Wild Gather’s summer workshops in the Green Trailer

Various dates | times vary

Presented by the Hudson Valley School of Herbal Studies

// Prices vary, RSVP to wildgather@gmail.com //

Come take a break with Wild Gather’s new program of workshops, and take time to be still, learn and take good care.

On Tuesday, 27 June, we have Tick Magic from 7-9pm. This is a free event in collaboration with Sarah Falkner Healing Arts. Tick Magic is a a gathering, a working, a container for facilitated collective magic. All folks are welcome no matter your personal histories or experience with tick-related illness or magic.

July will bring with it a range of hands-on, plant-based and community-focused workshops.

On Monday, July 3, Wild Gather will host a Making Baskets With Bark workshop. There is limited space available so RSVPs are important.

On Wednesday, July 5, we’ll also be getting sexy and healthy with local herbalist Myrto who will be faciliating an Herbal Lube + Sexual Health class. In this class you’ll learn about different herbs to use in making a water based lube, which can serve as an aphrodisiac, UTI/yeast preventive and support the overall health of your down there tissue states.

On Friday, July 21, Wild Gather will break down gender identity, expression and pronouns with Be a Better Neighbor: Gender 101. As a culture, we are taking major strides towards breaking down the gender binary, one bathroom at a time. While we are grateful for this cultural movement towards compassionate allyship for our queer and trans communities, we know that there is still a lot of work to be done on the ground. The workshop will provide tools towards creating safer spaces, gender literacy, and collective liberation for all. We encourage you to come with an open mind and open heart. No matter your experience or understanding of gender, you’re welcome here. This workshop is presented in collaboration with Rally in the Valley, a festival of art, education and action in support of Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood.

All workshops take place at Wild Gather’s headquarters, The Green Trailer.

To RSVP for any event, send along an email to wildgather@gmail.com and let us know which you’re wanting to attend.

Music From High Peaks

Friday, August 11 2017 | 8PM

Presented with Catskill High Peaks Festival

// 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.

Basilica SoundScape 2017

September 15 – 17, 2017

A weekend of music and art presented with The Creative Independent

// Weekend Pass $75 //

Far from a typical music festival, Basilica SoundScape features live concert performances, conceptual sound performances, author readings, installations, collaborations, curated local vendors and artisans, on-site activities and more, creating an immersive, innovative weekend of art, music, and culture. Basilica SoundScape 2017 will feature a lineup of some to the most innovative and genre-pushing musicians, visual artists and writers working today, with unique collaborations across disciplines.

Visit full Basilica SoundScape site

The lineup so far:

Bing & Ruth / Blanck Mass / Emel Mathlouthi / Jlin / John Maus / Moor Mother / Priests / Protomartyr / serpentwithfeet / Thou / Vivien Goldman / Yellow Eyes / Yvette / Yves Tumor / Zola Jesus

Darcie Wilder / Eileen Myles / Patty Schemel / Morgan Parker / Amy Rose Spiegel

Naama Tsabar / Emma Kohlmann / Marianne Vitale / Jesse Draxler

Visual art: Kris Perry’s Revolution


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.

Learn more about Kris’ work here.

Basilica Non-Fiction Screening Series 2017

Selected Thursdays | 8PM

Presented in collaboration with True/False Film Festival’s Chris Boekmann

Image: RAT FILM by Theo Anthony, 2016, 112 minutes

// $5 – $10 sliding scale, free for kids and teens // 

Basilica Hudson is proud to announce the return of the Basilica Non-Fiction Screening Series for summer 2017. The series will again be produced in collaboration with Chris Boeckmann, film programmer for the Columbia, MO-based True/False Film Fest, a pioneering film festival dedicated to exploring creative nonfiction film. The Basilica Non-Fiction Screening Series celebrates and interrogates the documentary genre through screenings and dialogue with visiting directors.


Various Dates

Visits available by appointment. Please email info@basilicahudson.org

Image: Jim Krewson’s Local Character

// FREE //

Basilica Hudson is proud to present our 2017 thematic Back Gallery artist in residency program, which explores the location as muse. Creating the work in Hudson and at Basilica suggests that the eclectic present and past of this river city is central to inspiration.

Back Gallery Openings are a culmination of artist(s) spending some time in the space, experiencing the place and then opening it up to the public.

Learn about every exhibition featured below.

Read & Feed 2017

Sunday, July 23 | doors 11.30AM, 12 – 5PM

Presented in collaboration with the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses

// $15 standard, $10 students and seniors //

Basilica Hudson and the Community of Literary Magazines and Presses‘s festival of literature and food returns with a new time, a new ticket price and a genre-spanning day of affordable food and literary activities.

Celebrate the life and work of a Hudson Valley poetry legend, as we commemorate John Ashbery’s 90th birthday.

Join a superstar collection of authors, food writers and chefs for mouthwatering demonstrations,  literary performances and novel conversations.

Browse a marketplace of some of America’s most intriguing small literary publishers and artisanal food makers.

See the full recap here.

Rally In The Valley Story Slam

Friday, July 21 | 7.45PM

All funds go to Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood

// $10 ticket at the door | included with gold supporter wristband //

Kick-off event for Rally in the Valley, based on Planned Parenthood’s slogan “Care. No matter what.”

Join Hudson’s own drag queen Trixie Starr and founder of “The Mosquito Story Slam” Caitlin Lagstaff for a live storytelling event to kick off the festival!

We invite audience members to tell 5-minute true stories related to the theme “No Matter What.” These stories are told, not read. No notes on stage!

A maximum of 10 storytellers are picked at random during the show, so come early to drop your name in the hat. We believe sharing stories changes things.

All funds go to support Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood.