Hudson Valley LGBTQ Pride March and Festival
“Celebrating A Decade of Change”
Sunday, June 1 in New Paltz, starting at 12 pm
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On Sunday, June 1, join us for our huge annual celebration of LGBTQ pride in the Hudson Valley! Bring your family, friends and supporters! Come make new friends! Join us to march in support of equality and celebrate a decade of change.


Rally and March
12 pm at the New Paltz Middle School (map)
On Sunday, June 1, march with us in support of equality! Join us at 12 noon for a huge rally and celebration at the New Paltz Middle School. The March to Hasbrouck Park kicks off at 1 pm sharp! Register your group to march.

Pride Festival
1 – 4 pm at Hasbrouck Park in New Paltz
Celebrate all afternoon with LGBTQ community members, allies, supporters, family and friends numbering in the thousands! Live music, great food, exciting vendors, activities for teens, kids and families, and much more.

Since a picture is worth a thousand words, check out our Pride 2013 photo album! Want to vend at the Festival? Register here.

Party-After-Pride
4 – 8 pm at Joe’s East West in New Paltz
Our famed annual Party-After-Pride is made even more fabulous this year by WOOFtop Party co-host the Hudson Valley Bears! Live music by all-women rock band Sister Funk, rocking grooves by Superior Sounds (featuring Prephab and DJ Ryan), and rooftop dancing by you!


At A Glance
Rally and March
Pride Grand Marshals
Register to March
Hudson Valley LGBTQ Pride Festival
Live Music & Performers
Vend at Pride
Party-After-Pride
All Pride Week Events
Advertise in the Pride Guide
Sponsor Pride
Volunteer at Pride
Get your all-access Pride Pass!


Pride Week
Hudson Valley LGBTQ Pride Week: May 27 – June 1, 2014
Join us for an exciting array of Pride Week events: including our three-night Rainbow Screen Film Fest, with films Ethan Mao, Bridegroom and I Am Divine, all chosen from the Nyswaner-Salzman LGBTQ Film Archive (the fourth-largest in the nation!).

We’ll also host a much-requested revival of our True Colors Open Mic Night, and honor and thank our volunteers at the annual Pride Eve Wine & Cheese Reception hosted by our Board of Directors, with special guest of honor and Pride Grand Marshal Evan Wolfson.

Get your all-access Pride Pass to ALL Pride Week events—including the Party-After-Pride!

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History
The first Pride March in the mid-Hudson Valley was inspired by the historic February 2004 same-sex weddings in New Paltz, NY. What was then called New Paltz Pride drew 1,000 people from the Hudson Valley region. Recognizing the need for a permanent home for the Hudson Valley’s burgeoning LGBTQ community, core organizers became the founders of the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center.

Today’s Hudson Valley Pride March and Festival is a cornerstone of a thriving Center’s annual events, and brings LGBTQ community and its allies together in celebration by reaching out to members, supporters and friends in the Hudson Valley and far beyond. Over 2500 people attend the festivities, held on the first Sunday in June each year.

The March, Festival and a “Party-After-Pride” mark the culmination of a Pride Week of exciting events linked by the year’s Pride theme. The theme of the 2014 Hudson Valley LGBTQ Pride March and Festival is “Celebrating A Decade of Change”, which recognizes the 10th anniversary of the now-famous “New Paltz Weddings“, and celebrates the landmark legislative and cultural changes in the ten years since those historic civil disobedience weddings in New Paltz’s Peace Park.

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Sponsors
pride 2012 - john & guy - cropped Wear your support with pride!

Is your business or organization interested in becoming a Pride sponsor? Our sponsors receive visibility at the event, proud recognition on our website, listing in our Business Directory and much more. Visit our sponsorship page to find out how to get involved, or reach out to development@lgbtqcenter.org for more information.

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Volunteer for Pride
Want to be part of it all? Our volunteers provide incredible support, enabling us to pull off an amazing Pride celebration each year!

Find out how you can volunteer for Pride and other special events by contacting us at volunteers@lgbtqcenter.org.

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