Big Gay Hudson Valley's "Pride Preview Party" is once again taking over the grounds of the Locust Grove Estate in Poughkeepsie, NY on Sunday, May 27th from 5pm to 12am - Rain or Shine! Don't worry about rushing home early from work this year - since you're off on Monday, we moved the party to Sunday. Join us and close to 1,000 of your friends for our 4th annual summer classic as we celebrate Memorial Day Weekend with one of the Hudson Valley's biggest and gayest events of the summer!
The Pride Preview Party is a BYO picnic, thusly we encourage everyone to pack the most fabulous picnic dinner possible. Locust Grove's gorgeous estate grounds and gardens also warmly welcome dogs (on a leash, please) and children. While a bar will not be set up on site, those of the legal drinking age are invited (and encouraged) to pack their favorite adult beverage of choice to be enjoyed on the lawn during the event. All that being said, the toughest choice to make is...what are you bringing?
Entertainment for the evening includes live performances by the Hudson Valley's very-own DJ Ali, Drag Bingo Cabaret with Trixie Starr & Ophelia Nightly, and our headline - straight from NYC - acclaimed gay performer and music producer DJ Cazwell! All this and more as we transform the historic Locust Grove Estate into a fabulous dance club.
Last year more than 700 of you joined us for the party - so please help us to spread the word by telling your friends, posting this event to your Facebook wall, sending e-mails, or summoning carrier pigeons. Our goal for this year is 1,000 people!
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At Big Gay Hudson Valley we believe that a community is only as strong as the sum of its parts, so we focus on local businesses and groups and encourage visitors to think local first whenever possible. Showcasing fresh, original items of interest to the LGBTQ community and its allies, the site spotlights the efforts of local grassroots organizations that promote the diversity of the region. In addition, Big Gay Hudson Valley hosts its own events and happenings to bring the region’s myriad organizations together.