New to “Match Game”? What You Need to Know Before the Next Meet Market

By at February 2, 2016 | 10:17 am | 0 Comment


The surgeon said, “This man I’m operating on must be a magician. When I reached in to pull out his appendix, I got a ______ instead. Batman said to Robin, “Don’t ever tell anyone I wear a _______.” Dumb Dora was so dumb, she brought a _______ to a press conference. These lines (and many more) have been immortalized by the popular 60's + 70’s game

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RECAP: Check Out Photos from The Meet Market JAN 2016

By at January 26, 2016 | 9:52 am | 0 Comment


We didn't let a few snowflakes keep us from spending the night out.   While areas south of us definitely got some snow, the sky was clear and the house was packed in Downtown Poughkeepsie on Saturday Jan 23rd for the first Meet Market: Pop-Up Night Out of the year. We were thrilled to have more than 130 of you come out, meet some new people and party to the

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The Meet Market Pop-Up Night Out Returns for 2016

By at January 6, 2016 | 9:11 pm | 0 Comment


You asked for it, so we're bringing back our pop-up night out series, The Meet Market, with new dates for 2016!   The number one request we at BGHV hear from y’all are requests for more social events that provide opportunities to meet new people. We hear you loud and clear, so we hope you'll come out and resolve to meet some new people this year. The

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Recap: HUNG With Care is a Hit with Boys & Girls Both Naughty & Nice

By at January 6, 2016 | 9:49 am | 0 Comment


Some of NYC’s hottest burlesque and boylesque performers took the stage at Downtown Poughkeepsie’s Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center for the third annual installment of Big Gay Hudson Valley and Superior Sounds’ holiday burlesque cabaret, HUNG With Care. The packed house on Saturday Dec 19th’s one-night-only show featured performances from Chris Harder, Essence

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Recap: Hedda Lettuce Makes the Yuletide Gay with Hit Holiday Show in Poughkeepsie

By at January 6, 2016 | 9:42 am | 0 Comment


Crisp comedic wit, twisted holiday tunes and an outfit constructed from the hides of slain muppets were just a few highlights from this year’s production of esteemed drag superstar, Hedda Lettuce’s, hit holiday show. Lettuce Rejoice! An Explosive Holiday Spectacular, presented by Big Gay Hudson Valley and Superior Sounds, lit up Downtown Poughkeepsie’s

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Two Big Gay Shows Coming This Weekend!

By at December 13, 2015 | 11:14 pm | 0 Comment


Lettuce Rejoice and HUNG With Care are coming to the Hudson Valley this weekend! Join us on Dec. 18th and 19th as Big Gay Hudson Valley hosts amazing performers like Hedda Lettuce, Chris Harder, Calamity Chang, Tigger!, Broadway Brassy and more for two nights of holiday entertainment for boys & girls both naughty and nice. What you need to know: Buy your

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WATCH: Get a Sneak Peek at Lettuce Rejoice!

By at December 6, 2015 | 9:37 am | 0 Comment


The Queen of Green will once again grace Downtown Poughkeepsie on Friday Dec 18th, this time bringing her book of parodied holiday classics along for the ride. Check out the sneak peeks of Lettuce Rejoice! below and then be sure to pick up your tickets to this one-night-only performance.   Order Your Tickets to Lettuce Rejoice! Powered by

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Make the Yuletide Gay: Book Your Seats Now for Two Fab Holiday Shows in Poughkeepsie

By at December 4, 2015 | 8:51 pm | 0 Comment


The holidays are an absolute hurricane of craziness. You know it. We know it. That's why BGHV is here to make sure you're taking some time to settle down. Treat you and yours to a night out at one (or both!) of our fabulous yuletide spectaculars. Lettuce Rejoice! An Explosive Holiday Spectacular Friday Dec 18th  |  Downtown Poughkeepsie Ms. Lettuce’s crisp

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A Double Dose of Holiday Cheer: Lettuce Rejoice! and HUNG With Care Coming This Holiday Season

By at November 9, 2015 | 9:39 am | 0 Comment


Big Gay Hudson Valley and Superior Sounds are here to light up your holiday season with two spectacular holiday shows playing in Downtown Poughkeepsie this December 18th & 19th. Lettuce Rejoice! An Explosive Holiday Spectacular Friday Dec 18th Ms. Lettuce’s crisp comedy and witty song parodies have made Lettuce Rejoice into a festive traveling celebration

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WATCH: A Big Gay Fall Evening Spent “Out on the Farm”

By at October 29, 2015 | 8:48 am | 0 Comment


Big Gay Hudson Valley’s 2nd annual “Out on the Farm”, held at Poughkeepsie’s Sprout Creek Farm on Sunday October 25th, was a smash hit! Featuring peak fall foliage, live music from The Roundabout Ramblers, farm-fresh burgers, tractor-drawn haaayrides, farm tours and a roaring bonfire, this crisp autumnal evening offered something for everyone to

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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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