Tag: Parade

Mad Hatters’ Parade Returns to Hudson, May 8

The Mad Hatters’ Parade returns to Hudson on Saturday, May 8th. The Parade is an annual community-built wearable-art parade on the streets of Hudson, NY. Anyone can join the retinue of aspiring artists, agile absurdists, and ambulatory agitators to create an open-source work of mobile performance art.

Drawing inspiration from global Carnival masquerades and Hudson’s evolving history as a city of makers, the Mad Hatters’ Parade brings together Hudson’s diverse communities in a shared spectacle of the nonsensical. Hats and headdresses, body-extensions and puppets, and wearable assemblages in any form are welcome. This year, the parade organizers are asking everyone to wear a mask & keep a safe distance from your fellow Hatters. The Parade steps off from the Hudson Area Library at 2 PM and wends its way to a final Grand Sashay at Basilica Hudson.

DATE/TIME: Saturday, May 8, 2021 / 2pm

LOCATION: Hudson Area Library
51 North 5th Street

REGISTER: Online here


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Hudson Halloween Parade and Trick or Treat, Oct 29

The Hudson Halloween Parade and Trick or Treat event is this Sunday. The day starts with Trick or Treating along Warren street, and then a parade.

Trick or Treaters should look for the Hudson Halloween Whale (see image above) displayed at participating businesses.

Sunday, October 29, 2017
2 – 4pm: Trick or Treat
4pm: Gather at 7th Street Park for Parade
4:05pm: Parade Kickoff to Hudson Hall

Warren St,
Hudson, NY

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Hudson Flag Day Parade – Saturday June 10!

This Saturday is Hudson’s Flag Day Parade. The day starts with entertainment, informational displays, and vendors at the 7th St. Park, which is followed by the Elks Annual Flag Day Ceremony.

The parade will start at Green & State Street and will march down Warren St, ending at the Amtrak Train Station. The Parade features marchers, vehicles, floats and marching bands from community groups, churches, fire companies, youth groups, and businesses.

The big bands returning include The Hawthorne Caballeros, 20th Century Limited and Brass-O-Mania, along with high school marching bands and more! Some of these groups will give an additional performance at the waterfront, followed by the judges’ announcement of trophies earned.

The water front will also feature a large variety of food vendors, an amusement area with rides, and entertainment provided by Dusk to Dawn and Side Show Willie.  The day wraps up with the area’s largest fireworks display, produced by Young Explosives.

Saturday, June 10, 2017
7th Street Park activities begin at 10am
The parade steps off at 2pm
Fireworks at Hudson’s Riverfront Park at about 9pm

Hudson, NY
Parade Route runs along Warren Street (from Green & State Streets to Amtrak Station).



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Muster Celebration at Museum of Firefighting in Hudson

This Saturday, the FASNY Museum of Firefighting is reviving the muster on the grounds of the Firemen’s Home in Hudson. This day of old-fashioned fun gets started with the first muster, which will coincide with the 125th Anniversary Celebration at the Firemen’s Home.

The FASNY Museum of Firefighting will also be part of the Hudson FD Inspection Day parade, and there’s an opportunity for muster participants and special selected FD’s to be part of the parade.

Additional events and activities for the day include Demonstrations of Pumping, Hose Racing and Gold Leafing, Games, Vendors, Food, and more.

Saturday, May 20, 2017
Parade step off for antiques is 9:30am.
Muster grounds open at 10am and close at 4pm.

FASNY Museum of Firefighting
117 Harry Howard Avenue, Hudson

Parade Route: Green Street, Park Place, Warren Street (from 7th Street to 5th Street), 5thStreet to State Street (from 5th Street to Short Street) from Short Street to Harry Howard Avenue, full parade ends at the ball fields at the FASNY Firemen’s Home


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Valatie Winter Walk & Parade, Saturday, December 10


Tomorrow, the Village of Valatie celebrates it’s WinterWalk & Winter Parade.

WinterWalk begins with the Winter Parade, and is followed by festivities throughout the village. Visitors can shop at the stores, sample holiday food, and enjoy live music and entertainment until 9 pm. The parade will feature firetrucks and rescue vehicles from several local fire departments, as well as carolers from regional organizations, and parade-stopping performances. A classical feature of Valatie’s winter parade is Santa Claus riding through the village on his sleigh. Santa will park his sleigh for the evening at the Valatie Community Theatre on Main Street, where he will listen to kids’ Wish Lists.

WinterWalk is sponsored by the Village of Valatie, the Valatie Economic Redevelopment Association (V.E.R.A.), and the Valatie Santa Claus Club, which is the “First In The Nation.”

December 10, 2016, 5–9 pm
Parade begins at 5pm
WinterWalk is 6 pm to 9 pm, on Main Street

For more info, visit veravalatie.com/Winter_Walk by clicking here.


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