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


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.


A Night of Astral Sound


Sunday, December 13, 7 PM at THE BACK GALLERY at Basilica
TICKETS | $5 in advance | $10 at door

On this day 721 years ago, Saint Celestine V renounced his papacy after only five months, yearning to return to his solitary, archaic life deep within a cave.

Celestine’s trajectory mirrors our own at this time of year, approaching Winter’s greatest darkness. Basilica invites you to join us as we celebrate our season’s end with a sacred Sunday night– an opportunity to reflect inward / radiate outward in a cosmic cave-like gathering of spirits and sounds.


Art Exhibition in Basilica Back Gallery
Curated by Michael St. John with Tyler Moore, Javier Magri + Carol McCranie


Artist: Alex McQuilkin, Untitled (for Alice), 2015, 42.5″ x 49″ (Detail).

Opening Reception (part of Basilica SoundScape) | Friday, September 11, 6-8 PM
Special Event: Discussion with Curators | Sunday, September 27, 6-8 PM
Gallery Hours | Saturdays + Sundays from September 11 – October 4, 12-5 PM + by appointment


Joe’s Bed-Stuy Barbershop: We Cut Heads by Spike Lee
Dune versus Dune
Heaven Knows What by Josh + Benny Safdie
The Wolfpack by Crystal Moselle


NEXT: Thursday, August 27, 8 PM
THE WOLFPACK, Crystal Moselle, 2015, 89 min.

Basilica Screenings is a film series that presents an array of works from new and repertory narrative features, documentaries, experimental films, to video and media art, as well as guest curated programs, often with filmmakers and special guests in attendance for a discussion following the screenings. Programmed by Basilica Hudson’s film curator Aily Nash, and creative directors Melissa Auf der Maur and Tony Stone.


Still/Life Exhibition + Programs

Takeshi_Murata_Golden_Banana_2011HQTBD | Still//Life

May 22 – June 14, 2015
Opening Night – May 22, 6-10 PM

Back Gallery, Basilica Hudson
110 S. Front Street, Hudson, NY

Hours Sunday – Friday 12-4 PM / or by appointment

Special events schedule below.


HQTBD presents Still//Life, a 3D rendering of contemporary practices in the Hudson area.

Peggy Ahwesh, Ephraim Asili, Conor Backman, Annie Bielski, Hannah Black, Jeffrey Gibson, Elise McMahon, Takeshi Murata, Aily Nash, Nick Payne, Carla Perez-Gallardo, Daniel Seward, Tristan Schipa, William Stone, Earl Swanigan, Jon Wang

A still life (plural still lifes) is a work of art depicting mostly inanimate subject matter, typically commonplace objects which may be either natural (food, flowers, fruit, dead animals, plants, rocks, or shells) or man-made (drinking glasses, books, vases, jewelry, pipes, coins, iphones, and so on).

As an art historical tradition, the still life creates relationships through the arrangement of everyday objects. Composed of sculpture, video, furniture, food, painting, sound, movement and discussion, this exhibition reimagines the still life as a living arrangement, activated by the bringing together of works and programs by artists of diverse backgrounds into a single community space.

HQTBD / Headquarters To Be Determined is a parasite project that inhabits and programs various spaces in Hudson, NY. The first iteration will take place in the Back Gallery at Basilica Hudson from May 22 – June 14. HQTBD will serve as a container and framework for an exhibition and a series of events– performances, screenings, talks, and food. It will also function as a temporary headquarters for the community, open for local hours, serving coffee and juice throughout the week.  HQTBD is organized by Hannah Black, Elise McMahon, Aily Nash, and Jon Wang.

The programs for the opening night of the exhibition include a screening of moving image works by three artists in the exhibition, Many Thousands Gone (2015) by Ephraim Asili, Kissing Point and Lessons of War (both 2014) by Peggy Ahwesh, and Om Rider (2014) by Takeshi Murata. All three artists will be present to discuss their work.

Exhibition Opening – May 22
6-8pm – Opening and soup by artist/chef Hannah Black
8pm – Screening Program of work by Ahwesh, Asili and Murata, co-presented by Basilica Film and Media
9pm – Tea & Qi, Performance by WANGSHUI

SCHEDULE (Subject to change. Please check our website for updates.)

May 25 – June 14 OPEN HOURS Sun-Fri 12-4p
May 22 OPENING 6-8p Soup
May 22 SCREENING 8p Peggy Ahwesh / Ephraim Asili / Takeshi Murata
May 22 PERFORMANCE 9p Tea & Qi with WANGSHUI
May 25 PERFORMANCE 5p Post Script with Annie Bielski
May 27 TALK (TBD)
May 28 FOOD 8p Dinner
May 31 FLAG WORKSHOP 2-7p with Basilica Hudson
JUNE 1 PERFORMANCE 7p HELP \YOUR/ SELF with Carla Perez-Gallardo and Leila Bordreuil
JUNE 2 FLAG WORKSHOP 2-7p with Basilica Hudson
JUNE 4 DANCE 4p Auto Body with Lucy Seager
JUNE 10 READING GROUP 7p Reena Spaulings (a novel)
JUNE 11 FOOD 8p Potluck
JUNE 13 FLAG DAY 12-8p Open Hours
JUNE 14 CLOSING 11a Chia Brunch

Image: Takeshi Murata, Golden Bananas, 2011. Courtesy of the artist, Ratio 3 and Salon 94


Season Four: Year In Review


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!

2014 in FILM

Season Four: Year In Review


Never did we dream that such a charismatic rule breaker as Alex Cox would appear at Basilica the same month as the “Pope of Trash” pioneer John Waters, to take our film programming to the next level! The Basilica film dream team was joined throughout our season by artists far, near, and in our own backyard: feminist icon Barbara Hammer, acute documentarian Salomé Lamas and acclaimed film and television director Michael Lindsay-Hogg. Forging connections between film, music and art, Basilica SoundScape included projections by Zia Anger, Maxwell Paparella, Nathan Corbin and Stephen G. Rhodes as part of the Kiln Films series. We also hosted a late night screening of Dead Poets Society in honor of the late Robin Williams, with an introduction by our friends from down the river, Neil Gaiman and Amanda Palmer, and co-presented by Secret Cinema, an organization which presents large-scale cultural experiences in abandoned spaces.

2014 in MUSIC

Season Four: Year In Review


In a rare off-season winter event early in the year, we convened for Nous: A Musical Rite (“Luring with Sound, but Aiming For Something Deeper” – The New York Times). Summer began with a double bill: Baltimore-based experimental rock band Horse Lords, and a debut Hudson performance from Berlin-based electronic artist Lucrecia Dalt with local favorites Palm. Our very own Freak Flag Day goth club returned with Shannon F at its helm and a few special guests to boot. We forayed into new musical territory with our launch of the 24-Hour Dronefest at the Le Guess Who? festival in the Netherlands. AND, the ultimate highlight of our year: the fourth annual Basilica SoundScape provided a sold out audience with a tightly crafted lineup of music, art, and community events.