(FREAK) FLAG DAY
Saturday, June 11 | 7 PM – Late
FIREWORKS IN YOUR FACE. DARK. SHARP// DARKWAVE COMEDY//FIREWORKS//LIVE MUSIC//DANCING//DJS//HAPPY HOUR $2 BEERS!
// $10 in advance //
Hudson’s annual Flag Day celebrations — including a big parade and fireworks show — are a David Lynch-Americana Dream Come True! Cloaked by night and surrounded by colorful explosions, Basilica’s (FREAK) FLAG DAY is a freakier counterpart to the city’s festivities, featuring performances and dancing into the wee hours.
2016 SEASON ANNOUNCEMENT
Basilica is thrilled to announce its 2016 season, which will once again include a wide range of innovative, avant-garde live performance, music, film, literary, farm and community programs. We’ll kick off the season with the second annual 24-HOUR DRONE, and the addition of a Basilica Farm & Flea Spring Market. Summer brings freaky favorites on Flag Day and the newly added Read & Feed, bringing together artisanal makers of food with artisanal makers of literature. In Fall, we’ll return with Basilica SoundScape, the Basilica Farm & Flea Holiday Market, and more very special events to be announced!
As always, we’re excited to be working with a far-reaching group of extraordinary artists, makers, and talented community members. We look forward to welcoming audiences from all over, whether they be from around the corner or from around the world. (more…)
2015 IN FOOD + COMMUNITY
Season Five: Year In Review
We were floored by the response and turnout of the 3rd annual Basilica Farm & Flea, hosted in collaboration with the glamorous and hardworking women of Hudson River Exchange, which brought 12,000 visitors to Hudson. The wild and mythical ramp was again hailed, deliciously interpreted, and tasted at this year’s annual Ramp Fest held in collaboration with Swoon KitchenBar. Our 4th annual (FREAK) FLAG DAY presented our first-ever community flag-making workshops, so people could create flags to represent their individual identity, which may – or may not – be reflected in the Stars and Stripes. The Oral History Summer School honored six Hudson residents in an audio procession of cars departing from Basilica Hudson in Automotive Archive: A Roving Memorial. In the realm of community action, we were pleased to host and participate in the Buy Local Chamber of Commerce Expo and The Regional Alliance for a Creative Economy’s panel discussion on Creative Placemaking. And as always, we are proud to host the ever-curious children and educators of Kite’s Nest. Also, this happened.
2015 IN MUSIC
Season Five: Year In Review
This year, Basilica launched the first annual stateside installment of 24-HOUR DRONE: Experiments in Sound and Music, an adventurous collaboration with Le Guess Who?, an annual festival in Utrecht, Netherlands. Summer began with our favorite ritual recognition of the (FREAK) Flag Day tradition in Hudson, helmed by darkwave goth queen Shannon F of Light Asylum with special musical guests and freak flag-making workshops. For the first time, the hallowed Main Hall was filled with opera arias when we collaborated with Il Cuore Canta (The Heart Sings), a workshop and concert series. It was wonderful to see our industrial church lend itself equally to chamber music by the rising young artists of the Catskill High Peaks Festival, the post-rock squall of Godspeed You! Black Emperor, and intensity of talent at the fourth annual Basilica SoundScape. We wrapped up our season with CELESTINE V: A NIGHT OF ASTRAL SOUND, a celebratory sonic embrace of darkness and light. (more…)
4TH ANNUAL (FREAK) FLAG DAY
Flag Day! Fireworks! Freaks!
LIGHT ASYLUM first live performance in 2 years
NEON MUSIC dj set + YOUWHO
Sat. June 13 | 8 PM – 2 AM | $15 advance tickets
SATURDAY JUNE 13 | 8 PM – 2 AM | $15 ADVANCE, $20 AT DOOR
with LIGHT ASYLUM (first live show in 2 years)
NEON MUSIC dj set
YOUWHO (India Salvor Menuez + Brian Close of Georgia Sounds NYC)
FREAK FLAGS FOR SALE to BENEFIT BASILICA PROGRAMS – raising flags and funds! Fall in love with the freak flag of your dreams, and take it home for a sliding scale donation.
Prepare for the annual Flag Day celebrations in Hudson, a David Lynch-Americana-Wet- Dream. For the 4th year in a row, on Saturday June 13, Basilica Hudson hosts the after-dark (FREAK) FLAG DAY party as a ritual recognition of the beloved Flag Day tradition in Hudson, NY.
