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Posted: December 30 2009

if you're in the Hudson Valley, anyway... a fundraiser/masquerade ball for WGXC radio.

Here it is: the invitation you've been waiting for! Just in case any of you are wondering what to do this New Year's Eve, our fabulous crew of WGXC staff and volunteers are throwing a huge benefit party here in Hudson to help get our new community radio station on the air. We've been busy working on preparing the space for weeks, lining up all the best local performers, and getting our party shoes on. In addition to amazing performances and magical surprises, there will also be really good food, great local beer, hot cider, coffee, donuts, and more to keep you satiated through the evening. The event is a masquerade ball, and dressing up is encouraged. Every penny we make at this event will go towards the $71,000 we need to raise by March 31 in order to get the matching funds through a federal grant. We want to get our community radio station up and running this summer! This is going to be a really fun party, which will benefit a super exciting, independent, local, community-run media project! For those of you who are far away, let me know if you need help with a place to stay. Also, if you are interested in volunteering some of your time to help out during the event or beforehand, please get in touch with me (email me here or my phone # 774-994-1686). I hope you all can make it. Yours truly, Kaya
For more info on both the radio station and the event check out www.wgxc.org
WGXC New Year's Eve Masquerade Ball
Basilica Industria, the enormous performance space just down the street from the Amtrak Train Station in Hudson, will host a giant fundraiser for WGXC this New Year's Eve. A masquerade ball, the event will feature two stages of music, performances, theater, dancing, and more.
Save the date for the biggest party in Columbia or Greene County New Year's Eve. There will be bands, DJs, and all sorts of other performers. Lady Moon, M.A.S.S., Saber Coup, Bella's Bartok, DJ Jackie Thomas, Mother Fletcher, Young Paris, Trixie (MC), Diata Diata, Hudson City Ramblers, Evan Randall,The Magic Stranger, Rob Hervey, DJ Jim McCabe, Ryan Clover & astickandastone, The Bleeding Hearts Belly Dancers, Liv Carrow, an aerial performance from Ryder Cooley, and a Norman Douglas radio play are some of the confirmed performers/performances.
Jason's Upstairs Bar will help with the champagne toast (included with admission) and the bar with beer fromChatham BrewingThe Main Street Public House in Philmont will sell food; Strongtree Organic Coffee Roasters will keep everyone going; Chronogram magazine is co-sponsoring the whole show, and many other local businesses will be involved.
This is an all ages event, and families are welcome. Children under 14 are free, and there will be mask and noise-maker making activities from 6pm-8.
You can buy tickets online at: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/91294 or buy tickets in person at Spotty Dog Books & Ale, 440 Warren St. in Hudson, NY.
The Basilica Industria is located at:
Basilica Industria
110 S. Front St.
near Amtrak train depot
Hudson, NY
518-965-8665We need help with this event! If you would like to be involved contact Tom Roe ([email protected]) or Kaya Weidman (at [email protected]) to volunteer during this fundraiser to get WGXC on the air and bring community radio to this area.
WGXC got a 3,300-watt non-commercial license from the FCC to start a community radio station that will cover most of Greene and Columbia counties. WGXC hopes to go on the air next summer. WGXC recently got a $71,000 grant from the Commerce Department to pay for half of the transmitter, antenna, and studio equipment. WGXC needs to match the other half of the grant, and raise $71,000 by March 31, 2010. Please help us bring community radio to this area.