THEATER

All’s Well That Ends Well

by William Shakespeare
Directed by David Snider

August 4th through the 8th, 2020

Held under a big tent, on the Great Lawn behind the Hall. Rain or shine the show went on! A new take on Shakespeare in the Park!

An eight-person cast performed a 90 minute version of a rarely seen Shakespeare comedy, with social distancing in mind.

The King of France is dying of a mysterious virus with no cure. Enter Helena, a young serving girl, who uses her father’s medicine to create a vaccine, save the King, and, in doing so, win the love of her life. And that’s only the beginning of the story…

Performances were limited to 50 audience members per performance with social distancing enforced and wearing of masks.

The Susan B. Anthony Project

Directed by David A. Snider
Written with hundreds of community members
Music written & performed by Bob Warren

October 16th – 18th 2020

On February 8th and 9th, 1894, Susan B. Anthony hosted a Woman’s Suffrage Convention at Hubbard Hall in Cambridge, NY. This is the story of what they did – and what they left undone.

Click here to learn more about the project.

Starring Christine Decker, D. Colin, and Vivian Nesbitt, and featuring figures as diverse as Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Amy Coney Barrett, and Harriet Tubman. Socially distanced, in mask, with doors open. You can read the wonderful feature story about the show from the Hill Country Observer here.

Our new history marker is funded by the William G. Pomeroy Foundation.  The Susan B. Anthony Project funded by the NY State Council on the Arts and sponsored by Anderson Firm PLLC.

Last fall, Hubbard Hall invited community members to submit short works centered around their experiences during the pandemic. Attendees joined us for an evening of reflection, humor, grief, and hope as we shared our stories.

The event was free and the audience was limited to 40 seats. Masks were required, with social distancing enforced.

MUSIC

John Long

One live show was held outside on Sunday, October 25th, 2020

“From my perspective John is a one of a kind “time traveler”: A great song writer with a sense of humor, singer with range and a wonderful timbre in his voice, great guitar player, great slider-guitar player and the best rack harmonica player I have ever heard – A Band in a Box!. I have always believed that there are obscure and extraordinary America music styles of the past that fully deserve our contemplation. Johnny will take you there! John Long is a National Treasure”. Al Blake

John dedicates his playing to “Homesick James Williamson, Richard Innes, Randy Chortkoff and all the ‘forgotten’ blues artists without whom he and others wouldn’t be playing blues music today”.

Check out John Long’s website

DANCE

SPECIAL COMMUNITY EVENTS & FUNDRAISERS

In additional to performance based programming and classes, Hubbard Hall also offers several Special Community Events and Fundraisers throughout the year!

The Susan B. Anthony Hubbard Hall Fundraiser

Held Saturday, October 17th, 2020 at 5:30pm

We celebrated the local legacies of Susan B. Anthony, Mary Hubbard, and the Women’s Suffrage Movement.  NY Assemblywoman Carrie Woerner, unveiled a new history marker from the William G. Pomeroy Foundation in front of the Hall denoting the Women’s Suffrage Convention held at Hubbard Hall with Susan B. Anthony in 1894. We toasted with a glass of champagne in celebration of Mary Hubbard and Susan B. Anthony, and then went into the Hall to watch The Susan B. Anthony Project, a new play with original music by Bob Warren about Susan B. Anthony, Mary Hubbard and the legacy of the Suffrage Movement today.  This new play was created with over 250 public school students in Cambridge, Greenwich, and Hoosick Falls, who attended in-school workshops with Hubbard Hall teaching artists to learn and write about Susan B. Anthony, the Movement, Sojourner Truth and women’s rights today.

Our new history marker was funded by the William G. Pomeroy Foundation.  The Susan B. Anthony Project was funded by the NY State Council on the Arts and sponsored by Anderson Firm PLLC.

This years 25th Anniversary Hubbard Hall Community Holiday event: Home for the Holidays was a virtual event.  It was a very special celebration of the farming heritage that is at the heart of our community.  The pandemic did need not keep us apart in spirit: we brought the singing and dancing and stories to you online.  We heard from some neighbors, explored some of our favorite local traditions, and reflected on why this beautiful region that we call home is such a special place. You can still download recipes and a special hometown ornament designed by Carol Serotta!