Jonah Bokaer Choreography

Thursday June 15 2PM and 8PM
Friday June 16 2PM and 8PM
Saturday June 17 8PM
Open to the public, tickets $15 – $25
Matinees free for kids and school groups. RSVP to

We welcome Jonah Bokaer and dancers back to Basilica’s Main Hall. The troupe will be returning for the third time since Basilica’s inception, for a performance run of their repertory piece OCCUPANT. Created in 2013, OCCUPANT is one of the few iconic pieces of choreographer Jonah Bokaer with long-time collaborator, visual artist Daniel Arsham. The work was inspired by Edward Albee’s 2001 play of the same name, staging the now-dead, wildly flamboyant sculptor Louise Nevelson against an anonymous interviewer for posthumous questioning. Bokaer’s production takes place on a monochromatic, blue-hued stage where Arsham’s scenic elements and original sculptures include plaster casts of relics objects such as 35mm cameras, super 8 cameras, and reels of film. Performed by Tal Adler-Arieli, Sara Procopio, Betti Rollo, the music is by leading Japanese electronic composer and sound artist Ryoji Ikeda, and with a special appearance by Bokaer.

“Jonah is the pioneer of dance at Basilica Hudson. He was the first to bring the art of dance within our walls during our inaugural programming year and then heroically returned in 2014 when he workshopped and performed his highly acclaimed Eclipse. He, is to date, our sole Dancer-in-residence and is Basilica’s own guardian angel of Dance. We are so excited to welcome his singular vision and team back”

Basilica Back Gallery: Jim Krewson’s ‘Local Character’

Opens June 10
Final weekend!
4PM – 8PM Sat, June 17
1PM – 4PM Sun, June 18
Free, visits available by appointment – please email

Our May Basilica Back Gallery artist-in-residence is Catskill multi-disciplinary artist Jim Krewson.

Jim has spent the past month based in the gallery painting beautifully realistic portraits of Hudsonites from various walks of life.

Jim Krewson has been producing video art; oil portraits; graphic chocolate and vanilla cakes depicting sexual acts; airbrush paintings of nude celebrities; lewd online personal ads; films of stuffed animal Taco Bell employees; screaming, fit-throwing sculptures and Old Time banjo songs for the better part of 20 years.

His work has appeared in periodicals such as Time Out New York, The New York Times, The New York Press, The Wall Street Journal, Vice, Barracuda and Swank. His artwork can be seen as props on Saturday Night Live, and the films Mrs. Doubtfire, So I Married an Ax Murderer and Get Shorty 2.

This exhibition continues Basilica Hudson’s 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.


Saturday, June 10 at 8PM
Open to the public, $5 on the door, cash only


Hudson’s annual Flag Day celebrations are a David Lynch-Americana dream come true. (Twin Peaks returns, just in time!) Cloaked by night and surrounded by colorful explosions, Basilica’s 6th annual (FREAK) FLAG DAY is a freakier counterpart to the city’s festivities, with performances and dancing into the wee hours.

Basilica Non-Fiction Screening Series launch: Rat Film

Friday, June 9 at 7PM
Intro & Q&A with filmmaker Theo Anthony
$5 – $10 sliding scale, free for kids and teens

2017’s BASILICA NON-FICTION SCREENING SERIES launches Friday, June 9th 2017 with a screening of Rat Film and an appearance from director Theo Anthony. The film will be followed by a dynamic conversation about urban rat life with Theo, professional exterminator Lester Gibson and Chair of the City of Hudson Planning Board, Tom dePietro.

ACE Freelancer Networking Event

Wednesday, June 7 at 5:30 PM
Register for free here | Facebook event

Join Upstate Alliance for the Creative Economy for food, drink, freelancers and fun. Presented by MVP Health Care, with co-sponsors Hudson Development Corporation and Columbia Economic Development.

Wild Gather: Twilight Music Hang

Tuesday, May 2nd 2017, 6pm
Open to all

Wild Gather have a sweet and special twilight music hang at their new hangout in the green trailer down in the basilica parking lot on Tuesday, May 2nd.

Wild Gather will be serving up herbal potions, tending a barrel fire of herbs + listening to the magical sounds of Omkar Lewis, Emily Ritz and Roniia.

Sit and watch the sun go down. Take a dose of violet glycerite. Enjoy the sounds of our friends making music alongside the babbling spring peepers.

All bodies, all ages are welcome. Spring hopes eternal.

Gregory the Great Academy

Wednesday, May 24 2017, performances at 3.30pm and 7.30pm
Open to all, donations taken

As spring turns a corner into summer at the end of May, we anxiously anticipate the return of Saint Julian’s Juggling Troupe from Gregory the Great Academy in Scranton, PA. Every year, this talented band of brothers storms Basilica and dazzles an all-ages crowd with their old timey circus skills. Basilica is proud to host their annual performances, from which all proceeds go towards costs associated with their senior class pilgrimage to Rome. This year,  the troupe presents The Woodcutter’s Dream: A Journey Through Juggling, Jest + Song

24-HOUR DRONE: Experiments in Sound and Music

Sound as Experience. Sound as Installation. Sound without the tight hands of time. 24-HOUR DRONE: Experiments in Sound and Music this weekend, Sat April 29 @ noonSun April 30 @ noon.