Things to Do in Hudson

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Things to Do in Hudson

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  • Pat B
    3 contributions
    Learned a lot and saw many unexpected influences during the tour downstairs. Feel the upstairs tour lacking substance; still being renovated and returned to that time period. Viewing the grounds and seeing the commanding views well worth the trip
    Written June 26, 2022
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  • 502bbb
    South Bend, IN360 contributions
    I've been to numerous firefighter museums all over north America and they were all good, but this one is AWESOME! It's huge!
    Written May 12, 2022
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  • John B
    Hudson, NY174 contributions
    Might never get done of course but the Historic Hudson enthusiasts are doing it right. The house is a fascinating study of a project committed to the pursuit of perfection. When it’s open as it was for the design showcase the historic halls come alive.
    Written August 16, 2018
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  • Zzardvark
    880 contributions
    After agonizing decades of restoration, a questionable rebranding and a variety of management changes, the Hudson Opera House is finally open for business. After a couple of seasons of programming, I can give this place a full-throated “pretty good.” The Stephen Petronio dance company has been the main headliner there for two seasons and this is a great place to see his work. The rest of the programming is ok but could be better. It’s a bit cobbled together from local performers and I often scratch my head to find something I really want to go to. It’s small town hipster, heavy in the drum circle programming for kids but I just wish it was more compelling. The interior restoration is quite nice and I’m just happy after years of attending fundraisers that it’s finally done. It feels however that the restoration tried to cool down the Victorian architecture and make in more modern with lots of grey paint. It just makes the space a little cold when it really should sing. This a nice small town venue and you could do worse than attending something here. I just hope they find their stride and improve the programming a bit.
    Written August 1, 2019
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  • BrynMawrBK
    Bryn Mawr, PA709 contributions
    A brief visit here to see the Hudson River at water level helped us envision how the town of Hudson became the home of whalers in the 1800s. The small park is located close by the train station and is a nice spot for a short walk and enjoying the scenery. There is no admission fee. Several people were fishing and others picnicking while we were there on a sunny afternoon. Be advised to turn left when exiting the park, as if you turn right the road ends very shortly thereafter.
    Written October 23, 2021
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  • GilBagnell
    Catskill Region, NY177 contributions
    We have cards to the Catskill Library and as a result are able to visit the Hudson library which is also in the Mid Hudson system. They recently moved into the old armory and the new space has been attractively repurposed and makes for pleasant browsing. We also dropped into a mall art show they had there and enjoyed that as well.
    Written February 19, 2019
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  • Alpha Dad
    Connecticut431 contributions
    I used to stop here with my grandfather when I was a kid so I wanted to bring my children rather than just drive by. They have fruit, vegetables, baked goods, drinks, jar goods, and candy. They also have a deli with boars head meats and cheeses if you need a sandwich. We grabbed a few items for the road. Stop for 5-10 minutes and help the American Farmer.
    Written August 30, 2021
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  • EK Chase
    Ridgefield, CT26 contributions
    Wonderful art! Truly enjoyed it. The weather outside was a bit dreary. This was a great way to spend some time. Very interesting exhibits. Well maintained and open to the public. Well worth a visit! The 2nd floor has great artists as well!
    Written October 26, 2020
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  • kallimgmt
    toronto119 contributions
    Eclectic collection, well priced and interesting to browse. Plenty of parking and near the main street.
    Written November 21, 2019
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  • Billy B
    Rhinebeck, NY4 contributions
    Suarez Family Brewing has become my favorite place to go on my days off. The staff are nice, remember my name even amongst a crowded room. It sounds simple, but this goes a long way. Kate and Adam are always so friendly and accomodating. You can tell these people have a passion for GOOD beer. You can taste it.

    Some of my favorite beers they have are the Pilsners (remarkable crisp and refreshing) and the Country Beers. They use ingredients from neigboring communities which speaks to the quality. They also have a smoked lager that is so unique (Stands to Reason). I'd have to say that the thing that sets them apart from a lot of places like them is that they don't have a list stacked with IPAs. They are 8oz. pours, so you can have a few and not be zonked by 7pm. The other big thing is that their beer floats between 4.6% and 5.7% alcohol content, meaning you can actually TASTE the ingredients.

    Their beer list is always changing, so if you like something, bring home a bottle. Or get a growler. It's $7 to refill after the first $10 bottle and fill fee.

    How could I not mention the baked goods from Tivoli General that they have available each day they're open. I think each day they have fresh pretzels (perfect combo with a Palatine Pils), and fresh loaves of bread. The best though, is on sundays when they have freakin Pimento cheese sandwiches.

    I deeply respect their grassroots operation. They seriously could be one of those companies that make 10 different stickers, 15 shirts and trucker hats. But they're all about the beer. I mean, if they had more shirts I would definitely own them. But it's not really important at the end of the day.

    The pours are $4, sometimes $5 depending on the beer. Come on. Does that get better? See you this weekend.
    Written March 11, 2020
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  • revrpb619
    Ridgefield, CT377 contributions
    We attended a wedding & reception there on Passover/Easter weekend.
    The Basilica is a reclaimed industrial complex that houses a smaller hall, and a large hall where the reception was held.
    I am not completely sure that they have all the bugs figured out yet regarding live music, as the large hall seemed a bit too boomy and echoy. Let's face it, a huge main hall, with a soaring ceiling and brick walls does not lend itself to concert hall acoustics. Some sort of sound dampening would help that out.
    All in all, this is a great venue and I can only see it getting better.
    Written April 23, 2019
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  • Steve
    2 contributions
    Fabulous gallery space for wonderful paintings by artist JoAnne Lobotsky. The gallery a vintage house with a separate vintage 4 story carriage house as additional gallery space. A courtyard separating the buildings typically displays sculpture work. Art openings at the gallery draw interested viewers from NYC to Albany. This is a gem in a very quaint and upscale city of Hudson.
    Written June 25, 2019
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  • barrettcpa
    Athens, New York83 contributions
    My wife and I went with a friend to see an excellent documentary - one that would never hit the big movie chains, or appear on HBO. The theater we were in (I think they have more than one) offered comfy chairs, more of a relaxed family room than standard theater seating. I think the movie selections are basically the type of movie you would be glad to have seen, but never have heard of before. They have a very large gathering area outside the theater where art is displayed, books fare or sale, and you can enjoy somewhat non-standard theater snacks. Parking is off street.
    Written October 9, 2019
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  • mrganem
    New York City24 contributions
    Going to see a play at Stageworks is a community affair. The venue is intimate, and you're bound to run into someone you know. The "lobby" is more like a friend's living room, with appetizers and drinks available. We've seen a couple of performances, most recently Looped, an alternately hilarious and touching play about a moment in diva Tallulah Bankhead's life.
    Written November 15, 2014
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  • FarAway108162
    New York City, NY1 contribution
    The Hudson Underground offers an eclectic mix of art, but is also a performance space and meeting venue for the local community. At the Underground art is what people do as well as what people see. A wonderful addition to Hudson's thriving art community.
    The Underground is among the top cultural riches of the Hudson Valley.
    Written September 12, 2019
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