Tuesday, December 31, 2013

New York International Concerto Festival

The Hudson Fine Arts Foundation announces their schedule of concerts for the New York International Concerto Festival entitled “Concert for Peace: Empowering the Oppressed with Music" to be held January 2014 at various venues including Lincoln Center in NYC.

In our crazy fast-paced world full of hectic hustle and bustle with people scampering without direction in their lives, the Hudson Fine Arts Foundation shares love and culture throughout the world. Since its founding in 2011, the Foundation has showcased the talents of musicians to the local community to bring inspiration, warmth and the beauty of the arts to those who need music as a tonic for various conditions.

Based in New York, the multi-cultural Hudson Fine Arts Foundation kicked off with a concert series called Concerts in Love where young musicians performed over one hundred concerts in various nursing homes and childrens’ hospitals in New York and New Jersey. Since then, with the support of New York Congressman Charles Rangle, Congresswoman GraceMeng and State Senator Brian P. Stack, the Foundation grew to new heights as it has become a government recognized group. For their service to the community, the Foundation was awarded the President’s Volunteer Service Award, the highest volunteer service award in the nation.

In 2013, the Foundation started an Asian-American exchange program where musicians from both countries came together to perform in concerts for the handicapped, low income families, people suffering from depression, as well as the elderly. Because these people, under normal circumstances, would not be able to go to concert halls or other such venues, it was the Foundation’s wish to bring the concerts to them and to give them a sense of hope. This was the start of their Art for Peace series, in which the idea was to make the concerts more meaningful than justmere performances.

This past summer, the Foundation took on The Arirang Project with a concert series in South Korea to help commemorate the sixtieth anniversary of the Korean War with many war veterans in attendance. The Foundation also hosted the first annual New York International Concerto Festival with concerts at Lincoln Center in NYC, as well as at the Union City Museum of Art and the Union City Performing Arts Center. These concerts were also broadcasted by the Hudson Cable Television Network.

With the success of this past festival still fresh in the memories of those who participated and attended, the Hudson Fine Arts Foundation will host the second annual New York International Concerto Festival with three concerts: Sunday, January 19 at 6:00 PM at the Union City Performing Arts Center featuring the Union City Philharmonic Orchestra; Wednesday, January 22 at 7:00 PM at the Union City Museum of Art; and Saturday, January 26 at 6:00 PM at the Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center in NYC. This series of concerts is subtitled, “Concert for Peace: Empowering the Oppressed with Music.”  With each festival, the Foundation seeks to bring to awareness to a different and important social issue, so as to prevent present and future injustices on that subject. The topic of this year’s festival is on the plight of the "Comfort Women" during the Korean War, as well as the sex trafficking of both women and children in countries such as Congo and Cambodia. All concerts are open to the public and free of charge.

The Hudson Fine Arts Foundation continues to strive in spreading the message of peace and hope through music and the arts, inspiring a new generation of listeners as well as performers. For more information, please visit:  www.hudsonfoundation.org.

The Hudson Fine Arts Foundation
The New York International Concerto Festival
“Concert for Peace: Empowering the Oppressed with Music"

Sunday, January 19 at 6:00 PM
Union City Performing Arts Center
2500 Kennedy Boulevard
Union City, NJ

Wednesday, January 22 at 7:00 PM
Union City Museum of Art
at The William V. Musto Cultural Center
420-15 Street
Union City, NJ

Saturday, January 26 at 6:00 PM
Bruno Walter Auditorium at Lincoln Center
40 Lincoln Center Plaza
NY, NY 10023

Open to the public
Free Admission

Monday, December 30, 2013

FREE Classes in the Performing Arts

The Grace Theatre Workshop, Inc. will be having Registrations for its professional theatre training program for children ages eight and up Mondays through Thursdays from 5:00 to 8:00 PM at Jose Marti Freshman Academy, 1800 Summit Avenue, Union City. Registrations begin on Tuesday, January 21, 2014.

Unlimited FREE classes in Ballet, Hip Hop, Salsa, Tap/Rhythm, Singing, and Acting.

To register, kids must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.  All classes are FREE. No special clothing or equipment needed. Registration fee is $30 per student. All of the instructors are professional performers.  Open to all residents of Hudson County.  Adult classes in Salsa are also offered at no cost.

For information, log on to www.GraceTheatre.com.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013


The Grace Theatre Workshop, Inc. is an official federal and state recognized not-for-profit 501(c)3 professional theatrical organization. For thirteen years it has been providing FREE classes in acting, dancing, and singing to children from low-income families. In the past thirteen years the program has served thousands of children and their families. 

In these tough economic times, more than ever The Grace Theatre needs the assistance of persons such as yourself in order to help continue its work. I ask you to please consider making a donation to this worthy organization.

Remember, any assistance would be greatly appreciated. (Even $1 can be of help)

I sincerely hope you are able to participate. Thanking you in advance for your generosity.

via PayPal

or mail your check or money order to payable to:
The Grace Theatre Workshop, Inc.
P.O.Box 4412
Union City, NJ 07087

Friday, December 6, 2013

Celebrate the Holidays in Union City

West Hudson Opera will be presenting "Deck the Halls"... a great way to celebrate the Holiday Season.


Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Tanya Holt brings her charm to UC

The incomparable... Tanya Holt comes to Union City.  

One of the most beloved and celebrated cabaret performers comes to Union City bringing her beautiful and soulful voice, and a bit of Holiday cheer. This is one not to be missed!!!