Name & Gender Marker Change Clinic

Please join Legal Services of the Hudson Valley and the Hudson Valley LGBTQ+ Community Center for a Pro Se Name Change Clinic on Tuesday, October 25th from 6:30-8pm at the Hudson Valley LGBTQ+ Community Center (300 Wall Street). This clinic is for 18+.

At the clinic, Pro Bono Attorneys will provide assistance with the completion of a Name Change Petition, and provide information on how to change your gender marker on various state and federal documents and IDs.  After the clinic, attendees will be able file a pro se (on your own) Name Change Petition with the Court in order to legally change their name.  Attendees of the clinic should ensure to bring a photo ID as well as a certified or original copy of their birth certificate.

RSVPs are required. Please e-mail programs@lgbtqcenter.org to reserve your spot & to connect with LSHV’s LGBTQ Legal Project Paralegal, Antonio Martinez to be vetted and confirm your eligibility. Availability is limited, so reserve your spot today!

Nightmare on Wall Street

Join us for a not-so-spooky Halloween event at the Hudson Valley LGBTQ+ Community Center (300 Wall Street Kingston) on Saturday October 29th from 12-2pm! Come dressed in your Halloween costumes and paint pumpkins, have tarot cards read, play games, get your face painted, enjoy treats, a photobooth, and vote in a pumpkin carving contest! All ages welcome!

Winner of the pumpkin carving contest will receive a $25 gift card to Adams Fairacre Farms! To enter the contest, drop off your pumpkin on Friday 10/28 from 10am-4pm, or between 11:30am-12pm on Saturday 10/29 at the Hudson Valley LGBTQ+ Community Center. If you have any questions, e-mail programs@lgbtqcenter.org.

Make Your Own Ceramic Ghost

Stop by the Center’s Open Doors program on Saturday October 8th from 12-1pm to make your own ceramic ghost! 300 Wall Street Kingston
Ceramics Manager Karen Jaimes from Cornell Creative Arts will be facilitating a free workshop to make these boo-tiful pieces. Come back the following week to pick up your ghost, once it’s been fired in a kiln, in time for Halloween fun!

 

Soothing Scents Workshop

Did you know that essential oils, herbs, and plants can have a calming & grounding effect during times of stress and anxiety? Join us for a Soothing Scents Workshop and make your own aromatherapy sachet for on-the-go stress relief! We will provide all of the materials. This program is open to all ages. Masks are required in the space.

September 24th from 12pm- 2pm

300 Wall Street, Kingston

Questions? Email programs@lgbtqcenter.org

Important Notice: Some scents may cause headaches and other discomfort in some people. Please consider your own level of sensitivity before deciding to attend this event.

Pride in a Bottle

On Saturday, September 10th, 12pm to 2pm come to 300 Wall St. Kingston, for Pride in a Bottle. Capture your pride in a bottle by recreating your pride flag in a decorative bottle. Materials will be provided from colorful sand to plastic bottles to put the sand in. Feel free to bring your own bottle if you would like, but it is not required. This program is open to all ages. We ask that masks be worn throughout the program. Questions? E-mail programs@lgbtqcenter.org.

Zines!

Ever wanted to make a zine, but didn’t know how or have the materials to do so? Well now is your chance to learn about and create a zine! A zine is a great way to lift of up your voice by creating a small book on whatever you want. Zines are self-published and handmade books. Zines can be created to provide information on a topic, to express yourself and your feelings, and they can be used to show off your artistic talent. Feel free to

 bring your own items to collage into your zine, we will be providing the space, scissors and other craft supplies. The series will take place on

August 6th, 13th, and 20th @ 300 Wall Street, Kingston from 5pm to 7pm.

Hope to see you there!

Masks are required. Questions? Email Programs@lgbtqcenter.org

Emo Karaoke Night

Brace those vocal cords for Emo Karaoke Night!

Come by 300 Wall St. Kingston on Saturday, July 16th, 6pm to 8pm

Sing the greatest emo hits! Refreshments will be provided, masks are optional. All ages welcome!

Questions? Email programs@lgbtqcenter.org.

Speed Friending

Having a hard time making friends since the pandemic started? Here is an opportunity to fix that!

Saturday, July 9th from 6pm to 8pm at 300 Wall St. Kingston

There will be a Speed Friending program. It is like speed dating, but for friends! Anxious about starting conversations with strangers? No worries! There will be conversation topics provided to help guide a possible connection to a friend! This event is mask optional and open to those 18 years or older.

Questions? Email programs@lgbtqcenter.org

Gayme Night

Stop by 300 Wall St. Kingston for Gayme Night! All ages welcome! Bring your friends and bring yourself for some fun board games!

The program will take place on the following Wednesday’s, 4pm to 6pm on

July 20th

August 3rd

August 17th

August 31st

No need to RSVP! Masks are optional.

Questions? Email programs@lgbtqcenter.org.

 

 

Crosswalk Painting

Come help us repaint the Pride Flag Crosswalks Wall & John Streets in Kingston

There’ll be:

  • Art stations where you can “connect” with a color of the Pride Flag and where you can contribute to our Community Garden mural
  • Staff available to connect with about upcoming programs, recent changes made within our organization, our accountability journey, and our renewed commitment to our local LGBTQ+ community.

June 26th 8am to 12pm!