DSCN1664Happy Weekend Hudson Valley Friends!

So, Are you Prided-Out yet?

We sure hope not! There is a lot going on this weekend; Greene County is celebrating its first River Pride festival in Catskill on Saturday, and Central NY Pride is also celebrating Pride in Syracuse this weekend. While we realize Syracuse is far for most, I would encourage everyone to come out show your Pride in Greene County this Friday and Saturday. Being their first event, let’s be sure to show everyone in Greene County just how PROUD their community can be!

Just a reminder that tickets for the Big Gay Hudson Valley Cruise to Bannerman’s Island are selling swiftly, so if you have not yet purchased your ticket for Saturday, June 27th at 1:30pm, please take a moment to do so now. Following the cruise, your ticket stub will be good for a half-price drink of your choice over at Gay-Owned Chill Wine & Tapas Bar on Main Street in Downtown Beacon.

Now, on with the listings!

Friday, June 19th

Studio Party to Benefit the Dutchess County Arts Council, Poughkeepsie @ 8pm
Spend the evening dancing to classic disco and funk at the Cuneen-Hackett Arts Center with music served up by DJ – “Bear Daddy” – Steven Evans.

Sordid Lives: A Black Comedy about White Trash, Loft Gay Center, White Plains @ 7:30pm
You may have seen it on LOGO, you may have seen the movie, but now come and see a reading of the original play that started it all!
June 19th & 20th, Box office opens at 7:30 – Curtain at 8pm.

Pre-River Pride Party, Doubles II, Catskill, NY @ 9pm
Come join local drag kings, The Kings of Fire & local drag queen; Isis Vermouth for the big pride kick-off extravaganza!

Saturday, June 20th

River Pride Celebration, Catskill, NY @ 10am
Greene County’s First Annual Gay Pride Celebration

Crafts at Rhinebeck, Rhinebeck Fairgrounds @ 10am
This two day crafts festival (Saturday and Sunday) is a local favorite – and much of it is indoors! Be sure to check out the fabulous jewelry made by local Big Gay artist, Jason Yoder.

Veterinary Specialty Center of the Hudson Valley Open House, Wappingers Falls, NY @ 1pm
We know how much our furry friends mean to us, so if you have been looking for a Vet in area, stop by and say “hey” to Dr. Impelizerri as they debut the Grand Opening of their new 24-hour Emergency Care Center this Saturday.

Truman’s Grand Opening (Finally!), New Paltz @ 8pm
As many know, the opening of Truman’s – the new homo-bar in New Paltz – has been on hold for three years as they have been attempting to work out all the details of their liquor license. Well, they have apparently sorted things out, and they are having a “soft-opening” this coming Saturday night at 8pm.

Sunday, June 21st

Trixie’s Tupperware Party, Hudson, NY @ 5pm
Join Trixie Starr at p.m. Wine Bar at 119 Warren Street in Hudson, NY on Sunday afternoon. P.m. is celebrating their first anniversary, and Trixie will be showcasing the finest in new Tupperware Fashion!

Krispy Queen Tea Dance, Poughkeepsie @ 4pm
The boys of Prephab, Superior Sounds, and EGO Parties are throwing their first Sunday Tea Dace at the Demitasse Cafe