For some, the orgy of holiday shopping begins the moment they push away from the Thanksgiving table. Word is that Kohl's in Greenport is opening at 8 p.m. on Thursday night to accommodate those who can't wait until morning to get started. Warren Street has always offered a civilized alternative for tasteful and imaginative gifts, and this year, on Thanksgiving weekend, there is yet another appealing way to do your holiday shopping in Hudson: Basilica Farm & Flea.
The event is an opportunity to select gifts from a variety of products from regional makers, farmers, and vintage collectors. The FARM part is presented in partnership with Modern Farmer Magazine. The FLEA part features local makers and the BUST Magazine Craftacular. Heretofore, the craft shopping extravaganza known as Craftacular has only happened in New York City and London. This Thanksgiving weekend is Craftacular's first foray upstate, bringing fifty vendors of vintage, handmade, and edible treasures to our own Basilica Hudson.
Basilica Farm & Flea begins the day after Thanksgiving with a Black Friday Soiree. For a $3 admission fee, attendees at the soiree can have a cocktail, listen to live music, sample some of the fresh food, and get a first look at the wares on display. The shopping continues on Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. It's an event not to be missed.