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May 15, 2022

Pride is Back – 2022 Events

Pride is Back – 2022 Events

Across the Hudson Valley, Catskills and the Berkshires, Pride is back in 2022. Tune into Episode 67 (available May 28) for a special interview with OutHudson Executive Director Osun Zotique and hear some highlights I don't want you to miss.

In addition to the big marches, including in Hudson on Saturday, June 4, Poughkeepsie on June 11 and Albany June 12, there are activities, remembrances, and celebrations in dozens of other towns, including a first-ever pride in Stanford, NY also on June 4, which my friends at Bangallworks Coworking & Community filled me in on. 

Here’s what I have found going around. Will be updating more over the next two weeks. Send in any additions via the Contact page.


Nine Pin Pride Can Launch Event — Albany

  • 5:00-8:00pm
  • Nine Pin Tasting Room, 929 Broadway, Albany
  • Live music by Ryan Leddick. Cider and food available for purchase.  Hosted by Nine Pin Cider + OutHudson. A portion of all the sales of all Nine Pin Pride Cans will be donated to OutHudson. Free.

Family Pride Craft: Make a Rainbow Dancing Ring! — Hudson

  • 5:00-6:30pm
  • Hudson Area Library, 51 N. 5th St., Hudson
  • Get ready for the Pride Parade by making some DIY flair.
  • To register, email programs@hudsonarealibrary.org or call 518-828-1792 x101. Free.

Sprig & Social presents Sip & Support - An evening benefiting Planned Parenthood — Hudson



Hudson Coloring Club, Pride Edition — Hudson

  • 6:15pm
  • WYLDE Hudson, 35 South 3rd St., Hudson
  • Hosted by Hudson Coloring Club and WYLDE Hudson. $10 at the door.


Rainbow Flag Raising Ceremony — Hudson

  • 7:30pm
  • Hudson City Hall, 520 Warren St., Hudson
  • Hosted by the Mayor's Office, Pride Center of the Capital Region, In Our Own Voices, and OUTHudson. Remarks by Mayor Kamal Johnson; OutHudson Executive Director Osun Zotique; Capital District Executive Director Nathaniel Gray; In Our Own Voices Director Tandra La Grone. Free.

SPECTRUM Exhibition Opening Party — Athens

  • 6:00-9:00pm
  • Athens Cultural Center, 24 2nd Street, Athens 
  • SPECTRUM is a mixed-media exhibition running June 3-26, featuring Hudson Valley Queer Artists, curated by local artists Farika and Carter Lou McElroy, presented by Athens Cultural Center. Artwork submissions accepted via athensprideny@gmail.com. 100% of raffle proceeds donated to the OutHudson Scholarship Fund. Free.

All The Bodies — Hudson

  • Drag! DJs! Dancing!
  • 9:00pm-12:00am (doors at 8:30pm)
  • Space 428 of The Hudson Eye aka Tyler’s Better Oblivion. 428 State St, Hudson
  • Program by Lil Deb’s Oasis. Tickets at the door or @lildebsoasis.


Pride 2018 - Photo Credit: JD Urban.Photo Credit: JD Urban. Courtesy of OutHudson.

LGBTQIA+ Pride Parade — Hudson

  • 2:00-4:00pm (Lineup at 12:00pm, 7th Street Park)
  • Warren St., Hudson
  • Presented by OutHudson. Free.

Pride Proclamation Reading — Stanford

  • 12:30pm (Stanford Town Hall)
  • Reading of the Town of Stanford’s first-ever Pride proclamation, concluding with a Pride Car Caravan to Bangallworks Coworking & Community (bring flags to adorn vehicles). Free

Community BBQ — Stanford

  • 1:00-4:00pm
  • Stanford Pride: Community BBQ, Music by Not Donuts records
  • Bangallworks, 97 Hunns Lake Road, Stanfordville

Pride Celebration — Kinderhook

  • 12:30-1:15: Drag Queen Story Hour and Pride-themed crafts at Kinderhook Memorial Library 
  • 1:15-3pm: Parade march from Kinderhook Library to the Village Square (1:15pm)
  • Live DJ courtesy of DJ Jared Wiljeskog. Disco Hayrides courtesy of Samascott Orchard. Special menu at Morningbird. 
  • Presented by Village of Kinderhook Recreation Commission and the Kinderhook Memorial Library


Berkshire Pride Parade and Festival — Pittsfield, MA

  • 11:00am-4:00pm
  • First-ever parade at Persip Park leading to the Festival at First Street Common, Pittsfield, MA. Info here.

