth anniversary tour of Cedar Park Cemetery, Tales from
Hudson’s Crypts: The Tour on Sunday, October 23.

Kelley Drahushuk’s talk at the library, Raising the Dead: Tales from Hudson’s Crypts, was so
popular that this tour was created and it has become an annual event. Kelley once again acts as tour

Long-touted as “a virtual treasure trove for historians and enthusiasts of American funerary art”,
the Hudson Cemetery includes over 10,000 grave sites for a wide range of interesting and
notable individuals, including the Proprietors and their ancestors, war heroes, famous artists,
paragons of industry, disaster survivors and much more. Learn about the history of the original
cemetery, more recent history and discoveries as well as its current layout.

Kelley Drahushuk is a long-time resident of Hudson, NY with family history in the city dating
back to the 1800s. She, along with her husband Alan, own The Spotty Dog Books and Ale, now
in its 17 th year of operation on Hudson’s Warren Street in the former CH Evans Hook & Ladder
building. She has served on the board of the Hudson Area Library and continues as a member of
the History Room Committee. She earned a BS from Rochester Institute of Technology in
Industrial Engineering. Two adorable children, a very chill cat, and two bossy guinea pigs keep
her quite busy.

Donations are appreciated but not required and they will support the archiving of the library’s
History Room collection based on the history of Hudson, Greenport and Stockport.

As this is a walking tour, wear appropriate footwear & dress for the weather & conditions. We may encounter uneven ground, semi-steep hills, and mud and will not always be sticking to the paved pathways. Attendees will meet in the cemetery office parking lot promptly at 12pm.

DATE/TIME: Sunday, October 23, 2022 / 12 – 1:30pm
Rain Date: Sunday, October 30 / 12pm

LOCATION: Cedar Park Cemetery
Cemetery Office Parking Lot
20 Columbia Turnpike
Hudson, NY 12534

REGISTRATION: Required and limited to 45 participants
Register by emailing brenda.shufelt@hudsonarealibrary.org

LOCATION: The Greenport Conservation Area
319 Joslen Blvd,
Hudson, NY 12534



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Window On Hudson Presents Art Exhibit & Reception: Zakariya Abdul-Qadir “A Tale of Two Cities”

Edwin Raymond (Living Legend series), oil on wood, 12”x12”, 2021

Window On Hudson presents Zakariya Abdul-Qadir and his series “A Tale of Two Cities” on view from September 8 – October 2, 2022.  Abdul-Qadir uses sketches and oil paintings to study the social divides and housing challenges that face residents all over this nation.

An Artist Reception will be held on Saturday, September 10th, 2022 from 3-5pm.  

With “A Tale of Two Cities” Abdul-Qadir not only compares the cities of Brooklyn and Hudson, NY but more specifically the two drastically different communities that often are only a block away from each other.  Growing up in Section 8 housing in Brooklyn, he was always aware that the daily life of his family and neighbors was dramatically different from the life of those in neighboring, more affluent, neighborhoods.  After the loss of his job at the start of the pandemic he came to the Hudson Valley so that he could use this forced time off to focus solely on his painting.  Wandering the streets of Hudson he quickly became aware of the similarities between Hudosn and Brooklyn, with the community in Bliss Tower living a very different life from people who live on or frequent Warren Street.  

Abdul-Qadir looks at both the people and the buildings that face these divides.  When presenting the people who either reside in or serve a neighborhood, he first sketches with watercolor crayons on brown paper bags.  Abdul-Qadir explains the thoughtful use of brown paper bags in this way, “The discriminatory history of the brown paper bag tests are not lost on me, however, I choose to use them as an opportunity to bring awareness to people of color rather than to divide. I find the tone of the paper allows a wider range of pigments to be expressed, providing a rich background for my color studies.”  These “Living Legends” are then transferred to 12” x 12” panels and completed with oils.  As a group these portraits create a collection of people engaged in civil discourse and the pursuit of change.

The buildings are rendered on large canvases in order to display the scale of the object, as well as its significance.  He may capture the eerie silence seen from a street corner or reveal the anxiety that comes with a new building’s construction.  This development is often followed by an increase in rent for the neighborhood’s original citizens.

