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


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


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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[Save the Date] BGHV Presents “Out on the Farm” on Saturday Oct. 4th

By at September 1, 2014 | 7:27 pm | 0 Comment


One of the greatest parts about life in the Hudson Valley is the number of fabulous local farms we have right in our own backyard. We decided that it was just about time that we dedicate a night to spending some time "Out on the Farm".  While you're thinking about a fall get-a-way, make Out On The Farm the centerpiece of your weekend and think about visiting an

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Sun, Fun + A Cherry on Top: A Recap of BGHV’s Sundae Funday Pool Party

By at August 26, 2014 | 6:52 am | 0 Comment

Sundae Funday Pool

This past Sunday’s Sundae Funday Pool Party was a perfect way to round out the big gay summer season. More than 80 people joined us for a BYO afternoon in the water at the fabulous St. Hubert’s Lodge in Marlboro. The sun was shining and the vibe was chill thanks to the gifted hands of Superior Sounds mobile entertainment and DJ Booksmrt. Check out the

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Spend Queen City Pride Weekend in Poughkeepsie

By at May 15, 2014 | 6:43 am | 0 Comment

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Planning to enjoy more than a few of the fabulous Queen City Pride events in our lineup? Stay smart and spend the whole weekend in Poughkeepsie with us.   The Holiday Inn Express Poughkeepsie (see it on Google Maps) is centrally located to all of our QCP festivities as well as local landmarks like the Poughkeepsie Train Station, Vassar College, The Culinary

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This is it — Queen City Pride 2014’s Official Lineup!

By at April 18, 2014 | 6:55 am | 0 Comment


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!) Be sure

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Queen City Pride – June 5 – 8, 2014 – Save The Date!

By at March 9, 2014 | 9:18 am | 0 Comment


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

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Show Your Love Ball Comes to Poughkeepsie This Valentine’s Day

By at January 14, 2014 | 9:09 pm | 0 Comment

The Event On Friday, February 14th, Big Gay Hudson Valley will host its first-ever Valentine’s Day event for the Hudson Valley LGBTQ community and their friends and allies. Created for everyone – single and the partnered – the "Show Your Love" Ball will take place at the spectacular Locust Grove Estate on Route 9 in Poughkeepsie from 7pm to 11pm. Upon arrival

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About BGHV

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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