Posts Tagged ‘event’

April is STD Awareness Month

Saturday, April 1st, 2023

April is STD Awareness Month! Visit the official website for more details.

April is STD Awareness Month

Friday, April 1st, 2022

April is STD Awareness Month! Visit the official website for more details.

Drag Brunch 2022: Ulster County – Presented by PCSB

Sunday, February 27th, 2022

Drag Brunch 2022

HVCS’ signature Drag Brunch returns to Gunk Haus in Highland for 2022! Join us on Sunday, February 27th for amazing performances hosted by Trixie Starr, tantalizing brunch entrees, games, prizes and more. This event benefits HVCS’ programs and services, like HIV. STD and Hepatitis C prevention.

All attendees must show proof of COVID vaccination at the door. Ticket includes choice of brunch entree and bottomless non-alcoholic beverages.

Tickets are $35.00 each. Get tickets now – they usually sell out!

This event is proudly supported by PCSB Bank.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available.

For more information, call J. Dewey at (845) 787-1789 or get in touch via email.

National Condom Week

Monday, February 14th, 2022

Happy National Condom Week!National Condom Week is usually celebrated the same week as Valentine’s Day in the USA

In the US, February is National Condom Month. Originally started on the campus of the University of California – Berkeley, it has grown into a educational even for high schools, colleges, family planning organizations, AIDS groups, sexually transmitted disease awareness groups, pharmacies and condom manufacturers.

Even though the week has grown, it continues to emphasize the importance of using using humor to help educate. Part of that has been to come up with slogans through the years for the week such as:

Don’t be silly, protect your willy
When in doubt, shroud your spout
It will be sweeter if you wrap your peter
No glove, no love!

While humor is used to help provide education, National Condom Week has become a tool to help educate young adults about serious risks involved with unprotected sex. This includes the risk of catching and spreading sexually transmitted diseases including AIDS as well as helping to prevent unwanted pregnancies.

For more resources, visit

World AIDS Day: HVCS Observance

Wednesday, December 1st, 2021

World AIDS Day HVCS' Observance HVCS is hosting a World AIDS Day observance on December 1, 2021 from 12:00 to 1:00 pm via video conference. This meeting is open to the public. For log-in credentials and link, please contact J. Dewey via email.

Giving Tuesday 2021

Tuesday, November 30th, 2021

Giving Tuesday is an annual day of online philanthropy, organized to remind people that the holidays are all about giving.


Hudson Valley Community Services saves and improves lives, even while we all cope with ongoing pandemics.

We are only able to be there for our vulnerable clients because of your help. You make this Hudson Valley a kinder, more compassionate place.

Most Important Meal Raises Funds for Food Closet Program

Thursday, October 28th, 2021

The 2021 Most Important Meal, presented by Hudson Valley Credit Union, took place on Sunday, October 24th at the Fishkill Recreation Center. We raised nearly $6,000 for our food closet program, which is one of very few HVCS programs not funded by government grants.

Thanks again to our event sponsors and advertisers. View the slideshow from the event here:

Hudson Valley Credit Union Presents: The Most Important Meal 2021

Sunday, October 24th, 2021

Help local people who are living with chronic illnesses get the nutrition and support they need to stay as healthy as possible!

Join HVCS at the Fishkill Recreation Center on Sunday, October 24, 2021 from 9:00 am to 12 noon for a fun-filled breakfast blast from the past. Every ticket includes a commemorative souvenir bowl so you’ll always remember that the most important meal is the one you made possible for someone without enough food.

Fill up your bowl with cereal, granola or oatmeal and your favorite dairy (or dairy-free) topping. Not a cereal lover? We’ve got you covered with hot food items. You’ll also get bottomless coffee, tea and juice. This year we will not have the cereal buffet but all food options will be self-serve or grab-and-go. We’re also dreaming up new entertainment, contests, raffles and of course there will be the silent auction –all while raising funds for HVCS’ food and nutrition programs.

Our food and nutrition programs serve hundreds of people and families each year, and the budget is currently $10,000 short for 2021. We are hoping to raise that–and double–to ensure these vital services remain available for those in need.


Tickets are $35.00 per person over the age of 13. Children 12 and under are free! Scroll down to purchase tickets online or call (845) 787-1789.

Free HIV Testing at The LOFT

Tuesday, October 19th, 2021

Free HIV/STI Testing is conducted at The LOFT every 3rd Tuesday of month from 5:00pm – 8:00pm by appointment only.  Testing is fast, free, and discreet.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic new procedures have been put into place to ensure the safety of you, LOFT and HVCS staff.

  • You must make an appointment, no drop-ins will be able to be screened that day.
  • Pre-screening and counseling will be done prior to the appointment by phone with an HVCS counselor.
  • You must answer a COVID-19  health
    survey before you enter the center and have a thermal scan.
  • You must wear a face covering over your nose and mouth for the duration of the in-person appointment.


To start the process and make an appointment contact Jamel Gray at or call or text  (914)-785-8214.

If you are unable to visit The LOFT  during the appointment period, additional appointments can be scheduled a different day and time either at The LOFT or an HVCS location.  Contact us to find out more.

Locks That Rock 30th Anniversary Party/HVCS Fundraiser

Sunday, September 26th, 2021

Andy Reid, host of HVCS’ podcast, chats with business owner Karen Catalano about her upcoming 30th anniversary celebration at her hair studio, Locks That Rock. The party takes place on Sunday, September 26, 2021 at 12 noon at 1552 Route 9 in Wappingers Falls, NY. Karen is collecting nonperishable foods for HVCS’ food pantries. She is also selling special anniversary t-shirts and all sales will benefit us, too. Visit for more info on the party.