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.
Basilica Hudson welcomed people of all walks of life and art to our industrial factory in 2017, with film, music, conversations, visual art and performance fueling a season of experimentation, ritual and exchange. We are committed to offering a platform for independent voices, and cultural and environmental sustainability anchors our program.
In 2018, with your help, we can do more, and we will do more.
In the meantime, THANK YOU to every single person who stepped through our doors. You were part of reclaiming and transforming this historic place of industry into a communal place of exchange.
Here are some highlights:
All photos: Elise McMahon
A huge THANK YOU to everyone who joined us for our fifth annual Basilica Farm & Flea Holiday Market. Over 100 farmers, makers, artists, chefs and collectors created an exciting and inspiring weekend, and over 10,000 visitors came through the old factory doors to share it with us.
Basilica strives to be a gateway to the dynamic and abundant Hudson River Valley region and the creativity, independent spirit and joyful people of Farm & Flea energize us as we move into dreams for 2018.
EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS WEEKEND’S BASILICA FARM & FLEA HOLIDAY MARKET
$5 wristband gets you in for the whole weekend.
FREE for kids under 12
Come back more than once to make the most of this year’s bounty of independent talent
Open noon on Friday
Come early to get first dibs on one-of-a-kind vintage clothing and objects, hand-made leather, wood and ceramic goods and farm-fresh products including cheese, maple syrup, cider, whisky, honey and holiday wreaths.
Friday, November 24 | 12PM – 9PM
** Black Friday Soiree | 6PM – 9PM **
Saturday, November 25 | 10AM – 6PM
Sunday, November 26 | 10AM – 5PM
With over 100 local and independently spirited artists, chefs, farmers, makers and collectors, Basilica Farm & Flea has everything you need to give unique, personal gifts this holiday season. Join us Friday, November 24 – Sunday, November 26, and read on for our Gift Guide picks.
PM Reed Carry Goods Leather Workman’s Apron or Utility Bag, Hillrock Distillery Whiskey combined with a Hudson Standard cocktail bitters, Hudson Valley Seed Library’s heirloom seeds to plant next season, or a cutting board from Germantown-based NYWoodWorx.
Margot Handwoven heirloom quality and elegant scarves made of farm-sourced fiber, a handmade wreath or flower arrangement from Petals & Moss, a Grant House Press “Best Mom” card, Whispering Woods Farm Sheep Hide to drape over a favorite lounge chair.
FOR THE KID IN YOUR LIFE
Going Gnome, Noni Bee, Mexican Crafts , So Handmade, and they won’t say no to a bag of Maple Syrup Cotton Candy from Maple Leaf Sugaring.
FOR YOUR ROMANCE
Write a heartfelt letter on Paper Wolf’s gorgeous stationery, give a printed B&W portrait of yourself taken in the Afghan Photo Booth, The Village Common’s Aromatic Candles or Dancing Bare Soaps for their next hot bath.
FOR FAMILY DINNER
Goat cheese and fresh breads from Acorn Hill Farm, hard cider or apple pie from Breezy Hill Orchard
FOR THE ESTRANGED COUSIN
You can’t go wrong with some wild ceramics from Camphill Village Copake, Honey & Bee’s Wax Candles from Anarchy Apiaries, or a growler of beer from Hudson Brewing Co.
FOR THE ART LOVER
Open Studio Catskill prints & ceramic sculptures, Whimsical Jackson found object sculpture, a hilarious, hand-painted tee from JIMBO’S AIRBRUSH SHACK, Basilica Hudson Art Shop goodies with work from local artists including Bill Stone, Elise McMahon, Jack Walls, Brett Miller, Annie Bielski & Simeon Amstutz.
AND OF COURSE, DON’T FORGET TO TREAT YOURSELF
Get a one of a kind, artful denim jacket or jumpsuit from CMYLOOK, some chic leather clogs from Nina Z, A bar of artisanal Fruition Chocolates, beautiful jewelry from Tiny Anvil or a self care kit from Good Fight Herb Co.
Located in the grounds of Basilica Hudson with the Catskill mountains as backdrop
// FREE //
Basilica Hudson is honored to host Kris Perry’s large-scale, wind-powered sculpture Revolution for our 2017 season.
Just in time for the start of our 7th season, our friend, neighbor and frequent collaborator, sculptor / metal worker Kris Perry has installed a monumental kinetic sculpture, Revolution, on the southwest corner of the Basilica grounds. We are honored to host this work, a large-scale wind-powered steel behemoth. Check it out, especially at sunset, when its dramatic silhouette is framed by the brilliant Hudson River sky.
September 15 – 17 2017
“It was a wild, exhilarating place to read my work. I would’ve expected it to be hard to get a music audience to focus on words but it was all pure energy, the space great and flowing, the overlap of that act to mine and the next created this really unique attention to sound that I was so glad to be a part of.”