Years In Review
2020 was Basilica Hudson’s 10th Anniversary Season. After a decade of presenting innovative and genre-pushing programming, our vision for this transformative season was grand: bigger crowds, a diverse range of visiting artists, new marketplace events and an integration of environmental advocacy into every public program.
The momentum was palpable; then COVID-19 brought us to a sudden halt. Event postponements turned into cancelations, and like so many other arts organizations, nonprofits and independent venues, we had to completely rethink what was possible in 2020. But our commitment and energy did not recede.
Though we ached for in-person, analog shared experiences — a principle on which Basilica was forged — our 10th Anniversary Season spurred our growth in ways we couldn’t have imagined.
As always we welcomed talented new individuals to the Basilica family in the form of visiting artists, activists, collaborators, supporters and team members. We dreamed big and expanded our programming across the board, from film, to music, to visual art, to environmental advocacy. Thanks to enhanced support we increased the number of FREE programs that we were able to offer, to more readily come together in this remarkable river city.
Basilica Hudson welcomed people of all walks of life and art to our industrial factory in 2017, with film, music, conversations, visual art and performance fueling a season of experimentation, ritual and exchange. We are committed to offering a platform for independent voices, and cultural and environmental sustainability anchors our program.
We introduced three brand-new Film + Media screening series alongside the return of our summer flicks; Music reverberated louder and longer than ever in our industrial church; Art of all disciplines from all walks of life was on view and ready for interaction; and we redoubled our dedication towards our Food + Community, supporting environmental and economical sustainability.
From being voted Best New Venue by our friends at Metroland, to welcoming over 10,000 people through our doors, we thank everyone for their continued support and participation in what we hope will be a longterm anchor in Hudson Valley Cultural and Community life.