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Hudson Guild Talks - June 2023 Newsletter

June 9, 2023 | by hgadmin



Last month, more than 400 people attended Hudson Guild Fest. The goal was to ensure that members of our community are aware of and know how to access the vast resources provided by the Guild and its partners including our Pre-K, after school, summer camp, and academic and enrichment programs for youth, our community mental health clinic, employment support, arts and theatre programs, and an array of programs and supports for older adults.

In addition the festival included numerous resources provided by our partners focused on housing, accessing government food programs, and much more. Our community came together to enjoy delicious food, hands-on activities, fun games, Mother’s Day raffles, and even an “Amazing Race”, where participants completed fun challenges around our Fulton, Elliott, Children’s, and Tech Up centers for a chance to win prizes.

A huge thanks to all of the sponsors, partner organizations, volunteers, and staff members who made this event so special including our friends from Philips Academy Andover Alumni Volunteer Committee.

Air Movie Screening


On May 16th, the talented Actor and Comedian Marlon Wayans returned to the Guild for a special movie screening of Air. The event was made possible with Amazon’s generous support. Former Hudson Guild participants, Juwan Stone and George Marfo, also returned to the Guild that evening to host a Q&A with Marlon. He talked about his experiences growing up in the neighborhood, his role in the film, and gave valuable advice to the youth in the audience.

At the event, Hudson Guild Board Member and Amazon Head of Community Affairs, Carley Graham Garcia, presented a $10,000 gift to Hudson Guild to help make it possible for children in our summer camp to go on several trips such as the Bronx Zoo, Museums, Amusement Parks, and more. Thanks again to Marlon and to Amazon for your incredible generosity.

Squash Player of the Month


Congratulations to Jayden Hood who is the Open Squash Player of the Month as part of Open Squash’s Junior Squash program. He has worked incredibly hard at his game and recently won a hard-fought five-game match to become this year’s Open Squash Championship champion in his division!

25th Annual Community Art Jam


On June 1st we held our 25th Annual Community Art Jam, which is now up at Hudson Guild Gallery through July 27th. Check out the fantastic work done by 56 different artists from our community.

May Volunteer Events at the Guild


In May, volunteers from Related and Turner Construction Company visited our centers and set up fun activities for our older adult, early childhood, and after school participants. Volunteers from Related participated in reading time and free play at the Children's Center, set up a board game competition with our NORC program, and even helped us prepare for our recent Hudson Guild Fest. Volunteers from Turner Construction Company spent the morning at our early childhood classrooms, held a painting activity and a ping-pong tournament at Fulton, and a field day at the Elliott gym.

This Month's Buzz

OAC Art, a group show of work created in art classes at Hudson Guild’s Older Adult Center, is now on view at Guild Gallery II through July 12th. The exhibit features baskets, ink-paintings, sculptures, jewelry, & photography created by Hudson Guild participants. Check out OAC Art at 119 9th Avenue anytime on Tuesdays to Fridays from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

Interested in dance & movement? Choreographer, Matthew Westerby, will create a new modern dance work, titled Migratory Patterns, for his dance company and performers of all ages from the Guild community for performance in September on the High Line. Come try out at one of the Audition Workshops with Matthew! No experience necessary. For more information and to sign up visit

Introducing Beckett Theatre Workshop, a workshop led by Jim Furlong for people ages 16 and up who are interested in exploring fresh ideas about acting and theatre. The classes will include sessions on movement, speech, poetry, text analysis, and improvisation. The workshop will take place at Hudson Guild Elliott Center from JULY 5TH to AUGUST 23RD. If you would like to be considered for the workshop, send your responses to the questions HERE in an email to by JUNE 30TH. For more information, visit

Enjoy this episode of Hudson Guild Podcast, where in this episode, participants interview Ariel Urbas, 15-year-old Brooklyn-based artist, who has recently had her work on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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, email

View Hudson Guild's NORC June 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.

June 8th, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM: Audition Workshop at Fulton Community Center, 119 9th Ave. Register at or just show up (more info above under "This Month's Buzz")!

June 13th, 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM: Audition Workshop at Fulton Community Center, 119 9th Ave. Register at or just show up!

June 30th: Deadline to apply for Beckett Theatre Workshop (more info above under "This Month's Buzz").

June 30th, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM: Rummage Sale at Fulton Community Center, 119 9th Ave. Free coats, sneakers, hand bags, home products, & more while supplies last!


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