Where to Celebrate Pride Month in the Hudson Valley

Show your LGBTQ support and have a blast at these local events.


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Hudson Valley Pride is back and better than ever this June. With an abundance of events and activities scattered throughout Pride Month, the celebrations offer something for everyone. Round up your friends and get ready to show your support in style.

 

Pride Dance Party

June 1, 8 p.m. – midnight
The Beverly Lounge, Kingston

Kick off the weekend with the most epic party in the Valley. Expect DJs, drag queens, and a whole lot of dancing. Tickets cost $10 for early birds and $15 at the door.

 

Pride Art Reception: Big Girl Stretch

June 2, 1-4 p.m.
LGBTQ Community Center, Kingston

Head to the LGBTQ Community Center to check out David Andersson’s “Big Girl Stretch” exhibit. The collection consists of portraits of friends and family in intimate, relatable moments from everyday life.

 

Board Reception and Volunteer Recognition

June 2, 5-7 p.m.
LGBTQ Community Center, Kingston

On Saturday evening, the LGBTQ Center honors its volunteers. Light bites and drinks will be served as the group, the board of directors, and local supporters join together for an night of thanks.

 

Pride March and Festival

June 3, 12-5 p.m.
Main Street, New Paltz

Venture on over to New Paltz for the city’s colorful full-day festival. The March kicks off at 1pm at New Paltz Middle School. Music, food trucks, and local vendors will set up shop in Hasbrouck Park.

 

LGBTQ Pride Flag Raising Ceremony

June 4, 5:30 p.m.
Across from Village Hall, 41 New Main St, Haverstraw

Haverstraw's flag raising ceremony ties into the 20th anniversary of Rockland County Pride Sunday. Take part in the symbolic occasion in the late afternoon, then hit the town for a dinner afterward.

 

Pride Picnic

June 10, 5-10 p.m.
Locust Grove, Poughkeepsie

Pack your picnic basket and find the perfect spot to set up camp at Locust Grove. The bring-your-own event will award prizes for best picnic-scapes, so plan accordingly.

 

Pride Youth Dance Party

June 15, 7-10 p.m.
LGBTQ Community Center, Kingston

Presented by the Hudson Valley Queer Youth Project, this night of dancing calls for rainbow gear and lots of energy. The event, which is open to tweens and teens ages 12 to 19, includes a DJ, a photo booth, and dinner.


Related: Your Complete Hudson Valley Calendar of Annual Events

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