biggaybarn21Hey everyone – Happy Weekend!  Thanks to everyone who checked out our newly added Event Calendar and posted their events!  Don’t forget to register with the site or link up to your Facebook profile with our FB Connect link on the right side panel of the homepage to share your upcoming event with the community.  You can also stay connected to everything happening on the site by joining our email list and connecting to our Facebook Fan Page.

And now – Viva La Weekend!

Friday March 27, 2009

Last Leg of Hudson Valley Restaurant Week.
Belly up to some of the best cuisine the Hudson Valley has to offer.  The festival is offering 3-course lunch menus for $20.09 (at participating locations) and dinner menus for $28.09.  Make your reservations now and be sure to bring home the leftovers – the festival ends Sunday.

Singer songwriter Lisa Barile performs, Pawling, NY
Singer songwriter Lisa Barile (stage name is Lisa Bari) will be performing with bass player Peter Weiss  at 9pm as the opening act for Howard Fishman at The Towne Crier Cafe.  The genre Lisa writes and sings in is a fusion of jazz and blues.  She has performed for the community for the past five years with Purple Rose.

Saturday March 28, 2009

Committee on LGBT Concerns, Poughkeepsie, NY
The Episcopal Diocese of New York is hosting an opening meeting of the LGBT Concerns Committee.  This is the first meeting of the Committee to be held outside of Manhattan.  Anyone interested in the ministry of the Episcopal Church in the arena of LGBT rights and concerns is invited to attend.  The meeting will begin at 1:00pm at the Christ Episcopal Church.  For directions click here.

Crazy Hat Bingo, High Falls, NY
Each year, more and more bingo players pack the house with hats ranging from the artistic to the outrageous–every one unforgettable. This year, some very delicious hors d’oeuvres, dinner delectables and desserts will be served and soft drinks will be provided.  BYOB is encourages (attendees must be 21 or over).  The event is hosted by the High Falls Civic Association (HFCA). $20 ($10 for seniors 60 and over and students) includes bingo games and food.  Community notable judges will do the judging. Numbers will be called by HFCA president, Stephen Gilman.

Prizes will be awarded in many categories including Most Humorous, Most Stylish, Most Environmentally Friendly, Most Economically Stimulating, Most Local Flavor and Best Couple.This much-anticipated annual event is kicking off at 7pm at the Marbletown Community Center on Rt. 209 in Stone Ridge.  For information or for reservations: and 845-399-9300.

Westchester Lesbian Connection’s 5th Annual “Celebrate the Women of Today”  Coffeehouse, White Plains, NY
Friends please join Rainbowdee and WLC as we celebrate each other for Women’s History month.  Event will be at the Memorial United Methodist Church. RSVP  appreciated – Email: (914) 517- 5455.

GAY NIGHT ALL NIGHT at Doubles 2, Catskill
Food is available starting at 6pm. Drink specials and dancing carry into the night.  Doubles 2 club.

EGO Parties returns to Primetime, Highland
EGO Parties returns to Primetime Dance Club with drink specials, live DJ, shot boys, gogo boys, and live drag shows at midnight.

Sunday March 29, 2009

The Rainbow Brunch, Montgomery, NY, 10-2
An all lesbian meet and greet weekly brunch at The Cauldron Restaurant.  From the group organizers:  “Womens Brunch draws singles and couples regularly from Dutchess, Orange, Ulster, Sullivan, and Columbia Counties. All ages welcome. We socialize, network, share information and enjoy each other’s company. Come join us! Your table is waiting!” For more info call Terry at 845.978.3850 or email Carolyn.

As always, be sure to tell the organizers of any events you attend this weekend that you found out about them through Big Gay Hudson Valley.  Help us spread the word!