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Big Gay Hudson Valley Pride Preview Weekend

5/25 - 5/27



You read that right, folks – Big Gay Hudson Valley’s “B.Y.O. kickoff to summer” is back and expanding to an entire Pride Preview Weekend worth of activities!  Clear your calendar for May 25th, 26th & 27th (Memorial Day Weekend) and check out this lineup:

Pride Preview Kick-Off:  Friday May 25th  |  10p - 2a

Pride Preview Weekend tees off with an appropriately sports-themed “Kick-off” party at The Out Bar (206 Main Street in Poughkeepsie).  Strap on your finest athletic apparel and join us (and our team of go-go boys & girls) for a party that doesn’t care what team you play for.  As the newest addition to the Hudson Valley’s booming LGBTQ nightlife scene, The Out Bar features a state-of-the-art sound & lighting system, fully-stocked kitchen and bar menu, and an outdoor terrace perfect for a breath of fresh air or glimpse at the stars.

Pride Preview “Kickoff”   |  Friday May 25th   |   10p – 2a  (no cover)
The Out Bar, Poughkeepsie

Hudson River Cruise   |   Saturday May 26th | SOLD OUT!

The Pride Preview Party is once again taking over the grounds of the Locust Grove Estate in Poughkeepsie, NY on Sunday, May 27th from 5pm to 12am – Rain or Shine!  Don’t worry about rushing home early from work this year – since you’re off on Monday, we moved the party to Sunday.  Join us and close to 1,000 of your friends for our 4th annual summer classic as we celebrate Memorial Day Weekend with one of the Hudson Valley’s biggest and gayest events of the summer!

What are you bringing?

The Pride Preview Party is a BYO picnic, and as such we encourage everyone to pack the most fabulous picnic dinner possible.  For those less “culinary adept” – or those that just plain don’t like to cook – the fabulous boys of crumb bakery + cafe will be on hand vending delicious sandwiches, salads, desserts, and drinks from their menu.  Locust Grove’s gorgeous estate grounds and gardens also warmly welcome dogs (on a leash, please) and children.  While a bar will not be set up on site, those of the legal drinking age are invited (and encouraged) to pack their favorite adult beverage of choice to be enjoyed on the lawn during the event.  All that being said, the toughest choice to make is…what are you bringing?

Crumb Bakery + Cafe

Stay the weekend!

We’ve hooked up with our friends at Metro-North Railroad and the Holiday Inn Express Poughkeepsie to bring the savings for those of you that are joining us for the whole weekend! Combine your travel on Metro-North and your lodging at the Holiday Inn Express (which is a five minute ride from the Poughkeepsie Train Station and RIGHT across the street from the Pride Preview Party!) and save big! You can pick up 2 round trip tickets on Metro-North and one night in a King Size room for only $169! All you’ve got to do is call the hotel at 845.473.1151 and mention the “Metro-North Package” when booking your room and they’ll take care of the rest. They’ve got plenty of other fantastic rates available for multiple night stays as well, so give them a call and come join us for the whole weekend!Holiday Inn Express Poughkeepsie

Award-Winning NYC DJ Cazwell Headlines Pride Preview Party 2012!

Entertainment for the evening includes live performances by the Hudson Valley’s very-own DJ Ali, Drag Bingo Cabaret with Trixie Starr & Ophelia Nightly, and our headline – straight from NYC – acclaimed gay performer and music producer DJ Cazwell!  All this and more as we transform the historic Locust Grove Estate into a fabulous dance club.

Last year more than 700 of you joined us for the party – so please help us to spread the word by telling your friends, posting this event to your Facebook wall, sending e-mails, or summoning carrier pigeons. Our goal for this year is 1,000 people! Save yourself some time at the door and pick up your tickets now by going to www.biggayhudsonvalley.com.


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Poughkeepsie, NY United States