Basilica Hudson 2016 season

basilica farm flea photo

There will be two Basilica Farm & Flea markets this year -- in April and November.

The schedule is out for the new season at Basilica Hudson. The converted factory space near the train station in Hudson is again hosting a wide range of events: performances, talks, screenings, markets. And the popular Basilica Soundscape festival returns in September.

A compressed version of the schedule is after the jump.

For full descriptions see the Basilica Hudson website.

March 31: A Conversation with Twyla Tharp
The celebrated choreographer talking about her career. Free and open to the public.

April 23: 24-HOUR DRONE: EXPERIMENTS IN SOUND AND MUSIC
"An immersive event and all-encompassing experience, 24-HOUR DRONE features musicians and sound artists experimenting within the spectrum of drone -- sustained tones shaped by voice or instrumentation." Tickets on sale now.

Mary 7-8: Basilica Farm & Flea Spring Market
"Basilica Farm & Flea Spring Market will be taking over Ramp Fest weekend. After five amazing years we are honored to have a been part of putting Hudson on the map as a flourishing culinary destination, and we are excited to continue our collaboration with Ramp Fest's founders, Swoon Kitchenbar. Swoon will create a pop-up restaurant, complete with a bar and ramp-infused menu items for all attendees to enjoy."

June 4: Cider & Cheese Festival
"Featuring hard cider producers and cheese makers from across the Hudson Valley. "

June 11: (FREAK) FLAG DAY
"Cloaked by night and surrounded by colorful explosions, Basilica's (FREAK) FLAG DAY acts as freakier counterpart to the city's festivities, featuring performances and dancing into the wee hours."

July 30: Read & Feed
"The night of activities features a marketplace of food makers plus a roster of readings, discussions and demonstrations."

September 9-11: Basilica Scope
"Basilica Scope is a weekend-long event devoted to film..."

September 16-18: Basilica Soundscape
"Basilica SoundScape features some of the most innovative and genre-pushing artists working today, drawing unconventional connections and collaborations across disciplines."

October 22: Basilica Pioneering People
"Basilica Hudson's bi-annual program celebrating pioneering artists across a range of disciplines, and including a benefit performance."

November 25-27: Basilica Farm & Flea Holiday Market
"The marketplace features a diverse group of local vendors selling their wares alongside locally-sourced, farm-fresh foods."

June-August: Basilica Screenings Series
"Basilica Hudson's weekly screening series is an opportunity to discover a world of moving images outside the mainstream."

April-November: Basilica Music Series
"One-off concert series featuring unconventional voices from emerging and established musical artists."

April-November: Basilica Back Gallery Series
"One-off concert series featuring unconventional voices from emerging and established musical artists."

Comments

we went to last year's 'flea' on black friday - beautiful venue but for us, it wasn't worth it. we were actually expecting a flea market, not a hipster farmer's market (I'd say at least 75% of the vendors were selling beer, note cards, something knitted, etc). it's not that that is bad, but it's not what we expected. is it great counter programming to generic box store black friday? you bet, but to call it a flea market is a stretch...

We went to Basilica Hudson last year some time in November only to find hundreds of people lining up outside in the cold, wet and windy weather to pay $5 admission fee. Can't imagine what was happening inside. Also, there was mud everywhere in the parking area. So we just got our boots dirty, shivered a bit and drove home. This was the worst experience at the event advertised at AOA this season.
The best one? Fiber Festival at The Big E in Springfield back in October. We had tons of fun: hubby tried pretty much every spin wheel and tapestry machine available and I loaded up on yarn. Also, we saw sheep shearing.

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

What's All Over Albany?

All Over Albany is for interested and interesting people in New York's Capital Region. In other words, it's for you. It's kind of like having a smart, savvy friend who can help you find out what's up. Oh, and our friends call us AOA.

Search

Recently on All Over Albany

Albany now has a better sense of how many vacant buildings it has -- and a common starting point for taking on the problem

What's been clear: The city of Albany has a lot of vacant buildings. What's not been clear: Exactly which buildings are vacant, and what's the... (more)

Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats + The Head and the Heart at Brewery Ommegang

Another show this summer at Brewery Ommegang: Nathaniel Rateliff & The Night Sweats + The Head and the Heart on June 5. Tickets go on... (more)

The Decemberists at MASS MoCA

The Decemberists are set to play a show at MASS MoCA June 15. Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 19 -- they're $45 ahead... (more)

What's up in the Neighborhood

Among the topics in this most recent spin around the Capital Region's online neighborhood: the Van Rensselaer Skating Park, the old burying grounds, killed by... (more)

More simple joys of a snowy day

We get actual winter in this part of the world. It's cold. It snows. (Sometimes it snow a lot.) And this time of year can... (more)