2017 Annual Appeal

Hudson-based choreographer Adam H. Weinert’s mash up of Washington Irving’s “Rip Van Winkle” and “The Nutcracker Suite” with 100 local children dancing during Winter Walk 2017

We served 50,000 people this year through exciting cultural events and community arts programs serving young people in our community.

If as many donors as there are days in the year make a fully- tax deductible gift of $50, we can present ten community youth workshops.

If as many donors as there are weeks in the year make a fully- tax deductible gift of $100, we can pay five artist fees.

If as many donors as there are months in the year make a fully- tax deductible gift of $1,000, we can buy equipment and supplies for our restored landmark theater…

A Note From the Executive Director

2017 has been a defining year for Hudson Hall. Thanks to the generosity of donors like you, we restored New York State’s oldest surviving theater and returned it to community use for the first time in 55 years! Our main stage performances received unprecedented praise from the national press, bringing new visitors to Hudson and invigorating our local economy. And, with your continued support, we’ll continue to grow our programs, our presence and our reputation as a center for community gathering, cultural exchange and creative placemaking.

In July, our Executive Director Gary Schiro, who has devoted himself to Hudson Hall for nearly two decades, announced his plan to step down at the end of this year. As a visionary leader, he has brought this organization to life, carefully stewarding the restoration of our historic building while building strong ties with our community. It has been a privilege to work alongside Gary, and I am both humbled and honored to succeed him. During this time of transition and growth, your support is more important than ever.

Hudson Hall is poised to continue to develop in exciting ways. Our landmark building has always been a part of Hudson’s history, and is now a vital part of our city’s future. The performance hall is proving to be an important home for artists and audiences alike, and a place where underserved children speak with their dancing feet and local talent gives voice to great art.

As 2017 draws to a close, we’re looking forward to the future and feeling grateful for the past. From the grand re-opening of the performance hall in April to our critically lauded, sold-out run of The Mother of Us All last month (recently named as one of the ‘Best Classical Performances of 2017’ by the New York Times), it’s been a year to remember. Click here to see our year in review.

Every gift matters and helps us to inspire and promote the arts and to play a pivotal role in the cultural and economic advancement of the region. Your donation also supports our year-round schedule of free community events and youth workshops to serve those most in need. I appeal to you to be as generous as you can with a tax-deductible year-end gift.

If we work together, all things are possible.

With warm holiday wishes,

Tambra Dillon
Executive Director