Hudson in March 2015 – Our Top 6 Recommendations

The Night Life of the Soul, Richard Merkin
The Night Life of the Soul, Richard Merkin
The Night Life of the Soul, Richard Merkin

With winter finally coming to a close amidst its final storms, Hudsonites are looking forward to the coming spring. A deluge of snow this winter covered the wide golden fields around the city center, creating perfect conditions for skiing and snowshoeing, but now everyone delights in the longer hours of sunlight and occasional signs of snow thawing. Most of all, we’re seeing that the bounty that is the nature of Hudson will soon return in full bloom. In the city, venues are gearing up for a bonanza of spring activities.

Here are our recommendations for things to do in Hudson in March 2015:

“Deep Air” Art Series: Geography and Gender Deborah Poe and Kazumi Tanaka – Olana, Hudson NY
March 8 | 3:00 – 5:00 pm

Poet, artist bookmaker, curator, and professor Deborah Poe and visual artist Kazumi Tanaka present their art and in turn explore complex issues of geography and power (gendered, nationalist, and resource-based) while staying deeply committed to beauty. This event is curated by artist and poet, Lee Gough. Each speaker will present for about 20 minutes, followed Q&A, conversation, tea and cake. Click here for details >

Films at TSL – Hudson NY
March 6 – 15

TSL has built an 84-seat theater, complete with classic 1940s theater chairs. The New York Times called TSL “The place to see independent film in Columbia County, NY.” TSL presents movies that offer a uniquely critical edge and poignant points of view, frequently hosting filmmakers who engage in discussions with the audience afterwards. Click here for details >

Fermentation Workshop and Dinner – Valley Variety, Hudson NY
Thursday, March 12 | 6:30-9:00 pm

Faith Gilbert of Letterbox Farm Collective will lead the group through a hands-on preparation of several lacto-fermented foods. Throughout the evening, David Chicane, Chef/Owner of Hudson Food Studio, will be preparing several dishes that will be enjoyed over dinner accompanied by wine. Each person will take-home jars of fermented goods​, recipes, a troubleshooting guide,​ and starter culture for a fermented soda. Click here for details >

Richard Merkin: Some of His Favorite Things – Carrie Haddad Gallery, Hudson NY
Opening Reception: Saturday, March 14 | 6:00-8:00 pm

A solo exhibit featuring defining selections from the estate of the celebrated American painter, illustrator, and arts educator, Richard Merkin (1938 – 2009). Merkin’s portfolio is a prolific survey of American art, music, literature and sports spanning four decades from the 1960’s through the 2000’s. Author Tom Wolfe wrote, “The typical Merkin picture takes legendary American images-from baseball, the movies, fashion, Society, tabloid crime and scandal-and mixes them with his own autobiography, often with dream-style juxtapositions.” Click here for details >

AUCTION: English, Continental and American Paintings, Furniture, Porcelain, Silver, Glass and Carpets – Stair Galleries, Hudson NY
Saturday, March 14 and Sunday, March 15 | 11:00 am

Fine Auction comprised of English, Continental and American Paintings, Furniture, Porcelain, Silver, Glass and Carpets. The sale will include a large collection of English & Continental porcelain and pottery: Mochaware bowls and table articles; Wedgwood creamware dinner service, Faience melons, Dodie Thayer cabbages, and Chinese Export porcelain table articles. There is also a large collection of English and French toleware, including lamps, trays, lanterns, canisters and boxes, as well as English and American silver hollowware, flatware and serving pieces. Also on offer are French, Italian and English painted furniture, as well as a Victorian inlaid mahogany pigeon coup, directoire burl walnut dining table, federal cherry chest on chest, George III mahogany serpentine-fronted chest of drawers and a George III mahogany pedestal desk. Click here for details >

Bindlestiff Family Cirkus – Club Helsinki, Hudson NY
Saturday, March 28 | 9:00 pm

The Bindlestiff stage is one of the few arenas in the world where attendees may see internationally renowned street performers, featured acts from Cirque du Soleil and Ringling Brothers, and artists from “America’s Got Talent” next to local legends, live, on stage, and in the same show. In keeping with Bindlestiff’s clubby NYC roots, the audience is encouraged to dress for festival and be part of the show. Audience members attending in costume will receive a discounted admission. Click here for details > 

Given the culture and plentiful good food to be spread around the city of Hudson, one would wonder why anyone would stay anywhere else in this gorgeous valley. Our historical landmarks are stunning, our food is world class, our people are cosmopolitan and energetic, our lifestyle is cultured and filled with variation, and we are within striking distance of the heart of New York City. For the center of the Hudson Valley universe, the town that shares its name is also its thriving center, and our potential for fun and relaxation boundless.

Mount Merino Manor, a 19th stately Victorian home surrounded by 100-acres of woodlands, offers seven elegant and comfortable guest rooms and suites, many with beautiful views of the Catskill Mountains and Hudson River. Click here to view our guest rooms >



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