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Queen City Pride Picnic

Sunday, June 4th, 2017

Start your day at the Hudson Valley PRIDE March and Festival in New Paltz and then keep the energy going with the summer’s biggest, gayest, and most fabulous BYO picnic & dance party at Poughkeepsie’s Locust Grove Historic Estate.

Back for its 9th year, the Queen City Pride BYO summer community picnic starts at 5pm and promises a memorable family-friendly afternoon packed with live music, drag performances, games and dancing. What are you waiting for? Now is the time to start planning for the most fabulous picnic of the summer!

 

BYO Picnic

Ready your favorite blankets and pack up your basket for the most fabulous picnic of the summer. Creativity, uniqueness, noms and tastiness are all encouraged as you set up the ultimate al fresco spread. As always this event is 100% BYO. We will not have a bar or food vendors set up on site, so be sure to pack everything you’d like to enjoy. Alcoholic beverages are permitted (and encouraged) for those 21 and over. Small, tabletop propane barbecues and sterno warmers are permitted, otherwise no open flames, please.
 
The entire family is invited to join, please just keep any dogs on leashes and be a considerate neighbor and clean up after your pet.
 

Activites, Drag Show + Dance Party

More details will be announced as we get closer to Pride season.
 
Cover for the Queen City Pride Picnic is $10 person (kids under 14 are free).

Pride Summer Picnic

Sunday, June 12th, 2016

Big Gay Hudson Valley’s 8th annual summer community pride picnic is back! We’ll be returning to the fabulous grounds of the historic Locust Grove Estate with the biggest and gayest BYO picnic of the summer season. Pack a basket and spend the day enjoying live entertainment, family activities, lawn games, picnicscape competitions, community groups and so much more.

BYO Picnic

Ready your favorite blankets and pack up your basket for the most fabulous picnic of the summer. Creativity, uniqueness, noms and tastiness are all encouraged as you set up the ultimate al fresco spread. As always this event is 100% BYO. We will not have a bar or food vendors set up on site, so be sure to pack everything you’d like to enjoy. Alcoholic beverages are permitted (and encouraged) for those 21 and over. Small, tabletop propane barbecues and sterno warmers are permitted, otherwise no open flames, please.

This year some special guest judges will be giving out prizes for Best Picnicscape (i.e. your fabulous picnic spread) in the following categories:

  • Best Food & Drink Display
  • Best Queen-Inspired Theme
  • Best Use of a Picnic Blanket

The entire family is invited to join, please just keep any dogs on leashes and be a considerate neighbor and clean up after your pet.

Entertainment + Community

Some fabulous picnicking music will be served up by Rosendale’s DJ Ali G as she spins vintage vinyl beats live from the gardens of Locust Grove. Once the sun goes down, come inside Locust Grove’s spectacular gallery and dance to the vinyl stylings of DjSquirrelsuit (who many of you may know from his Kingston-based Homo Disco parties). 

Working with our friends at Poughkeepsie Farm Project, we’ll have some family-friendly crafts and activities that kids of all ages will be able to make & take home.

Enjoy tons of live performances from local drag sensations Avi Munster, Pinky Socrates and Valkyrie Hail. Hudson’s own Trixie Starr will also be on hand with tons of prizes to be won by contestants playing in her rendition of the classic game show, Match Game.

We’ll also be joined by a variety of local and regional not-for-profit organizations and community groups who will be on hand to tell you more about what they do for our community and how you can get involved with their efforts.

Cover for the Queen City Pride Picnic is $10 person (kids under 14 are free).

Queen City Pride: Jackie Hoffman Show

Saturday, June 11th, 2016

Broadway, TV and movie actor and comedian Jackie Hoffman brings her hilarious acerbic humor to the Hudson Valley for a one night only performance!  Jackie Hoffman will perform excerpts from her award-winning solo shows–full of side-splitting humor and original songs. Jackie is a sharp comedic powerhouse who does not shy away from envelope pushing, adult material!

Jackie Hoffman is well-known for her one-woman shows at Joe’s Pub in NYC, such as, “The Kvetching Continues,”  “Jackie Five-Oh!,” “Chanukah at Joe’s Pub” (Bistro Award), “Scraping the Bottom,” and “Jackie with a Z (MAC Award for Best Female Stand Up).

Tickets are $35 for the show only or $55 for prime orchestra seats and a dessert reception directly following the show where audience members can meet Jackie Joffman. Reception provided by the world-class chefs of The Culinary Institute of America.

Queen City Pride Tea Dance

Saturday, June 11th, 2016

Spend an afternoon with the community over a few fabulous cocktails with music, games and dancing on the sunny indoor/outdoor patios of Union Tavern in Downtown Poughkeepsie. DJs Prephab and a couple of surprise guests will keep the sunny afternoon energy high as queen-sized games make for queen-sized fun with blown up versions of Jenga, corn hole, Connect Four and beer pong available on site.

