HMI Fall Fest 2009______________________________________

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This weekend is the Hetrick-Martin Institute’s Fall Fest 2009 Fundraiser, so come on out and join us in supporting the Harvey Milk High School. This amazing group is celebrating its 30th anniversary of supporting and developing at-risk LGBTQ youth into the future of our country.  Tickets for their 4th Annual Fall Fest Fundraiser are available now and the lineup & after party are proving to be a the premier party of the year.  Through our partnership with the group, we’re encouraging youth to attend this event, that’s why we’ve made “30 for $30″ available – 30 tickets for $30 available only to those between the age of 21 and 25.  Members of the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center are also getting the hookup, with tickets available for 50% when purchased through the link posted on BGHV.  If you haven’t purchased your tickets yet, read up on this incredible event and book your spot now to get in on what is sure to be the premier party of the year.


Thursday, September 24th

Hudson Valley AIDS Walk Kick-Off Reception, Poughkeepsie @ 4p
Help ARCS kick off the Hudson Valley AIDS Walk “season” with a ribbon cutting and kick-off party from 4 to 6 pm in therir Poughkeepsie office at 235 Main Street. Co-hosted by the Dutchess County Regional Chamber of Commerce. Featuring refreshments by Babycakes Cafe. Stop by to sign up for the Walk, get tips on how to raise funds, collect posters and lawn signs to help raise awareness, and say hello to ARCS staff!


Friday, September 25th

Eco-Fabulous Community Farm Stand, Route 32, New Paltz @ 4p
Come and join some of the Hudson Valley’s most-fabulous farmers (including Billiam of Highland’s very-own Liberty View Farm at the weekly Eco-Fabulous Community Farm Stand located at Robin’s Market on Route 32 south in New Paltz.


Saturday, September 26th

Woodstock British Car Show, Woodstock @ 10a to 4p
Calling all car queens & kings!  Join more than 100 British car owners for a smashing display of classic, quirky, and lovable British classics, right in the heart of Woodstock, New York and the Catskill Mountains.  Spectators and registrants alike are welcome for this assuredly campy spectacle.

HMI Fall Fest 2009, Accord @ 2p to 6p
The Hetrick-Martin Institute’s 4th Annual Fall Fest Fundraiser will be held at the home of Carol Schuster with an after-party to follow.  Check out BGHV for all the details and discounts on tickets.

LOFT Friend-Raiser!, White Plains @ 6:30p
The LOFT Gay Center is throwing a night of music, food, open bar, dancing and more!  Hosted by the Exclusive Seasons Room at 4 Martin Avenue in White Plains, all proceeds will benefit the LOFT.

Sick of Sarah @ Platinum Lounge, Poughkeepsie @ 8p
Lesbian-fronted Sick of Sarah will be playing the Platinum Lounge on Cranell Street in Poughkeepsie.  Check out their music on MySpace.

Trixie’s “Black Party” @ Jason’s Upstairs Bar, Hudson @ 10p
Hudson’s very-own Trixie is inviting everyone to come and join her for a very BIG birthday celebration this coming Saturday night. Black – like Trixie’s heart – all are encouraged to don their dark apparel, and come party for just $10… $5 if you become a fan of Trixie on Facebook!

“Lose Your Shirt & Everything is Half Price Party” @ Truman’s, New Paltz @ 10p
GoGo Dancers and Drink Specials abound and all the boys – and girls, too – that go without a shirt get half price drinks! Free cover before 10pm.  Music by Prephab.


Sunday, September 27th

Marlborough Democratic Committee Fundraiser, Milton @ 2p to 4p
Hosted on the grounds of the breathtaking Buttermilk Falls Inn, the Marlborough Democratic Committee will be holding an afternoon of local wines, antipasto and music by NY Times acclaimed musician Rebecca Martin.


Tuesday, September 29th

PFLAG Presents Marc Adams of Heartstrong, LGBTQ Center, Kingston @ 7pm
PFLAG hosts a special presentation by Marc Adams of Heartstrong. Open to all youth, individuals and families! HeartStrong is a non sectarian organization established to provide outreach to gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgendered and other persons adversely affected by the influence of all denominations of religious educational institutions.


Coming Down The Pike….

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Saturday, October 3rd: Highland’s First Annual Hudson Fest
@ 12 Noon – 5pm
The weekend of October 3rd marks the opening of the historic Walkway Over The Hudson, so come down to the quaint Hamlet of Highland in the Town of Lloyd for a party unlike any other! Big Gay Hudson will be there with our fabulous outdoor living room in the middle of the street to spread the word about our site, and we’ll be joined by other exhibitors ranging from farm stands to wineries and a variety of other local businesses and organizations as well. Come and hang out in Highland to show them just how gay this little town can be!