Abdul-Qadir invites you to, “experience the series as a whole and reflect on the inequities and injustices in American cities.  Take a deeper look into our local government systems and our elected officials. What do these buildings represent to you? What symbols do they evoke? I want my work to give a lens to the viewer and create a dialogue between the viewer and the art.”

Zakariya Abdul-Qadir was born and raised in Brownsville, Brooklyn, in a four bedroom apartment with three siblings, where his parents still reside.  He currently lives in South Brooklyn, just far enough from the trendy ring of neighborhoods surrounding Prospect Park that the rent for his small apartment was affordable.  He graduated in 2011 from City University of New York, Brooklyn College.  He has exhibited with The Painting Center, White Bear Center for the Arts, I Like Your Work, and Open Studio Hudson. 

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 http://www.WindowOnHudson.org.

Info & Image From Window On Hudson

DATES/TIMES: On view September 8 – October 2, 2022
Artist Reception: Saturday, September 10th / 3 – 5pm

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


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Lemony Snicket & Lisa Brown Visit Hudson Area Library, Sep 13

Photo credit: Meredith Heuer

Join Hudson Area Library on Tuesday, September 13th for a very special event: Lemony Snicket and Lisa Brown will share storytelling, live illustration, and accordion music in celebration of their fresh and funny children’s book, Goldfish Ghost!

Goldfish Ghost was born on the surface of the water in the bowl on a dresser in a boy’s room. The boy’s room was pleasant and familiar, but Goldfish Ghost wanted company, so he set out to find some good company. It can be hard to find the company you are looking for. Bestselling author Lemony Snicket and illustrator Lisa Brown bring us a fresh and funny take on what happens after your favorite goldfish crosses over to the other side.

Lemony Snicket is the author of far too many books for children, including The Dark, which won the Charlotte Zolotow Award, and 13 Words, which didn’t. Despite his best efforts, his series All The Wrong Questions and A Series of Unfortunate Events have allegedly sold more than 70 million copies and been translated into thirty-nine languages.

Lisa Brown is an award-winning illustrator, author, educator, and cartoonist whose picture books include: The Airport Book, How to Be, Mummy Cat by Marcus Ewert, and The Latke Who Couldn’t Stop Screaming by Lemony Snicket. Her latest books include The Phantom Twin, a graphic novel for teens, and Long Story Short, a collection of her book review comics. Her next book is about a hospital.

DATE/TIME: Tuesday, September 13, 2022 / 4 – 5pm

LOCATION: The Hudson Area Library
Community Room
51 North Fifth Street
Hudson, NY 12534


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Waterfront Wednesdays in Hudson at Riverfront Park, Aug 24

Waterfront Wednesdays at Henry Hudson Riverfront Park, bring together a diverse collection of offerings such as kayak rentals and lighthouse tours, along with vendors, food, entertainment and a drum circle.

This Wednesday will feature Sloop Eleanor + Fishing on the water. On land – Pook Drum Circle, A-Y Dancers, and Lex Grey & The Urban Pioneers.

: Wednesday, August 24, 2022 / 5 – 8pm

LOCATION: Henry Hudson Riverfront Park
Hudson, NY
(Behind the Amtrak station)


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Hudson Hall Presents, 16 Years of the Hudson Jazz Workshop Concert, Aug 14

Hudson Hall presents Hudson Jazz Workshop Concert, featuring Armen Donelian, Marc Mommaas and Michael Abene on August 14th.

Now in its 16th year, pianist Armen Donelian and saxophonist Marc Mommaas’ immersive Hudson Jazz Workshop culminates with a concert at Hudson Hall featuring pianist, composer, arranger, educator and record producer Michael Abene. Abene performs with Donelian and Mommaas alongside an international line-up of workshop musicians performing original new works created during the workshop process.

DATE/TIME: Sunday, August 14, 2022 / 4pm

LOCATION: Hudson Hall
327 Warren Street 
Hudson, NY 12534 

COST: Free
Reservations recommended and available at https://hudsonoperahouse


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