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Big Gay Hudson Valley is proud to announce the first-ever Queen City Pride celebration coming to Poughkeepsie the weekend of June 5th, 6th, 7th, & 8th. We’ve given our classic “Pride Preview Weekend” a new date, new time, and a host of all-new events – but don’t worry, the Big Gay Summer Picnic is still there (and coming back to Locust Grove!)
All are invited to join BGHV in the “Queen City of the Hudson Valley” for these fabulous happenings:

Thursday Night, June 5th

Night Out at Vassar College

Frances Lehman-Loeb Gallery & Sculpture Garden
Vassar College, Poughkeepsie

Spend an evening sampling local wines and spirits while touring through the indoor & outdoor exhibits of Vassar’s acclaimed art museum.

Friday Night, June 6th

Big Gay 80’s Cosmic Bowling with Trixie Starr

Mardi-Bob Lanes – Hoe Bowl
45 Taft Avenue, Poughkeepsie

Spray down your shoes and shine your ball(s), we’re going bowling – big 80’s cosmic style! Bring a team or join one when you get here. Open to players of all ages, this casual night out won’t be “spare” on fun.

Saturday Afternoon, June 7th

Queen City Block Party & Big Gay Life Expo

Cunneen-Hackett Center for the Performing Arts
Poughkeepsie, NY

Gay-owned and gay-affirming businesses blanket the Hudson Valley. Meet many of them at this unique interactive expo highlighting the best our region has to offer with vendor tables, interactive sessions and plenty of great giveaways.

Saturday Night, June 7th

Beefcake Dinner: BBQ, Beer & Boylesque!

Mill House Brewing Company
289 Mill Street, Poughkeepsie

What goes best with BBQ platters and locally brewed beer? Boylesque, of course. Our “Beefcake” dinner comes with a meal and a show that’ll have you clanking your steins together while screaming for more.

Sunday Evening, June 8th

Big Gay Summer Picnic

The Locust Grove Estate
Route 9, Poughkeepsie

Our classic summer BYO picnic is back for a record SIXTH YEAR! Returning to the beautiful grounds of the historic Locust Grove estate, we’ll have live entertainment, dancing, prizes for the “Best Picnicscapes” and more gay fun in the sun than you can shake a stick at.



More details will be posted soon, but mark your calendars, and get ready to join us in Poughkeepsie for Dutchess County’s first official gay pride celebration this coming June!
Be sure to sign up for Big Gay Hudson Valley’s e-mail updates for all the details as they are announced.

Interested in knowing more about sponsorship or vendor opportunities for the above events? Contact BGHV for a full list of how you can become involved with Queen City Pride.