Saturday, June 10 at 8PM
Open to the public, $5 on the door, cash only
Hudson’s annual Flag Day celebrations — including a big parade and fireworks show courtesy of Hudson’s Elk’s Lodge #787 — are a David Lynch-Americana Dream Come True! Cloaked by night and surrounded by colorful explosions, Basilica’s (FREAK) FLAG DAY is a freakier counterpart to the city’s festivities, featuring 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.
This year, we wave all flags as we come together for this annual ritual of inclusion — what’s your flag? All flags welcome!
Artist lineup to be announced, but past FFD’s have included Light Asylum and Shannon F, Black Pus, Mirror Mirror, Woods, darkwave comedy and gothed-out DJs. Join us for the flag, the fog, and the freaks. DARK. SHARP.
Thursday, June 15 – Saturday June 17, from 8pm
Open to the public, tickets $15 – $25
We welcome Jonah Bokaer and dancers back to Basilica’s Main Hall. The troupe will be returning for the third time since Basilica’s inception, for a performance run of their repertory piece OCCUPANT. Created in 2013, OCCUPANT is one of the few iconic pieces of choreographer Jonah Bokaer with long-time collaborator, visual artist Daniel Arsham. The work was inspired by Edward Albee’s 2001 play of the same name, staging the now-dead, wildly flamboyant sculptor Louise Nevelson against an anonymous interviewer for posthumous questioning. Bokaer’s production takes place on a monochromatic, blue-hued stage where Arsham’s scenic elements and original sculptures include plaster casts of relics objects such as 35mm cameras, super 8 cameras, and reels of film. Performed by Tal Adler-Arieli, Sara Procopio, Betti Rollo, the music is by Ryoji Ikeda, and with a special appearance by Bokaer.
Thursday, June 1 2017 at 6.30PM
Tickets $10-25, RSVP to email@example.com
Wild Gather hosts Jules Skloot for TAKE CARE + DANCE!
Come move and sweat to sweet and grooveable beats, all while connecting to a group of other humans! We will turn and jump and make our molecules bounce! There will be chances to make up your own movements that feel good in the moment, as well as time to learn a set sequence that incorporates elements from contemporary dance, ballet and folk dance forms. We will fill ourselves up with ourselves, mirror each other’s brilliance and support each other to fly.
All are welcome, regardless of your dance history. Bring sneakers! This class is open to people of all abilities, and the space is wheelchair accessible. If you have questions, or if you’d like to relay specific needs or concerns beforehand, feel free to contact Jules at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jules Skloot is a dancer, performance maker and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. Jules frequently collaborates and performs with Katy Pyle and Ballez, a radical dance company working reverently and irreverently within and around the form of ballet to create queer spectacles that show and celebrate queer lives. Jules facilitates anti-oppression workshops and trainings, teaches adult Ballez, creative dance to young ones, health classes to middle schoolers and is committed to liberation and joy in all these endeavors.
Wednesday, May 24 2017, 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 to Rome. This year, the troupe presents The Woodcutter’s Dream: A Journey Through Juggling, Jest + Song
Sunday, July 23 at 12pm
Open to the public, tickets $15 standard, $10 students/seniors
Basilica Hudson’s festival of literature & food returns! Celebrated authors and other literary luminaries talk books, talented chefs and food-makers offer local delicacies, and poets read poetry right out loud just for you. Shop a marketplace of small press books, artisanal food and other delights. Join us as we celebrate legendary Hudson poet-extraordinaire John Ashbery’s 90th birthday with an all-star marathon reading and special conversations. Co-presented with the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses, Read & Feed celebrates reading, writing, cooking, farming, eating and drinking. Feed your soul, feed your body!
Friday, August 11 2017 at 8pm
Open to the public, tickets from $10
Catskill High Peaks Festival returns to Basilica Hudson with “Music from High Peaks,” featuring the festival’s renowned faculty and international rising young artists performing chamber music in Basilica’s North Hall. Filling Basilica’s resonant space with an exuberant display of virtuosity and talent, the program will feature works by women composers—an often-overlooked area of the classical canon. Ensembles include cello chorus, string quartets, sextets and mandolin orchestra. Marking the centennial of women’s suffrage in New York State, Clara Schumann, Fannie Mendelssohn, Rebecca Clarke, Ethel Smyth and other historic and contemporary composers make their Hudson debuts in the soaring post-industrial Basilica space.
Tuesday, May 2nd 2017, 6pm
Open to all
Wild Gather have a sweet and special twilight music hang at their new hangout in the green trailer down in the basilica parking lot on Tuesday, May 2nd.
Wild Gather will be serving up herbal potions, tending a barrel fire of herbs + listening to the magical sounds of Omkar Lewis, Emily Ritz and Roniia.
Sit and watch the sun go down. Take a dose of violet glycerite. Enjoy the sounds of our friends making music alongside the babbling spring peepers.
All bodies, all ages are welcome. Spring hopes eternal.