Pridefest 2022 — Otsego

The Kaleidoscope Festival — Walden, NY

  • 2:00-8:00pm
  • Empanada Nirvana, 75 Main Street, Walden, NY
  • A Pride Fundraiser for LGBTQ+ Youth and their Allies to attend a prom, where all are welcome to be themselves
  • 2pm: Car Becomes An Airplane
  • 4pm: Glassy Honk
  • 6pm: Drag Show
  • Presented by Orange County Pride Parent Ally Coalition

The Maker Hotel’s Poolside Celebration — Hudson

  • 3:00-6:00pm 
  • The Maker, 306 Warren Street, Hudson
  • Celebrate Pride on the pool deck, in the courtyard, and in the Lounge. Performances by Davon and Uncle Rudy.
  • Sponsored by The Maker Hotel. $20 at the door.

Hudson Hall presents “Nearly Stationary” — Hudson

  • 5:00pm AND 7:00pm
  • Hudson Hall at the historic Opera House, 327 Warren Street, Hudson.
  • Conceived and designed by Barbara Kilpatrick. Choreography by Rashaun Mitchell + Silas Riener. Music by John Cage: String Quartet in Four Parts (1950) Running time: approx. 30 mins. $15. Tickets - Events for Hudson Hall

Poke the Bear Beer Blast — Hudson

Trixie's Drag Extravaganza starring Merrie Cherry — Hudson



Family Picnic at Naumkeag — Stockbridge, MA

  • 10:00am-3:00pm
  • BBQ eats provided by Diggins Biggins
  • Tickets for the event can be purchased at thetrustees.org/naumkeag. Pride Family Picnic tickets are $17 for adults and $5 for children. Tea Dance tickets are $27 per person, with a $10 parking pass needed per car for on-site parking at Naumkeag.
  • All proceeds from both the Berkshire Pride Family Picnic and Tea Dance will go to support Berkshire Stonewall Community Coalition, Berkshire Pride, and the Berkshire Pride Parade.
  • Presented by Berkshire Pride

RECESS Pride — Hudson

Tea Dance + Roy G. Biv Awards Show — Hudson

  • 2:00pm
  • Hudson Power Boat Assn., 23 Ferry Street, Hudson
  • Sponsored by Nick Haddad. $5 at the door.

Hudson Valley Pride Coalition March and Festival — New Paltz

  • 12:00-5:00pm
  • March will step off at 12 noon from New Paltz Middle School, followed by a festival in Hasbrouck Park until 5 p.m. Organized by Hudson Valley Pride Coalition. Info here.

Hudson Valley Pride Tea Dance — West Park

  • 3:00-7:0pm
  • Immediately following parade in New Paltz. Info here. $15-20.

Pride 2022 — Andes, NY

  • 4:00-7:0pm
  • First-ever pride event at the Andes Hotel. Open to the public and will feature a DJ, drag performers and a story time for our younger guests, featuring books that focus on diversity and inclusivity. Tickets here. Free.
  • Follow @DelawareCountyPride



PKGO Pride Parade and Festival — Poughkeepsie

  • 12:00-5:00pm
  • March followed by Festival. Register if you’re a group of 5 or more. Info here.
  • Presented by Dutchess Country Pride Center



2022 Capital Pride Festival — Albany

  • 1:00-5:00pm
  • Washington Park btwn Washington Ave (N) & Madison Ave (S) btwn So Lake Ave (W) & Willet St (E), Albany
  • Presented by Pride Center of the Capital Region. Info here. Free.

Out at the Winery Picnic — Millbrook

  • 1:00-4:00pm
  • Millbrook Vineyards and Winery
  • Presented by Millbrook Pride. Sixth annual pride social. Pack your fanciest picnic and automatically be entered into the “Gayest Picnic” contest, with Blue Ribbons for the top 3 designs. .

Putnam Pride Festival in Wells Park — Brewster

  • 1pm
  • Meet at 1 Main Street and march to Wells Park, 98 Oak Street. No pets. Info here.

