Back In Action: Hudson Pride Celebrations Return After 2 Years
In what will be the 13th annual celebration, OutHudson has announced a full lineup of events and festivities for the Hudson NY LGBTQ Pride Celebrations after a hiatus due to COVID. This year will also recognize the 53rd anniversary of Stonewall.
Out of this World is the theme for this year's festivities and, for the first time since 2019, OutHudson is excited to host the June 2022 Hudson, NY LGBTQ Pride Celebration with a 'full roster of events to support OutHudson's mission of advancing the visibility of local LGBTQIA+ and ally folx.'
Events will kick off on Wednesday, June 1st, and run through Sunday, June 5th with a variety of activities and celebrations including:
- Wednesday, June 1, 5-8pm, Nine Pin Tasting Room, Albany
- Nine Pin Pride Can Launch Event (music, food, drinks)
- Thursday, June 2, 6:15pm, WYLDE Hudson, 35 South 3rd St. Hudson
- Hudson Coloring Club, Pride Edition
- Friday, June 3rd 7:30pm, Hudson City Hall, 520 Warren St. Hudson
- Rainbow Flag Raising Ceremony
- Friday, June 3rd, 6-9pm, Athens Cultural Center, 24 2nd St., Athens
- SPECTRUM Exhibition Opening Party (multimedia exhibition)
- Friday, June 3rd, 9pm-12am, Space 428 of The Hudson Eye 428 State Street, Hudson
- All The Bodies (DJ, drag, dancing)
- Saturday, June 4, 2-4pm Warren Street, Hudson (lineup 12pm 7th Street Park)
- LGBTQIA+ Pride Parade**
- Saturday, June 4, 3-6pm, The Maker, 306 Warren St., Hudson
- The Maker Hotel's Poolside Celebration (poolside lounge, music and entertainment)
- Saturday, June 4, 3-6pm, Hudson Brewing Company, 99 South 3rd Street, Hudson
- Poke the Bear Beer Blast
- Saturday, June 4, 7pm, Hudson Brewing Company, 99 South 3rd Street, Hudson
- Trixie's Drag Extravaganza
- Sunday, June 5, 1-4pm, Queer Artists Salon of Hudson LOCATION TBA
- RECESS Pride
- Sunday, June 5, 2pm, Hudson Power Boat Association, 23 Ferry Street, Hudson
- Tea Dance & Roy G. Biv Awards Show
**The LGBTQIA+ Pride Parade on Saturday afternoon serves as the centerpiece of the festivities and will encompass the 'Out of this World' theme. Awards will be presented in a number of categories
- Parade: Out of this World; Highest in the Sky; Most Cosmic; Most Nebulacious; Blackest Hole.
- Community: Biggest Cuddlebear; Intergalactic Champion; Queerest Menu; Most Gargantuan; Milkiest Way; Betty White Memorial; Golden Girl Award.
- Roy G. Biv Award Trophy Artists: Paige Simpson, Jessica Weinberg, David Bruner, Becca VanK, Tim Ebneth, Tom McGill, Jessica Willis, Abbie Zuidema.
With this year's celebration also comes a new OutHudson Director, Osun Zotique, who shared the following
I am so pleased that Pride has become, over the past 13 successful years, one of the most beloved celebrations in the City of Hudson. OutHudson co-founders Trixie Starr (AKA Rich Volo) and Charlie Ferrusi have curated and supported the OutHudson community from inception, and I’m grateful for the steps they have spearheaded to continue to create spaces where the LGBTQIA+ community of all ages feel seen, heard, welcomed, and celebrated. The value of this impact cannot be understated.
May 4th is the deadline for participation in the parade, and those interested can sign up here. If you want to keep up to date with more information about the events and festivities for the 13th Hudson NY LGBTQ Pride Celebrations, be sure to follow @outhudsonny on Instagram.