Big Gay Hudson Valley’s 8th annual Pride celebration – Queen City Pride 2016 – will return the weekend of June 10th, 11th & 12th
Get ready, Poughkeepsie! The “Queen City of the Hudson River” will once again be hosting a series of not-to-be-missed events designed for everyone to show off their own unique brand of Pride.
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- Interested in knowing more about sponsorship or vendor opportunities for Queen City Pride? Contact BGHV for more information on how you and your business can be involved.
Queen City Pride is made possible by the generous support of our sponsors. Please support the organizations that support our community.
Friday June 3rd: Pride Along the Hudson 2016 Kickoff Party
Shadows on the Hudson, Poughkeepsie
Join us in Poughkeepsie on First Friday – June 3rd – as we kick off LGBTQ Pride month with a FREE night out. Featuring live entertainment, great music, and spectacular views of the Hudson River this event will bring the region’s LGBTQ-focused orgnaziations together to share what they’ve got happening this gay pride and upcoming summer season.
Friday June 10th: Queenpin Bowling
Spins Bowl, Poughkeepsie
Rally your friends and put on your lucky shoes, we’re going bowling! Open to players of all ages, this casual night out won’t be “spare” on fun whether you bring a team or join one when you arrive. The newly renovated Spins Bowl offers up 26 lanes (and we’ve booked the whole place!) to kick off Queen City Pride weekend. Music will be spinning as disco balls, black lights and on-lane screens set the stage for a queen-sized video bar – the perfect backdrop for you to rack ‘em up and strike ‘em down all night long.
Saturday June 11th: Queen City Tea Dance
Union Tavern, Poughkeepsie
Spend an afternoon with the community over a few fabulous cocktails with music, games and dancing on the sunny indoor/outdoor patios of Union Tavern in Downtown Poughkeepsie. DJs Prephab and a couple of surprise guests will keep the sunny afternoon energy high as queen-sized games make for queen-sized fun with blown up versions of Jenga, corn hole, Connect Four and beer pong available on site.
Saturday June 11th: Jackie Hoffman Kvetches @ The CIA
Marriott Pavilion @ The Culinary Institute of America, Hyde Park
NYC Broadway legend Jackie Hoffman will bring her facially-contorting expressions and one-woman show of Jewish-themed original songs and monologues to the CIA’s spectacular Marriott Pavilion for a one-night only show. Co-produced with Half Moon Theatre, this exclusive experience is guaranteed to be chocked full of laughs.
Sunday June 12th: Queen City Pride Summer Picnic
Locust Grove, Poughkeepsie
Big Gay Hudson Valley’s 8th annual summer community pride picnic is back! We’ll be returning to the fabulous grounds of the historic Locust Grove Estate with the biggest and gayest BYO picnic of the summer season. Pack a basket and spend the day enjoying live entertainment, family activities, lawn games, picnicscape competitions, community groups and so much more.