Hours and Location
The Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center is located at 300 Wall Street in Kingston (the corner of Wall and John Streets) in the original Stockade District of Uptown Kingston. We’re housed in a beautiful, three-story, late-19th century stone building on the National Register of Historic Places — just a block from the New York State Senate House Historic Site.
The Center’s business hours are 9:30 am to 5 pm, Monday through Friday. During those hours, we are open to those seeking community and support, and to visitors to our CyberCenter, lending library and art gallery. Our doors are also open during evening and weekend programs.
If our front door is locked during hours we’re open, please ring the bell and a staff member will assist you.
Please note that the Center is generally closed on national holidays, and may also close due to inclement weather. To confirm our hours for any particular day, feel free to call us!
Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center
PO Box 3994
Kingston, New York 12402
Toll-free: 888-857-LGBT (888-857-5428)
Director, Programs & Services
Program and Information Referral Specialist
As a safe, supportive environment, the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center provides services, professional resources, and programs that unite the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer community across lines of age, race, gender, and economics. Our purpose is to strengthen, support, and celebrate LGBTQ individuals, families, and groups in their efforts to achieve their fullest potential.
The Center strives for positive social change through advocacy, community education, cultural awareness, and wellness programs that assist in the creation, development, and growth of LGBTQ affirming organizations, institutions, and culture within the community at large.
History of the Center
In February 2004 the same-sex weddings in New Paltz pushed the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning (LGBTQ) community to the forefront of the media. We recognize ourselves as a large and diverse group within the larger Hudson Valley community.
In June of 2005 the New Paltz Pride March and Festival (which became the Hudson Valley Pride March and Festival) added to this momentum, bringing together a small group of committed people who laid the groundwork for the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center.
In July 2005, these dedicated organizers used their vision of a better community to become the founders of the Hudson Valley LGBTQ Community Center and began the work of building a Center for the whole community.
On February 3, 2007, we opened the doors of the Community Center’s headquarters building at 300 Wall Street in Kingston. We’ve continued to grow ever since.