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


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


Apply now for Basilica Farm & Flea, co-presented by Hudson River Exchange!

On ​​Thanksgiving Weekend, November 27-29, Basilica Farm & Flea, the beloved large-scale flea market will sweep away your Big Box shopping blues while promoting the talents and resources within our community – THAT MEANS YOU!


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.


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.

2014 in ART

Season Four: Year In Review

photo 2We expanded our visual art programming this year. World renowned artist, Sterling Ruby, collaborated with us for Basilica SoundScape and created a backdrop for the stage in acid reds, yellows, and deep black which snaked up our factory walls. We also partnered with visiting galleries such as Zach Feuer of Retrospective Gallery and James Fuentes Gallery, and launched a long-dreamed-of exhibition of whale bones by Maine-based brothers, Frank and Dan DenDanto. In the shadows leading up to our annual Basilica SoundScape weekend of music and art, artist Kelie Bowman (pictured above!) of Cinders Gallery painted a large-scale mural, assisted by a team of able volunteers. Jim Krewson’s notable EMPLOYEE OF THE MONTH portrait of Marina Abramovic was a hit over the weekend as well. And, thanks to the New England Foundation for the Arts, we were fortunate to kick off the season with a project close to our hearts: ECLIPSE, a work by choreographer Jonah Bokaer and avant-garde visual artist Anthony McCall.


Collaborators: BUST Magazine, Modern Farmer, Green Mountain Energy, Alimentary Kitchen, Jean Deaux, Like Minded Objects, Swoon Kitchen Bar, Kite’s Nest, CCCA (Columbia County Council of the Arts) and Columbia County Chamber of Commerce.

Buy Vintage, Local, Handmade… | Nothing boxed. Nothing pre-packaged in plastic wrap. Nothing with a bar code. With more than 80 vendors and 3,500 attendees, Basilica Farm & Flea, in collaboration with BUST Craftacular, was a wildly successful Thanksgiving weekend marketplace showcasing quality products presented by regional makers, farmers, and vintage collectors. With such an incredible response, it was clear that there is a passionate and productive desire to celebrate and inspire the best of what the Hudson Valley has to offer: farms, food, and most of all a strong and creative community.

Farm & Flea kicked off with a Black Friday Soirée as a counterpoint to the consumerist trend of Black Friday big box shopping rage. Guests shopped offerings included handcrafted products like artisan jewelry and furniture, locally sourced herbal remedies, and meats and poultry from area farms while partaking in a lively festival atmosphere of bustling connection and energy.