ONE Fair

10AM – 5PM, Saturday, April 7

Basilica Hudson and Virago Futures present

// FREE entry //

Join us Saturday April 7 for the first Our New Energy (ONE) Fair, a new event featuring:

Screening of Seeds of Hope, the latest film in Oceans 8 FilmsHudson River Stories series by Jon Bowermaster
Marketplace of local sustainability organizations
Local organizations sharing stories of their efforts to preserve and enliven our beautiful region
Creative studio workshop series to exchange ideas, tips and practical advice

A broad range of local environmental organizations will be in attendance, with individuals from Catskill Mountainkeeper, Hudson Solar, Riverkeeper, Seeding Sovereignty, Citizen’s Climate Lobby, New Yorkers for Clean Power, New York Heartwoods, Sustainable Hudson Valley, LabX presented by National Academy of Science, Hudson River Sloop Clearwater, Bread Alone, Stop NY Fracked Gas Pipeline, Citizen Advocates for Sustainable Energy (CASE) and Transition Catskills.

Following the 2017 Hudson River at Risk and Hope On The Hudson programs that invited Hudson Valley environmental advocates and green organizations to connect with local residents, Basilica Hudson will also once again partner with the Good Work Institute and writer, filmmaker and six-time National Geographic Expeditions Council grantee Jon Bowermaster at ONE Fair. The event will include a screening of Seeds Of Hope, the latest film from Jon Bowermaster’s Hudson River Stories series, and will form part of the Hope On The Hudson screening tour spanning Saratoga to Battery Park.

Basilica Hudson’s long-time supporter Green Mountain Energy will also be at ONE Fair, inviting attendees to learn more about their mission to use consumer choice to change the way power is made. Since Basilica Hudson partnered with Green Mountain Energy in 2013, Green Mountain Energy have signed enough customers up to their service at Basilica events to offset over 2,430,000 lbs of CO2 annually, the equivalent of planting over 252,000 trees or 2,641,664 car miles not driven!

The Hudson Valley is the birthplace of the American environmental movement, with the Hudson River as central muse and catalyst. The investment and engagement of local organizations gives us hope for the future, and we are proud to be joining the dialogue.


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


Saturday, April 28 | 12PM – Sunday, April 29 | 12PM

Presented by Basilica Hudson & Le Guess Who?

// General admission $36 advance | $48 at the door //


Bill Brovold and the Mystical Miniature Orchestra / Drab / Drew Joy / Dronechoir Syllaba / Gamelan Kusuma Laras / Hotel Neon / Hudson Boys Club / Laraaji and Arji OceAnanda / Marilu Donovan & Tristan Kasten-Krause / New Castrati (January Hunt) / New London Drone Orchestra / PAUL / Pharmakon / Pipers from Capital Region Celtic Pipe Band / Sahba Sizdahkhani / Sontag Shogun


Saturday, May 12 – Sunday, May 13


// General Admission $5 for full weekend | kids under 12 FREE //

Saturday, May 12 | 10AM – 6PM
Sunday, May 13 | 10AM – 6PM

2017 IN ART

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.


Season 7: Year in Review

Part 2 of 4. For a short review of our whole season, please click here.

Collaborative partners played a vital role in expanding our Basilica community in our seventh season. Environmental advocates and green companies were among the voices heard this past year, while the farm-fresh and local produce of independent farmers was at the heart of the nourishing food on offer. Thoughtful, experimental voices closed out Basilica SoundScape, while our community radio station broadcast 24-HOUR DRONE to devotees of sound across the airwaves. Plus explosive fireworks and fiery freaks communed to raise flags and funds for art, ritual and exchange.


Season Seven: Year In Review

Part 1 of 4. For a short review of our whole season, please click here.

From documentaries to video installations, film is at the core of Basilica Hudson. We book-ended our 2017 season with a series examining the environmental threats to the Hudson River, as Jon Bowermaster’s Hudson River Stories gave us the opportunity to learn about how we can better serve our region and environment. 2017 continued our Non-Fiction Screening Series, with our trusted collaborator with Chris Boekmann of True/False film festival, which gave us illuminating and vital documentaries that informed us on diverse national and global issues. From Sabaah Folayan’s examination of the tireless activists born of the Ferguson uprising in Whose Streets? to Jonathan Demme’s tale of his revolutionary Cousin Bobby. A number of visiting directors joined us to discuss their work, including new Hudson resident Theo Anthony, creator of acclaimed documentary RAT FILM.

Media and new technologies also brought color and light across our programs, from psychic tour vans and vast video installations to outsider artists, a roaming studio-on-wheels, and technological innovators.