Collaborative partners play a vital role in expanding the Basilica community. We are proud to be a cultural counterbalance to the rapid economic expansion of Hudson, and to invite members of our community to join us in dialogue and exchange. Thoughtful, experimental voices are at the core of our programs, with environmental advocates, green companies and independent makers among the vital and inspiring voices we hear from each season. Nourishing, local and farm-fresh food also plays a part in many of our programs, and we are proud to have an inspiring and informative chef-in-residence program in place.
Basilica Farm & Flea is our largest annual event, bringing over 17,000 visitors to Hudson over Thanksgiving Weekend for our Holiday Market and in early May for our Spring Market. Basilica Farm & Flea showcases the talents and resources of our region, featuring quality products by farmers, makers and vintage collectors.
In the spirit of celebrating and giving a platform to the glorious agriculture and food-makers of our region, we also ran a Chef-in-Residence program in partnership with Nicole LoBue of Alimentary Kitchen. Through her many years working as a chef in the Bay Area to her time spent as Co-Director of our sister organization Kite’s Nest (located on Basilica’s campus), to the countless hours she and her team have spent cooking for the masses during Basilica events, Nicole’s range and depth of experience as a culinary master and educator is hard to beat.
We also enjoy an ongoing partnership with Kite’s Nest, a learning resource center housed in Basilica’s gallery building. Kite’s Nest is a non-profit organization dedicated to curiosity, inquiry and social justice, providing educational programs for local children and teenagers.
FOOD + COMMUNITY PARTNERS
Community of Literary Magazines and Presses
Perfect Ten After School
Taste of India
Fish & Game
Good Fight Herb Company
Oral History Summer School
Wave Farm / WGXC