BGHV WeekendHey Everyone!

It’s been a busy political week (or shall I say month, for that matter).  As measures to adopt gay marriage moved forward in New Hampshire and Maine, New York also continues to push forward.  Just two days after 2,000 LGBT New Yorkers and our allies went to Albany to show the power of our community, our voices have been heard: the marriage equality bill has moved through committee and has been put on the Assembly calendar as a live bill, meaning that marriage could be brought to the floor for a vote at any time starting next week.

I know we’ve been saying it all along, but contacting your Assembly member is so important right now to keep this process moving forward.  Ask them to vote for the marriage equality bill!  Tell them you support marriage for same-sex couples and want them to do the same.  You can reach the Assembly switchboard at 518-455-4100 – from there ask to be connected to your Assemblymember (click here to find out who he or she is).

Alright…now that that’s out of the way, on with the homo happenings!

 

Friday, May 1 – Sunday, May 3

Toga Bear Weekend, Varied Sites, Albany, NY
Albany Bears hosts a fur-tastic weekend of toga parties, bear-eoke and live bear musicians.

Spring Crafts At Lyndhurst; Tarrytown, NY @ Fri. 10am-5pm; Sat. 10am-6pm; Sun. 10am-5pm. Rain or shine.
 

 

Friday, May 1

Closet Party at Platinum Lounge, Featuring Kings of Fire (Drag Kings!) @ 10pm
The LOFT Poughkeepsie hosts drag king group Kings of Fire for May’s Closet party. 

Wine Tasting, Fox and Hound Wine & Spirits, New Paltz, NY @ 4pm -7pm
Come support Tom and Nick – the Big Gay Owners of this fine Ulster County establishment during their weekly wine tastings!

The Woodstock Chamber Orchestra; Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, NY @ 8pm

Cinco de Mayo Party @ Primetime, Highland, NY @ 9pm
Primetime’s Filthy Friday’s prepares for Cinco de Mayo with $5 margaritas, DJ Klaim and drag performances.  No cover 9p to 10p

 

Saturday, May 2

Wine Tasting, Fox and Hound Wine & Spirits, New Paltz, NY @ 1pm -4pm
Come support Tom and Nick – the Big Gay Owners of this fine Ulster County establishment during their weekly wine tastings! 

High Falls Town Crawl; High Falls, NY @ 2pm – 6pm
This little gay town has it all – explore it, and be entered to win $1000 in prizes from local merchants.

“First” Screening; Upstate Films, Rhinebeck, NY, @ 2pm

Gigi Market, Grand Opening; Red Hook, NY, 5pm – 7pm
Celebrate the start of the agricultural season at Gigi Market’s opening at Greig Farms in Red Hook.

Sing Along Sound of Music; Palace Theater, Albany, NY @ 8pm
Just when you thought The Sound of Music couldn’t get campier, join emcee Charmian Carr (the original Liesl) for an evening sing-a-long of the movie.

 

Sunday, May 3

“First” Screening; Rosendale Cinema, Rosendale, NY @ 3pm

Girls “Spring Fling” Party; The Would Restaurant, Highland, NY @ 2pm – 7pm
Buffet, Dancing, DJ, Raffles, Prizes, $30 per person, RSVP to ChefCEW@optonline.net

Kaatsbaan International Dance Company presents “Inspirit”; Tivoli, NY @ 2:30pm.

 

Have a great weekend!