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Hudson Guild Talks - July 2023 Newsletter

July 17, 2023 | by hgadmin


Basketball Clinic with Jr. Knicks


At the start of the summer, we held an awesome basketball clinic with the Jr. Knicks team and K-8 after school participants!

Former NBA All-Star shooting guard for the New York Knicks, John Starks, and current center for the New York Knicks, Jericho Sims, both came to our Elliott Center gym to spend some time with the kids and run a few agility, passing, defense, dribbling, and shooting drills. Participants had a blast and learned a lot from the NBA stars.

A huge shout out goes to the Jr. Knicks and PM Pediatric Care for setting up the clinic and to John Starks and Jericho Sims for sharing their skills and knowledge of the game with the kids. Thanks also goes out to NYC Council Member Erik Bottcher, NY State Senator Brad Hoylman-Sigal, NY State Assembly Member Tony Simone, and Hannah Weinerman from U.S. Representative Jerry Nadler 's office for helping us celebrate the reopening of the Elliott gym and for their continuous support of youth in the community.

Congrats to Early Childhood Education Graduates


Congratulations to our Early Childhood Education program participants for a year of incredible achievements and outstanding hard work!

Last month, we held step-up ceremonies at our Amsterdam, Children’s Center, Clinton, Elliott, and Polly Dodge Centers to celebrate with the families and loved ones of the 2-year-olds, 3-K, and Pre-K classes. A special thanks to all of the amazing teachers and staff at Hudson Guild for their constant support and dedication to the children!

Celebrating Pride at the Whitney


June was Pride Month and we had the amazing opportunity to celebrate at the Whitney Museum of American Art, with special performances of The Piers Project.

Co-produced by Hudson Guild’s Director of Arts, Jim Furlong, and choreographer Matthew Westerby, this contemporary dance work explores the anonymity, freedom, exuberance, and dangers of the gay scene on Manhattan’s West Side piers in the 1970’s & 80’s.

Click the image above to view a feature on NBC, where reporter Melissa Colorado spoke with Matthew Westerby & Dylan Baker, a member of the dance company, about the significance of this production and the history of the piers.

Manhattan NY Connects


Hudson Guild’s Fulton Community Center is now the local NY Connects office for Manhattan. Our NY Connects staff helps link members of the community to long-term services and support, such as home care, transportation, and meals. Our goal is to help individuals, families, caregivers, and professionals live as independently as they wish while meeting their medical, social, and functional needs.

For assistance, individuals can call (212) 966-9852 or visit in person at 119 9th Avenue between the following hours: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays from 9:00AM to 5:00 PM and Wednesdays from 9:00AM to 7:00PM. To learn more visit

Macquarie Group Volunteers


Throughout the month of June, 40 volunteers from Macquarie Group came by our Elliott Center, Children’s Center, & Fulton Community Center! They spent hours leading fun activities and games with our pre-k and after school program and Pride celebrations with our older adult participants.

This Month's Buzz

World Traveler/Shelter at Home, an installation of paintings by Diana Jensen, opens at Guild Gallery II on July 20th, followed by Retrospective/Continuance, featuring artworks from the collection of the American Indian Community House, which opens at Hudson Guild Gallery on August 3. More information can be found at

Need assistance in fixing up your resume? Join us for a Resume Writing Workshop on Thursday, July 20th from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM at Fulton Community Center, 119 9th Avenue.

Join us for a Community Paint & Sip on Friday, July 21st from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Fulton Community Center, 119 9th Avenue. Free non-alcoholic beverages and light refreshments will be provided.

Enjoy this episode of Hudson Guild Podcast, where participants interview Shukura, a phenomenal actress and veteran in the business who has dominated the commercial, theater, and television industry for years. With appearances on Orange is the New Black and NBC’s New Amsterdam, she continues to reinvent and redefine what it is to be an entertainer through truthful storytelling and her fearlessness in exposing vulnerability and gifting us with authentic human experience.

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, email

View Hudson Guild's NORC July Newsletter to stay informed about upcoming NORC program events and class schedules.


May 24th - July 12th: OAC Art at Guild Gallery II, 119 9th Ave. Viewing hours: Tuesdays to Fridays 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

June 1st - July 27th: Community Art Jam at Hudson Guild Gallery, 441 West 26th St. Viewing hours: Tuesdays to Fridays 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM & Saturdays 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

July 5th - August 23rd: Beckett Theatre Workshops.

July 20th: Resume Writing Workshop at Fulton Community Center, 119 9th Ave., from 9:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

July 20th - September 20th: World Traveler/Shelter at Home at Guild Gallery II, 119 9th Ave. Viewing hours: Tuesdays to Fridays 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM & Saturdays, September 9th & 16th 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

July 20th: Opening Reception for World Traveler/Shelter at Home at Guild Gallery II, 119 9th Ave., from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM.

July 21st: Community Paint & Sip at Fulton Community Center, 119 9th Ave., from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM.


Interested in education? Our Early Childhood Education department services low income children ages 2 to 4 in Chelsea and other neighboring communities on the west side of Manhattan. Whether you're a recent graduate who is new to the field, or a seasoned veteran teacher, we welcome all teachers to join Hudson Guild in creating a healthy, nurturing and collaborative learning environment. For more information and to apply, visit the link below.

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