Basilica is thrilled to announce its 2016 season, which will once again include a wide range of innovative, avant-garde live performance, music, film, literary, farm and community programs. We’ll kick off the season with the second annual 24-HOUR DRONE, and the addition of a Basilica Farm & Flea Spring Market. Summer brings freaky favorites on Flag Day and the newly added Read & Feed, bringing together artisanal makers of food with artisanal makers of literature. In Fall, we’ll return with Basilica SoundScape, the Basilica Farm & Flea Holiday Market, and more very special events to be announced!
As always, we’re excited to be working with a far-reaching group of extraordinary artists, makers, and talented community members. We look forward to welcoming audiences from all over, whether they be from around the corner or from around the world.
Basilica 2016 Season Soft Opening
A Conversation with Twyla Tharp
Thursday, March 31 @ 7pm
FREE and open to the public.
On the heels of her dance company’s 50th anniversary season, hear celebrated choreographer Twyla Tharp speak about her life’s work. Over the course of her career, which spans five decades, she has received numerous awards for work that expands the boundaries of ballet and modern dance.
Pathways to Dance is an annual eight-county Capital Region initiative, in concert with Manhattan’s Joyce Theater, designed to support new dance creation and presentation.
24-HOUR DRONE: EXPERIMENTS IN SOUND AND MUSIC
Saturday, April 23 @ 3pm – Sunday, April 24 @ 3pm
An immersive event and all-encompassing experience, 24-HOUR DRONE features musicians and sound artists experimenting within the spectrum of drone — sustained tones shaped by voice or instrumentation. 24-HOUR DRONE embodies Basilica Hudson at its most experimental and experiential — pushing the boundaries of what a communal, conceptual experience can be. Through 24-HOUR DRONE, Basilica offers a platform for truly experimental and emerging work that may otherwise go unseen. 24-HOUR DRONE is co-presented with Le Guess Who? festival in Utrecht, Netherlands in collaboration with Second Ward Foundation and Wave Farm / WGXC.
2016 features an expanded lineup, including artist blocks selected by Tinnitus and Hospital Productions, drone-related video screenings by Second Ward Foundation, interstitial sound pieces, long-duration video and sound art exhibition curated by Wave Farm, film screenings, interactive art installations and more to be announced.
Basilica Farm & Flea Spring Market
Saturday, May 7, 10AM – 6 PM
Sunday, May 8, 11 AM-5PM
Born Thanksgiving Weekend 2013 as the Anti-Black Friday big sister goddess, Basilica Farm & Flea is inspired by the abundance of passionate and talented farmers, collectors and artisans in the Hudson region. 2016 marks the inaugural Spring Market, featuring a diverse group of local vendors selling their wares alongside locally-sourced, farm-fresh foods. The event celebrates the long-awaited arrival of spring with vintage objects for home and garden, spring dresses, wild edibles and Mother’s Day treats. Presented in collaboration with Hudson River Exchange.
Basilica Farm & Flea Spring Market will be taking over Ramp Fest weekend. After five amazing years we are honored to have a been part of putting Hudson on the map as a flourishing culinary destination, and we are excited to continue our collaboration with Ramp Fest’s founders, Swoon Kitchenbar. Swoon will create a pop-up restaurant, complete with a bar and ramp-infused menu items for all attendees to enjoy.
Hudson Valley Cider & Cheese
Tasting and Market
Saturday, June 4
Featuring hard cider producers and cheese makers from across the Hudson Valley. Kicking off the annual Hudson Valley Cider Week, a multi-day celebration of regional craft cider. Co-presented with Glynwood, a regional organization with a mission to ensure that farming thrives in the Hudson Valley.
(FREAK) FLAG DAY
Saturday, June 11
Hudson’s annual Flag Day celebrations — including a big parade and fireworks show — are a David Lynch-Americana Dream Come True! Cloaked by night and surrounded by colorful explosions, Basilica’s (FREAK) FLAG DAY acts as freakier counterpart to the city’s festivities, featuring performances and dancing into the wee hours.
Read & Feed
Saturday, July 30
New in 2016, Read & Feed brings together artisanal makers of food with artisanal makers of literature. Curl up with a great glass of wine and chow down on a delicious novel at Read & Feed. The night of activities features a marketplace of food makers plus a roster of readings, discussions and demonstrations. Co-presented with the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses, Read & Feed celebrates cooking, farming, eating, drinking, reading and writing.
Weekend of September 9-11
Basilica Scope is a weekend-long event devoted to film; an intimate festival celebrating the furthest extremes in motion picture accomplishment through a dialogue with visiting directors. The weekend includes a series of screenings as well as panel discussions and other programs.
Weekend of September 16-18
Basilica SoundScape is a weekend-long music and art event that’s been called “the anti-festival” for its range of offerings including live musical acts, sound performances, literary readings, visual art installations, film screenings, local artisanal vendors and more, creating an immersive, innovative weekend of art, music and culture. Basilica SoundScape features some of the most innovative and genre-pushing artists working today, drawing unconventional connections and collaborations across disciplines. Co-presented with The Creative Independent and Leg Up! Management.
Basilica Pioneering People
Saturday, October 22
Basilica Hudson’s bi-annual program celebrating pioneering artists across a range of disciplines, and including a benefit performance. The inaugural program featured the visionary filmmaker and one-of-a-kind personality John Waters.
Basilica Farm & Flea Holiday Market
Born Thanksgiving Weekend 2013 as the Anti-Black Friday big sister goddess, Basilica Farm & Flea is inspired by the abundance of passionate and talented farmers, collectors and artisans in the Hudson region. The marketplace features a diverse group of local vendors selling their wares alongside locally-sourced, farm-fresh foods. November marks the fourth annual Holiday Market, featuring holiday gifts for all.
Basilica Screenings Series
June through August
Basilica Hudson’s weekly screening series is an opportunity to discover a world of moving images outside the mainstream. The seasonal series includes an array of works from new and repertory narrative features, documentaries, experimental films, video and media art, as well as guest curated programs, with a focus on discussions between filmmakers and special guests. Programmed by Basilica Hudson’s Film and Media curator Aily Nash and Basilica Co-Founder Tony Stone.
Basilica Music Series
April through November
One-off concert series featuring unconventional voices from emerging and established musical artists.
Basilica Back Gallery Series
April through November
Multidisciplinary exhibition series in a 2,000-square foot white cube space.
(FREAK) FLAG DAY, 2015 by Kate Orne.