Queen City Pride 2014

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 join BGHV in the “Queen City of the Hudson Valley” for these fabulous happenings:



Spend an evening sampling local wines and spirits while touring through the indoor & outdoor exhibits of Vassar’s acclaimed art museum.

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Spray down your shoes and shine your ball(s), we’re going bowling – big 80’s cosmic style! Bring a team or join one when you get here. Open to players of all ages, this casual night out won’t be “spare” on fun.

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Gay-owned and gay-affirming businesses blanket the Hudson Valley. Meet many of them at this unique interactive expo highlighting the best our region has to offer with vendor tables, interactive sessions and plenty of great giveaways.

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> > Interested in being a vendor at the Gay Life Expo? Send us an email.



What goes best with BBQ platters and locally brewed beer? Boylesque, of course. Our “Beefcake” dinner comes with a meal and a show that’ll have you clanking your steins together while screaming for more.

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Our classic summer BYO picnic is back for a record SIXTH YEAR! Returning to the beautiful grounds of the historic Locust Grove estate, we’ll have live entertainment, dancing, prizes for the “Best Picnicscapes” and more gay fun in the sun than you can shake a stick at.

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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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