Sunday, August 19 | 7PM
We are delighted to welcome Hudson artist Annie Bielski back to Basilica. Bielski’s innovative, multi-disciplinary work has featured in a number of Basilica events, from her ‘darkwave comedy’ performance at (FREAK) FLAG DAY to her own visual musings on the theme of still life as part of a 2015 group show.
Sunday August 26 | 3PM
// FREE //
SHORTS: 79 min
in English / no dialogue / with English subtitles
Saturday, October 27
// Tickets will be released soon //
Basilica Hudson’s 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.
Past Pioneering People to grace our factory fundraiser were the incomparable singer/songwriter Rufus Wainwright and the visionary filmmaker aka “Pope of Trash” John Waters.
This bi-annual special fundraising event provides crucial support for Basilica’s mission to present independent and innovative voices in arts and culture while fostering sustainable community.
Stay tuned for details of this year’s event.
School’s out for the summer, but learning doesn’t stop!
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.
“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.
Monthly Thursdays and Sundays throughout summer 2018
In collaboration with NeXt Doc and Hudson Area Library
// FREE //
Basilica’s expanded 2018 film program will mark our our first FREE public screening series. The program will include monthly documentary screenings and monthly Sunday family matinees. All screenings will be FREE and open to the public.
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