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Hudson River Shorts

To celebrate the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's trip up the Hudson River, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker Josh Aronson spent the past year searching out fascinating people and cultures of the Hudson River Valley. He's made this series of short films for THIRTEEN.

Roxbury Farm

The story of Roxbury Farm in Kinderhook, NY, whose operating costs are covered by its 1,100 strong public shareholders who all hold a stake in the Farm.


A kayak trip down Foundry Cove in Coldspring, NY, led by Ned Sullivan, Executive Director of Scenic Hudson.


A tour of Rokeby Farm, an old house in Barrytown, NY owned by the Aldrich family since 1688.


A look at Superior Concept Monster Design, a costume shop based in a Barrytown, NY barn, which designs the costumes for New York's Village Halloween Parade.

Ice Breaker

A look at an ice breaker ship in Rhinecliff, NY that clears the ice on the Hudson River channel each winter.

Ice Fishing

Bob Gabrielson has been ice fishing on the Hudson in Nyack, NY since he was 12 years old.


Painter Leigh Palmer, resident of Hudson, NY, talks about his technique and what it's like to be a modern-day Hudson River landscape artist.

Ice Sailing

Footage of an "ice yacht" in action: the Vixen in Athens, NY, which was built in 1885 in Carthage Landing (now Chelsea), NY. An interview with its captain, Reid Bielenberg.

Shad Fishing

Footage of a shad fisherman and a discussion of the environmental problems facing the shad population in the Hudson.

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