Tired of the flip-flop forecasts yet? So are we! Big thanks to everyone who braved the fickle atmosphere for the first Wednesday gay night at Babycakes in Poughkeepsie! Not one of the 30+ that packed the city’s cutest bakery cafe? Join ’em next week, same gay time, same gay channel.
This weekend is the commemorative anniversary of former New Paltz Mayor Jason West’s landmark marriages of same sex couples. After sweeping national headlines, the unions were annulled, igniting national movements toward marriage equality. Join the annulled couples and their supporters in New Paltz’s Peace Park to commemorate the anniversary and peacefully demonstrate against the Empire State’s inequality – details are below.
Are you a small business owner who’s looking to increase your profile with the New York City gay & lesbian market? Looking to attract more “weekenders”? BGHV, Dutchess County & Ulster County Tourism are here to help! We’re setting up a booth at New York’s GLBT Expo on March 20th & 21st and are inviting local businesses to join in the excitement. This annual expo attracts over 20,000 visitors, so find out how you can grow your business and get involved today – deadline for entry is March 1st!
Thursday Feb 25th
Truly Tipsy @ Trumans, New Paltz @ 8p
Turn up the lounge beats for this relaxed early start to the weekend. Half priced apps and drinks, no cover before 10p.
Friday Feb 26th
Falsettos *Closing Weekend* @ The Center for Performing Arts, Rhinebeck @ All Weekend
This is the final weekend for the Center’s performance of the acclaimed gay-themed musical. With only 3 performances left, check out the show that’s had the Valley buzzing. Catch it Friday @ 8p, Saturday @ 8p, or Sunday @ 3p.
Filthy Fridays Mardi Gras @ Primetime, Highland @ 10p
Start your weekend off with masks, beads, and the hottest boys and girls in the Valley as Primetime celebrates Mardi Gras. Miss Faith will be hosting and performing.
Saturday Feb 27th
Dia:Beacon Museum Tour & Lunch with Hudson Valley Out & About, Beacon @ 11a
Hudson Valley Out & About will be hosting a guided tour of the modern art museum with lunch to follow at “Chill Wine Bar” on Main Street in Beacon. Group is meeting at 11a – tickets to the museum are $10 with a la carte lunch to follow. Please RSVP to email@example.com.
Unhappy Anniversary Marriage Equality Demo @ Peace Park, New Paltz @ 12p
Returning to the site of the now 6-year old annulled weddings performed by former Mayor Jason West, this demonstration will commemorate the anniversary and peacefully demonstrate against New York State’s rejection of same-sex marriage equality. Join them and have your voice in this important cause heard loud & clear.
“Short Is Not Always Bad” Dinner & A Movie with Trixie @ Space 360, Hudson @ 6:30p
The Harlet of Hudson, Miss Trixie Starr, hosts two hours of dinner & short films and even musters up the time to provide dessert (just how does she do it!?). $25 gets you your choice of grub and a spectacular show provided by the Manhattan Short Film Festival.
Jeffrey Wilgus Performs @ Cafe Boca, Poughkeepsie @ 7:30p
Equally comfortable singing his own up-tempo, driving pop songs-or a laidback swing tune, soft piano ballad, or a rollocking Billy Joel cover, gay singer & songwriter Jeffrey Wilgus’ performances are optimistic, but realistic, tough, but sensitive. Join him for an intimate evening not to be missed – $5 at the door.
RADIO RADIO Dance Party @ The Old Muddy Cup, Catskill @ 9p
WXGC is a community-run media project working to bring public radio to Columbia & Greene counties. Help them to reach their fundraising goals and rock the night out to the hottest beats in Valley at their new wave dance party. $5 gets you in the door with a cash bar and raffle (party’s at 410 Main Street, Catskill).
EGO Anniversary & Awards @ Primetime, Highland @ 10p
Miss Isis Vermouth and her vanful of NYC club kids will be packing the stage for a very special anniversary edition of her famed EGO party. Special guests, photographers, multiple DJs, drink specials, performances and the presentation of the EGO Awards.
Sunday Feb 28th
The Rainbow Brunch @ The Cauldron Restaurant, Montgomery @ 11a
Join the girls for their weekly all lesbian brunch. Contact Terry at 845.978.3850 for more details.
LOFT Gay Bowling @ White Plains Bowl, White Plains @ 7p
The LOFT benefit bowling league is meeting up to play. There’s open space on teams so drop by and jon them! $15 gets you shoes and three games. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more info.
Coming Down The Pike…
March 12th-14th: Bear Albany “Bears Rock” Weekend, Albany
March 13th: Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center Gala, Poughkeepsie
March 13th: Living Full Out @ Easton Mountain, Greenwich
March 20th & 21st: GLBT Expo @ Jacob Javitt’s Center, NYC