BGHV Weekend Jan 7thHappy New Year!  Being the season for A New Year – A New You, we’ve been looking back at the last year’s growth of BGHV and need to thank all of you for your continued support of the site and all of the events, happenings and people that we promote.  That being said, we’ve got big plans for 2010 – and we want you to be a part of it! We know everyone’s a little bit shy and doesn’t want to toot their own horn, so that’s what we’re for!

While our home base in the Poughkeepsie area, we realize that our region covers a lot of ground, so we’re especially looking for writers, bloggers and photographers to help us spotlight just how unique our community is.  We’re currently seeking community correspondents for White Plains, Nyack, Cold Spring, Middletown, Millbrook, Catskill, Phoenicia and Hudson areas to help us stay connected to the big gay pulse of all those gayborhoods.  Interested in contributing?  Don’t think you’re a writer – don’t worry! Drop us a line and we’ll work with you.

In the meantime enjoy the coming weekend…

Thursday January 7th

Men’s Group Meeting @ The Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center, Kingston @ 7p
Join the very active Men’s Group – fresh off their hit holiday pot luck – for a “men’s body image” discussion and socializing night at the Center.  All are welcome.

Truly Tipsy Lounge Night @ Truman’s, New Paltz @ 8p
Truman’s takes things down a notch for a chill night of lounging with half price cocktails and apps.

Friday January 8th

EGO Glitter & Gold Party @ Primetime, Highland @ 10p
Miss Isis Vermouth hosts four special guests for a party bedecked in glitter, paint and gold.

Saturday January 9th

Snow Tubing with the HV Lesbian & Bisexual Women’s Group @ Hunter Mountain, Kingston @ 10:30a
Group will be meeting up in Kingston to carpool up.  Cost is $18 per person for two hours of tubing.  For more info or to RSVP your spot, contact

“Der Rosenkavalier” Live in HD from The MET @ UPAC, Kingston @ 1p
Strauss’s comic masterpiece of love and intrigue in 18th-century Vienna stars Renée Fleming as the aristocratic Marschallin and Susan Graham in the trouser role of her young lover.  The performance will be broadcast live in HD from The MET in NYC.  Ticket prices vary.

Stewart Lewis Performs @ Cafe Bocca, Poughkeepsie @ 7p
Evocative, funny, endearing gay-dad & singer/songwriter Stewart Lewis will be performing (fresh off his West Coast tour) with tickets only $5!  Check out the link above for BGHV’s sit-down with Stewart.

Sunday January 10th

BGHV’s “Men Drawing Men” Art Classes @ William Noonan’s Studio, Marlboro @ all day
Our first ever art class with local artist, William Noonan, will feature two sessions throughout the day.  Please note, registration is mandatory for attendance, but there are still two spots available!  Check out the link above for more info.

“Music Inspires Dance” @ Kaatsbaan International Dance Center, Tivoli @ 2p
The duo piano concert “Music Inspires Dance” will feature Babette Hierholzer and Jürgen Appell in the Studio Theatre. $20 at the door.

Tea Dance @ ROCKS, Albany @ 5p
Weekly Tea Dance with $1 drafts, DJ Avery Matthews and  plenty of snacks.

Coming Down The Pike…

Winterfest @ The LOFT, Saturday January 16th @ 5p
Join the LOFT in celebrating more sunshine from longer days.  Drinks & dancing aplenty!

Sundays at Selah @ Selah Salon & Lounge, Sunday January 17th @ 7p
Be there for the debut night of Westchester’s only weekly gay-managed LGBT party.