Posts Tagged ‘Awareness’

National Youth HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Thursday, March 16th, 2023

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Transgender Day of Visibility

Thursday, March 2nd, 2023

Transgender Day of Visibility

Today is International Transgender Day of Visibility. Every March 31st, we celebrate transgender people and raise awareness of the discrimination they face worldwide. It’s also a day to honor their contributions to society. Join us in fighting stigma and discrimination by posting about your support for the transgender community on your social media platforms. #transgenderdayofvisibility #transgenderrights #fightstigma

Electro Brunch: The Reunion – Our Annual Drag Brunch

Friday, February 17th, 2023

Out Loud Hudson Valley presents: Electro Brunch

HVCS Drag Brunch is back—totally revamped and ready for the spotlight! We’re partnering with Out Loud Hudson Valley to throw our biggest brunch event ever, on Sunday, March 12, 2023 at Noon at the Academy in Poughkeepsie.

The one and only Tina Burner, who rose to fame on “RuPaul’s Drag Race” Season 13, brings big wig energy to wake up your weekend. The Academy will offer a dazzling brunch menu, mimosas, signature cocktails and a full bar.

Tickets are $35.00 each and available now at Please note: Tickets are for admission to the fabulous show…food & drinks are sold separately.

This annual event has grown from its roots in Clintondale, and more guests than ever can enjoy an amazing drag performance while raising funds for HVCS programs, like our emergency food closets and HIV prevention education.

For more information, visit or call (845) 787-1789. Tickets are available at: Eventbrite.

Entrenamiento Narcan En Español

Thursday, February 16th, 2023

Entrenamiento Narcan En Español

Capacitación de Narcan en español Jueves, 9 de marzo de 2023 de 6 pm a 7 pm en la Biblioteca Pública de Mt. Kisco, 100 E. Main St., Mt. Kisco, NY 10549

Women’s History Month

Friday, February 10th, 2023

National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Friday, February 10th, 2023

National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

March 10

Today is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, a day to address the impact of HIV on women and girls. When we reduce HIV stigma and promote testing, prevention, and treatment for women, we can help.

National Women & Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Dutchess Co. SEP Temporarily Operating Via Special Arrangements

Wednesday, February 8th, 2023

Our Dutchess County Syringe Exchange Program (SEP) is operating via special arrangements while our mobile health van undergoes some much-needed repairs. Prevention Specialists will be at our usual spot with their cars, and we are distributing harm reduction supplies as we always do. Things may look a little different for a few weeks, and you may not see our usual white van. If you’re in need and don’t see us on Mondays and Thursdays, call (914) 606-0316 or (845) 743-3133.

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

Wednesday, February 1st, 2023

Today is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. To learn more, visit

STI Awareness Carnival

Tuesday, January 24th, 2023



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Brought to you by HVCS, Planned Parenthood of Greater New York, and the Newburgh Armory Unity Center.

Out Loud Hudson Valley’s “Let The Sun Shine” a Fundraiser for HVCS – DATE CHANGE

Monday, January 9th, 2023

Join your chosen family for an unforgettable evening at Revel 32, as Out Loud Hudson Valley produces its first fundraiser of 2023. 

UPDATE: Let The Sun Shine has been moved to Saturday, April 15, 2023. Tickets are still available at the link below.

The fun starts at 8pm with a cash bar cocktail reception and live music with DJ Jimmy Prada. At 9:30, Shequida will host the Mr./Miss Hudson Valley Drag Competition, and a winner will be crowned based on audience votes! Immediately following the show, the dance party continues. 

Advanced tickets through Eventbrite are $30. Admission at the door will be $40. 

Pageant voting tickets can only be purchased at the door with cash, with all proceeds going directly to Hudson Valley Community Services