PKGO Pride Parade and Festival

PKGO Pride Parade and Festival is happening on June 11th!!!

Follow this link to information on the march! March set up will begin at 11am!

Follow this link to information on the Festival!!

The Festival will take place following the march at noon in Waryas Park, Main Street Poughkeepsie from 12pm to 5pm!

Community Event: Que Será, Será: A Life’s Journey of Sexual Orientation & Gender Expression

Que Será, Será: A Life’s Journey of Sexual Orientation & Gender Expression 

Performed by Zelda

aka Judith Z. Miller

**** 4 Stars – “Truly an EIPIC Tale”

“The title of this gently confronting and evocative storytelling performance says it all. It is A Life’s Journey of Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression told by the charming and engaging Zelda (AKA Judith Z. Miller) who opens her heart and her life to the audience … imbuing her memories with passion, joy and melancholy …. Her stories are quirky and funny, distressing and sad, excitable and volatile and intermittently suicidal and tragic …  Que Será Será is truly an epic tale of a coming of age in one’s sexuality and gender identity.”

– Kate Herbert Theatre Reviews (Australia)

“Que Será Será (QSS) is an engaging multi-media show that highlights Zelda’s personal journey through seven decades of life. She delivers a passionate performance that generously shares raw experiences, thoughts and confessions. Via her intimate and powerful writing, Zelda expertly guides the audience so that we may all examine, accept, and appreciate our own life’s journey. Although focused on her own Queer journey, Zelda’s story illuminates the dark moments many of us struggle with alone with compassion, warmth and humor, transforming the highly personal into an entertaining and universally relatable experience. A performance of QSS would be a wonderful addition to any community or art organizations’ programming calendar.”

– Arts Mid-Hudson Grants & Program Manager Lilia Perez

 

June 15, 16, 17 & 18 @ 7 pm – The Lace Mill “Workroom” 165 Cornell St., Kingston NY 12401

Tickets $20

Watch a show trailer & reserve tickets: https://punjabbed.wixsite.com/queserasera

This project is made possible with funds from the Statewide Community Regrants Program, a regrant program of the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature and administered by Arts Mid-Hudson. Radio Kingston is the project’s Community Partner.

 

 

 

 

 

Community Event: Que Será, Será: A Life’s Journey of Sexual Orientation & Gender Expression

Que Será, Será: A Life’s Journey of Sexual Orientation & Gender Expression 

Performed by Zelda

aka Judith Z. Miller

**** 4 Stars – “Truly an EIPIC Tale”

“The title of this gently confronting and evocative storytelling performance says it all. It is A Life’s Journey of Sexual Orientation and Gender Expression told by the charming and engaging Zelda (AKA Judith Z. Miller) who opens her heart and her life to the audience … imbuing her memories with passion, joy and melancholy …. Her stories are quirky and funny, distressing and sad, excitable and volatile and intermittently suicidal and tragic …  Que Será Será is truly an epic tale of a coming of age in one’s sexuality and gender identity.”

– Kate Herbert Theatre Reviews (Australia)

“Que Será Será (QSS) is an engaging multi-media show that highlights Zelda’s personal journey through seven decades of life. She delivers a passionate performance that generously shares raw experiences, thoughts and confessions. Via her intimate and powerful writing, Zelda expertly guides the audience so that we may all examine, accept, and appreciate our own life’s journey. Although focused on her own Queer journey, Zelda’s story illuminates the dark moments many of us struggle with alone with compassion, warmth and humor, transforming the highly personal into an entertaining and universally relatable experience. A performance of QSS would be a wonderful addition to any community or art organizations’ programming calendar.”

– Arts Mid-Hudson Grants & Program Manager Lilia Perez

June 12 @ 5 pm – Rosendale Theatre –

408 Main St, Rosendale, NY 12472

Tickets $20 https://www.rosendaletheatre.org

Watch a show trailer & learn more: https://punjabbed.wixsite.com/queserasera

Trans Day of Visibility Retreat @ SUNY New Paltz

We all need a break to celebrate our lives. TDOV this year is going to be about joy and the beauty of existence. Join us at SUNY New Paltz, Student Union Building, Room 409 for a 2-hour retreat to sit with one another and share feelings of joy. There will be crafting activities, mindfulness exercises, gratitude exercises, and a few snacks. You are encouraged to bring items from home that spark joy to incorporate into the crafting activities. Hope to see you there! For more information please e-mail programs@lgbtqcenter.org.

Wednesday Wind-Up Writing Party

The Hudson Valley LGBTQ+ Community Center is excited to offer a new ongoing social Writing Party series, facilitated by The Generations Project, starting April 21st and continuing on the Third Wednesday of every other month through August, (June 16th, August 18th), from 5-6:30pm EST!

At each session, TGP facilitators will guide participants through a variety of short creative writing prompts, designed to help each person express themselves, share their story and get to know each other. No writing experience necessary! These are fun, accessible exercises to flex your imagination and get to hear the perspectives of other generations of LGBTQ+ people. April’s session falls just before Earth Day, so we’ll be exploring related themes: the Indigenous history of the land, the environment and our global queer community.

Click here to register!

 

 

 

BIPOC LGBTQ Mindfulness Meditation Sit

 Please join me for

 

a BIPOCLGBTQ Mindfulness Meditation Sit

 

Tuesday, March 16th 5-5:45pm

Sunday, March 21st 9:30-10:15am

Tuesday, March 23rd 5-5:45pm

 

 

If you are looking for a helpful tool to connect with your self, help reduce stress or anxiety, or even to simply have a mini respite from the busy-ness of your day, in the company of other BIPOC folx please join me, for a deceivingly simple 20 minute practice based on the teachings of Rev. angel Kyodo williams. ALL levels welcome!

 

To register, and/or if you have questions, simply send me an email with your name, tel. number, and intention for joining this sit, to: heartandhands.suzu@gmail.com  with “BIPOC lgbtq sit” in the subject line.

 

It will be on zoom, and I will ask that you join with video at the beginning, so that we can all create a feeling of safety, “knowing who is in the room.” You are welcome to go off screen while meditating if you prefer.

 

i look forward to sitting with you all.

thank you very much ~ suzu kawamoto

 

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a little about me: I am a licensed massage therapist, and have been serving the Hudson valley since 1991. I love my work, and am now looking forward to opening my life to offer these sits as an opportunity to collectively create a safe and welcoming container for us BIPOC folx to gather and meditate together…. as Rev angel says, “Come as you are, leave as you must…”