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Hudson Guild Talks - June 2022 Newsletter

June 7, 2022 | by hgadmin


Meet Miss Christine!


Christine is the lead teacher at Hudson Guild Polly Dodge Center’s three-year-old room! After learning about Hudson Guild at a job fair, she started teaching four- and five-year-olds at our Elliott center and has worked as a teacher at the Guild since 2015. From collaborating on weekly lesson plans with fellow teachers to learning through play with the kids every day, Christine feels as though she has a second family here at Hudson Guild.

With Step-Up ceremonies approaching and #TeachersAppreciationMonth just passing, we would like to thank Christine and all the amazing teachers at Hudson Guild for their continuous hard work and dedication in shaping our students to be the best they can be.

Celebrating Our Mental Health Clinic


On May 19th we recognized our Board President David Ellen and his family's $250,000 gift to Hudson Guild. To commemorate their generosity, the reception area of our Mental Health Services clinic has been named the Dr. Helen M. Halpern Counseling Center Reception Area, in honor of David’s mother Dr. Helen M. Halpern, who worked as a therapist her entire adult life. Along with covering costs associated with operating and maintaining mental health services, this gift gives us the ability to continue to help people in the community live more fulfilling lives. We would like to thank David for his extraordinary support and dedication to Hudson Guild over the years!

Community Art Jam is back in person!


On June 2nd was the opening night of our 24th Annual Community Art Jam, which is back in person for the first time in three years! Over 70 artists from around the community including a handful of board and Hudson Guild staff members came by Hudson Guild Gallery to hang their artwork and chat about their pieces. The exhibit, filled with artwork of a variety of mediums, is up for viewing through August 3rd.

Arts at Fulton Community Center


The nature photography class at our Fulton Community Center wrapped up their final classes in May. Older adult participants explored the art of photography as they learned the technical skills of making a great photo. Thank you Tom LeGoff for leading a great class and The Josephine Herrick Project for coordinating this workshop!

Hudson Guild Bridge


Second and third graders successfully completed their STEAM program from Salvadori Center! Throughout the course students were exposed to the world of engineering, specifically the engineering process involved in bridge construction. Students built individual bridges out of crafting supplies and even worked together on a larger scale project, "Hudson Guild Bridge", which represented the coming together of community. They each presented their bridges to engineers from Turner Construction Company and received certificates of achievement for their outstanding work and dedication to the course!

Mental Health Tip of the Month

June is National Great Outdoors Month and engaging in outdoor activities can significantly benefit your physical health and mental health! Check out these informational tips by our Mental Health Services department on how nature can affect your mental health.

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

Let's continue to help our community grow stronger by contributing to Hudson Guild's Spring Appeal. To support us, visit

Hudson Guild will hold performances of La Gringa, a story about a young woman born in New York City who travels to Puerto Rico for the first time to meet her family and to discover her roots. Two free performances will be performed in Spanish with English translation: one at Hudson Guild Fulton Community Center on Thursday, June 9th and one at Hudson Guild Theatre on Thursday, June 16th. For reservations please contact Jim Furlong at 212-760-9837 or at

Join us on June 24th from 11:00am - 3:30pm at Fulton Community Center for HousingFest! HousingFest unites people, music, and food to focus on the problems surrounding affordable housing and social inequities. Enjoy music, free food, and games while attending workshops to learn about affordable housing, available housing opportunities, eligibility requirements, and the housing lottery. For more information visit hudsonguild/org/events.

Visit Guild Gallery II to view Fashion Styling, an installation by Hudson Guild Community Building Director, Daisy Mendoza. This installation showcases styles that are practical, affordable, and trending in the modern fashion world. Needless to say, Daisy is bringing a lot of style to Hudson Guild.

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 the program's cooking instructor.

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


May 16th - June 29th: Fashion Styling, installation by Daisy Mendoza at Guild Gallery II, 119 9th Ave. Viewing hours: Tuesdays-Fridays 10:00am-5:00pm.

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

June 7th, 14th, & 21st @ 6:00-8:00pm : Storytelling Workshop at Fulton Community Center, 119 9th Ave.

June 13th - 16th: ECE Step-up ceremonies at Amsterdam Center, Children's Center, Clinton Center, & Polly Dodge Center.

June 9th @ 2:00pm: La Gringa Performance in the Wayans Family Room at Fulton Community Center, 119 9th Ave.

June 16th @ 1:00pm: La Gringa Performance for NORC participants at Hudson Guild Theatre, 441 West 26th St.

June 24th @ 11:00am-3:30pm: HousingFest, 119 9th Ave.

July 5th - August 12th: Middle School Summer Camp at Hudson Guild Elliott Center, 441 West 26th St. For more information contact


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