Posts Tagged ‘event’

Virtual Narcan Training – Free!

Monday, June 12th, 2023

HVCS’ Ulster County Outreach Program is offering a free virtual Narcan training on Monday, June 26, 2023 at 11:00 am. Participants who complete the training will be sent information on obtaining a free Narcan kit with two lifesaving doses of nasal inhalant Narcan.

To sign up, visit this page.

Most Important Meal 2023

Monday, May 8th, 2023

The Most Important Meal 2023

Mark your calendar for the return of our signature breakfast event!

Hudson Valley Gives 2023

Tuesday, May 2nd, 2023

Hudson Valley Gives 2023

Get ready for Hudson Valley Gives, a day devoted to local online philanthropy. This year we’re raising funds for our patient assistance programs, like our emergency food closets, supplies for unhoused patients, and other essential services. We hope you’ll include HVCS and Cornerstone Family Healthcare in your HV Gives plan.

Hudson Valley Gives will take place on Wednesday, May 17th all day long.

If you’d like to help clients directly with in-kind donations, you may also set up a drop-off date by contacting us. Our clients are in need of nonperishable foods, toiletries, and household cleansers and paper products.

HVCS is a beneficiary of the Cornerstone Family Healthcare Foundation.

Mix It Up: Pride Month Mixer at Happy Valley

Friday, April 21st, 2023

Mix It Up: A Pride Month mixer at Happy Valley on June 22, 2023

HVCS is holding its second annual Pride month mixer at Happy Valley in Beacon, NY on Thursday, June 22, 2023 from 6 to 9 pm. Join us for a casual, family-friendly hangout at Beacon’s top active entertainment venue filled with classic arcade games, fun bar finger foods, wonderful drinks including local brews, and an open air courtyard to enjoy the spring weather. HVCS will be playing safer sex and harm reduction quiz games in the courtyard all night and giving away plenty of incentive items. Every quarter you play in Happy Valley’s games will be donated to HVCS to support our queer health initiatives. These programs and rights may be under assault in other parts of the country, but we’ll ensure people in the Hudson Valley stay connected to nonbiased, affirming healthcare and support.

Plus, a portion of sales of our specialty “Rainbow Road” and “Blinky’s Revenge” cocktails–created just for us by Happy Valley’s mixologists and only available at this event–will benefit our programs, too. There’s no cover, and everyone is welcome (kids 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult, though).

Can’t make it, but still want to help? You can donate any time, at any level, on our Donate page.

You can also help by downloading and sharing our event flyer: Pride Happy Valley 2023

Drag Brunch Goes Electro!

Friday, February 17th, 2023

Where can you enjoy an appearance by an internationally famous drag queen, a spectacular brunch, a full bar, and help your neighbors in need? At the HVCS Electro Brunch, that’s where!

We’ve partnered with Out Loud Hudson Valley to amp up our annual drag brunch to the next level. Join Tina Burner from RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 13 at the Academy in Poughkeepsie on Sunday, March 12, 2023, at Noon. Tickets are $35.00 and proceeds benefit HVCS’ programs, such as our HIV/AIDS education services and our emergency food closets.

The Academy, Poughkeepsie’s hottest dining destination, will offer their new brunch menu, signature cocktails, and full bar (meals and beverages must be purchased separately). You’ll also have the chance to enter to win fabulous prizes in our raffles and games.

Purchase your tickets today at Eventbrite. For more information, visit or call (845) 787-1789.

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

Relive The Most Important Meal 2022

Tuesday, October 25th, 2022

On Sunday, October 23, 2022, HVCS hosted its sixth annual Most Important Meal fundraiser at the Fishkill Recreation Center. This charity breakfast raised more than $8,100 for our Emergency Food Closet program, which serves over 1,200 clients each year. Browse through photos from the event to relive the morning (or see what you missed). Kids had fun wrapping their grown-ups as mummies, the audience got in on some Name That Song fun, and even Spiderman made a surprise appearance! For more information on this event, visit our Most Important Meal page.

This event was presented by Hudson Valley Credit Union.

Sponsors of the 2022 Most Important Meal

Supporters Stepped Up For The Most Important Meal

Friday, October 21st, 2022

We are so grateful for the support we received from our sponsors, donors, board members, and staff for the 2022 Most Important Meal. Please watch this video to see the local businesses and people who stepped up and donated time, talent or treasure to HVCS’ emergency food closets.

Hudson Valley Credit Union Presents the 2022 Most Important Meal

Friday, October 7th, 2022

To learn more and get tickets, visit
We are grateful to Hudson Valley Credit Union for returning as the presenting sponsor of this event.

Get Ready For Breakfast: Buy Your Tickets for The Most Important Meal

Friday, September 23rd, 2022

The 2022 Most Important Meal event will be held on Sunday, October 23, 2022 to raise money for our food closet program.

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 23, 2022 from 9:00 am to 12 noon for a fun-filled breakfast blast from the past.

Fill up on cereal, granola or oatmeal and your favorite dairy (or dairy-free) topping at our self-serve grab-and-go bar. Not a cereal lover? We’ve got you covered with hot food items. You’ll also get bottomless coffee, tea and juice. We’ll also have contests, raffles, and candy sales all to raise 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 2023. 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! You can also buy a table of 10 for $250.00 and save $100!