Fashion for Paws 2012

It’s spring, and that means Fashion for Paws time in Washington, DC. On Thursday, March 8, Hudson Restaurant hosted an event benefiting our favorite cause: Fashion for Paws and the Washington Humane Society.

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This year the Fashion for Paws Runway Show & Benefit will be held on April 14, 2012 at the National Building Museum – don’t miss it!

At Hudson, we host fundraisers and special events of all kinds. Learn more about the private event venue possibilities at Hudson in three distinctive, beautifully appointed rooms and a wonderful stylized patio by visiting our Private Events page.

Be Mine, Valentine?

Tuesday February 14th is Valentine’s Day! Come as you are – cocktail attire, after-work-casual or your favorite jeans – and treat your Valentine to DC’s best contemporary comfort food. Delight your Valentine (and your own taste buds) with our Valentine’s Day Menu and make your reservation today via OpenTable, or call us at (202)872-8700. Our seasonal winter dinner menu will also be available on Valentine’s Day.

Happy Hour Fundraiser for Typhoon Sendong Victims

A fundraiser organized by the Philippine American Foundation for Charities (PAFC) for the victims of Typhoon Sendong was held at Hudson Restaurant on January 24. The event was co-hosted by the Ateneo Alumni Associaton, Bicol Association of Metro Washington D.C., Feed the Hungry, La Salle Alumni Association, Medical Mission of Mercy, National Multicultural Center, and Phil-Am Chamber of Commerce of Metro DC. The Monday February 6 edition of the Asian Journal reported that the event was “jam-packed.” Visit our Private Events Page to learn more about holding your next private event at Hudson.

NYE Mad Men Party

Our New Year’s Eve Mad Men Party was featured on BISNOW’s “The Scene”, along with some great pictures by Alfredo Flores.

Here are the Washington Group’s Matthew Friedson, his brother Maryland Comptroller Deputy Chief of Staff Andrew Friedson, VerdeHouse’s Morgan Greenhouse,’s Meredith Fineman, and Washington Psychological Group’s Julie Polinger ringing in the new year at Hudson.

Demetrio Zavala’s tasting menu was a hit, the champagne was flowing, and DJ Eskay Adam Sklaver and Ridgewood Social Club mashup DJ Ben Decker spun a great mix of music. Everyone looked fantastic in their fedoras, skinny ties, and pencil skirts. Welcome 2012!

Modern Rehearsal Dinner Featured on DC Wedding Inspiration Blog

Last week a DC area wedding inspiration blog featured a modern, intimate wedding rehearsal dinner held at Hudson. To read the full story, including the bride’s comments on why you should choose Hudson for your next special event, click here. The post also features some beautiful photography of dinner guests enjoying our space!

Hudson offers distinctive private event space for weddings, rehearsal dinners, meetings, fundraisers and private dining of all kinds. We feature beautiful private event space in three modern, uniquely designed rooms and dining al fresco on our patio. Seating is available for parties from 10 to 180, and our standing reception space can accommodate over 270. Our accessible first floor location is perfect for all generations of your family, and our proximity to Washington’s elite hotels makes us one of the most convenient private event spaces in DC.

Start planning today! For more information on holding your private event at Hudson including floor plans, menus and how to contact us, visit our Private Events page.

Redskins Watch Party Fundraiser to Benefit Two Charities, Sunday December 18 at Hudson

Join Cami Mazard and Rhonda Willingham at Hudson this Sunday to watch the Redskins / Giants game and benefit Girls Inc. & MenzFit.

A $20 minimum donation gets you in the door and includes complimentary appetizers. The fundraiser will feature a cash bar with $5 Amstel Light, $6 Rail Drinks, $7 House Red & White Wine, $10 Sangria/Margaritas.

20 percent of food and drink proceeds will benefit Girls Inc. & MenzFit.

Please RSVP:  By December 16th to

Raffle prizes include a fur hat and a $250 U.S. Air gift card.

For more information on how to host your next charity or fundraising event at Hudson including menus and floor plan, please visit our Private Events page.

Girls Inc. is a national nonprofit youth organization dedicated to inspiring girls to be strong, smart and bold. With roots dating back to 1864, Girls Inc. has provided educational programs to millions of girls, particularly those in high-risk, underserved communities. Today the organization’s programs help girls confront societal messages about their value and potential and prepare them to lead successful, independent and fulfilling lives.

MenzFit is a 501(c) (3) educational non–profit organization whose mission is ensuring long–term gainful employment and financial fitness to low–income men who are largely minority with little formal education. This is achieved by providing professional interview clothing, career development and financial literacy services.

This Wednesday November 9th is “Give to the Max” Day in DC

Give to the Max Day” is a one-day fundraising event on November 9, 2011 that will unite local Maryland, Virginia and Washington DC communities to support their local nonprofits. The goal is to get thousands of local residents to support their favorite regional charity, raising millions in donations and grants in just 24 hours.

Hudson Restaurant & Lounge owner Alan G. Popovsky, who has signed on to the effort, was interviewed in this weekend’s Washington Post on how he sets priorities for philanthropic giving.

Over the years, we at Hudson have been proud to be part of many fundraising events including special events to support local DC organizations like Mary’s Center, Jubilee Housing and Hoop Dreams. We have also supported larger regional efforts including charity events to support victims of 9/11. We host fundraisers and special events of all kinds, and we also contribute gift cards and gift certificates to local auctions, who depend on support from the local business community.

Most recently, Hudson Restaurant & Lounge has supported the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure with our “Pink” events, Becky’s Fund, the Washington Ballet, the District Sample Sale, and the Washington Humane Society’s Fashion for Paws.

We at Hudson enjoy being part of and supporting our community in Washington DC. Learn more about the private event venue possibilities here at Hudson Restaurant & Lounge. Or check out the stunning private event space at another of Alan’s restaurants, LINCOLN, located in DC’s Penn Quarter and convenient to K Street and the Convention Center.

Admission to Pink Brunch on October 29 for $25

GiltCity  |  Washington, DC

Why We Love This

  • Celebrate completing the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, along the magnificent Washington Mall—or support those who did—with a rewarding brunch at this West End hotspot.
  • The buffet spread—with waffle and omelet stations, casserole, sausage and bacon, bagels, fruit and granola—offers options for every appetite.
  • Since 1982, the Susan G. Komen Foundation has invested more than $1.9 billion in the fight against breast cancer and has transformed how the world talks about and treats this disease.


Hudson Restaurant & Lounge Gets Its Pink On In Fight Against Breast Cancer!

NORTHWEST – With plenty of out-of-town celebrities jetting into the city for tomorrow’s Honoring the Promise event benefiting Susan G. Komen for the Cure, native Washingtonians turned-out Thursday evening for a similarly-minded, but unabashedly hometown fundraiser, at Hudson Restaurant & Lounge.

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Hudson Goes Pink!

Bisnow | The Scene

Last night we also went to Hudson, which donated 25% of its profits to breast cancer research. Hudson owner Alan Popovsky, O’Neill Studios’ Maggie O’Neill, and Lucidyn’s Michael Bailey are withSam Harper and Mike Knapp, who are opening Irish Whiskey at 19th and M in December.

Everyone loved lounging outside near the fire pits. Georgetown Law students Carlos Gutierrez and Mark Stilp flank Castor & Pollux’sYosef Shimels and Lux’s Henock Andargie.

The inside was lit in pink as guests enjoyed cotton candy and Hudson’s unique cocktails that make its happy hour so popular. We snapped finance guru Christopher Calvin, attorney Faris Ghareeb, and Garrison & Sisson’s Matt Schwartz.


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