Exchanging & Sharing Abundance

What is the Hudson Valley Current?

Our nonprofit is dedicated to exchanging, sharing and teaching abundance within the Hudson Valley community in New York.

The Hudson Valley Current is a nonprofit organization committed to local economic development through three distinct and interdependent streams; the local currency, our kitchen and market, and our monthly publication.

  • The first stream is our local currency, the Current, which exchanges ‘trade dollars’ of abundance between member businesses and individuals within the Hudson Valley.
  • The second stream is Tilda’s Kitchen and Market, our brick and mortar in Midtown Kingston, serving community-inspired local cuisine while stocking a wide range of member generated local products in the market.
  • The third stream is our monthly publication, Midtown Lively, which teaches abundance by educating, empowering and uplifting our readership with the good news.

Exchanging Abundance

The Current

The Current is an alternative currency recognized by the IRS that can only be used within the Hudson Valley at member businesses. By using the Current, we ensure that our money stays local and is used to strengthen businesses in our community.

What happens when our money stays local? Our main streets, our local businesses and our neighbors keep more of the wealth, which strengthens our local community.

Sharing Abundance

Tilda's Kitchen and Market

Our cafe and kitchen gives you a taste of community-inspired global cuisine that is inclusive of all our neighbors in the Hudson Valley. It not only satisfies your hunger but your thirst for knowledge about the journey your food took to get to you. 

When we know where our food comes from and who prepares it for us, it allows us to have a relationship with our food and the journey it took to get to us. Our community grows, shares and loves on a united front—and takes action from a place of local pride.

Teaching Abundance

Midtown Lively

HVC’s monthly publication, Midtown Lively, is dedicated to sharing the good news about food, art and exchange in Kingston. We offer seasonally informed content, Current member profiles, recipes, a monthly calendar, hilarious classifieds, and more.

What happens when people regularly hear good news rather than gloomy news? They come from a place of abundance, peace and love. Midtown Lively is devoted to amplifying the frequency of abundance while enhancing our ability to realize and create valuable connections within the Hudson Valley community.

 

Our efforts are focused on empowering our local community members and showing them that there’s more than enough wealth, food and resources to go around.

The Hudson Valley is filled with local love, sharing and abundance. If you are interested in learning more about how you can become a beacon of abundance, sign up to receive information about opportunities to get involved—and hear about the good news in the Hudson Valley.

Intro

In the heart of Kingston, NY, the Hudson Valley Current and Tilda’s Kitchen are more than a local currency and a lively restaurant; they’re both catalysts for communal growth and prosperity.

Hudson Valley Current projects are thriving. Our local currency, the Current, is flowing much faster than it ever has in its 10 years of circulation.

Tilda’s Kitchen & Market has become a vibrant convening center in the heart of Kingston, while our monthly publication Midtown Lively is sharing the good news about food, art and exchange with the community.

Tilda’s is at the heart of Kingston at 630 Broadway, and it has also become the heart of the local currency. Users of the Current now have an easy way to keep their money local, and the members who are making products by hand have a great place to feature their products.

As the new headquarters of the Hudson Valley Current, Tilda’s provides our community with a place to come together to understand the new regenerative economy. Your support will help us strengthen our economy in a way that has deep roots and lasting connections.

Goals

Community engagement

By sharing over 20,000 meals annually with our community—through Open Table and our pay-it-forward program—we’re inviting our neighbors into our space to learn more about keeping it local.

Awareness

We reach 30,000 Kingston readers each year with our monthly publication—Midtown Lively—sharing the good news about food, art and exchange.

Partnership

We work with more than 10 nonprofits in Kingston, including Radio Kingston, La Voz, MyKingstonKids, Center for Creative Education, and Beyond the 4 Walls, to keep money local and strengthen supply chains.

What Your Donation Supports

Free Soup Every Day at Tilda’s Kitchen

Impact: Your donation helps provide nourishing meals daily to those in need, ensuring no one in our community goes hungry. This initiative fosters a sense of belonging and support among residents, making Kingston a more caring and inclusive place.

Free Pay-It-Forward Meal Card to Anyone in the Community

Impact: By funding pay-it-forward meal cards, you enable community members to extend kindness to others. This creates a ripple effect of generosity and goodwill, strengthening community bonds and uplifting spirits.

Open Table Events Every Last Wednesday

Impact: Your support makes it possible to host Open Table events, where breakfast and lunch are free all day. These gatherings are more than just meals; they are social events that bring diverse members of the community together, fostering connections and celebrating our shared humanity.

Stimulating Local Economic Growth with the Tilda’s Exchange Center

Impact: Contributions to Tilda’s Exchange Center fuel local economic growth. By supporting local artisans and businesses, your donation helps to create a vibrant, self-sustaining local economy, preserving the unique character and spirit of the Hudson Valley.

Publishing Midtown Lively to Share Good News on Food, Art, and Exchange

Impact: Funding for Midtown Lively enables us to share inspiring stories of local art, cuisine, and community initiatives. This publication not only informs but also unites readers by highlighting the rich cultural tapestry of Kingston and the transformative power of local collaboration.

Giving Levels & Perks

Level 1: Friend of Tilda’s – $50

  • Perk: Thank you note and recognition on social media.

Level 2: Community Supporter – $100

  • Perk: Above & recognition on Tilda’s wall

Level 3: Hudson Hero – $250

  • Perk: Above & free Tilda’s tote bag with handmade merchandise

Level 4: Valley Visionary – $500

  • Perk: Above & free exclusive dinner for 2

Level 5: Current Champion – $1000

  • Perk: All above + recognition in Midtown Lively

Your Support is Appreciated

Since 2014 the Hudson Valley Current has created a great mix of community, kindness, acceptance, and gratitude that helps to cultivate new connections and relationships in the community.

It strengthens the links between our members—and now our patrons at Tilda’s—as everyone can indulge themselves in the exchange of food, ideas, friendship, culture, carnival and so much more.

Your support today shapes the community of tomorrow. Together, we’re building a Kingston where everyone thrives.

Hudson Valley Current: Sharing and Exchanging Abundance