PTown Bear Week Favorites DJ Brian Derrick and My Big Funny Peter Bisuito to Headline Hudson Valley Bear Camp

By at March 25, 2015 | 4:32 pm | 0 Comment


Those of you familiar with the headline acts of Provincetown’s annual Bear Week may recognize the scruffy faces pictured here. BGHV is so excited to announce two new headliners who, aside from being Bear Week favorites, will be joining us for Hudson Valley Bear Camp! DJ Brian Derrick Boston-based DJ & mix-maker Brian Derrick is a resident DJ at popular Bean

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RECAP: Hedda Lettuce Paints Poughkeepsie Green

By at March 16, 2015 | 11:57 am | 0 Comment


The self-proclaimed "Queen of Green", Hedda Lettuce, brought her lightning sharp wit and signature verdant wigs to the March edition of The Meet Market for a special dose of St. Patrick's Day fun.   [metaslider id=14119]   Over 175 people packed the house for Hedda's show, which was lit up completely in green lights thanks to the amazing team at

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BGHV Announces Dates for Queen City Pride 2015

By at March 12, 2015 | 12:34 pm | 0 Comment


  Ready your crowns, Poughkeepsie! Queen City Pride is coming back to the “Queen City of the Hudson” for another year of big gay fun for the whole community this June 12-14.   Queen City Pride (formerly known as Pride Preview Weekend) is Big Gay Hudson Valley’s annual pride celebration, hosted in Poughkeepsie, NY. We’re thrilled to announce that

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Go Green with the Queen this St. Patrick’s Day

By at March 8, 2015 | 3:23 pm | 0 Comment

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St. Patrick's Day is coming up, so in good Irish spirit BGHV is bringing The Queen of Green - Hedda Lettuce - to Poughkeepsie to headline the next installment of The Meet Market.   Hedda is a nationally acclaimed gender illusionist whose long line of credits includes appearances on MTV, Comedy Central, Project Runway, The People's Court, Sex and the City

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RECAP: The Meet Market Says “Sayonara” to February

By at March 2, 2015 | 3:46 pm | 0 Comment


Below zero wind chills are stupid, so we said sayonara to a frozen February with a smokin' hot new edition of The Meet Market, BGHV's monthly pop-up gay bar series.   [metaslider id=13989] We were thrilled to have more than 120 of you brave the cold and join in the fun as Trixie Starr brought her infamous version of The Match Game to Poughkeepsie, complete

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Announcing “Hudson Valley Bear Camp” Coming this Summer!

By at March 2, 2015 | 10:43 am | 0 Comment


Big Gay Hudson Valley is proud to announce its first-ever Hudson Valley Bear Camp Weekend, coming to the legendary Sharpe Reservation in Fishkill, NY August 28 – 30th. This getaway is created especially for bears, cubs, otters, wolves, and all of our other myriad ursine friends and admirers! Complete with cabins and bunk beds, bonfire pits, and hot water

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Save 25% on Tickets to The Original LGBT Expo

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


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

Show Your Love Ball 2015 Half Moon Theatre

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


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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