Party in Pink-eepsie with BBQ, Beer & BGHV

By at May 28, 2015 | 10:00 am | 0 Comment


  Queen City Pride is fast approaching and our mouths are watering already just thinking about the delicious ways we’re kicking the weekend off. Check out this lineup: Open air BBQ bash catered by the crew from Mill House Brewing Company Glasses of Mill House Brewing Company’s locally-brewed beer flowing one-after-the-other Custom blended iced teas and

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#TBT: The Early Years of the Queen City Pride Community Picnic

By at May 28, 2015 | 9:37 am | 0 Comment


2015 Marks the 7th year Big Gay Hudson Valley has hosted an annual picnic at the historic Locust Grove estate in Poughkeepsie.   The countdown to Queen City Pride 2015 is on so we're celebrating throwback Thursday with a look at the first three years of the Pride Preview Picnic - which, now that it's all grown up, has become the Queen City Pride Community

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WIN Queen City Pride Event Passes at This Saturday’s Meet Market Pop-Up Gay Bar

By at May 13, 2015 | 8:23 am | 0 Comment


  This Saturday's Meet Market pop-up gay bar is going to be the last one of the season. We know, it's a bummer, but we've got to make some room on the calendar for all of the amazing events coming up this summer! This June there are Pride events happening up and down the Hudson River that are not to be missed. To help you get a sneak peek at some of them,

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Take Steps to End AIDS: Come Join the Hudson Valley AIDS Walk

By at May 9, 2015 | 8:42 am | 0 Comment


The 23rd annual Hudson Valley AIDS Walk will kick off today from the park on the Poughkeepsie side of the Walkway Over the Hudson. This yearly events draws walkers from far and wide who come together to raise awareness and funds to end HIV/AIDS in the Hudson Valley.   Teams or Individuals - Everyone is Welcome! Registration opens this morning and teams or

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Pride Along the Hudson: 2015 Pride Festivals in the Hudson Valley

By at May 5, 2015 | 9:59 am | 0 Comment


Every June, the LGBT community and our allies gather across the country to celebrate just how fabulous it is being fabulous - and the Hudson Valley is no exception. This year you can follow the rainbow brick road of festivals up & down the river and experience all that our region has to offer. Hudson Valley Pride: June 2nd - June 7th Presented by the Hudson

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Show Your Community Pride This June – Purchase a Queen City Pride Pack

By at May 3, 2015 | 1:54 pm | 0 Comment


We can't wait to see you out & about this summer for all of the great LGBTQ pride events happening up and down the Hudson River. To get yourself ready for the summer Pride season we've created the Queen City Pride Pack - a handy little parcel of big gay joy that will arrive at your door complete with a 3' x 5' rainbow flag and one pass to the Queen City Pride

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Whaddya Say We Paint the City Pink-eepsie?

By at April 29, 2015 | 9:50 am | 0 Comment


When our annual Queen City Pride weekend returns to Poughkeepsie this June, we're kicking the party off the only way we know how - by painting the Queen City pink.     BGHV's annual LGBTQ Pride weekend - Queen City Pride - will be back for a 7th year this June 12th - 14th with three days of events throughout "the Queen City of the Hudson",

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RECAP: The Meet Market’s Spring Awakening (Featuring Live Burlesque!)

By at April 22, 2015 | 3:12 pm | 0 Comment

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Nationally acclaimed out singer/songwriter, Tom Goss, and HUNG With Care burlesque stars Go-Go Gadget + Poppy Tart celebrated a scintillating spring awakening.   [metaslider id=14382]   Boy were you ready to embrace that warm spring weather, Poughkeepsie! Over 125 people packed the house for Tom's show, which featured some covers, original works and

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Tom Goss Can’t Wait to Get to Poughkeepsie!

By at April 14, 2015 | 3:32 pm | 0 Comment

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This Saturday night, Tom Goss will be headlining the April edition of our monthly pop-up gay bar series, The Meet Market.   He's so excited about coming through Poughkeepsie he could just take his shirt right off. Oh wait... // // April Tour 2015! NYC, Poughkeepsie, Buffalo, Minneapolis & Sal...Can't wait to see you! Please spread the word :

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April Meet Market to Feature Live Male & Female Burlesque!

By at April 7, 2015 | 11:00 am | 0 Comment


  If you haven't joined the community for a night out at The Meet Market - what are you waiting for? Our March edition with Hedda Lettuce saw a crowd of almost 200 spend the night out in Dowtown Poughkeepsie enjoying live entertainment, meeting new people and dancing the night away. We've heard pretty consistently from many of that you'd like for us to add

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At Big Gay Hudson Valley we believe that a community is only as strong as the sum of its parts, so we focus on local businesses and groups and encourage visitors to think local first whenever possible. Showcasing fresh, original items of interest to the LGBTQ community and its allies, the site spotlights the efforts of local grassroots organizations that promote the diversity of the region. In addition, Big Gay Hudson Valley hosts its own events and happenings to bring the region’s myriad organizations together.

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