The mission of Hudson River Music Hall Productions, Inc. is to create community through music and the related arts.
Since opening our doors, Hudson River Music Hall Productions, Inc., a non-profit IRS 501(c)(3) corporation, has brought over 100 events per year to the public; live music, art gallery openings, dance seminars, theatrical productions, private parties and many more opportunities for the community to gather through the arts.
The Hudson River Music Hall was founded in December 2010 by musician/ composer Jonathan Newell, record producer Stu Kuby, Professor Nicholas Buttino, and Community member Judith Johnson. As 2011 unfolded, Hudson River Music Hall Productions, Inc. had the opportunity to purchase the historic former Bell Telephone Company building, built in 1881. On April 6th, 2012, HRMH had its official Ribbon Cutting ceremony. Hudson Falls now has a home for the arts.
The building houses a 10,000 watt sound system, music room, black box theater with movie screen, visual arts gallery and dance studio. Our seating capacity is 100. Its objectives are to enhance the quality of life in the village of Hudson Falls and the surrounding communities by providing performance and educational opportunities through music, dance, theater and the visual arts. We feel that by creating excitement in downtown Hudson Falls we will attract more business and opportunities for our community. The Hudson River Music Hall has created a place for the community to gather and experience the arts.
Our purchase of the historic Strand Theatre in Hudson Falls, NY has resulted in more opportunities to bring talent to our area. With this larger venue we are booking some great acts at the Strand. So much great potential from Rock-n-Roll to Classical, Jazz, R&B, Dance, Theater, Film, Comedy and more!
Besides touring professionals, we host local talent showcases and Open Mic Night every Wednesday evening at the Strand where anyone gets a chance to perform in a supportive environment. *** Click here to view photographer Kendall McKernon's video of Hudson Falls and the Strand Theatre.
The village of Hudson Falls is witnessing the economic power associated with the arts. Already there are new business and investors joining the downtown area.
Hudson River Music Hall Productions, Inc. is actively seeking volunteers and donors. Contributions are necessary for restoring and maintaining these historic properties along with support for programming and administration. It is the goal of HRMH to create permanent space for the arts in the village of Hudson Falls and provide the community with great opportunities to walk the village and be entertained by more galleries, restaurants and boutiques.
HRMH would also like to utilize the numerous parks within walking distance of the downtown area by bringing music and theatrical events into Derby Park, Murray Park, Juckett Park, the restoration of Grace Park into a sculpture garden with amphitheater, Wall Street Pond and the Feeder Canal bike trail. It is our hope that Hudson Falls will become a destination for participants in the arts for generations to come.