Things to do in Hudson: February

 

So we got January out of the way. Springtime and nice weather are only a couple months away
now. But how good have you been on those New Year resolutions to eat better food, exercise
more, and get more involved in local culture? If you’re like most of us, you might be falling a bit
behind on your promises to stay active this winter. You might be feeling stuck with cabin fever
and not sure what to do this month. Don’t fret! This list will inspire you to be more active this
February in Hudson.
 
Drop Forge & Tool

Open Studio Exhibition

On February 3 from 4-7 pm, come out to Drop Forge & Tool to check out this open studio
exhibition featuring the results of an experimental collaborative residency week with some of the
Hudson Valley’s regional textile artists. If this show sparks some inspiration for you to play
around and learn more about textiles, you can try the Drop Forge’s “Intro to Tapestry Weaving”
class on February 10, or their “Improvisational Patchwork” class on the 17th. Bring a friend!
If textiles aren’t your thing, but you really want to go all-out on your Valentine’s Day cards this
year, sign up for Drop Forge Tool’s Valentine-making party on the 8th! Create and decorate
your own cards for your loved ones with all of the colorful, fun materials you could ever want.
Spaces are limited so sign up now! 442 Warren Street, Hudson NY, 12534

The Half Moon

Eclipse Season Concert

It’s eclipse season, which means it’s time to celebrate, right? Celebrate the cosmic event by
going to the Half Moon’s Eclipse Season Concert on February 10. Kick back with a drink and
some friends and celebrate this year’s eclipse season with positive music and love. Lady Moon
and The Eclipse performs along with many others. Described as a “journey to the cosmic soul,”
Lady Moon and The Eclipse not only have the perfect name to headline an eclipse celebration
show, but their soulful R&B/Afro-beat music will be sure to bring you to a heightened,
cosmic state while you watch their mesmerizing show. 44 S Front St, Hudson NY, 12534

Or Gallery & Tavern

B L A C K O U T Dark Dance Party

On the last Friday of every month, Or Gallery & Tavern throws a huge “dark” dance party —
post-punk, goth, synth, EBM, industrial, and new wave music are what you’ll hear at this kiki.
Grab as much black out of your closet as you can, put on your dancing boots, and shake the
cold off on February 28. Described as “epic” with “great music and projections” by the partygoers
themselves, if Bauhaus, Joy Division, and Throbbing Gristle really get you going, this is
your party this month. This party is sure to be tons of fun, and best of all, it’s free! 35 N 3rd
Street, Hudson NY, 12534

Club Helsinki

Green Drinks Hudson!

If you’re an environmentalist type and are interested in sustainability, conservation, and having
a drink while talking about all three, you have to check out this monthly international networking
event at Hudson’s own Club Helsinki. You may know Club Helsinki better for its parties, music,
and bar scene, but it is also home to more low-key, early evening events like this one, hosted by
the Columbia Land Conservancy Inc. Come out on the 21st from 5:30-7:00 pm, just in time for a
little pre-dinner drink and environmental discourse. 405 Columbia Street, Hudson NY, 12534

Hudson Hall

Healing Through Creativity

If the winter weather has you feeling tired, bored, and sad, or if you’ve just been meaning to give
your creativity a nudge, you should come to this afternoon workshop at Hudson Hall that
focuses on reconnecting with your creativity in fun, new ways to help alleviate stress and
awaken the soul. Inspired by Julia Cameron’s book ‘The Artist’s Way,’ this workshop focuses on
creative processes and daily exercises that help awaken one’s creative spirit and improve one’s
life. On Saturday, February 3rd, join this fun-filled afternoon for all. You don’t have to be an artist
to be creative in your life, and this workshop proves it! This workshop is donation-based and
takes place from 10:00 am - 2:00 pm. 327 Warren Street, Hudson NY, 12534

Sadhana Center for Yoga and Meditation

Tai Chi Classes

We all know we need to exercise more. But few of us realize how much we really need to relax
more, too. Luckily, Tai Chi helps you do both. Try out a Tai Chi class at Sadhana to get your
mind, body, and spirit aligned with this low-impact, healing and stimulating ancient practice.
Classes are held weekly at a drop-in rate of $15 per class or with a Sadhana class card. Now’s
the perfect time to start defrosting your muscles and alleviating your stress as we slide into the
groove of 2018. 403 Warren Street, Hudson NY 12534

Racquel Roberts