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!!