• Hudson Rising premieres in Hudson on October 26!
    Click here to find out more about the movie

  • 2013 Barge Tour Wraps Up!
    The Pennsy 399 Barge containing an exhibit by OurHudson made four stops in 2013

  • Help us finish a great movie about the future of the Hudson Valley!
    Click here to make a contribution!

OurHudson Blog

11.01.13 Hudson Rising showing a success!


Thanks to everybody who came out last Saturday to view and support our film Hudson Rising.  We had an amazing time!

A big thank you to Annandale Cidery, Fishkill Farms, Hudson Valley Farmhouse Cider, and Orchard Hill Cider Mill for making a great cider reception possible.


Thanks to Melissa Auf der Maur and Rebeccah Johnson for use of the wonderful Basilica space.


Thanks to Fresh Company for catering and to Hudson-Chatham Winery and Eminence Road Farm Winery for providing wine.

10.18.13 Help support Hudson Rising!


A big thanks to everybody for helping us with our Indiegogo campaign.  The campaign is over and we’re just a bit short of reaching our goal. Please find below your invitation to the premiere of Hudson Rising: Stories of Revival from the Hudson Valley on Saturday October 26 2013 starting at 6PM at the Basilica in Hudson, NY.  There is no charge for the event, but contributions towards the completion costs of the film will be greatly appreciated! Please RVSP by emailing RSVP@ourhudson.org and submitting a donation here:

If you would like to send a check, please make it payable to the Hudson River Foundation and send it to:

Hudson River Foundation
ATTN: Hudson Rising
17 Battery Place, Suite 915
New York, NY 10004

10.11.13 Hudson Valley Renaissance Featured in Movie Premiering Oct. 26


Hudson Rising: Stories of Revival to be Screened in Various Hudson Valley Cities

Final Funding Sought to Complete Film for Airing on PBS


Poughkeepsie, NY—A documentary film “Hudson Rising: Stories of Revival from the Hudson Valley” will premiere at the arts space Basilica Hudson in the City of Hudson on Oct. 26 at 6PM, the start of a series of screenings from Yonkers to Troy culminating in its broadcast on WMHT and other PBS stations in the summer of 2014.


The documentary has been in production since 2010 and features stories about individuals and projects that exemplify the revival of the Hudson Valley over the last two decades and the promise of a renaissance of its cities and towns, farms and open spaces, centers of culture, creativity and education, and a thriving economic hub for the New York State and the entire nation.


The stories include the efforts to revitalize Poughkeepsie and Beacon’s Main Streets, the initiative to convert the Poughkeepsie-HighlandRailwayBridge into the Walkway Over the Hudson, the new HudsonValley branded dairy farms and many others.  The documentary features Pete Seeger, Melissa Auf Der Maur, Albany scientist Alain Kaleyoros and others who have had a profound impact upon the Hudson RiverValley.


“There has been a HudsonValley renaissance in recent years,” observed Joan Davidson, Chair of the 2009 Hudson Valley Quadricentennial Commission and a founder of OurHudson . “But despite heroic efforts everywhere it’s not yet finished. Many of our towns, cities and farms have been left behind. This movie is intended to inspire more citizens to make that renaissance complete”.


10.03.13 OurHudson website refreshed!


We’ve refreshed and relaunched the OurHudson website to coincide with the launch of Hudson Rising: Stories of Revival from the Hudson Valley. Please do send us any comments or thoughts to info@ourhudson.org.

11.04.10 Steamboats of the Hudson River


Two nice developments have recently emerged regarding efforts to preserve the SS Columbia, America’s oldest surviving passenger steamer. Author Bill Ewan writes about saving this National Historic Landmark Vessel in his new volume, Steamboats on the Hudson River, as part of the “Images of America” series published by Arcadia Publishing (available in regional bookstores).

Also, Boating on the Hudson features an article in their recent issue with interesting information about the SS Columbia.


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