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/Queen City Pride :: Summer Community Picnic
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Start your day at the Hudson Valley PRIDE March and Festival in New Paltz – and end the day with the summer’s biggest, gayest, and most fabulous BYO picnic & dance party at LOCUST GROVE. Back for its 9th year, The Queen City Pride picnic starts at 5pm and now is the time to start planning for the most fabulous picnic of the summer!

A huge thank you goes out to our sponsors – HVFCU, Ruges Chrysler Dodge Jeep, and Superior Sounds for helping to make the Queen City Pride Picnic possible.

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BYO Picnic
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Ready your favorite blankets and pack up your basket for the most fabulous picnic of the summer. Creativity, uniqueness, noms and tastiness are all encouraged as you set up the ultimate al fresco spread. As always this event is 100% BYO. We will not have a bar or food vendors set up on site, so be sure to pack everything you’d like to enjoy. Alcoholic beverages are permitted (and encouraged) for those 21 and over. Small, tabletop propane barbecues and sterno warmers are permitted, otherwise no open flames, please.

The entire family is invited to join, please just keep any dogs on leashes and be a considerate neighbor and clean up after your pet.

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Activites, Drag Show + Dance Party
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We’ll start the evening at 5p with an influx of fabulous tunes on vintage vinyl as served up by DJ Ali Gruber – she’s been a favorite of the Picnic for years now and we’re thrilled to have her join us again!

Trixie Starr will host another rousing line-up of Match Game with some great prizes at 7:00p, followed by a live show in the main gallery featuring your local favorites – Pinky Socrates (Timothy Bruck Jr.), Avi Munster and Valkyrie Hail at 8:15p.

Ryan and Josh of Prephab will round out the evening with the legendary Queen City Pride Picnic dance party in the great West Gallery of the Locust Grove Estate.

Cover for the Queen City Pride Picnic is $10 person (kids under 14 are free).