Where to Celebrate Pride Month in the Hudson Valley

Enjoy parades, performances, and other Pride Month events celebrating the LGBTQ+ community throughout the Hudson Valley.

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

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Hudson Valley Pride March & Festival

Hasbrouck Park, New Paltz
June 1, 12-5 p.m.

 

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In partnership with the Community Center, the New Paltz Pride Coalition kicks off June with its annual New Paltz Pride March and Festival. The march begins at New Paltz Middle School at 12 p.m. before making its way to Hasbrouck Park for the festival until 5 p.m. Ahead of the event, make sure to nominate a grand marshal, register your group to march, and book a spot at the festival.

Putnam Pride

Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park, Carmel
June 1, 1 p.m.

 

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This year marks the fifth annual Putnam Pride event in Carmel. The day starts with a gathering at Gilead Presbyterian Church, where a lineup of local speakers will present before heading to Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park for a day filled with entertainment. DJ Brittany Carrasco will provide live music for dancing all day, along with an open mic and family activities. Browse vendors, food trucks, and nonprofit organizations before Drag Story Time with Angel Elektra.

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Athens Pride Flag Rising & Gathering

Athens Riverfront Park, Athens
June 2, 5 p.m.

 

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The Athens Cultural Center organizes its fifth annual pride flag rising and gathering at Athens Riverfront Park. The event encourages supporters to take a stand against discrimination and hate as they celebrate the courage and resiliency of queer and trans people in Athens and beyond. Yard signs and flags will be available for purchase at the event that is free to all.

Poughkeepsie Pride Festival & Parade

Victor C. Waryas Park, Poughkeepsie
June 8, 12-5 p.m.

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Now in its sixth year, the Poughkeepsie Pride Festival and Parade is bigger and better than ever. The parade lines up on Market Street in the City of Poughkeepsie at 11 a.m. for a kickoff at noon. Ending at Victor C. Waryas Park, the parade is followed by a festival that features dozens of local vendors, restaurants, creatives, entrepreneurs, and more. The event is family-friendly and will include live music and a banned books giveaway.

Yonkers Pride 2024

Downtown Yonkers
June 8, 1-7 p.m.

 

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Presented by the City of Yonkers Mayor’s LGBTQ Advisory Board, Yonkers Pride Planning Board, and the Yonkers Downtown Business Improvement District, the seventh annual Yonkers Pride celebration comes to Westchester this June. The outdoor event showcases celebrity entertainment, food, merchandise, activities, and many community organizations that come out to show their support.

Woodstock Pride Parade 2024

The Comeau Property, Woodstock
June 9, 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

In historic Woodstock, this parade is a can’t-miss festivity. In the morning, 11 a.m. marks the lineup for the parade in the upper lot at The Comeau Property, and kickoff follows a ribbon cutting ceremony, courtesy of town board and committee members. Be sure to wear your rainbow colors to paint the town with pride as you march, and stick around for the post-parade celebration with live music and stilt walkers.

Rockland Pride Sunday

Downtown Nyack
June 9, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.

 

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Rockland Pride Sunday is more than just a parade in Downtown Nyack. The free and family-friendly event features music, guest performers, local drag artists, outdoor dining, shopping, street vendors, and more. Bring the kids along for them to enjoy a bounce house, face painting, and an arts and crafts tent all day long, and be sure to catch the parade that starts at 11:30 a.m.

Capital Pride Parade & Festival

Washington Park, Albany
June 9, 12-5 p.m.

 

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Celebrate pride in Albany at the Capital Pride Parade and Festival in Washington Park. Presented by the Pride Center of the Capital Region, the parade kicks off at 11:30 a.m. on State Street and ends at the park. Come out to see live music from Grammy-nominated popstar Bonnie McKee, performances from the Gay Men’s Chorus, and local drag artists. Capital Pride is the largest pride celebration in the northeast outside of New York City and Boston.

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