This year, Basilica invited our community to participate in a “Freak Accident” by creating representations of their “inner flag”. Thanks to Traditions Linens and Sketch for supporting this celebration of expression, and to Green Mountain Energy for their continued support of all things Basilica! Two drop-in flag making workshops open to the public will be held in Basilica’s Back Gallery space during the correlating HQTBD exhibition, prior to the event on the dates below:
Sunday, May 31 from 2-7 PM
Tuesday, June 2 from 2-7 PM
Flag makers are free to use supplies provided by Basilica or bring their own. Event organizers encourage potential flag makers to visit the factory on the river to produce their artwork within the community (where music will be blasting, pizza will be eaten, and beverages will be flowing!) Those interested in making flags from the comfort of their home may contact us at email@example.com.
No matter who made the flag, all flags will be equal and anonymous — an exercise in democracy and the opposite of a typical art auction. Event attendees will be invited to a Freak Accident Art Experiment where they may fall in love with any flag and take it home with a modest donation to Basilica to help keep our nonprofit arts and community programming afloat!
These crafty flags will be on display in the Basilica Main Hall this Saturday, June 13 and available for sale prior to the start of the event from 7 – 8 PM. Fall in love with the freak flag of your dreams, and take it home for a sliding scale donation of $100-$500 or beyond to help raise flags and funds for future Basilica Arts programming!
The evening kicks off at sundown with the best seat in town for Hudson’s spectacular fireworks display (one of the largest in the Hudson River Valley launched from Basilica parking lot!), and the freaky festivities take off from there.
LIGHT ASYLUM fronted by Shannon F. will perform a musical set (their first performance in 2 years!) followed by a heavy DJ set by NEON MUSIC and new additions YOUWHO – all set in the raw, gloriously industrial Basilica space.
After a couple of high profile international artist residencies and collaborations with artists such as The Knife (Stockholm, Sweden) and ADULT (Detroit, USA), Shannon Funchess – the LIGHT ASYLUM founder, producer and frontwoman – returns to her New York stomping grounds to celebrate Basilica’s dark and colorful Freak Flag Day benefit as part of her three-year collaborative efforts with Basilica Co-Founder, Melissa Auf der Maur.
Neon Music is a multimedia artist, musician, and fashion designer based in NYC. S/he is the singer and guitarist for power pop / glam-punk supergroup Youthquake and bassist/producer for industrial-space-rock group Sphinx. In addition, Neon is also a celebrity headwear designer making cutting edge headpieces with his millinery house Triviál.
Hudson’s annual Flag Day is coming up on June 13th, but here at Basilica, we have our own way of celebrating, and we need volunteers! Not only will you have the best seat in the house for the fireworks (the display goes off in the parking lot of Basilica), you will help us to ensure our arts and community programming will grow in the future! If you’re interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your first and last name and your availability this weekend. We greatly appreciate your help! We cannot do it without you and appreciate y’all, endlessly!
This event is made possible in part by generous support by local businesses Inn at Hudson, Traditions Linens and SKETCH. Ongoing support of our Back Gallery events including the flag making workshops with HQTBD is made possible in part with support by Green Mountain Energy.
FLAG MAKING WORKSHOPS
RAISE FLAGS TO SUPPORT BASILICA ARTS!
Sun. May 31 | Tues. June 2 | Tues. June 9 | 2- 7 PM
BASILICA HUDSON wants YOU to create a unique FLAG to represent your YOU-ness to be flown during our 4th annual (FREAK) FLAG DAY fundraiser/dance party on SATURDAY JUNE 13 at 8 PM, a ritual recognition of Hudson’s own Flag Day parade and fireworks tradition.
We hope this project will be an engaging, out-of-the-ordinary way to raise funds for Basilica. Make a flag to donate to the cause: flags will be flown and sold to support future programming at Basilica Hudson!
WHAT DOES YOUR FLAG LOOK LIKE?
COLLAGE with FOUND MATERIALS
EMBELLISH with PAINTS
WRITE with MARKERS
ATTACH with GLUE
SEW with FABRIC
WHERE/WHEN CAN YOU MAKE YOUR FLAG?
Two flag-making workshops will be held in Basilica’s Back Gallery during HQTBD’s exhibition. Traditions Linens and Sketch have generously donated fabric and craft supplies for all to use, but feel free to bring your own stuff too! Special thanks to Green Mountain Energy and Inn at Hudson for additional support.
FLAG MAKING WORKSHOPS AT BASILICA’S BACK GALLERY:
Sunday, May 31 from 2-7 PM
Tuesday, June 2 from 2-7 PM
Tuesday, June 9 from 2-7 PM
(FREAK) FLAG DAY PARTY AT BASILICA HUDSON
Saturday, June 13 at 8 PM, more info here.