Between zombie fests, Beltanes, garlic and all manner of celebrations of difference in our environs, the mid-Hudson Valley knows a thing or two about the outre, the fringe and occasionally the freakish. Conceived as a freakier counterpart to the city of Hudson’s annual Flag Day parade and fireworks, Basilica Hudson’s after-dark (Freak) Flag Day brings more weirdness to the town that just can’t get enough.
This year’s event – the fifth annual – begins with the Hudson fireworks, which are set off from the Basilica parking lot. At the same time, the alternative entertainment and spectacle begins with the third iteration of Darkwave comedy, conceived by Hudson-based artist Annie Bielski. Bielski will perform with NYC-based artists Alexandra Tatarsky and KIZU. Two-dollar beers will be served throughout the Darkwave Comedy and Happy Hour, 7 to 9 p.m. As night falls, NYC-based dark-dance band Mirror Mirror kicks off a dance party. Deejay Veenger Clut will continue the party well into the night.
For more information on (Freak) Flag Day on Saturday, June 11, visit basilicahudson.com. Basilica Hudson is located at 110 South Front Street in Hudson.