Basilica Farm & Flea Spring Market returned to our solar-powered factory for its biggest outing to date, with 100 regional independent vendors, including 45 Basilica Farm & Flea first-timers. Featuring makers of all kinds, light and bright spring food and a family-friendly range of activities, Basilica Farm & Flea Spring Market was a dynamic and celebratory way to spend a rainy Mother’s Day weekend.
“It was profound, gorgeous, elegant and magical. We’ll be back for the duration next year.”
Maureen Sager, first time DRONER
DRONERS joined us from Russia to Hong Kong and from Hudson to Saratoga for our fourth annual 24-HOUR DRONE: EXPERIMENTS IN SOUND AND MUSIC, with most making the commitment to the full 24-hour long-form experience. Aided and sustained by healing food, the restorative reiki and meditative art and craft, DRONERS experienced a spectrum of sound from traditional Indonesian classical to inclusive and participatory acapella choral. With exchange and communion at its core, 2018’s 24-HOUR DRONE was everything we could have hoped for, a buoyant, transformative homage to sound, enjoyed and honored without the tight hands of time.
Tuesday, May 22 2018 | performances at 3.30pm and 7.30pm
Open to all | donations taken
As spring turns a corner into summer at the end of May, we anxiously anticipate the return of Saint Julian’s Juggling Troupe from Gregory the Great Academy in Scranton, PA. Every year, this talented band of brothers storms Basilica and dazzles an all-ages crowd with their old timey circus skills. Basilica is proud to host their annual performances, from which all proceeds go towards costs associated with their senior class pilgrimage.
Saturday, June 9, 2018
Raising Flags and Funds For Art and Freaks
FIREWORKS IN YOUR FACE. DARK. SHARP.
Hudson’s annual Flag Day celebrations are a David Lynch-Americana dream come true. Cloaked by night and surrounded by colorful explosions, Basilica’s 6th annual (FREAK) FLAG DAY is a freakier counterpart to the city’s festivities, with performances and dancing into the wee hours.
The evening kicks off at sundown with the best seat in town for Hudson’s spectacular fireworks display – one of the largest in the Hudson River Valley, launched from Basilica parking lot! – and the freaky festivities take off from there.
We wave all flags as we come together for this annual ritual of inclusion.
What’s your flag?
ALL FLAGS WELCOME.
Thursday, August 9 2018 | 7PM
// Advance tickets $25 //
Legendary Montreal musical collective Godspeed You! Black Emperor will return to Basilica Hudson on Thursday, August 9th. The band, who last performed at Basilica in 2015, recently released their seventh full-length album Luciferian Towers on their own self-run record label Constellation. The show will mark the band’s third performance at Basilica Hudson.
We are thrilled to be launching into our eighth season of programming in 2018. With music, art, film, food and community at the core of our programs, we welcome revolutionary voices of all disciplines to the Basilica stage this year. From site-specific visual art residencies using our industrial heritage as inspiration, to a long-form homage to sound, our reclaimed factory serves as a muse for our programs.
“As always, we are striving to create an immersive pilgrimage to Hudson, where rural, industrial and urban collide. Through our programs, we bring international voices that might otherwise not come to Hudson, while inviting audiences to discover the character of our region. Basilica aims to be a gateway to the dynamic City of Hudson and this region of epic history and great potential. We are mindful of the rapid evolution of Hudson, and are committed to being a counterbalance to Hudson’s commercial development with our cultural and more experimental programming.”
Basilica Hudson Director and co-founder Melissa Auf der Maur
Season 7: Year in Review
Part 4 of 4. For a short review of our whole season, please click here.
From the Back Gallery to the Basilica rafters, every space in our industrial factory was filled with art this season. A striking wind-powered steel structure was installed on the Basilica grounds, set against the magnificent backdrop of the Catskill mountains. Artists brought sculpture, zine wallpaper, portraits, performance art and protest signs to Basilica SoundScape, and helped us raise flags and funds for art and freaks at (FREAK) FLAG DAY.
Hudson’s artistic talents joined us for Basilica Farm & Flea at the Basilica Art Shop, while Jimbo’s Airbrush Hut brought a taste of the Jersey boardwalk to Hudson. Our river city’s thriving emerging artist community was also on display in our Back Gallery, with a Bright Future Group Show, photorealist portraits, feminine sensuality, Tragic Instants and musings on truth and fiction in the current political landscape. Our dancer-in-residence returned with a mesmerizing performance for three dancers staged across one spectacular weekend.
Season 7: Year in Review
Part 3 of 4. For a short review of our whole season, please click here.
With Basilica SoundScape and 24-HOUR DRONE, the two annual music festivals at the heart of our large-scale rituals, we welcomed revolutionary voices from across the musical spectrum, from sitarists to suspended guitars and gripping political poetry to heart-wrenching neo-gospel.
Elsewhere, we DRONED with international satellite events in Canada, Sweden, the Netherlands and the UK, and united global instrumentation to fill a warm afternoon with fully improvised chance collaborations. An evening of chamber music provided a night unlike anything else in the Basilica Hudson calendar, and The National brought friends from near and far to raise funds for Basilica’s mission to foster sustainable community.