What does your Big Gay weekend look like?  Send us some snapshots of your weekend in the Valley and you'll be the headline of next week's BGHV Weekend.

What does your Big Gay weekend look like? Send us some snapshots of your weekend in the Valley and you'll be the headline of next week's BGHV Weekend.

As the battle for marriage equality in NYS continues this week, a recent poll shows 53% of the state in favor of the legislation!  If you haven’t done so yet, be sure to contact your local representatives to express your approval of this measure and encourage them to do the same.  


An amazingly beautiful weekend has been forecasted, so get out there and enjoy our Big Gay Hudson Valley!


Friday, April 24

Stories from Planet Earth, Rosendale Theater, Rosendale, NY, 8pm – 10pm
Hudson River Playback Theater Co. reports in from real life about how it’s going for you– the economy, springtime, remembering the election, Earth Day, family, work, travel, dreams.  Watch as they transform your stories into theatre on the spot, complete with music.  $12 suggested donation.


Friday, April 24 – Sunday, April 26

Sondheim’s “Into The Woods”, Poughkeepsie, NY @ 8pm, Sun Mat. @ 2pm
Presented by 4thWallProductions, famed Broadway composer Stephen Sondheim’s beloved fairy tale gone awry comes to life at the Cunneen-Hackett Arts Center in Poughkeepsie with showings Friday through Sunday.  For tickets and info call 845.486.4571.


Celebrate Earth Week by Recycling Old Electronics at the Hudson Valley Green Fair, Rhinebeck
Out with the old and in with the new!  Make sure your old toys find their way to an eco-friendly end at the Hudson Valley Green Fair at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds in Rhinebeck, NY.


Saturday, April 25

k.d. Lang at Ulster Performing Arts Center, Kingston, NY @ 8pm
Multi Grammy-award-winning performer K.D. Lang will perform at UPAC this Saturday – tickets are $56 and $86 at the door.  


Rally for Marriage Equality, Goshen, New York, 2pm – 4pm
The Alliance for the Realization of Legal Equality will be sponsoring a rally at 2 pm on Saturday, April 25, 2009 at Church Park, Goshen, Orange County, New York.  The purpose of this rally will be to peacefully protest the prohibition of same-sex marriages, which the ARLE holds to violate the Equal Protection Clause of the First and Fourteenth Amendments of the Constitution of the United States, as well as Section 11 of Article I of the Constitution of the 
State of New York, as well as the basic values of tolerance, acceptance, and equality, on which the United States and the State of New York are founded. 

Isis & Shealita’s Birthday Party @ Prime Time, Highland, NY, 10pm – 4am
Join the Valley’s resident gender-benders as they celebrate with a circus themed birthday party at Primetime.  Drink specials, dancing, and cuties galore.


Sunday, April 26

LGBT Comedy Night To Benefit Gay Pride Rockland; April 26th
Gay Pride Rockland is hosting its 3rd Annual LGBT Comedy Night. Starring Michele Balan & Ian Harvie, with special guest host Richard Skipper, the event will take place at the Nyack Center, at the Corner of Broadway and Depew in Nyack, New York.

Orange Pride Community Meeting, Middletown, 1p
Meeting will be held from 1p to 3p at the Grace Episcopal Church, 58 North Street, Middletown, NY.


Tuesday, April 28th

LGBTQ Equality & Justice Day, Albany, New York
Equality & Justice Day is April 28, 2009, and is presented by the Empire State Pride Agenda.  Check out the link for a video about the event.