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2014 IN FOOD, COMMUNITY + EDUCATION

Season Four: Year in Review

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John Waters popped our fundraiser cherry! October 18th, 2014, marked our first, major annual fundraiser event. Inspired and lead by our daring guest of honor John Waters, who offered gracious support of Basilica and the AIDS Council of Northeastern New York. Photo above of the simply stellar turnout with special guests Amanda Palmer, Jemima Kirke, Sarah Sophie Flicker, Jennifer Venditti, Jesse Peretz, Natasha Lyonne, Fred Armisen, and the man himself – you don’t want to miss next year! (more…)

BASILICA LOVES JOHN WATERS

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Dear YOU.

Thank you to those who made it out for John Water’s one man show “This Filthy World, Volume 2” at Basilica Hudson this past Saturday. We came together for a PIONEERING, RISK TAKING, ONE OF A KIND, artist. His work and commitment embodies everything we strive to celebrate and explore in our arts programming at Basilica. No better way to wind down our 2014 season of programming, and to support Basilica Hudson and the AIDS Council of Northeastern New York.

 

Without co-presenter Shawn Nightingale this would not have been possible and special thanks to Andrew and Michael at Finch for introducing him to Basilica Hudson, as the best venue in Hudson to host Waters!

 

John Waters, your mad man wit, continues to blow minds, and your generosity has made an big impact on our big olde factory dreams, in our small historic city.

 

Thanks to all for your support and please mark your calendars:
BASILICA FARM & FLEA Thanksgiving Weekend!

 

Melissa Auf der Maur
Creative Director

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Thanks to the following individuals or organizations for supporting this event:John Waters, Shawn Nightingale, AIDS Council of Northeastern New York, Columbia County Council on the Arts, Lisa Metcalf, Nicole LoBue + Alimentary Kitchen, Noah Fischel, Cecil Castellucci, Penelope Queen, Amanda Palmer, Lisa + Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Hawkins New York, Kite’s Nest, The Hudson Mercantile, Spectrum 8, Good Fight Herb Company, Finch Hudson, Pondside Nursery, Stephanie Lloyd, Cottage Treasures, Bill Stone + Nancy Barber, Joe Mama-Nitzberg, Marc Swanson, Jim Krewson, Elise McMahon, Swoon Kitchenbar, All Over Albany, WAMC + The Team at Basilica Hudson, including Rebeccah Johnson, Johnny Misheff, Akemi Hiatt, Maxwell Papardella, Roman Horst, Hannah Taylor + Rachel Drozdowicz.

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WATERS + BASILICA

Thank You to the following instrumental players in making this inaugural fundraising event as utterly PERFECT as it turned out to be:

Our Guest of Honor John Waters, Shawn Nightingale, our gracious co-producer and the team at Basilica: Rebeccah Johnson, Johnny Misheff, Akemi Hiatt, Maxwell Paparella, Roman Horst and interns Hannah Taylor and Rachel Drozdowicz: you are all consummate professionals.

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FRIENDS + COMMUNITY

We’re in the lucky position to be thanking these extraordinary and GENEROUS people we rely on, whom we also count as friends, collaborators and supporters. 

The truly singular Nicole LoBue of Alimentary Kitchen, longtime cohorts Swoon Kitchenbar, the good tree people at Pondside Nursery, The AIDS Council of Northeastern New York, our fiscal sponsor CCCA, Arts Management Consultant Lisa Metcalf, our founding board members Noah Fischel and Cecil Castellucci, friend / consultant Amanda Palmer, Kite’s Nest and 2nd Ward Foundation for their contribution to Hudson and All Over Albany for their commitment to spreading good words!

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ART + OBJECTS

Our local makers and doers and merchants:

Hawkins New York, Elise McMahon of Like Minded Objects, artists Jim Krewson, Joe Mama Nitzberg and Marc Swanson, FINCH life curated, The Hudson Mercantile, Cottage Treasures, Caiti Hawkins, Farmhand Flowers, and Good Fight Herb Co. You fill our lives and space with beautiful offerings, THANK YOU!

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JOHN WATERS: ICONIC FILMMAKER COMES TO HUDSON

Basilica Hudson + Shawn Nightingale Productions Present John Waters’ One-Man-Show “This Filthy World, Volume 2”

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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18
8 PM SHOW, 7 PM DOORS

A BENEFIT PERFORMANCE FOR BASILICA ARTS + THE AIDS COUNCIL OF NORTHEASTERN NEW YORK

TICKETS HERE

$125 General admission | $175 Preferred Seating with Open Bar
$50 Students (with valid ID)

Visionary filmmaker and one-of-a-kind personality JOHN WATERS (Cry Baby, Pink Flamingos, Polyester, Female Trouble, and Hairspray) will make his EXCLUSIVE and ONLY PERFORMANCE in the region at Basilica Hudson on October 18. Waters takes on taboo topics as only he can do in his hilarious and completely uncensored one-man show “This Filthy World, Volume 2”. Waters, who has been dubbed “the Pope of Trash” and branded “O for Offensive” by the Catholic Church, earned his bad reputation by turning bad taste into high art. Part confession, part Vaudeville act, he’ll share with a live theater audience in Hudson his origins in the trash genre and his subsequent adventures navigating everything from fashion to true crime.

Waters will be arriving in Hudson on the heels of his Lincoln Center Retrospective this September, celebrating his 50 years in film and his recent best-selling book release Carsick: John Waters Hitchhikes across America. At 2 PM on Saturday, October 18, a book signing for Carsick will be hosted by Andrew Arrick and Michael Hofemann of FINCH: life curated, located at 613 Warren Street in Hudson.

About John Waters:
Born in Baltimore to an upper-middle-class family, many of John Waters’ films satirize suburban America, social conventions and attitudes. He began making short underground films in the 1960s with an 8mm camera received as a birthday present from his grandmother.   Waters dubbed his assembled troupe of characters and crew – that included friends, schoolmates and other misfits – Dreamland Studios.  Under Waters’ guiding hand and the make-up genius of Van Smith, one of the Dreamlanders, Harris Glenn Milstead, became DIVINE, the international drag superstar.   In the 16 films Waters has written and directed, he has worked with such pop-culture icons as Johnny Depp, Deborah Harry, Ricki Lake, Kathleen Turner, Traci Lords, Patricia Hearst, Iggy Pop, and Troy Donahue.

Thanks to our media sponsor, All Over Albany, and our collaborators, the AIDs Council of Northeastern New York and Finch: Life Curated.

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