Come in Drag, Get in Free!

No cover if you come in queen-inspired drag. Think Queen Elizabeth, queen bee, Queen of Hearts, Freddie Mercury – whatever “queen” means to you. For those not in drag, cover is $5.

Queenpin Bowling: Queen City Pride

Friday, June 10th, 2016

Rally your friends and put on your lucky shoes, we’re going bowling! Open to players of all ages, this casual night out won’t be “spare” on fun whether you bring a team or join one when you arrive. The newly renovated Spins Bowl offers up 26 lanes (and we’ve booked the whole place!) to kick off Queen City Pride weekend. Music will be spinning as disco balls, black lights and on-lane screens set the stage for a queen-sized video bar – the perfect backdrop for you to rack ‘em up and strike ‘em down all night long.

 

Admission to the event includes all the bowling you can handle and your rental for those fabulous shoes. A newly overhauled cash bar and snack counter will be available for those wanting to stay fueled up while throwing those strikes.

A max of five people can play on a lane at one time for up to three games per reservation. Since lanes are booked at the front desk when you come in, we encourage everyone who wants to play to arrive with their group intact so that you can all get on the lane at the same time.

Admission is $20 per person for adults (18+) and $10 per person for kids & teens.  Spectator entry (for those that want to hang out but aren’t interested in bowling) is just $10.

Pride Along the Hudson Kick-off Party

Friday, June 3rd, 2016

Happy Gay Pride Month Hudson Valley!

 

Join Big Gay Hudson Valley in Poughkeepsie on First Friday – June 3rd – as we kick off LGBTQ Pride month with a FREE night out. Featuring live entertainment, great music, and spectacular views of the Hudson River this event will bring the region’s LGBTQ-focused orgnaziations together to share what they’ve got happening this gay pride and upcoming summer season.

Doors to this FREE event open at 8:30pm so come on out and celebrate the start of gay pride month with a Stoli cocktail from the fabulous bartenders at Shadows. At 10:00pm the celebration will continue with live cabaret entertainment from some of the hottest names in NYC nightlife: Broody ValentinoAlberto Denis, and Fan Cy Feast. Following the show the fun will continue late into the night with a fun lounge vibe and great beats that will have you beaming with PRIDE!

Photos from “Drag Brunch” 2016

Monday, March 21st, 2016

Special thanks to Tracey Buzzanco for taking photos!

Drag Brunch 2016 was made possible by Gunk Haus, Superior Sounds, and Big Gay Hudson Valley. Thank you for all your support!

Drag Brunch Almost Sold Out + “Best Look” Contest from BGHV

Monday, March 14th, 2016

Drag Brunch 2016 - almost sold out!There are only a few tickets left for HVCS’ Drag Brunch 2016! This event has sold out every year and we expect the same situation for Sunday’s big show. If you’ve been waiting, now’s the time to hop on over to Eventbrite to snag your tickets!

And, to add to the fun, our friends and supporters at Big Gay Hudson Valley hope YOU the audience will have just as much fun as our drag-tastic performers! They’re giving away two pairs of tickets to their upcoming event to the two “Best Gender Bender Looks” at Drag Brunch. Don your best gender-switcheroo outfit or bend your gender outfit to the extreme and you might win a pair of tickets to see “Nasty Drew & That Harder Boy: The Mystery of the Family Jewels” in Rosendale on Saturday, April 16th. Outfits will be judged by our performers TRIXIE STARR, JOJO GERARD, ANITA LAY and AVI MUNSTER, so dress to impress!

Learn More About BGHV’s upcoming show:

Great jumping catfish! Someone has snatched Lady Dubois’ cherished family jewels! Never fear, stripper sleuths Nasty Drew and That Harder Boy are on the case. Watch as they hunt for clues, ward off menacing suspects and loosen up a few buttons of their own on their search to find the dastardly diamond deviant.

Black Celebrity DressesPresented by Big Gay Hudson Valley and GayHudson.com, Nasty Drew & That Harder Boy: The Mystery of the Family Jewels is written and produced by Chris Harder (who you may remember from BGHV’s annual burlesque cabaret, HUNG With Care). This queer and campy “whodunit” play features some of NYC’s hottest names in burlesque, drag and circus performance.

Learn more and watch the trailer online at www.BigGayHudsonValley.com/NastyDrew

BGHV’s Out on the Farm

Saturday, October 3rd, 2015

More information coming soon!

Big Gay Hudson Valley’s Queen City Pride Picnic

Sunday, June 14th, 2015

More information coming soon!