‘TIS THE SEASON
Wow. We did it.
Wow. We did it.
We managed to squeeze a ton of great art, culture, manual labor and collective intentions into a big old dusty factory… again, for the fourth year. Thanks to all of you in our tight little steam engine factory, who have been around long or short, many projects or one — you all made this possible. Feelings of hope and true community is not just a dream at the Basilica. Big dreams, in the little city!
With the steadfast growth of our annual events, overwhelming positive response from those involved in our events and our expanding audience, we have total faith that Basilica now has a sustainable gust of wind in her sails. This achievement reflects it’s true DIY foundation, a commitment to avant guarde, boundry pushing arts AND a genuine desire to bring life into this epic building, in this unique and historic riverfront city. Still so much work to be done, but safe to say, we are on our way…
By coming through these doors in various ways, you have made this public space what it yearns to be, THANK YOU.
Now for some downtime adventures for all. Enjoy the quiet winter Holy Daze, may it be filled with family, rest, good health, spirits and some good Hudson Valley food! HAPPY NEW YEAR – look forward to seeing you back at the Basilica.
STAY TUNED FOR FULL 2014 IN REVIEW COMING TOP OF THE NEW YEAR…
AND PLEASE SAVE THE DATES FOR OUR UPCOMING 2015 SEASON
RAMP FEST – May 2
FREAK FLAG DAY PARTY – June 13
BASILICA SOUNDSCAPE – September 11 & 12
BASILICASCOPE – September 18 & 19
BASILICA FARM & FLEA – November 27 – 29
Any donation $200 or above : “GET YOUR NAME ON A CHAIR” in our North Hall screening room. We’d like to thank the Columbia County Council on the Arts for their support, allowing contributors to make tax deductible donations.
Melissa, Tony and the whole team at Basilica Hudson!
DEAR FRIENDS OF BASILICA…
We appeal to you!
The whirlwind of 2014 was certainly our most exciting year yet here in the big olde factory. We’ve been blessed with record-breaking attendance at our critically acclaimed annual events like our fourth annual Ramp Fest, a feasting celebration of the wild spring delicacy; our fourth annual Basilica SoundScape, a weekend of music and art presented in association with Pitchfork; our third season of Basilica Screening Series, committed to bring a weekly program of Film and Media; our second annual BasilicaScope, a weekend devoted to film; and our blockbuster season-closer, the second annual Basilica Farm & Flea, a large-scale marketplace focusing in local and handmade.
Although our programming has adjourned for the winter, we will be anything but dormant. In the next few months, we will be hatching and solidifying plans for our 2015 annual events, exciting new partnerships and more in music, arts, film, and community programming.
Hence our appeal to you, our community of friends, neighbors, attendees, participants and supporters: help us to keep our momentum going and our programs growing! Any amount helps to move us closer to our goal of becoming a self-sustaining arts and culture organization that serves and reflects our community with innovative, artistic boundary-pushing programs.
We’d like to take a moment to recognize the supporters who helped lead the way during our first “Basilica Film & Trees Fundraising Campaign” in 2013, which allowed us to upgrade our North Hall screening room and plant ten tall maple trees in our industrial landscape. “GET YOUR NAME ON A CHAIR” was a popular item during that campaign, and we’d like to bring it back just in time for the holidays, a perfect gift for anyone who loves Basilica, Hudson and the arts! Basilica’s North Hall Screening Room is famous for its eclectic assemblage of seating accommodations, all salvaged from a now-defunct furniture maker in the area. Make your mark on a piece of history, and never have to worry again about saving a seat for the screening. Any donation $200 or above gets your name on a chair, while supplies last.
We’d like to thank the Columbia County Council on the Arts for their support, allowing contributors to make tax deductible donations.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Melissa Auf der Maur
BASILICA LOVES JOHN WATERS
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.
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.
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!
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!
Photos by Joe Mama-Nitzberg