1st Annual Hudson Mad Hatter’s Parade!

Mad Hatter’s Wearable Art Spring Break Workshop, Photo by Thomas Roeschlein

Program Description: Community members are invited to join our Tween Advisory Council members participating in the Hudson Mad Hatters’ Parade: a parade of wearable art, created by tweens, local artists, and community participants as a shared celebration of Hudson’s industrial history and emerging future as a city of makers. The Parade is organized by Processional Arts Workshop (PAW), a non-profit arts organization that works with communities to create site-specific art parades and performances. PAW is teaming up with local Hudson organizations, including Basilica Hudson and the library with hands-on workshops to create Hudson-inspired headdresses, costumes, puppets, and other wearable mobile artworks. The Parade steps off from the library and ends at Basilica Hudson, making a final grand entrance at Basilica’s Spring Farm and Flea. For more info, visit madhattersparade.org/.

Date/Time: Saturday, May 11, 1pm-3pm. Meet up in front of the Galvan Armory at 1pm. Parade kick-off at 2pm.

Target Audience: All Ages

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Author Jack Gantos Speaks on How to Craft Great Stories from Journals

Program Description:  We are pleased to present, as part of the Hudson Children’s Book Festival, author Jack Gantos speaking on “Using Student Journals to Snoop Out & Draft Great Stories”. Join Jack for a lively and instructive in-service on how to use his book “Writing Radar” to set up journals to capture, organize, and polish productive short stories.

Date/Time: Friday, May 3, 3:30-5:30pm

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Mad Hatter’s Wearable Art Workshop

Program Description: We are pleased to announce our Mad Hatter’s Wearable Art workshop during spring break for tweens and teens (8-17 years old) in collaboration with Processional Arts Workshop (PAW).

Participants will learn how to create giant masks, head-pieces, and puppets for an art parade in Hudson, NY. Drawing inspiration from worldwide Carnivale and masquerade traditions, this class explores how to design and construct large, lightweight wearable art for parades, theatre, and performance. NYC Halloween Parade designers Alex Kahn and Sophia Michahelles emphasize a process of visual storytelling, introducing a range of low-tech, high-impact techniques to transform Hudson’s stories into performance art. The final creations will take to the streets for the city’s 1st Annual Mad Hatter’s Parade on May 11, celebrating Hudson’s industrial past and emerging future as a city of makers.

Date/Time: Monday-Thursday, April 22-25 from 10-3pm

Target Audience: Tweens and Teens (8-17 years old)

Registration: Required. Lunch and material provided. This program will take place at Basilica Hudson, 110 S. Front St., Transportation to/from the library is available. Email youth@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792

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Music In The Stacks: Moyna

Program Description: We are pleased to announce that modern and traditional Bangladeshi musical group, Moyna, is performing in our 2019 Music In The Stacks concert series. This concert is curated by the Bangladeshi American Society of Hudson and emceed by Hudson Muslim Youth. A short q&a and refreshments will be available after the concert.

Date/ Time: Sunday, April 28, 4-5:30pm

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Saturday Movie Matinee: Spider-Man Into The Spider-Verse (2018)

 

Program Description: Hudson Area Library’s Tween Advisory Council is pleased to present another Saturday Movie Matinee. This month’s feature will be Academy Award winning movie, Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse (2018). When Miles Morales becomes the Spider-Man of his reality, his path crosses with five counterparts from other dimensions to stop a threat for all realities.

Date/Time: Saturday, April 13, 4-7pm

Registration/Suggested Audience:  This movie is open to tweens, teens and families and is held as part of the Council’s ongoing Saturday Movie Matinee series. As usual for matinees there will be raffle prizes and free popcorn. For more information: please email youth@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792

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Maria Manhattan & Perfect Ten After School for Women’s History Month

Maria Manhattan with poster of her 1980s art installation “The Box Lunch”

Program Description: Feminism in Art: The Box Lunch & Beyond, an illustrated talk by Maria Manhattan in collaboration with Perfect Ten Hudson. Manhattan discusses her 1980s art exhibition, The Box Lunch, her response to Judy Chicago’s groundbreaking feminist work, The Dinner Party. Perfect Ten girls bring The Box Lunch into the 21st century with their own box lunches, created in workshops with Manhattan.

There will be a few pieces from the original exhibit on display in the library as well as collages or assemblages created by the young women of Perfect Ten Hudson that honor women of their choosing. The Box Lunch and Beyond will be on display through April 30.

Date/Time: Thursday, March 28, 6-7:30pm Continue reading

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POSTPONED: Music in the Stacks: Experimental Musician Patrick Higgins

Due to circumstances beyond our control, the Patrick Higgins concert scheduled for Sunday, March 24 will need to be rescheduled. New date TBA.

Program Description:  We are pleased to announce Music in the Stacks, which features five one-hour Sunday afternoon concerts performed in the library throughout 2019 and hosted by Hudson area youth. These concerts, in the main area of the library, reflect a wide range of musical styles, genres, instruments and cultures. Audience members will receive cultural passports, which will be stamped at each concert. Attendance at all five makes them eligible to win a gift certificate to a Hudson music venue.

The first concert begins with Patrick Higgins, an experimental music composer and is hosted by Operation Unite NY youth. Higgins has been described by The New Yorker magazine as one of the “prime movers of the local avant-garde”, and an “exacting avant-classical guitarist by Time Out NY.

Date/Time: Sunday, March 24, 4-5:30pm

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Music in the Stacks: A New Concert Series!

Program Description: We are pleased to announce Music in the Stacks, which features five one-hour  concerts performed in the library throughout 2019 and hosted by Hudson area youth. These concerts, in the main area of the library, reflect a wide range of musical styles, genres, instruments and cultures. Audience members receive cultural passports, which will be stamped at each concert. Attendance at all five makes them eligible to win a gift certificate to a Hudson music venue.

Dates/Time: All concerts are Sundays 4-5:30pm. 1) March 24 features Patrick Higgins, a Hudson based experimental music composer, hosted by Operation Unite NY youth. 2) A Bangla band headlined by Palbasha Siddique performs traditional and modern Bangladeshi music on April 28 in conjunction with the Bangladeshi New Year. This concert is curated by the Bangladeshi American Society of Hudson and hosted by Hudson Muslim Youth. 3) On May 19, we offer a Harmony Project Hudson student and instructor concert with a selection of pop, rock and jazz for violin, cello, recorder and accordion and hosted by members of the Hudson Area Library Tween Advisory Council. 4) The September 8 concert features NorthWinds, a bassoon ensemble, performing Celtic, jazz and blues pieces arranged for the bassoon, hosted by student members of the Hudson City School District’s Tri-M Music Honor Society. 5) TBA.

This project is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Greene County Council on the Arts.

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