The Strand Theater Revival

$10,080 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 75 people in 33 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 purchased the historic Strand Theater in Hudson Falls on October 7th, 2016.   We are raising funds to continue to restore the entire theater with the goal of holding a grand opening in the Fall of 2019.  The theater has new HVAC thanks to a grant from the state of New York through Senator Betty Little.  We have received a grant of $250,000 from the state thanks to Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner.  With this grant we will finish off code related issues such as fire suppression system, updated bathrooms, backstage completion, balcony completion, office renovations and more.  We are seeking additional funding for the repair and painting of the theater.   It has recently been primed and ready to have a new life and expression.  We will also turn our attention to new carpet for the lobby and paint for the offices.  Hudson River Music Hall Productions began it's quest to revive The Strand Theatre in December 2011; a year after the organization began.  It took almost 5 years to get to ownership and by the end of our 3rd year of ownership we will have a grand opening.  During the process we have hosted concerts of local amateur musicians to international touring artists.      

Our goal was 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.  The  HRMH owns the historic Telephone Company building and we have revived it 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 350 when complete.  We promote all kinds of music along with dance, theater, film and lectures.  We 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!!
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Update 4
Posted by Jonathan Newell
23 months ago
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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
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Update 2
Posted by Jonathan Newell
26 months ago
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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
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Update 1
Posted by Jonathan Newell
33 months ago
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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....?
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Gena Pappalardo-Cone
23 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

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Mary Ellen Barlow
27 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!!

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$10,080 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 75 people in 33 months
Created April 26, 2016
Funds raised will benefit:
Hudson River Music Hall Productions
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Hudson Falls, NY
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JH
$200
Jim & Anne Horwitz
23 days ago
JP
$500
Joe and Carolyn Potvin
26 days ago

The strand revival has been an incredible grass roots effort and the best thing to happen in Hudson falls in a long time. A great variety of acts at a beautiful venue.

$1,000
Anonymous
3 months ago
$35
Anonymous
9 months ago
SG
$100
Scott Graham
12 months ago
$100
Jennifer Hunter
13 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
13 months ago
DA
$1,000
dayle ahrens
15 months ago

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

MB
$25
Mary Ellen Barlow
15 months ago
GP
$200
Glens Falls Ballet Poster
19 months ago
Gena Pappalardo-Cone
23 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

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Mary Ellen Barlow
27 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!!

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