Help Support The Staff At Helsinki Hudson

As the covid virus began sweeping our shores we immediately saw the challenges ahead for our employees at Helsinki Hudson.

We were looking at a full event schedule of entertainment at Club Helsinki, weddings, meetings, benefits for the community and more. 

On March 10th, we had an upcoming sold-out Bindlestiff Cirkus show, a Children’s Cirkus,  a wedding, restaurant reservations and more. It was clear we were facing a perilous and ever threatening quandary. No other business around us had closed at that time so we were in unknown territory. 

We felt we needed to formulate a plan and to make an agonizing decision immediately for the sake of our staff and for the safety of our community and guests.

We faced an uphill climb cancelling artist commitments and more. You can imagine the complications of closing. But on March 13th we shuttered our busy doors. 

We have retained our essential full time employees as they continue working from home managing Helsinki daily affairs and planning for the future. Our long time devoted kitchen workers, dishwashers, waitstaff, sound engineers, club staff, bartenders and more are unfortunately now without work.

Those of you familiar with Helsinki, know that our remarkable crew is especially devoted to the work they do and what they contribute to both artists and the community. Many have children and extended families they support. 

It is with gratitude that we humbly ask you for support for them as they weather this storm. 

We are asking you to please consider a donation to our large Helsinki staff. As you can imagine, they are, as part of the service industry, enduring horrible strain. And the truth is that this pain may persist among both musicians and the service industry for a prolonged time.

100 per cent of any contribution you can make will be distributed among our staff. 

We thank you from the bottom of our hearts and wish you all great tenderness, health and care.


  • Stephen Bluhm 
    • $15 
    • 2 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $200 
    • 2 mos
  • Laura & Eric Perlman 
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
  • Wayne Sprague 
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
  • John Berninger 
    • $50 
    • 2 mos
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Helsinki Hudson 
Hudson, NY
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