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Where to Celebrate Pride Month in the Hudson Valley

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Show your LGBTQ support while social distancing via these online events.

Hudson Valley Pride is back and better than ever this June. With an abundance of virtual 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.

Crosswalk Painting

June 6, 9 a.m.

Kick off Pride by appreciating this artistic tradition of painting the crosswalks rainbow in Kingston. This year the event on Wall Street and John Street will be conducted by staff only to help maintain social distancing, but log onto Hudson Valley LGBQT Center’s Facebook on June 6 for a live-stream of the event or drive by at a later date to see the colorful street art for yourself.

Drag Queen Story Hour

June 6, 11 a.m.

Miss Gay NJ Jazel Jazalien hosts this virtual Pride event aimed at children 3-8. The event will feature a picture book read aloud in both English and Spanish, guided arts and crafts, and some fun songs. Of course, dress-up is encouraged! Subscribe to Rockland County Pride Center’s email list for links and information on how to attend.

Pride Opening Reception and Volunteer Appreciation

June 6, 5-6 p.m.

Honor the volunteers of the LGBQT Center and hear the 101 on Pride events this year at the virtual Pride Opening Reception. Log onto to Zoom at 5 p.m. using the following information to join the meeting:  https://zoom.us/j/98202317164 Meeting ID: 982 0231 7164.

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New Paltz Virtual Pride Parade

June 7, 4-6 p.m.

COVID-19 can’t stop Pride, and New Paltz will march forward with its Pride parade in a modified virtual format. As an annual event, the New Paltz Pride March and Festival draws thousands of spectators and participants to downtown New Paltz every summer. Currently in its 16th year, the march has been canceled but will be held in a modified virtual format with details to come.

Pride Music Festival

June 7, 4-7 p.m.

Join Hudson Valley LGBQT Center and celebrating Pride with a virtual bang on Facebook Live. Rock out to local performers like Denise Parent, Nia & Ness, Ryan Cassata, and Salem Corwin and continue this annual tradition in an online form.

LGBQT+ Happy Hour

June 13,  4-6 p.m.

Celebrate Pride with fantastic music and good vibes. Join DJ Mary Mac online for a night of Pride anthems and dancing or show off your camera-ready looks while connecting with others at this virtual night out. Subscribe to Rockland County Pride Center’s emailing list for information on how to attend.

Open Mic Night

June 13, 7 p.m.

Jam out to good tunes while supporting a great cause at this Facebook Live Open Mic Night. Opportunities to make pay what you can donations will be made available during the event and will be put toward the Hudson Valley LGBQT Center and Destination Tomorrow’s TRANscend COVID-19 Rapid Response Fund. If interested in performing at this family-friendly show, sign up via the following form: https://bit.ly/3cbLGNU.

Lesbian and Queer Woman’s History

June 18, 6-7:30 p.m.

Learn, listen, and share at an intergenerational discussion hosted by Marlene Colburn, the founder of the NYC Dyke March. The event will be hosted by a panel of multigenerational queer and lesbian Women and will be a space to remember and learn about the history of queer women in New York. Attendance from everyone is welcome, but it is requested that only queer and lesbian women speak, share, and participate.

Pride Teen Movie Night

June 19, 3-5 p.m.

No adults allowed! Only teens aged 12-19 can join this unique virtual streaming of the 2014 movie Pride. The event will be held on Discord by invitation only. Email your Discord username and code to programs@lgbtqcenter.org if you are interested in receiving an invitation.

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Fathers’ Day Family Cooking

June 21, 1-2 p.m.

Fulfill your sweet tooth and put family at the center of Pride with this cook-along hosted by fathers Matt and Bobby with their daughter Rosie. Purchasing ingredients in advance is necessary, so stock up on a pre-made sugar cookie roll, pizza pan, cream cheese, vanilla, powdered sugar, small can of mandarin oranges, and assorted fruit (strawberries, bananas, kiwi, peaches) that’s canned or pre-sliced. To join, subscribe to Rockland County’s Pride Center list for information and links to attend the event.

Listening for Action Town Hall

June 25, 7 p.m.

Share your thoughts and ideas at the first-ever “Listening for Action” Town Hall hosted by Hudson Valley LGBQT+ Community Center. By focusing on community input, Listening for Action is meant to help shape and improve the LGBQT Community Center’s Hudson Valley programs and services. Join online using the following information. Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/96905660689 Meeting ID: 969 0566 0689 One tap mobile: +16468769923,,96905660689# US (New York).

Broadway Sings

June 25, 7-8 p.m.

Pride goes to Broadway in this virtual event sponsored by Rockland County Pride Center. Matt Koke hosts the event, which will feature an hour of Broadway show tunes and talks with surprise guests.

A Very Peculiar Drag Show

June 27, 8 p.m.

Conclude Pride month with a night of drag and fun at A Very Peculiar Drag Show. The show will feature Hudson Valley entertainers Haus of Peculiar and can be found live on LGBQT Center’s YouTube. It’s a final Pride event of the month that is not to be missed.


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