The Strand Theater Revival

$9,380 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 73 people in 32 months
Jonathan Newell
for Hudson River Music Hall Productions
 HUDSON FALLS, NY
The mission of the Hudson River Music Hall is to "create community through music and the related arts." To that end, we have purchased the historic Strand Theater in Hudson Falls!!!   We are raising funds to continue to restore the entire theater.  We have owned the building for a full year and we have removed almost all of the drop ceiling and sheetrock that had covered the theater and made it an office building.  We have held concerts in the theater space since St. Patrick's Day 2017.  The the next phase of construction features new HVAC, an expanded stage, restoration of the office space and we're very excited that the balcony will be open before too long.  We are in an ongoing effort to restore the plaster.  Sometime next summer we will start to put fresh coats of paint on everything.  

Our goal is to create a grass roots movement of local and regional musicians and artists to revitalize a community that has seen it's manufacturing base move out of the area.  We  HRMH currently owns the historic Telephone Company building and we have revived that by hosting nearly 150 concerts per year for the past 5 years in a space that holds 80 people. The Strand Theater will hold over 400! The funds will be used to complete the purchase. From there we will use volunteer labor to bring the building up to code in order to invite the public in for concerts and community events. We promote all kinds of music and give opportunities to musicians of all ages and all levels of participation. The residents of Hudson Falls,NY are very giving; taking care of families in need. It is with that spirit that people decide to raise their children here. We hope to improve the quality of life for people in the the community and the surrounding region and give our children a bright future. It is a community where people will be able to walk to a performance with their loved ones and make new friends.  Please join the Strand Revival!!
+ Read More
Things are progressing nicely at The Strand Theater thanks to all of your donations and the generosity of local foundations. We've already begun having events in the lobby space; open mics, movies and concerts. We've also been working on the entry foyer, handicap bathroom and ticket booth. We're still raising funds to complete the lobby space and begin work on the coffee shop space. Starting next month we'll work our way into the theater space and get that open for the public to view. Hopefully we'll host a show in there by the end of March. There's still a long way to go before all of the work is done but we have a great crew of volunteers and a few contractors who are doing a great job getting the spaces up to code and ready to use. Please stop in to say hello. Thank you for your support.
Strand Theater Lobby
Entry Foyer and Ticket Booth
looking towards the coffee shop
+ Read More
Volunteers are coming every day to help out. Drop in to see what's going on and how you can help.
The lobby ceiling from 1917.
The old/soon to be restored coffee shop
original entry, ticket booth at right
+ Read More
Thanks for the great start. We have some great acts that are already requesting bookings for the Fall. I guess we had better be ready, So much great potential from Rock-n-Roll to Classical, Jazz, R&B, Dance, Theater, Film, Comedy...How about summer festivals like a Mozart weekend? Or a Reggae Splash? What do you want to hear....?
+ Read More
Read a Previous Update
Gena Pappalardo-Cone
22 months ago

Hi how can I help? I live in argyle, and work to restore art. The name of my business is Hudson Valley Art Restoration. Love to see your space and to contribute some sweat to your project. Regards, Gena

+ Read More
Mary Ellen Barlow
26 months ago

Hudson River Music Hall closed on The Strand on October 7, 2016. We have already uncovered a great deal of the "hidden" theatre and will begin renovations next week! Stop in at 210 Main Street, Hudson Falls to see what we'really so excited about!!

+ Read More

$9,380 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 73 people in 32 months
Created April 26, 2016
Funds raised will benefit:
Hudson River Music Hall Productions
Certified Charity
+ Learn More
Hudson Falls, NY
EIN: 454129648
How it Works
  1. You make a donation using a PayPal account or a credit/debit card to PayPal Giving Fund (a 501(c)(3) charitable organization).
  2. After the deduction of payment processing fees, PayPal Giving Fund delivers the funds it receives to the chosen charity on a monthly basis.*
* If, after reasonable efforts, PayPal Giving Fund cannot deliver donations to this charity, the funds may be donated to another charity per PayPal Giving Fund’s policies.
Your share could be bringing in donations. Sign in to track your impact.
   Connect
We will never post without your permission.
In the future, we'll let you know if your sharing brings in any donations.
We weren't able to connect your Facebook account. Please try again later.
$1,000
Anonymous
2 months ago
$35
Anonymous
8 months ago
$100
Jennifer Hunter
12 months ago

I went to an event a few weeks ago and was really glad to see the work being done to renovate this theatre. I am looking forward to seeing more events at this venue!

$50
Anonymous
12 months ago
DA
$1,000
dayle ahrens
14 months ago

You have been an inspiration in your leadership Jon to better our community in the arts. Forever we feel indebted.

GP

We look forward to supporting and performing in this venue! This is going to be a little gem. Thank you ! Carlene Poster and faculty .. www. glensfallsballetanddance.com

Gena Pappalardo-Cone
22 months ago

Hi how can I help? I live in argyle, and work to restore art. The name of my business is Hudson Valley Art Restoration. Love to see your space and to contribute some sweat to your project. Regards, Gena

+ Read More
Mary Ellen Barlow
26 months ago

Hudson River Music Hall closed on The Strand on October 7, 2016. We have already uncovered a great deal of the "hidden" theatre and will begin renovations next week! Stop in at 210 Main Street, Hudson Falls to see what we'really so excited about!!

+ Read More
or
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now Not now
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.