Mayors Corner – Mayor Jeffrey L. Anzevino

Hudson May Days

Hello, Hudson and happy May Days. The month of May is an exciting time, not just because the weather is warming up and filled with more therapeutic sunshine, but also because the month of May officially kicks off the event season here in Hudson both in and around our downtown area. Please continue to look to the various resources from the city, the chamber of commerce or the visitor center to obtain more information and to stay up to date on all of the fun and exciting things happening in our beautiful city this spring and summer.

One key event in May is Hudson’s annual Memorial Day parade that goes through downtown and ends at Markillie Cemetery with a ceremony and tribute to our fallen military heroes. The parade will begin on Monday, May 27, at 10 a.m., and will start at Milford Road, then go east on Route 303 and then north on Route 91/Main Street. Residents and businesses can apply to respectfully participate in the parade, noting a deadline of May 3. Call or check the city website for more information.

As previously mentioned, the 365-Day Kindness Rock Garden has been installed and officially dedicated to the community on April 19. Three large planter pots have been painted by Door2 Art Studio, which hold blank rocks and ones decorated by students at both Seton Catholic School and Hudson Middle School. The rock garden surrounds “Melody,” the large, focal piece from the Birdsong project and this combined attraction is located on the Park Lane Green, which is adjacent to the historic Baldwin-Buss House and across the road from the downtown Gazebo. The community is encouraged to “Take One, Leave One, Share One & Help Spread Kindness All Year Long.”

As an additional update, work continues and more planning is underway to celebrate Hudson’s 225th anniversary this June. We will be combining some details with this year’s Ice Cream Social on Friday, June 21, as coordinated by the Hudson League for Service. In addition, residents will soon see banners on some of the light poles around downtown, designed to recognize and celebrate David Hudson establishing a settlement here in June 1799. A proclamation is in the works as well as various facts and information on the early days of Hudson. The chamber of commerce is busy working with our local merchants to collectively engage on ways to both celebrate our anniversary and drive foot traffic to help support our local economy. Stay tuned and Happy 225th Birthday, Hudson.

On a final note and once again as the end of the school season approaches and warm weather continues to bring out more people to attend events, shop, ride bicycles, walk or jog, etc., please be mindful of pedestrian traffic. Be alert, plan ahead and help keep Hudson just as beautiful of a city that David Hudson once envisioned back in 1799 and one that he would be proud to see today.

Thank you. ∞