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Featured Video: Hairdresser's Disco Ball & Fantasy Hair Show (2012)

This is a portfolio and a salute, but also serves as a resource of various community organizations and leaders doing the greater good. The "Hub" is a showcase of their talents and efforts to improve our  community. There are so many individuals and organizations trying to make a difference where they live... The Hudson Valley Hub is the place to see that difference. It is an honor to have had the opportunity to work with each and every organization, and we look forward to providing their Community Content Solutions well into the future.​

Click on the organization's  logo to link to their HUB page, and see their stories >>>

Hairdresser's Disco Ball & Fantasy Hair Show (2012)

Behind the scenes and on the runway for the premier Hair & Makeup extravaganza of the year. HVCS(Hudson Valley Community Services) celebrated the 2012 Hairdresser's Disco Ball and Fantasy Hair Show at Shadows on the Hudson. HVCS promotes a better quality of life for those living with and effected by HIV/ AIDS, and thanks to one woman's dream the fantasy... has become a reality.

HVCS, formerly known as ARCS' mission is to promote prevention and wellness for all people, to encourage life-affirming decisions maximizing their quality of life, and to coordinate care for those living with complex health conditions. HVCS has nearly three decades of experience in providing services and support for people living with HIV/AIDS and is supported in part by a grant from the Westchester Community Foundation.

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Top culinary professionals from around the world started their celebrated careers at the CIA, and you can be next. Imagine strolling across campus as your senses come to life amid the amazing buildings and rich history. Picture yourself in freshly pressed whites, joining your fellow students in the day's classes. From award-winning restaurants to breathtaking views to buzzing kitchens, every square inch is full of energy and an undying passion for food.

Founded in 2004 after a two year study conducted by Marist College School of Management and Mid Hudson Pattern for Progress, GET became incorporated as a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit corporation in 2005 when it started offering its services to the public. Our services are available to minorities and low income families.


Children’s Media Project (CMP) is a non-profit arts and education organization with a history of empowering “at-risk” youth through the media arts. CMP’s programs encourage youth to not only explore the world around them, but to also be active participants. CMP provides workshops, programs, and projects for youth, artists, and educators that teach critical viewing of the media, that encourage youth to be creatively engaged in using the media to deliver important messages, and that offer employment and growth opportunities for youth.


Rebuilding Together Dutchess County helped to rebuild the home of disabled Gulf War Veteran, Tim Wilkinson through their Heroes at Home project on National Rebuilding Day 2012. Roughly 350 community members mobilized to assist in projects throughout the county for the day, four of which being Heroes at Home Projects, Rebuilding Day is a showcase of the power of volunteerism that to help rebuild the lives of those who need it the most... it's simply neighbor helping neighbor, by affording them the simple comfort of a warm, safe and dry home.


"Turning Conflict into Conversation." The Mediation Center of Dutchess County held its Anti-Bullying Youth Summit on November 2, 2012. Students had the opportunity to attend presentations and interactive workshops about understanding the devastating effects of bullying, and were able to  learn strategies to prevent and respond to bullying within their school community... by sharing their experience, and turning conflict into conversation. The Summit aims to support students and their schools to put an end to bullying.

Once we were sophisticated people living in a primitive world., and now we have now become primitive people living in a technologically sophisticated world. Mountain Scout Survival School exists to share with you the timeless and enduring wilderness survival skills of our ancestors. Learning these skills will prepare you to survive comfortably without the luxuries of our modern world. Our current social system and reliance on technology has separated us from our innate abilities to connect with the earth. Mountain Scout Survival will help you reconnect. 

Established in 1974, Dia Art Foundation is internationally recognized as one of the world's most influential contemporary art institutions. The name "Dia," taken from the Greek word meaning "through," was chosen to suggest the institution's role in enabling visionary artistic projects that might not otherwise be realized because of their scale or ambition.​

New York  BloodCenter

Did you know that  the fragility of pre-mature  babies often requires the need for multiple transfusions, and often than not, their lives depend on it. By donating less than an hour of your day, and a little bit of your blood, you can help to determine the difference between life and death. Donating blood is literally giving the gift of life. Each day, patients in our regions need close to 2,000 people a day to roll up their sleeves to give the gift of life. There is simply no substitute for voluntarily donated blood. Without volunteer donors, our community would not have an adequate community blood supply.


The Music scene is back in the Hudson Valley... and even the DJs are included. Local 845 is the small step, and the giant leap necessary to return the Hudson Valley music scene back to the scenery of Hudson Valley. Check out their greatest hits including The Beacon Music Factory, Rock Band Boot Camp, In the Pines (Concert Series at University Settlement Camp in Beacon) and of course the outdoor music festival tour de force...Beacon Riverfest.


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This website is an Audio, Video, Graphic Design, & Music Portfolio showcasing Jim Freni's Career in the Multi- Media Arts. Content featured in this website was Produced for Neighborhood Journal, and  is also contained within the Hudson Valley Hub as a Portfolio of the work of other Hudson Valley Hub Producers and Production Technicians.  These  video properties will only be used by Jim Freni, Hudson Valley Hub, or Hudson Valley Hub Producers and  Production Technicians to generate positive feedback and demonstrate the quality of  their work. No profit comes from the demonstration of these works.

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