COVID UPDATES

November 23rd, 2020

Dear Friends:

Hubbard Hall will reopen in March 2021 offering classes and events in a reduced capacity and with strict safety protocols.

Payments and Registrations

PLEASE NOTE: Due to safety concerns, we are no longer taking payments or registrations in person.  Please call 518-677-2495, email info@hubbardhall.org or go to hubbardhall.org to register.

Meetings and Hall Visits

We are also only meeting with vendors and clients BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please email david@hubbardhall.org if you have any questions or need to meet with us.

Spring Programs

We will be planning our spring programs and performances to begin on March 29th, 2021, to allow for plenty of set up time for our new safety protocols. Check back for an update as to when registrations will be open.

Again we will be curtailing the number of weeks of programs offered, as well the number of students to be included AND the prices of our programs to suit the moment we find ourselves in. We plan to offer classes in dance, fitness, taekwondo, visual arts and more. Performances will be for smaller audiences and all activities will include the implementation of our new safety protocols.  Click here to learn more and register. 

New Safety Protocols

We have implemented new safety protocols in all of our programs. You can read these detailed protocols by clicking here.

Hubbard Hall Featured in the Times Union

In May 2020, the Albany Times Union featured Hubbard Hall and our important role in this moment. Click here to read Amy Biancolli’s great article about the enduring nature of art, community, and Hubbard Hall here in Cambridge.

Serving You and Staying Relevant

While we have not been able to re-open to our usual capacity, we’ve been working hard to keep you engaged through the following activities:

  • Ongoing live performances and classes, including this summer’s production of All’s Well That Ends Well, chamber music concerts, and The Susan B. Anthony Project.
  • The launch of The Hub, Hubbard Hall’s online activity program, which you can check out by clicking here or going to thedavidsnider.com
  • Streaming of recent performances from Hubbard Hall, including theater, opera, music and residency workshops.
  • Filling our community with art wherever we can.
  • Op-Eds in the Times Union, Bennington Banner and Berkshire Eagle, which you can read on the Media page of thedavidsnider.com

How is Hubbard Hall doing?

I’m asked this continually by caring community members. Part of this question contains another question: how are we doing financially? We’ve gained help from the Payroll Protection Program and the SBA Disaster Relief. We’ve also received amazing support from individual donors throughout our community. We are deeply grateful. Now we are in our new budget reality, with a potential of up to 60% cuts to our budget. Public schools have cancelled partnerships with us because of their own budget shortfalls. We expect attendance and donations to be down for the next two years. We expect funds to be less and less available, at the state, local, and federal levels. We expect a new reality to settle in. So we do desperately need your help in order to continue to serve the students, artists, and audiences who have come to rely on us. As we have told our local schools, we will not abandon our students.

We cannot allow this pandemic to remove the arts from their lives – or from anyone’s lives. We will find new ways to make art and community happen. In some ways, we are very lucky. We are a tiny organization by comparison to some and we can work nimbly – and cheaply – when need be. But we do need a certain amount of core support, in order to ensure the facilities, staff, and programming don’t degrade entirely. We hope we can rely on you to help. We promise you can rely on us. Please donate today!

Help Us Survive COVID-19

In these challenging times, we’re working hard every day to save Hubbard Hall, so we can continue to serve you, your children, and families in 2021 and beyond! We’ve had to cancel or postpone events, suspend classes, and slash staff. Please consider helping us by mailing us a check to: Hubbard Hall, 25 East Main St. Cambridge, NY 12816 or clicking here to donate online.

We know money is tight for everyone right now, so we’d deeply appreciate any help you can provide.

As always, please email me with any suggestions, questions or inspirations.

We will rise together!

Sincerely,

David Andrew Snider
Executive & Artistic Director
david@hubbardhall.org
518-677-2495, ext. 313