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The Hudson Union Society is a wonderful place where leaders connect, share pivotal intimate lessons, and learn. The access and unique members are incredible.
 - Colin Powell

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Would you like to be inspired by great leaders to change our world?

The Hudson Union Society® (the "Hudson Union") is one of New York City's most celebrated institutions that provides a special intimate place where leaders connect directly with the public. The Hudson Union is known as an essential cultural force with an eclectic range of leaders regularly visiting, speaking unfiltered, and challenging conventional beliefs.

We engage members from all walks of life who have a shared curiosity and a passion for expanding their minds through dialogue with each other, and with leaders from around the world across disciplines and cultures.

We focus on uniquely intimate, stimulating exchanges that bring unexpected perspectives and surprising insights.  We are not afraid to be shocked, challenged and disrupted into fresh thinking and fresh perspectives.

We focus individually and as groups in applying these lessons in leadership to help change our world for the better - in whatever way and whatever scale is meaningful to us.

The Hudson Union Presents INSIGHT With Joe Pascal and Special Guest weekly.  Through a charismatic host, unique interview style, and intimate audience interaction, INSIGHT With Joe Pascal has gained a reputation as a must stop for over 700 celebrities and leaders.

Whether attending INSIGHT With Joe Pascal and Special Guest weekly Red-carpet film premieres with the cast that go on to be nominated for Best Picture and Actor, black tie galas, member mixers, live musical performances or parliamentary-style debates, we encourage everyone to Be Inspired And Change Our World. The frequency of our events ensures that new and interesting experiences are always just around the corner.

Membership in the Hudson Union grants you unparalleled, first-hand access to the world's movers and shakers. 

To complement this lineup of visiting luminaries, the Hudson Union regularly arranges cocktail events where fellow members can mingle, network, and make new connections in casual settings. These members-an esteemed amalgamation of business executives, lawyers, doctors, diplomats, actors, musicians, writers, researchers, students, and countless others-benefit as much from forging relationships with one another as they do from attending our high-profile events.

The Hudson Union is open to prospective members of all personal, professional, and educational backgrounds. If you are open-minded to being inspired and changing our world, there is place for you at the Hudson Union.

The Hudson Union offers a range of membership types. Membership is valid for one full year after the date on which you join. Please choose your preference from the membership options described below:

Basic Membership $150

A basic membership permits exclusive access to a profusion of free and reduced-rate speaker events, galas, and mixers across Manhattan. Dive headfirst into a dizzying array of INSIGHT conversations with famous weekly special guests with your fellow members.

Special Membership $95

Gain access to our robust lineup of our INSIGHT conversations with famous weekly special guests at a reduced rate with the special membership. With this special membership rate, we aim to infuse our base with a heaping dose of diversity. College students, artists, writers, primary and secondary school teachers, Rhodes Scholars, Marshall Scholars, Fulbright Scholars, and White House Fellows are all eligible for this reduced rate. 

Fellow Member $1,500

Claim a privileged seat in our community with a fellow membership. Fellows can hop into red-carpet carpool lanes and enjoy free admission to many events (except breakfast, lunch, and gala events), along with privileged access to select private receptions with guest speakers. 

$1,000 of the membership fee is tax-deductible.

Patron Member $3,000

Instantly become Hudson Union royalty with the patron membership. Patrons are duly rewarded with free access to many events, entry to most private VIP receptions, and a digital picture with most guest of honor.  Their support is also recognized on our website. 

$2,000 of the membership fee is tax-deductible.
Annual membership is valid for one year from the date of joining

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David Lynch
David Lynch

Paul Krugman
Paul Krugman, Nobel Prize Winner

Philip Seymour Hoffman
Philip Seymour Hoffman

Paul Giamatti & James McAvoy in The Last Station
Paul Giamatti
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James McAvoy


Wangari Maathi - Nobel Peace Prize Winner
Wangari Maathi, Nobel Peace Prize Winner



 
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