The Valley comes to life with events during Hudson Valley Pride Month 2019. Pride Month (June) is timed to commemorate New York City’s famous Stonewall Riots of 1969, in which the NYPD’s planned raid of the gay haven the Stonewall Inn was met with vast resistance, marking the beginning of the modern LGBTQ rights movement.
This year’s Hudson Valley Pride March & Festival will take place on June 2 in New Paltz. Lineup for the march will begin at 12 noon at the Middle School, and the march will kick off at 1 p.m.
On Friday, May 31, the Beverly in Kingston hosts the 2019 Pride Dance Party & Drag Show, hosted by Pinky Socrates and featuring DJ Mina. Admission costs $10. The Beverly is located at 224 Foxhall Avenue.
On Saturday, June 1 at 8:30 p.m., Big Gay Hudson Valley kicks off Hudson Pride Weekend with The Taming of the Tension: storytelling and songs by Miss Coco Peru at SUNY-New Paltz’s Studley Theatre. Tickets range in price from $15 to $40.
For more information on the full calendar of events, visit https://lgbtqcenter.org.