bghv weekendHey hey!  Welcome to an action packed edition of BGHV Weekend!  As our summer kicks into high gear, we’re putting together two huge events for you guys & gals this and next weekend.  As announced a few weeks ago, this Saturday May 22nd is our first ever Big Gay Wellness Day, presented by Cross Valley Health & Medicine. Aside from the obviously fab chance to win tickets to Cirque du Soleil in NYC (RSVP to our Facebook event and attend to be entered), this is a golden opportunity to find a local doctor who understands your needs as a member of our LGBTQ community.  We’ll be hosting confidential chats with their expert staff along with all sorts of free health screenings.  The event is totally free, so drop in and check us out – because your health is a terrible thing to waste.

Aside from ourselves, we’ve also got to take care of our families – which for a good number of us means our substitute children: our dogs.  Pamper your pooch with the utmost in sophistication at the Wilderstein Estates annual “Fala Gala” this weekend. Commemoratively named in tribute to Fala, the Black Scottish Terrier given by Margaret Suckley to Franklin Roosevelt. The special day of festivities features a pooch parade, Fala look-alike contest, short bread bake-off, snack bar (hot dogs, anyone?), scotch tasting, information booths and more. This is a wonderful time to tour the mansion, visit the new exhibit and see recently completed restoration work. In addition, Wilderstein’s museum store, which carries a huge line of Scottie items, will be open for the duration of the day. Your dog will thank you.

We’re also coming into the home stretch – only one week until our Pride Preview Party at Locust Grove!!! The buzz around this event has been huge!  We just finalized our event roster and it’s going to be huge – check out the Pride Preview Party page to get all the latest, and be sure to have your “picnicscape” and bingo cards ready, we’ve got some amazing prizes!  Dinner for four at the CIA, tickets to Vassar’s Powerhouse Theater, a bar tab at Chill Wine Bar, brunch at The Rhinecliff…the list goes on and on.  Don’t miss it, Friday May 28th at 5p.

As always, check out the community calendar for the full roster of happenings and drop us a line with any events you may have going on so that we can share them with everyone.  Have a great weekend!