Hudson Valley Handbells, a site for English Handbell ringers, directors and listeners in the Hudson Valley Region of New York State

OUR MISSION STATEMENT: The primary mission of the Hudson Valley Handbell. Festival Conference (HVHFC) is to promote the art of handbell ringing by providing an opportunity for local and/or visiting handbell choirs to perform in a massed, divisional, and solo choir framework, and present a concert to the general public. To further the art of handbell ringing, HVHFC may, at the discretion of the governing body, also provide financial assistance to handbell choirs or members of the Handbell Musicians of America who are in serious documented need.


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Donations:   New Orleans  2007    Gulfport 2006   AGEHR Chime Lending Program 2008

Overtones article regarding White Lotus 2009  Tim Waugh 2010 for composing "Selvaggio (Exultant)"

Hudson Valley Young Ringers Festival  2011   Scoharie United Presbyterian Church 2012 and 13

Girl Scouts 2014


Directions to Nyack College Gym
FOR GPS USE: 146 S Highland Ave., Nyack, NY 10960

From the North & West on NY State Thruway 287S/87E: Take Exit 11, "The Nyacks," (Last exit before Tappen Zee Bridge) and turn left at the light off the exit ramp on Rt. 59. Turn right at the next traffic signal proceeding south on Rt. 9W for 2/10 mile. Cross over the Interstate and turn right onto South Highland  Avenue.  Turn right at the first Nyack  College entrance sign and follow the road around Moseley Dorm to Bowman Gymnasium.

From the South & East on NY State Thruway 287/87 North/West: Cross the Tappan Zee Bridge and take exit 11, the second exit on the west side of the bridge. Proceed through the stop sign to the traffic signal.  Turn right on to Rt 9W, proceed through the next traffic signal, cross over the Interstate and turn right onto South Highland Avenue.  Turn right at the first Nyack College entrance sign and follow the road around Moseley Dorm to Bowman Gymnasium.

From Northwest New York or Northeast Pennsylvania: Rt. 17 South to Rt. 287/87 South/East. Follow  #1 above.  

From New York City (Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan) From the Major Deegan Expressway:Take Rt. 287/87 North/West. Follow #2 above. 

From FDR Drive North, Harlem River Drive North, Henry Hudson Parkway North or Cross Bronx Expressway: Cross the George Washington Bridge (UPPER LEVEL). Palisades Parkway North to Rt 287/87 South/East. Follow #1 above. 

From the Major Deegan Expressway (87) North: Take Rt 287/87 North/West. Follow #2 above. 

From Staten Island: 278 West. Cross the Goethals Bridge into New Jersey. New Jersey Turnpike North to Rt 95 North (when nearing the George Washington Bridge and Fort Lee, take local NOT EXPRESS). Palisades Parkway North to Rt 287/87 South/East. Follow #1 above. 

From Long Island: Rt 495 West to Rt 295. Cross the Throgs Neck Bridge. Rt 95 West (Cross Bronx Expressway) to Rt 87 North to Rt 287/87 North/West. Follow #2 above.

 or Long Island Expressway West to the Cross Island Parkway. Take the Whitestone Bridge. Take the Hutchinson River Parkway to Exit 26 West to Rt 287/87 North/West. Follow #2 above.

From New England: Rt 95 South. After crossing into New York State, take Rt 287/87 North/West. Follow #2 above.

From Southern New Jersey: Garden State Parkway North. After crossing into New York State, the Parkway becomes Rt 287/87 (NY St. Thruway). When the thruway splits, go towards the Tappan Zee  Bridge (South/East). Follow #1 above. 

From Northern New Jersey & Eastern Pennsylvania: Rt 78 East to Rt 287 North to Rt 287/87. Follow  #1 above.

From Western Pennsylvania: Rt 80 East to Garden State Parkway North. After crossing into New York State, the Parkway becomes Rt 287/87 (NY St. Thruway). When the thruway splits, go towards the Tappan Zee Bridge (South/East). Follow #1 above. 

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