Free Outdoor Film Screening — Athens

  • 8:30pm
  • Athens Riverfront Park
  • Thirsty (2016 - Rated R) Thin Edge Films, written and directed by Margo Pelletier, produced by Lisa Thomas
  • The true story of bullied girly-boy Scott Townsend's journey to become Provincetown's own revered drag queen, and number one Cher impersonator, Thirsty Burlington (and all the obstacles along the way)
  • Presented by Athens Cultural Center



Queer Burlesque Night — Beacon

  • 9:30pm show start
  • Roosevelt Bar, 288 Main Street, Beacon, NY
  • Hosted by Ame with DJ Ayo Nish, we've got a full performance for you plus go-go dancers for the late-night dance party.
  • Free entry. Event info here.



Pride Drag Show — Beacon

  • Pride Drag Show with Andromeda and Friends
  • Roosevelt Bar in the Hudson Valley Food Hall, 288 Main St, Beacon, NY 12508
  • Find info here


Pride+ — Callicoon

  • 1:00-6:00pm
  • Catskills Pride’s 1st Annual Pride Celebration, celebrating 20+ LGBTQIA businesses. Three venues: Catskills Provisions, The Western and Catskills Brewery (Super Social from 1pm to 6pm). Cost for the Super Social is $45/alcohol and $20/non-alcohol attendees and a la carte. Info here.

Annual Pride in Beacon, NY — Beacon

  • 2:00-6:00pm
  • The Yard
  • Family Event. Free.

Dairy Drag at Chaseholm Farm — Pine Plains

  • 6:00-10:00pm
  • Pride at Chaseholm is celebrated with a drag show in our milking barn. Pizza and picnic before. 

Freakout Dance Party — Beacon

  • Freakout Dance Party with DJ Set and Special Guests
  • Roosevelt Bar in the Hudson Valley Food Hall, 288 Main St, Beacon, NY 12508
  • Find info here

Queer Prom for Teens — Athens

  • 7:00-10:00pm
  • Athens Cultural Center, 24 Second Street, Athens, NY
  • Space is limited and you must be on the list. Age 14-17, please send your name and your guardian’s name and phone number to info@athensculturalcenter.org
  • Presented by WiseBodies and Athens Cultural Center



Peekskill Pride in the Park — Peekskill

  • 1:00-5:00pm
  • 1036 Main Street, Peekskill, NY, USA
  • Second annual family-friendly Pride event, fun for all ages. Info here. Free.

A Midsummer Night's Supreme Dream Tea Dance of the FairiesHillsdale

  • 6-10pm
  • With music by Scotia and DJ King Oberon
  • Wine and Beer bar and food 21+ only. Tickets at Eventbrite.
  • Taconic Ridge Farm, 28466 NY Route 23, Hillsdale, NY
  • Shire 935 Productions


"Ex-Gay Bar: A Comedy of Horrors" at Stissing Center — Pine Plains

  • 3:00pm (doors open 2:30pm)
  • Strongly suggest purchasing $5 tickets in advance - here.
  • Show time: 2 hours with intermission. Cast of 6 with David Simpatico directing and Darrah Cloud stage managing. Ex-Gay Bar: A Comedy of Horrors, is a dark comedy that explores the unregulated horrors of the Conversion Therapy industry, a state and church- sanctioned, institutionalized brand of torture professessing to ‘cure’  homosexuals of their ‘same sex attraction.’ 

Sidewalk Pride Celebration — Pine Plains

  • 12:00-3:00pm
  • Celebrate with local businesses along Church Street
  • Presented by Pine Plains Pride. See Instagram feed for additional events.

NYC Pride

  • There’s nothing quite like it. I met my husband during it thirty years ago. Info here


Happy Pride to Cidiot listeners. We have much to celebrate, remember, and yes, still fight for. Please double-check details and dates in case I got anything wrong or the organizer changes the plan. And please be careful indoors and in crowds (i.e., mask, distancing). There’s still a dangerous pandemic going on.

More calendars:

Big Gay Hudson Valley

Thanks for the listings and information: OutHudson, Stanford PRIDE, Hudson Valley LGBTQ Center, Dutchess Country Pride Center, Millbrook Pride, Athens Cultural Center