Posts Tagged ‘New Paltz’

Narcan Training & Community Awareness

Monday, January 29th, 2018

Narcan Training and Community AWARENESS with Parents, High School Students and Adolescents sharing their experiences, hope and their peer to peer program that helps them help others.

Narcan (naloxone) is an opioid antagonist and is used for the complete or partial reversal of opioid overdose, including respiratory depression. It is also used for diagnosis of suspected or known acute opioid overdose and also for blood pressure support in septic shock. Free Narcan Kits will be given after the training.

Sponsored by New Paltz High School, Awareness Inc. and Hudson Valley Community Services.

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Snow Date: February 8, 2018

Testing All Queens 2017

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

Testing All Queens Drag Show Fundraiser

New Paltz LGBTQ Pride March & Festival

Wednesday, May 31st, 2017

Mark your calendars, because June 2017 is going to be our biggest Pride Month yet and there’s so many ways to get involved! Download your Pride Month calendar here.


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The Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center has selected best-selling author and LGBT activist Tim Murphy as Grand Marshal for the Pride March and Festival in New Paltz, taking place on Sunday, June 4. The March and Festival are the centerpiece of a month of special cultural and social events organized and sponsored by the Center.

“Testing All Queens” Gets Its Own Afterparty

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

This just in! The Queens and Kings of New Paltz announced that their HVCS fundraiser, “Testing All Queens,” extends beyond the on-campus dinner and show this Saturday night with an official afterparty at Village Pizza! Join them for more shenanigans, $11 pies, and drink specials at this popular New Paltz hangout starting at 10:00 pm. Plus, there will be a surprise drag show at midnight so you get two shows in one night! $2 cover to benefit HVCS.

Testing All Queens Afterparty18 and up, 21 to drink. For more info on Testing All Queens see our previous post.

Hudson Valley Pride March & Festival

Friday, May 20th, 2016

Sunday, June 5th: PRIDE March with Grand Marshall Kate Pierson. For those marching, we will meet at the New Paltz Middle School at 12 noon. March begins promptly at 1pm. Following the March, there will be a PRIDE Festival in Hasbrouck Park with performers, a children’s table, vendors and food. Festival runs from 2-4pm.

PRIDE After party:  Location and time TBD

Kate Pierson

Pride Party featuring Miss Peppermint

Friday, May 20th, 2016

The Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center’s Board PRIDE Reception, Volunteer Recognition Celebration and Annual Meeting, will go from 5-7, at the Center followed by a PRIDE Party at Novella’s . The party begins at 9pm, however Novellas will be serving dinner beginning at 7:30. Novellas is located at 2 Terwilliger Lane in New Paltz.

This year’s special guest: Miss Peppermint!


Testing All Queens: An HIV Equal Event

Friday, November 20th, 2015

SUNY New Paltz presents “Testing All Queens! An HIV Equal Event” on Saturday, December 5, 2015 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. The event features dinner, a drag show and a fundraiser with proceeds going to HVCS. A special guest speaker from Love Heals starts off the program, and the Queens and Kings of New Paltz close things out with a drag show. Music provided by Superior Sounds.

Suggested donation: $5 for students, $10 for non-students and community members.

Testing All Queens!

New Paltz LGBTQ Pride

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Join Us for Pride Week 2012

We have lots of events lined up to help you celebrate Pride 2012 in style. Pride Passes that will get you into all the LGBTQ Center’s events will be for sale soon! We hope you’ll consider purchasing a Pride Pass (available soon) and spending the whole week celebrating with us.

Get all the details at!

June is National LGBTQ Pride Month

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010
The ARCS team carries our banner through New Paltz at the 2009 Pride March.

The ARCS team carries our banner through New Paltz at the 2009 Pride March.

LATEST NEWS: View a photo slide show from the New Paltz Pride March and Festival!

June is National LGBTQ Pride Month, and several Hudson Valley communities are carrying on their annual Pride marches and festivals. ARCS participates in these celebrations of diversity and dignity to honor our roots as a spin-off of The LOFT LGBT Community Center, and because of the ongoing HIV/AIDS crisis among men who have sex with men (MSMs).

New studies show that MSMs are newly infected with HIV at a rate 44 times higher than other men…and 40 times higher than women. ARCS has responded to these statistics by successfully creating a new program to educate young MSMs of color. We’re especially proud to be offering enhanced HIV prevention services to guys ages 16 through 24 in Westchester as of June 1st – and we are working hard to secure additional funding to expand the program to the entire Hudson Valley.

If you’re out and about at any of the upcoming LGBTQ Pride events, please stop by and say hi!

This June, you’ll find ARCS’ big red tent at the New Paltz Pride March and Festival on Sunday, June 6th and at Gay Pride Rockland in Nyack on Sunday, June 13th. Please stop by to say hello, pick up some free brochures and condoms, and fill out health surveys that help us plot the course of future programs. There are tons of Pride activities all week long at the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center, (the hosts of New Paltz Pride) so be sure to check them out.

ARCS will also be tabling at the Westchester County LGBT Town Hall meeting on Wednesday, June 9th at the County Center in White Plains from 6:30 to 8:30.

And don’t forget the Valley’s newest Pride event, Hudson Pride! This charming, quirky town has organized its first LGBT Pride march and festival on Sunday, June 20th. The fun kicks off with a sunset cruise on Saturday, June 19th from 7 to 9:30 pm.

For all the latest Pride happenings, be sure to check out our friends at, and for national events visit’s new Pride section.

Last Call for the Hudson Valley AIDS Walk!

Friday, October 16th, 2009

The Hudson Valley AIDS Walk is still on for Saturday, October 17, 2009 – rain or shine! All of our entertainers, vendors, and activities are covered by big tents, so we’ll keep you as dry as possible. Starbucks will be on hand with plenty of hot coffee, and you can stay warm with snacks donated by Hannaford Supermarkets. Registration and activities begin at 9:00 a.m. and the Walk leaves the park around 10:30 a.m.

However, if you can’t make it for the Walk itself but you’d like to turn in your donation envelope, stop by Mahoney’s Irish Pub at 35 Main Street (in Dooley Square near the train station) for the After-Party from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. We’ll be there to take last-minute donations and Walk envelopes, and if you raise more than $25 you’ll get a free Walk t-shirt!

Waryas Park is located at the end of Main Street in Poughkeepsie, right on the Hudson. There is free parking at the Poughkeepsie train station or along Rinaldi Boulevard; just look for our parking attendants and signs.

If you’re a night owl or want to donate in a different way, join ARCS for the official AIDS Walk Halloween Party at Truman’s New Paltz on Saturday evening, beginning at 8:00 p.m. in the Lounge. Ozzie Rich will keep you entertained until Isis Vermouth’s annual “Horror Queen” Halloween Party, complete with costume contests, prizes and surprises galore! No cover before 10:00 p.m., but all proceeds benefit ARCS and the Hudson Valley AIDS Walk. For more info, visit Truman’s website.

Thank you so much for being part of the largest HIV/AIDS fundraiser in the Hudson Valley! We look forward to seeing you tomorrow!