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Save 25% on Tickets to The Original LGBT Expo

By at February 2, 2015 | 9:44 pm | 0 Comment

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Celebrating its 22nd anniversary, The Original LGBT Expo features over 400 exhibitors, non-stop live entertainment on the stage, a film festival and hours of interactive seminars, all dedicated to servicing the LGBT community. Join with over 20,000 attendees and browse from isles of exhibits highlighting the diversity of LGBT lifestyle. Exhibits including:

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Sneak Peek: Meet the Show Your Love Ball’s Upcoming Live Entertainers

By at February 2, 2015 | 11:36 am | 0 Comment

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Live Entertainment, Locally Sourced BGHV's upcoming Show Your Love Ball (Sat Feb 14th) - in addition to being a night full of great local food, wine and beer - will showcase the amazing local talent of the Half Moon Theatre. This Poughkeepsie-based troupe routinely brings Broadway Equity performers upstate to perform at their blackbox theater or, currently, at The

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RECAP: The First-Ever Meet Market is a Success!

By at January 27, 2015 | 8:57 pm | 0 Comment

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Thanks to everyone that came out and joined us for the first edition of Big Gay Hudson Valley's new monthly pop-up gay bar series - The Meet Market - on Friday, January 23rd!   [metaslider id=13746]   We were thrilled to have more than 120 of you join the fun. Check out pictures from the night on BGHV's Facebook page. Have pictures of your own to

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Sneak Peek @ January’s Meet Market Specials: Mike Hamel & The Great Dane + Neo

By at January 20, 2015 | 1:26 pm | 0 Comment

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This Friday is opening night for The Meet Market - the first in our series of monthly pop-up gay bar nights.   Part lounge, part cabaret and part gay bar, we at Big Gay Hudson Valley are excited about this new chance for the community to connect in person while enjoying some locally sourced live entertainment. Dubbed our Daily Special, this month's entertainment

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The Meet Market: Open for Business in 2015

By at January 2, 2015 | 9:24 am | 0 Comment

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  Resolve to meet some new people this year.   A huge thanks to all of your for packing 2014 with so many awesome memories and experiences for the Hudson Valley LGBTQ community and our pals. The number one request we heard from y'all this year was for more social events that provide opportunities to meet new people. We hear you loud and clear, so

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Spread Some HUNG Holiday Cheer!

By at January 2, 2015 | 9:18 am | 0 Comment

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We are still glowing about what an amazing crowd we had for HUNG With Care this past Saturday night. You all were beyond incredible in giving our talented cast such a warm Poughkeepsie welcome. As we continue to scrub confetti and glitter from every corner of our existence, we wanted to take a minute to share with you some pictures from the event. Hop on over to

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Celebrate The Holiday in the Queen City

By at December 16, 2014 | 7:45 am | 0 Comment

[gallery ids="13484,13163,13564,12969,12934,12614,12613,13566"] Looking for a great getaway idea this holiday season? Consider a night out in the Queen City of the Hudson River Valley – Poughkeepsie, New York. Make the highlight of your evening joining Big Gay Hudson Valley for it’s annual holiday burlesque spectacular: HUNG With Care. Happening at the beautiful

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“Out on the Farm” is Mooooving to Sunday Oct. 5th

By at October 1, 2014 | 11:05 am | 0 Comment

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Adjust those calendars, everyone!   In light of inclement weather this coming Saturday, we're enacting the rain date option for this weekend's Out on the Farm and moving the party to Sunday Oct. 5th. We’ve still got an ‘udderly’ fabulous night in the works at one of the nation’s best new cheese makers and everyone is invited. Event Highlights

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HUNG With Care Returns: Saturday, December 20th

By at September 13, 2014 | 12:33 pm | 0 Comment

HUNG With Care Returns to Poughkeepsie on Saturday, December 20th!

[caption id="attachment_13076" align="alignnone" width="540"] HUNG With Care Returns to Poughkeepsie on Saturday, December 20th![/caption] Mark Your Calendars, Ladies & Gentlemen! HUNG With Care is coming back to Poughkeepsie for the 2014 Holiday Season! Two years ago more than 25o of you sold out the Cunneen-Hackett Center for the Performing the weekend before

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Madeleine Albright Leaves Her Mark on the Hudson Valley

By at September 6, 2014 | 6:30 am | 0 Comment

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This week was all about Madeleine Albright; with two events happening at the FDR Home and Library in Hyde Park, NY, the first female U.S. Secretary of State wanted us all to know that her impressive collection of pins indeed has a point. A major component of the diplomat's arsenal, Madam Secretary spoke with more than 200 guests  (and even made time to take an

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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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