Hudson’s Pride celebrations in New York return after 2-year hiatus

In what will be the 13th annual celebration, OutHudson has announced a full lineup of events and festivities for Hudson NY’s LGBTQ Pride celebrations following a hiatus due to COVID. This year will also mark Stonewall’s 53rd anniversary.

Out of this World is the theme for this year’s festivities, and for the first time since 2019, OutHudson is thrilled to host the June 2022 LGBTQ Pride Celebration in Hudson, NY, with a “full slate of events for supporting OutHudson’s mission to advance the visibility of local and allied LGBTQIA+ folx.’

Events will kick off on Wednesday June 1 and run through Sunday June 5 with a variety of activities and celebrations including:

  • Wednesday, June 1, 5-8 p.m., Nine Pin Tasting Room, Albany
    • Nine Pin Pride Can Launch Event (music, food, drinks)
  • Thursday, June 2, 6:15 p.m., WYLDE Hudson, 35 South 3rd St. Hudson
    • Hudson Coloring Club, Pride Edition
  • Friday, June 3, 7:30 p.m., Hudson City Hall, 520 Warren St. Hudson
    • Rainbow Flag Raising Ceremony
  • Friday, June 3, 6-9 p.m., Athens Cultural Center, 24 2nd St., Athens
    • Opening night of the SPECTRUM exhibition (multimedia exhibition)
  • Friday, June 3, 9 p.m.-12 a.m., Espace 428 at The Hudson Eye 428 State Street, Hudson
    • All The Bodies (DJ, drag, dance)
  • Saturday, June 4, 2-4 p.m. Warren Street, Hudson (lineup 12 p.m. 7th Street Park)
  • Saturday, June 4, 3-6 p.m., The Maker, 306 Warren St., Hudson
    • The Maker Hotel’s Poolside Celebration (poolside lounge, music and entertainment)
  • Saturday, June 4, 3-6 p.m., Hudson Brewing Company, 99 South 3rd Street, Hudson
  • Saturday, June 4, 7 p.m., Hudson Brewing Company, 99 South 3rd Street, Hudson
    • Trixie’s Drag Extravaganza
  • Sunday, June 5, 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., Salon des artistes queer de Hudson LOCATION To be determined
  • Sunday, June 5, 2 p.m., Hudson Power Boat Association, 23 Ferry Street, Hudson
    • Tea Dance Show and Roy G. Biv Awards

**The Saturday afternoon LGBTQIA+ Pride Parade is the centerpiece of the festivities and will encompass the ‘Out of this World’ theme. Prizes will be awarded in several categories

  • Parade: Out of this world; highest in the sky; The most cosmic; The most nebulous; Blackest hole.
  • Community: the biggest cuddly bear; Intergalactic Champion; Weirdest menu; The most gargantuan; Milky Way; Betty White Memorial; Golden Girl Award.
  • Roy G. Biv Prize Trophy Artists: Paige Simpson, Jessica Weinberg, David Bruner, Becca VanK, Tim Ebneth, Tom McGill, Jessica Willis, Abbie Zuidema.

Along with this year’s celebration also comes a new OutHudson manager, Osun Zotique, who shared the following

I am so happy that Pride has become, over the past 13 successful years, one of the most beloved celebrations in the Town of Hudson. OutHudson co-founders Trixie Starr (AKA Rich Volo) and Charlie Ferrusi have organized and supported the OutHudson community since its inception, and I am grateful for the steps they have taken to continue to create spaces where the community LGBTQIA+ of all ages feels seen, heard, welcomed and celebrated. The value of this impact cannot be underestimated.

May 4 is the deadline to participate in the parade, and those interested can register here. If you want to keep up to date with more information about the events and festivities at Hudson NY’s 13th LGBTQ Pride Celebrations, be sure to follow @outhudsonny on Instagram.

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