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BASILICA FARM & FLEA

In collaboration with Hudson River Exchange
Thanksgiving Weekend, November 27-29

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VISIT OUR BASILICA FARM & FLEA SITE FOR THE FULL WEEKEND SCHEDULE including maker workshops, food & bar information, vendor listings, and more.

Fri. November 27, 2-5 PM | Basilica Farm & Flea Kick-Off + Sales
Fri. November 27, 5-9 PM | Black Friday Soirée with Cocktails + Sales
Sat. November 28 – Sun. November 29, 10 AM – 6 PM | Basilica Farm & Flea Market

This Thanksgiving, the wildly successful Basilica Farm & Flea – the marketplace held at Basilica Hudson – returns on November 27 – 29! Created as an alternative to “Black Friday” culture, the annual market brings together a collection of quality products presented by a diverse group of about 125 regional makers, farmers, chefs and vintage collectors to promote the talents and resources within our community.

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RANDOM HOUSE “OFF THE PAGE”

Random House presents “Off the Page” at Basilica
Saturday, July 11, 9 AM – 6 PM
20% off tickets with promotion code “BASILICA”

RandomHouseImage_webSATURDAY JULY 11, 9 AM – 6 PM
TICKETS + INFO

Basilica is excited to host Random House’s Off The Page – a unique event that brings books to life for a day of inspiration and fun in New York’s scenic Hudson Valley. You’ll be welcomed with a complimentary Random House tote bag filled with summer reads, goodies and gifts. Grab an iced coffee, and start the day off with an inspiring talk by bestselling author and legendary food critic Ruth Reichl. Build your perfect summer day with a variety of book-inspired sessions and interactive workshops on book clubs, cooking, travel, and living your best life.  Gretchen Rubin — the author of  the blockbuster bestseller The Happiness Project— will end the day with an energizing conversation about habits and happiness, before guests adjourn for a delicious wine tasting of Hudson Valley favorites. Off The Page is a day of literary discovery, filled with surprises and plenty of great reads to take home and devour.

 

2015 RAMP FEST HUDSON

A feast not to be missed at the Hudson waterfront

Ramp Fest Pic1Saturday, May 2, 12 – 4 PM

2 PM in North Hall: “Ramps & the Food Choices We Make”  – Ramp Fest Panel Discussion between Glynwood, Hawthorne Valley and Fish & Game with special guest speakers Zak Pelaccio, Jori Emde, Sara Grady and Andreas Schneider.


All RAMP FEST ticket holders invited.

$30 in advance / $35 at the door
$10 for kids under 12

Tickets

Abundant in the Hudson Valley, chefs and diners alike swoon at this spring delicacy. The 5th Annual Ramp Fest Hudson invites chefs from upstate New York and the big city to craft dishes around the ramp, a wild onion coveted by chefs and diners alike for its strong garlicky aroma and pungent flavor.

Ramp Fest returns to Basilica Hudson and – new to this year – includes collaborations with environmentally-conscious and like-minded organizations. Music will be provided by rockabilly honky-tonk band Chops & Sauerkraut and there will be a cash bar.

Glynwood, Hawthorne Valley, Camphill Village and Green Mountain Energy will participate with educational and hands-on demonstrations (who wants to learn how to pickle ramps?) to renew focus on sustainable agriculture, community, and energy. At 2 PM in the North Hall, a panel discussion on the intersection of sustainable food, energy and community will be led by Glynwood’s Sara Grady and include Fish and Game’s Zak Pelaccio as well as Hawthorne Valley’s Andreas Schneider.

CLICK HERE for info on how to forage ramps sustainably.

