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Hudson Opera House Receives Funding For Renovations

Courtesy of Hudson Opera House

Funding is headed to an opera house in the Hudson Valley.

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced a $1.5 million loan for the Hudson Opera House in Columbia County that will be used for renovations. Gillibrand has written to the U.S. Department of Agriculture secretary in May urging approval of the loan application. The Hudson Opera House is New York ’s oldest surviving theater and the former Hudson City Hall. The theater provides thousands of free or low-cost cultural and educational programs. The federal funding will be used to continue renovations of the second-floor performance hall and backstage area, to create a 300-seat theater. The funding was allocated through the USDA Rural Development Community Facility Loan program.

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