September 14 – 16, 2018

“The absence of long lines, corporate sponsorships, and flower crowns have made [Basilica SoundScape] a banner weekend for adventurous listeners, and the program, as usual, is stunning.”
New Yorker

Pioneering People Basilica Benefit: Courtney Love

Saturday, October 27 | 7PM

A Tribute: Celebrating The Magic and The Power

// Tickets start at $50 //

Soiree Creative Directors Melissa Auf der Maur and Joe Mama-Nitzberg

Hosted by Aaron Dessner, Meredith Graves, Miles Joris-Peyrafitte, Natasha Lyonne, Ryan McGinley, Ebon Moss-Bachrach, Elvis Perkins, Chloë Sevigny, Michael Stipe, Brandon Stosuy, Jack Walls, Yelena Yemchuk, and other special guests.

Basilica Hudson’s biennial Pioneering People fundraiser celebrates groundbreaking artists across a range of disciplines by hosting and honoring a one-of-a-kind person in our raw industrial church. This year’s event will celebrate the achievements and legacy of musician, songwriter, actor, performer and incomparable cultural force Courtney Love.

Basilica Back Gallery: Joe Mama-Nitzberg


Opening Sunday October 7th | 4PM – 7PM

// FREE //

Gallery hours:
Opening Sunday October 7th | 4PM – 7PM
Sunday September 30th | 12PM – 5PM
Sunday October 14th | 12PM – 5PM
or by appointment

Joe Mama-Nitzberg lives and works in Catskill, New York. He received his MFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. He works in various forms and media including photography, video and collage. His work has been featured in exhibitions at Grant Wahlquist Gallery, Gallerie Catherine Bastide, Regina Rex, David Zwirner, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, the Seattle Museum of Art, the Salzburger Kunstverein, the Renaissance Society, the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (Denmark), and White Columns, among others. Mr. Mama-Nitzberg is a frequent contributor to Frog Magazine. His work is in the collection of the Walker Art Center and he is a recent recipient of an Art Matters Grant.

This exhibition continues Basilica Hudson’s 2018 Back Gallery artist in residency program. The series invites artists to explore the location itself as muse and to create work with the eclectic present and past of this river city as central inspiration.

Back Gallery Opening events are the culmination of artists spending time in and experiencing the space, before opening it up to the public.

IMAGE CREDIT: Joe Mama-Nitzberg, Untitled (Devin 17), video still,  2018

Basilica’s Hope On The Hudson Series

Monday October 8 | 7PM

In collaboration with Oceans 8 Films and the Good Work Institute
With filmmaker Jon Bowermaster
Plus Special Visiting Guests: Slow Money founder Woody Tasch and musical guest LA FORCE (Ariel Engle of Broken Social Scene)

// LIVE | FREE //

Water is life. Seeds are life. 

Join us for an evening of film, music, readings and conversation in collaboration with the Good Work Institute to learn how we can better protect these two vital life forces. Hear innovative voices and meet contemporary revolutionary thinkers. Come together to discuss what we need to do as a community to preserve the earth at this crucial moment in our region and planet’s future.

See Us, Support Us at Basilica Hudson

Tuesday, October 9 | 10AM to 4PM

// FREE //

We are delighted to bring you this unique event, hosted by the Council on Children and Families as part of See Us, Support Us, a month-long national campaign to increase support for children of incarcerated parents.

Join us as we talk about cutting edge practices that promote children’s wellbeing while visiting their parents who are incarcerated. We will showcase two films. The first visualizes visiting from a child’s perspective while the second follows three families and reveals the day-to-day aspects of having a parent incarcerated. Join us to come and learn more about family visiting at our county jails.

RSVP here

Basilica Hudson’s Free Film Programs for Youth + Teens

School’s out for the summer, but learning doesn’t stop!

Banner image for the New York International Children's Film Festival Kid Flicks

Do you have children who would be interested in film?
Do you have field trip groups that could utilize our space?
Join us in introducing young audiences to the power of film!


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.

24-HOUR DRONE 2018 RECAP: Highlights

“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.