The confirmed restaurants and chefs are:
Another Fork in the Road (Milan, NY) – Chef Jamie Parry
Gaskins (Tivoli, NY) – Chef Nick Suarez
Ca’Mea (Hudson, NY) – Chefs Wilson Costa and May Cenci
Fish and Game (Hudson, NY) – Chef Zak Pelaccio
Fresh Company (Garrison, NY) – Chef Shelley Boris
Gallow Green at The McKittrick Hotel (New York, NY) – Chef R.L. King
Glynwood (Cold Spring, NY) – Chef Jodi Cummings
Helsinki Hudson (Hudson, NY) – Chef Hugh Horner
John Andrews Farmhouse Restaurant (South Egremont, MA) – Chef Dan Smith
Market Street (Rhinebeck, NY) and Cucina (Woodstock, NY) – Chef Gianni Scappin
Miss Lucy’s Kitchen (Saugerties, NY) – Chef Marc Propper
Omega (Rhinebeck, NY) – Chef Bob Turner
Oriole 9 and Yum Yum Noodle Bar (Woodstock, NY) – Chef Pierre-Luc Moeijs
Panzur (Tivoli, NY) – Chef Rei Peraza
Riverview Cafe (Stuyvesant, NY) – Chef Daniel Cunningham
Speedy Romeo (Brooklyn, NY) – Chef Justin Bazdarich
Swoon Kitchenbar (Hudson, NY) – Chef and Ramp Fest founder Jeff Gimmel
The Crimson Sparrow (Hudson, NY) – Chef John McCarthy
The Farmer’s Wife (Ancramdale, NY) – Chef Job Yacubian
The Red Onion (Saugerties, NY) – Chef Kevin Katz
Truck Pizza (Hudson, NY) – Chef Alvaro Medina

It will be a feast not to be missed at the Hudson waterfront.
See what this years’ participants have in store & get your tickets now!

 

BUMP: AN INTERACTIVE WHALE EXHIBIT BY FRANK + DAN DENDANTO

Q&A + Discussion on Opening Night // Closing Party with music by Black Sea Hotel, Charlie Looker + Patrick HigginsClose up 2

OPENING: SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 5-7 PM
WITH ARTISTS PRESENT FOR Q&A + DISCUSSION and PARTY PRESENTED WITH HUDSON SLOOP CLUB

CLOSING PARTY: FRIDAY, AUGUST 29, 8 PM DOORS, 9 PM SOUNDS
MUSIC BY BLACK SEA HOTEL, CHARLIE LOOKER + PATRICK HIGGINS
$10 AT DOOR

ON VIEW: SAT-SUN, 1-4 PM & BY APPOINTMENT
AUG. 23 – SEPT. 1 (LABOR DAY)

The interactive whale exhibit BUMP arrives in Hudson, created by brothers Frank DenDanto and Dan DenDanto, one of the only whale skeletons you will be able to touch and interact with.

BUMP continues Basilica’s commitment towards celebrating the epic, eclectic history and heritage of Hudson, NY which was defined by the whaling industry.

The installation includes bones from three different whales, suspended at eye level in Basilica’s Main Hall and are accessible for hands-on touching – not normally an activity allowed at fine art galleries or natural history displays. Once touched, they are set in motion, causing shadows dance around the space.

On opening night, join us for a Q&A and discussion by the artists. The DenDanto brothers work in tandem – Dan is a cetacean biologist and his brother Frank is a light and theater designer.  The brothers have been collaborating for some years on whale skeleton articulations for numerous museums, but recently embarked on the more creative, interactive BUMP piece. BUMP is their first exhibit that was centered around an educational and interactive fine art approach, rather than a traditional scientific assembly. It has previously been exhibited at the Maine College of Art, and went on to show at the Institute of Contemporary Art in Portland, Maine.

A closing celebration with a special music performance by Black Sea Hotel, Charlie Looker, and Patrick Higgins will take place on Friday, August 29 with doors at 8 PM and music at 9 PM. Tickets will be $10 at the door.

Curated by Lea Bertucci, the closing party will provide “an intimate, early music vibe”. Powerhouse a cappella trio Black Sea Hotel are known for their electrifying arrangements of Balkan folk songs, interweaving the ancient and the contemporary in a harmonic blend that has been called otherworldly, haunting, even spellbinding. (Willa Roberts, Sarah Small, Shelley Thomas).  Charlie Looker (Extra Life, Seaven Teares, Psalm Zero) provides a haunting voice and guitar ranging from early music to demented covers. Patrick Higgins (Bacchannalia) is an “electrified Bach for the classical guitar”.

Black Sea Hotel

Charlie Looker

Patrick Higgins

BUMP is made possible by Allied Whale, the College of the Atlantic’s marine mammal research group who have loaned the bones for the exhibit, and Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.