Congolese Celebration Shout-out on Rural Intelligence

The Congolese Celebration got a mention on the radio show Rural Intelligence Report, a radio show covering news in Berkshire, northern Dutchess, northern Litchfield, and our very own Columbia counties. We audio above is a clip of the March 5 episode of their program. You can find the full episode here.

Congolese Cultural Celebration

Join us on Saturday, March 11, from 2 to 4pm, for a special Congolese Cultural Celebration. Pamela Badila, the Badila family and Perfect Ten teens will present traditional music, songs, dances and folk life stories of the Congo.

A special dance from the First National Ballet of Congo will be performed by DIATA DIATA International Folkloric Theatre, the well-known Badila Family ensemble, based right here in Hudson. The ensemble will share history, imagery and contemporary music. There will be a brief percussion and dance workshop offered to guests during the day, which is open to families for discovery. The acoustic trio of Loumingou Night, Badila sisters, will perform songs especially selected for this tribute to their father’s homeland. A variety of foods from Congo and other African origins, made popular in the Congo will be available for sampling. Attendees are welcome to join in all activities throughout! Continue reading

Mother’s Day Fashion Show & Tea

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Sunday, May 8, 2pm–4pm

Community Room
The NEW Hudson Area Library
51 N. 5th Street, Hudson

Treat your Mom! Come see a fashion show of vintage clothing. Enjoy homemade cakes and cookies along with tea from Verdigris-Hudson. Learn styling tips from the make-up experts at FACE Stockholm.

Music mixed by Young Paris. Community models including Mothers and daughters. Vintage clothing provided by Discipline Park

Tickets are $25.00 each. Bring your Mom for just $10.00 more. 

Reservations preferred. Click here!

A benefit for the Hudson Area Library.

Watch for the Warren Street Canvas

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Perfect Ten students at a Summer event with Perfect Ten Director, Laura Miller

Businesses located on Warren Street should be receiving visitors from the organization Perfect Ten After School in the next couple of months. The young women, all local high school students, focus not only on academic skills, but dedication to social interaction as well. Under the watchful eye of Director Laura Miller and Founder Paula Forman, the students will be gathering information to update the listings for the most highly trafficked thoroughfare in Columbia County.

We are working with Perfect Ten and the Hudson Development Corporation to amass an accurate record of all the businesses on and adjacent to Warren Street. We want to build a closer relationship with the business community and the Hudson Walking Guide (an HDC project) will benefit from our canvassing as well.
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Armory Chili Wins First Prize at Chili Fest!

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DeWayne Powell, volunteer with the Campaign for the Hudson Area Library, accepts the First Prize medal at the Hudson Valley Bounty Chili Fest!

The Campaign for the Hudson Area Library participated in the Hudson Valley Bounty Chili Fest this weekend where we won First Prize for our Armory Chili! First prize comes with a $500 award that will go to the Fund for the new Hudson Area Library.

Thanks to David Murphy, Theresa Timko Parsons, Betsy Miller, DeWayne Powell, and Ingrid Kildiss and Jeana Marie Lazzara of Perfect Ten for helping out at the fest! And an extra special thanks to Grazin’ Angus Acres for their contribution of beef short ribs and Josephine Proul of Local 111 for making our delicious chili. Yum.

Many thanks to all who voted for us and showed their support!