Hudson Pride Weekend: Justin Vivian Bond Grand Marshal of 2017 Parade!

Mx Justin Vivian Bond will be the Grand Marshal, aka Grand Marsha, of the 2017 OutHudson Parade. The Grand Marsha title honors Marsha P. Johnson, the transwoman of color who threw the first brick during The Stonewall Riots in June of 1969.

Justin Vivian Bond, is a “trans-genre” artist, and half of the duo, Kiki & Herb. Bond is a well known singer-songwriter, author, painter, performance artist and actor. Mx Bond, in addition to being a new Hudson Valley resident, has performed at multiple venues throughout the area, including organizing the popular Spiegeltent Cabaret at Bard College. Bond has received numerous accolades, including an Obie (2001), a Bessie (2004), a Tony nomination (2007), the Ethyl Eichelberger Award (2007), The Peter Reed Foundation Grant, and a New York Foundation for the Arts Grant for Artists. Bond is the author of the Lambda Literary Award winning memoir TANGO: My Childhood, Backwards and in High Heels (2011). For more information, see www.justinvivianbond.com.

OutHudson, is an organization for the advancement of LBGTQ awareness in Columbia County, NY.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, June 17 2017, 2pm

LOCATION:
Hudson, New York
The parade goes down Warren Street.  It begins at Seventh Street Park, and ends at Front Street.

MORE:
OutHudson.com

 

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Hudson Pride Weekend: Poke the Bear Beer Blast w/ Big Dipper

Immediately after the Hudson LGBTQ Parade down Warren Street, The Half Moon will host the 2017 Poke the Bear Beer Blast and Tea Dance, part of OutHudson’s LGBTQ Pride weekend.  NYC DJ’s, Prephab, are slated to supply the music and special guest, Big Dipper will perform.   All proceeds will benefit OutHudson’s mission to promote LGBTQ awareness in Columbia County, NY.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, June 17 2017, 3pm – 6pm

LOCATION:
The Half Moon
44 S Front St, Hudson, New York 12534

ADMISSION:
21 and over only

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Historic Red Hook Preservation Expo 2017

The Elmendorph Inn is the oldest public building in the Town of Red Hook, and one of the oldest in the Hudson Valley. It’s the perfect setting for Historic Red Hook’s 3rd annual Preservation Expo this Saturday.

The expo is an “info fair” that will focus on how to preserve, restore and re-use your old house, barns or outbuildings. There will be hands-on demonstrations and presentations by people who have done it before. Attendees are invited to drop by any time with questions & photos for “show and tell”. The expo will also have live music and food.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, June 10th, 2017 – 10:00am to 3:00pm

LOCATION:
The Elmendorph Inn
7562 North Broadway (Route 9)
Red Hook, NY 12571

ADMISSION:
Free
No reservations required

MORE:
HistoricRedHook.org

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Columbia County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day 2017

The Columbia County Household Hazardous Waste Collection Day is Saturday, June 17, in Hudson. There is no charge for County residents and proof of residency will be required.

Here is the full list of what is, and is not accepted:

Residents with large quantities (pick up/van loads) must contact the DPW administrative office prior to participating at 518-828-2737.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, June 17 2017, from 8am – 12 noon

LOCATION:
County Highway Garage, 178 NY-23B, Hudson

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Hudson Flag Day Parade – Saturday June 10!

This Saturday is Hudson’s Flag Day Parade. The day starts with entertainment, informational displays, and vendors at the 7th St. Park, which is followed by the Elks Annual Flag Day Ceremony.

The parade will start at Green & State Street and will march down Warren St, ending at the Amtrak Train Station. The Parade features marchers, vehicles, floats and marching bands from community groups, churches, fire companies, youth groups, and businesses.

The big bands returning include The Hawthorne Caballeros, 20th Century Limited and Brass-O-Mania, along with high school marching bands and more! Some of these groups will give an additional performance at the waterfront, followed by the judges’ announcement of trophies earned.

The water front will also feature a large variety of food vendors, an amusement area with rides, and entertainment provided by Dusk to Dawn and Side Show Willie.  The day wraps up with the area’s largest fireworks display, produced by Young Explosives.

DATE/TIME:
Saturday, June 10, 2017
7th Street Park activities begin at 10am
The parade steps off at 2pm
Fireworks at Hudson’s Riverfront Park at about 9pm

LOCATION:
Hudson, NY
Parade Route runs along Warren Street (from Green & State Streets to Amtrak Station).

MORE:
hudsonflagdayparade.org

 

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Basilica Soundscape 2017 Taking Shape

Basilica SoundScape, the summer “antifestival” that takes place each year at Basilica Hudson, revealed a partial lineup today for this year’s show. The lineup so far includes Bing & Ruth, Blanck Mass, Emel Mathlouthi, Jlin, John Maus, Moor Mother, Priests, Protomartyr, serpentwithfeet, Thou, Yellow Eyes, and Zola Jesus.

Here’s some info about Soundscape from BasilicaHudson.org:

Basilica SoundScape, a carefully curated weekend that’s been called “the anti­festival” by various publications for offering of a thoughtful mix of music, visual art, and literature, is co-curated by Brandon Stosuy (The Creative Independent), Basilica Co-Founder and Director Melissa Auf der Maur and Basilica Co-Founder Tony Stone. This year they welcome back previous BSS Creative Director Michael Renaud to handle all aspects of visual design for the event and have added the talents of a special guest curator, Jenn Pelly, editor at Pitchfork, and author of a forthcoming book on the Raincoats.

 

DATES/TIMES:
September 15 – 17, 2017
Beginning at 6pm on Friday and ending at 1am on Sunday

LOCATION:
Basilica Hudson
110 S. Front St.,
Hudson, NY 12534

ADMISSION:
Early Bird Weekend Pass – $60
Early Bird Weekend Pass + Camping – $110

MORE:
Additional info on Basilica Soundscape, including more acts and ticket purchases, here.

 

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This Week at the New Lebanon Library

There have been a few changes to the original schedule of events at the New Lebanon Library this week. The monthly LEGO Club has been moved to Tuesday, June 13th, and the Fun Family Crafts event will now take place on June 27th.

LOCATION:
New Lebanon Library
550 State Route 20
New Lebanon, NY 12125

MORE:
Phone: 518-794-8844
Email: leb@taconic.net

 

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