Back in 2000, Patrick Doyle purchased a large warehouse, formerly a glue factory, on the bank of the Hudson River with a vision in mind. His plan was to transform his newly acquired building into an idyllic, unpolished haven for local artists and friends and create a base for unorthodox artistic experiences. In 2010, musician Melissa Auf der Maur and filmmaker Tony Stone joined Patrick in his quest and the place was transformed into the non-profit hub we now know as Basilica Hudson.
The industrial feel of the the building itself has remained through renovations, sporting exposed brick walls, an incredible old steel truss system and a massive terracotta ceiling. The waterfront scene just outside the huge bay windows reveals ships and barges trudging down the Hudson River, a thing of absolute mechanized beauty. The capacity is around 1,200 souls – pretty perfect for live music, visual art events, or large weddings and gatherings.