bghv weekend june 3rdHello Friends and Fans of BGHV. Before we go any further – we just have to take a moment to stop and say “Thank You” from the bottom of our Big Gay Hearts to all of you that came out to Locust Grove last Friday night, May 28th for the second annual Pride Preview Party in Poughkeepsie! With close to 700 of you there for the festivities, we could not have been more excited about the event!

As you all know, we could not have made this event happen without the support of so many of you here in the community! This includes MetLife, Superior Sounds, Prephab, Locust Grove, Vassar’s Powerhouse Theater, Didi Barrett, and so many others who were so critical to the success of this event.

Now, while the party is over for 2010 – we just now get to shift our focus to 2011. This means we need to hear from you; What did you like? What do you think could be changed? Please let us know so that we can take your thoughts into consideration for next year’s event!

Don’t think you’re done being PROUD just yet! All this week the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center is hosting a full calendar of events as we go gaily-forward into the Hudson Valley PRIDE March and Festival this coming Sunday, June 6th. The Parade kicks off at 1pm, but get there early to ensure you get a great place to watch it from! Better yet: Come march with us or one of the myriad other community groups and organizations that will be present for the festivities – we’ll be the float with the nine-foot tall replica of the Mid-Hudson Bridge Tower!

With so much to see and do this month between PRIDE events in Albany, Catskill, Hudson, Nyack, and New York City, be sure to check the Big Gay Hudson Valley Community Calendar so that you too can stay “A ‘Mo In The Know”!