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Hudson Guild Talks - July 2022 Newsletter

July 6, 2022 | by hgadmin


ECE Step-up Ceremonies


In June, Early Childhood Education program participants completed another year of incredible achievements and outstanding hard work! Hudson Guild Early Childhood Centers, Amsterdam Center, Clinton Center, Elliott Center, and Polly Dodge Center held in-person and virtual step-up ceremonies to celebrate with the families and loved ones of the 2-year-olds, 3-K, and Pre-K classes. During the ceremonies, the teachers gave speeches congratulating the children and thanking the parents, and the children performed songs, shared their future career goals, and received certificates. A special thanks to all the amazing teachers at Hudson Guild for their constant support and dedication to the children!

Tapestry Volunteer Event


Over 200 volunteers from Tapestry came to the Elliott Center in June to build 150 bikes for our Early Childhood Education program participants! The bikes will be distributed as gifts to the participants following their step-up ceremonies at all the Hudson Guild Early Childhood Education sites.

A special thanks to all the Tapestry volunteers, including employees from the Coach, Kate Spade, & Stuart Weitzman brands, for helping us give back to the families we serve!

Joining the PSA Network


On June 2nd, we held a ribbon cutting ceremony celebrating our inclusion into F.Y.Eye's PSA Network, the only free advertising space for nonprofits by nonprofits in the country. With the new digital billboards, our PSAs will be able to connect an audience of over 600,000 New Yorkers to Hudson Guild's services, along with allowing F.Y.Eye to connect 36,000 more people to essential resources! One digital billboard facing 9th Avenue can be found at our Fulton Community Center while two others can be found throughout the inside of the building.

K-8 Summer Camp Fundraiser


This summer, Hudson Guild's Junior Advisory Board is aiming to raise $10,000 for Hudson Guild’s K-8 Summer Camp Program. Each week during this year’s summer program, participants will learn about citizenship, honesty, respect, compassion, responsibility, courage and perseverance through engagement in art, STEM, literacy, physical wellness, and field trips.

To give a gift to support Hudson Guild's K-8 Summer Camp program, please visit!

Mural Project with The High Line


On June 11th, we held a festival at the Penn South basketball courts filled with food, live music, temporary tattoo stations, basketball tournaments, and live performances to showcase three murals created by Hudson Guild's Teen & Young Adult Services program. Be sure to stop by the Penn South basketball courts to check out the murals in-person.

Last year in collaboration with Friends of the High Line, teen Hudson Guild participants embarked on a mural project that focused on demonstrating peace within the community. Due to the pandemic the project was put on hold, but participants were finally able to complete and display their beautiful murals this year!

Mental Health Tip of the Month

This month, our Mental Health Services department would like to share a few tips on the physical and mental benefits of staying hydrated!

If you are struggling please reach out to a trusted person, doctor, mental health professional, or to Hudson Guild Mental Health Clinic at (212) 760-9822.

This Month's Buzz

Hudson Guild's Early Childhood Education program is currently enrolling 3-and-4-year-olds for the 2022-23 school year! Our Early Childhood Education program offers free or reduced cost preschool at five west side locations for ages 2-4. For more information, please email

Hudson Guild Theatre Company presents Stage Fright: A Theatre Workshop. This workshop is for both newcomers as well as experienced theatre artists who are interested in exploring fresh approaches to acting, writing, designing, and directing. Classes will include ideas about fear -- how to depict it on stage, and manage it in real life. Classes will include sessions on movement, public speaking, improvisation, and scene study. For more information visit If interested, please fill out and email the application form here by July 13th to Jim Furlong at

Guild Gallery II presents it's next exhibit, Go Figure!, a multitude of fantastical figures created by Rick Krieger. Join us for an opening reception of the exhibit on July 7th at 6:00pm - 7:30pm. The exhibit will be up at Guild Gallery II from July 7th - September 1st. Viewing hours: Tuesdays - Fridays, 10:00am - 6:00pm.

Listen to the latest episode of Hudson Guild Podcast by our Teen & Young Adult services program where, in this episode, participants have a conversation with Hudson Guild's Community Building Director, Daisy Mendoza.

View Hudson Guild Older Adult Center's July Newsletter to find out about upcoming events, programs, and meal schedules. For more information on Older Adult Center programming please email


June 2nd - August 3rd: Community Art Jam at Hudson Guild Gallery, 441 West 26th St. Viewing hours: Tuesdays-Fridays 10:00am-6:00pm & Saturdays 12:00pm-4:00pm.

July 7th - September 1st: Go Figure! by Rick Krieger at Guild Gallery II, 119 9th Ave. Viewing hours: Tuesdays-Fridays 10:00am-6:00pm.

July 9th: Fulton Family Day at the Fulton Houses from 1:00-7:00pm.

July 12th at 2:00pm: Free performance of All About Romance, songs about love by Rodgers and Hart at Fulton Community Center, 119 9th Ave.

July 20th - October 8th: Stage Fright: A Theatre Workshop at Fulton Community Center, 119 9th Ave. For more information on dates and times visit

July 28th at 1:00pm: Free performance for NORC members by the Bindlestiff Family Cirkus at Elliott Center.


Whether you're looking for full-time or part-time employment, a permanent position or one for the summer, Hudson Guild currently has a number of job opportunities available. To view all jobs, please visit