The Center is proud to announce our 2018 Pride March and Festival! Both events will be Sunday, June 3rd, 2018 in New Paltz, NY. During the month of June the Center hosts over a dozen events and activities in honor and celebration of Pride Month and there are plenty of ways to get involved.

To donate to support Pride 2018, please click here.

To register as a marcher in the Pride March, please fill out this form.

To register as a vendor for the Pride Festival, please fill out this form.

To become a Pride sponsor, please click this link.

To sign up to be a Pride volunteer, please fill out this form.

Save the date (Sunday, May 6th) for our 2018 Pride Kickoff Tea Dance (more details coming soon!) and the release of our 2018 Pride Guide. The 2018 Pride Guide will feature the full schedule of Pride events, plus premium content and messages from our generous supporters.


This year’s Pride March and Festival will take place on Sunday, June 3rd, in New Paltz. Line-up for the march will begin at 12pm at the M&T Bank parking lot, and the march will kick off at 1pm sharp.

In February of 2004 the same-sex weddings performed by then New Paltz Mayor Jason West pushed the lesbian gay bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) community to the forefront in New York and across the nation. Those weddings led to the first New Paltz Pride March & Festival held in June 2005 which in turn led to the formation of the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center. The Pride March & Festival has continued to grow ever since.

Last year’s Pride March took place on Sunday, June 4, 2017. Despite the threat of rain over 700 community members took over Main Street in New Paltz and marched to Hasbrouck Park for the annual Pride Festival.


During the month of June the Center hosts over a dozen events and activities in honor and celebration of Pride Month. Check out the Pride Guide in May to get a full listing of activities and events.

May 6th: Tea Dance Kick-Off @ The Forsyth B&B
June 1st: Pride Dance Party & Drag Show @ The Beverly
June 2nd: Art Opening: “Big Girl Stretch”
June 2nd: Board Reception & Volunteer Recognition Event
June 3rd: Pride March & Festival
June 5th: Drag Bingo
June 10th: Pride Picnic @ Locust Grove
June 15th: Pride Youth Dance Party
June 21st: Solidarity Thursday @ The Beverly
June 28th: Word is Out Art & Poetry Show @ The Beverly
June 30th: Drag Brunch @ The Beverly