Hudson's Winter Walk celebrating its 25th anniversary
Hudson Hall, October 28, announced the return of Winter Walk, this year marking its 25th anniversary. The yearly celebration will take place from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sat., Dec. 4, and feature an assemblage of outdoor attractions, "including locally grown music, art, dance and family fun," according to a press release. Columbia County Department of Health Director Jack Mabb says, "Given the high number of partially or fully vaccinated residents in our county and state, we are in a totally different place than we were in 2020. Winter Walk is an event that many look forward to each year and one that promotes community spirit and good will. With the focus on outdoor activities, we look forward to celebrating Winter Walk's 25th Anniversary on December 4." Hudson Hall has also announced the winners of the Winter Walk 25th Anniversary Artist Grant Program. Created to honor the diversity, ingenuity and perseverance of Hudson’s creative community, the $15,000 in grant funds given to artists and creative teams provides financial support to help create work to be featured at the December 4 event. Recipients of the 25th Anniversary Winter Walk Artist Grants include: Artschatz, Diata Diata International Folkloric Theater, Dmitry Wild, Flow Chart Foundation, the Hudson Festival Orchestra, Jonah Bokaer Choreography, sound artist MMS, experimental jazz group Microfauna and others. The Hudson Opera House produced its first Winter Walk in 1997 to help bring foot traffic back to Warren Street after a long period of decline. Today, Winter Walk covers the full mile-long stretch of Hudson’s main street, and beyond, on the first Saturday in December. Voted Best Winter Community Event numerous times, Winter Walk kicks off the holiday season by highlighting the shops, galleries and restaurants and artistic community behind the city’s creative economy. Read more at hudsonhall [dot] org or phone (518) 822-1438.