When Hudson eyes itself in Spring, a burst of joy overcomes it. Our spring season welcomes warm winds, dense green woods, swimming lakes, meat grilling on open flames, and the sounds of musical instruments tuning up. Flowers grow rapidly under the burning sun, and the buzz of insects and birds fill the air. Showers of sweet rain fly in rivers off our rooftops, and the farms grow. Art dealers, booksellers, hikers, and groundskeepers prepare their venues for the incoming tide of visitors, and the sidewalks are filled once again with the lively chatter and footfalls of our residents and the itinerant lovers of Hudson. We have our secret delights that Hudson offers, and our more established annual pleasures, which we would like to share with you.
Here are some of our recommended events for Hudson in April 2015:
Club Helsinki – Richard Thompson
405 Columbia Street, Hudson NY | Thursday, April 23, 8:00 PM
Named by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the Top 20 Guitarists of All Time, Richard Thompson is practically invented British folk-rock with Fairport Convention. This is a rare and nearly unprecedented chance to see this pioneer of an entire genre of music, who usually performs in large theaters and on festival stages, in the intimate confines of a nightclub.
John Davis Gallery – David Hornung – Shadow and Substance
362 1/2 Warren Street, Hudson NY | April 4 – 26
Cyanotypes that are delicate and resemble traditional shadow Puppet Theater alongside paintings, dense in color and physicality, that offer a more concrete and fully illuminated view of the same pictorial world. Exhibiting them together invites a comparison that reveals their similarities and stark contrasts.
Olana – 5720 State Route 9G, Hudson NY – Birding 101 with Audubon New York
5720 State Route 9G, Hudson NY | Wednesday, April 8, 9:00-11:00 AM
Join Audubon NY education coordinator Larry Federman for an early spring birding event at Olana. There will be a guided walk in Olana’s beautiful artist-designed landscape. Bring binoculars and wear sturdy walking shoes. No pre-registration required.
Valley Variety – Restorative Dinner 705 Warren Street, Hudson NY
705 Warren Street, Hudson NY| Saturday, April 11, 6:30-9:00 PM
Join Chef/Founder of Brooklyn Bouillon, Rachael Mamane, for a 6-course meal designed to demonstrate how dishes crafted with high nutrient ingredients can provide both health benefits and a delectable experience. With each course, Rachael will present the preventative and restorative health benefits of the dish —such as increased energy and disease protection.
Hudson Farmers’ Market – Organic Produce, Meats, Cheeses, Fresh Baked Products
Christ Church Episcopal – 431 Union St, Hudson, NY | Saturdays, 10:00 AM-1:00 PM
Get organic and locally grown high quality, farm-fresh produce sold directly by local farmers. They offer meats, eggs and artisanal cheeses, fruits, vegetables and herbs, fresh baked breads, pies and cookies, herbal teas and remedies, fresh-cut flowers and more.
Sadhana Center for Yoga and Meditation – Tai Chi Classes with Robert Manenti
403 Warren Street, Hudson NY | Saturdays, 4:30-6:00 PM
Tai Chi strengthens muscles and joints and while developing concentration and awareness, also helps relieve fatigue, tension and stress. It is a complete physical exercise bringing stimulation and health to all parts of the body. It may be taken up by anyone regardless of gender, age or health.
Time Space Limited – Live Simulcasts, Independent Films and More
434 Columbia St, Hudson NY – All month, please visit site for schedule.
TSL presents original theater and multi-media productions, independent, documentary and classic movies, music and dance, art exhibitions, community Time To Talk forums, and special events of all kinds including live simulcasts of the Metropolitan Opera, the National Theatre of London, TimesTalks LIVE, and other special HD presentations.
Through swaying grasses and across the winding country roads, in step with the faun, Spring has arrived. Glimpses of parties, feasts in full splendor, and the sounds of busy shops come through many windows on Warren Street. We think, if you follow our advice in the list above, you will be adequately introduced to the world of varied cultural pleasures and country living. Our luxury Bed & Breakfast, set on 200+ bucolic acres, is the perfect place to start and end your days of culture, world-class shopping and fine dining in Hudson.