Hudson Mad Hatters’ Parade
Saturday, May 8, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
The Mad Hatters’ Parade returns to Hudson.
After a long, hard year, spring is in the air, so just maybe it’s time to take those first steps out together again. And what better, safer reunion could one hope for than an outdoor, spaced-out, and marvelously-masked art parade?
The Mad Hatters’ Parade is a community-built wearable-art procession, open to anyone who wants to join, bringing together Hudson’s diverse communities in a shared spectacle of the nonsensical. We step off at 2pm from the Hudson Area Library and end with a riverside sashay at Basilica Hudson.
Come out and join us! Bring your mad hats and headdresses, body-extensions and puppets, and homemade instruments and assemblages in any form! This year, in consideration of your fellow Hatters, you must wear a mask, which you are free to accessorize, adorn, and artify to your heart’s content. Our Mad Hat Marshals will be there to insure everyone has plenty of room to safely distance as we dance.
Learn more at www.madhattersparade.org.
Find out about our free, community Mad Hat Slams, where you can create your masterpiece with materials and mentors on hand; or volunteer to help line up or marshal; or sign up to animate one of our readymade histrionic headpieces and peripatetic puppets in the parade. Want to make some sound? Join our Non-Aspirational Ensemble of breath-free instruments!
In whatever way you feel ready to join us, we hope you will share in bringing back a little millinery mischief and artful community to the streets of Hudson!
Hats off to you all!