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Hudson Guild Talks - October 2023 Newsletter

October 16, 2023 | by hgadmin



Save the date for this year’s Dr. Elliott Celebration on Tuesday, December 5th at 6:00 PM! For 128 years, Hudson Guild has provided essential services to more than 14,000 people annually in Chelsea and on Manhattan’s west side. Each year, this event recognizes Chelsea’s community leaders for their outstanding service while bringing people together to honor our founder, Dr. John Lovejoy Elliott.

For more information and to register early, visit

Free Haunted House


Hope to see you there for this year's free Community Haunted House! Doors will open on Saturday, October 21st at 6:00 PM as the Elliott Center will be transformed into a spooky haunted house for all ages!

Second Acts


On October 6th and 7th, we held Second Acts: Senior Talents Showcased, a talent show performed by older adults from our community. It was amazing seeing the talents of so many community members as they performed songs, dances, a traditional sword act, and more!

With the performances of Second Acts: Senior Talents Showcased, we also welcomed the opening of a new art show at Hudson Guild Gallery, both curated by Director of Arts, Jim Furlong. The exhibit will be shown through November 20th and features artwork from 75+ different older-adult-artists from our community. The artwork ranges from photography to paintings, sculptures, and more.

PVH Volunteers


Earlier this month, volunteers from PVH came to the Elliott Center for a craft activity with After School participants. Using scraps of fabrics, they cut and styled outfits as they discussed the importance of recycling and reducing waste. Thanks to our friends from PVH for facilitating another fun and educational lesson for our participants.

This Month's Buzz

Interested in volunteering? There are many volunteer and support opportunities available at our centers for events happening this Fall and Winter. If interested, contact

Carri Skoczek: Portraits is up in Guild Gallery II through November 21st. The exhibit includes a selection of women’s portraits from several series by Skoczek.

Enjoy a new episode of Hudson Guild Podcast. In this episode, the team speaks with Lechelle Dawson, CEO of S3V3N, for a free-flowing discussion about domestic violence awareness.

View Hudson Guild Older Adult Center's October 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 October Newsletter to stay informed about upcoming NORC program events and class schedules.

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. 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 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM and Wednesdays from 9:00 AM to 7:00 PM.


September 28th - November 21st: Carri Skoczek: Portraits at Guild Gallery II, 119 9th Ave. Viewing hours: Tuesdays to Fridays 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM & Saturdays, November 11th & 18th 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM.

October 6th - November 20th: Second Acts: Senior Talents Showcased at Hudson Guild Gallery, 441 West 26th Street. Viewing hours: Tuesdays to Fridays from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM & Saturdays from 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM.

October 21st, 6:00 PM: Free Community Haunted House at Elliott Center, 441 West 26th Street.

December 5th, 6:00 PM: 67th Annual Dr. Elliott Celebration at Fulton Community Center, 119 9th Avenue.


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