Tag: Out Hudson

OutHudson Pride 2021 Events

Due to the pandemic, OutHudson is unable to move forward with organizing the annual parade this year, however, there will be several events taking place this June. Here is the current list of official Pride Happenings for 2021:

Nine Pin Pride Night
June 11 / 4 – 11pm
Nine Pin Cider

Poke the Bear
June 12 / 4 – 7pm
Hudson Brewing Company

Scholarship Reception Author Reading w/Chavisa Woods
June 18 / 6:30pm
Private Event, message OutHudson for details

Drag Queen Story Time w/Katarina Mirage
June 25 / 6pm
Hudson Waterfront, HI-BEAM Stage
Hudson Area Library

All the Bodies Show Hosted by Celeste
June 25 / 8pm
Hudson Waterfront, HI-BEAM Stage
Lil’ Deb’s Oasis

Saints and Sinners Social
June 26 / 4 – 6pm
Donation $75+
First Presbyterian Church


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Queer Night on the Farm – OutHudson’s Annual Farm Event, Sep 16

Join OutHudson and Lil’ Deb’s Oasis for a safe, and free, gathering at Chaseholm Farm, with local friends and queer family.

119598399_2387398728231248_9059122156332551603_oHighlights of the night include a movie screening, bonfire, and shows by Davon and Celeste. The evening will feature a screening Kiki (2017; Sara Jordenö) and Community Action Center (2010; AL Steiner, AK Burns).

Light snacks will be provided for free. Fresh baguettes, local cheese, and drinks will be available for purchase. Please bring warm clothes and a blanket. Masks and physical distancing are required. CDC and NYSDOH safety precautions will be followed.

DATE/TIME: Wednesday, September 16, 2020 / 6pm – 10pm

LOCATION: Chaseholm Farm
115 Chase Rd,
Pine Plains, New York 12567

ADMISSION: Free & All Are Welcome


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Drag Queen Story Time w/ Ella Ghent at Hudson Area Library, Sep 28

The Hudson Area Library in collaboration with Out Hudson presents Drag Queen
Story Time with Ella Ghent on Saturday, September 28.

Drag Queen Story Time is a family-friendly and inclusive event. Striving to celebrate
differences, breaking down barriers and of course dressing up! There will also be a drag treasure chest with costumes for kids and complimentary cookies from Trixie’s Oven.

Originally from Chicago, Ella Ghent lives in the city of Hudson; Ella is a multi talented
performer in speech, drama, movement, storytelling, writing/singing songs, poetry and clowning. She has studied Waldorf education and her daytime persona (Michael) is the co-director and actor of The Camphill Hudson Players. Locally Ella has performed at Club Helsinki, Red Dot, Hudson Hall and various Camphill communities nationwide. Ella also unicycles in the Out Hudson and Flag Day Parades. Ella has lived in Columbia County for 11 years and has spent the last 7 years in Hudson.

OutHudson is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, whose mission is to improve the quality of life and advance the visibility of LGBTQ people in Columbia County. In addition to sponsoring multiple events throughout the year, OutHudson is the sponsor of the LGBTQ Pride Weekend in Hudson, NY.

Saturday, September 28, 2019 / 11 am – 12 pm

Hudson Area Library
51 N. 5th St. (at State St.)
Hudson, NY 12534

Kids and families are welcome to this family-friendly and inclusive event.
Free and open to the public.




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Hudson Pride 2019

OutHudson presents the 2019 Hudson Pride Festival, “Faerie Tales!” The official events started on Wednesday with the Book Reading at Spotty Dog, and will run through the weekend with the culmination Tee-Dance event Hosted by Girlgantua Jones on Sunday, June 16.  As always, the highlight of the weekend will be Hudson’s annual LGBTQ Parade down Warren Street.

Here’s the Schedule of OFFICIAL EVENTS:

Thursday, June 13th

Movie Night showing of “The Death and Life of Marsha P. Johnson”
House Rules Cafe – 757 Columbia St

Friday, June 14th

Boat Cruise
Hudson River Waterfront
7-9pm – $25
The Boat leaves PROMPTLY at 7pm
Boarding starts about 6:30pm
DJ Prephab – Hosted by Davon

Pride Kick-Off Party
Back Bar – 347 Warren Street
9pm – 12am – $5

Trixie’s Whorehouse + Queeraoke
Half Moon – 48 S. Front Street
11pm-4am – $10
DJ Prephab, Hosted by Merrie Cherry

Saturday, June 15th

Parade Down Warren Street
Parade starts at north end of Warren – 2pm

ETSY Family Craft Fair
3-6pm – Promenade Hill Park – End of Warren Street

Family Fun Zone
Wm. Farmer and Sons
3-6pm – 20 S. Front Street

Poke the Bear
OR Gallery & Tavern – 35 S. Third Street
3-6pm – $10 – Live Performances!

Miss Sherry Vine Cabaret Show
Club Helsinki, Hudson – 405 Columbia Street
Doors open for dinner at 5pm / Show at 7pm
Purchase Show Tickets -$25 –  On-Line – or in person at Helsinki Hudson

Faeries, Freaks, and Fantasies
Basilica Hudson – 100 S. Front Street
8pm-4am – $10 Hosted by Davon and Celeste

Sunday, June 16th

Tea Dance
Red Dot – 321 Warren Street
4pm-9pm – $5
Hosted by Girlgantua Jones
Sponsored by SDL+GHS Insurance Agency
DJ Prephab


OutHudson is a registered not-for-profit formed to bring awareness of LGBTQ+ issues in Columbia County, NY. In addition to sponsoring multiple events throughout the year, it is the sponsor of the OutHudson Pride Weekend in Hudson, NY on the third weekend of June.



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OutHudson Pride Festival Begins w/ Book Reading at Spotty Dog, Jun 12

The OutHudson Pride Festival kicks off next Wednesday with the Spotty Dog Book Reading with authors Camille Spencer and Karen Williams.

Karen Williams is a writer and psychotherapist who lives between New York City and the Berkshires. In addition to novels and short stories, she has published articles on the human-animal bond and was awarded the Maxwell Medallion by the Dog Writer’s Association of America. She enjoys philosophical debates, and often asks the question we all ponder: is there a place for us beyond this life and, if so, can our dogs and cats come too? As the Crow Flies, a haunting romance with a good dose of humor and the right amount of spooky, is currently a finalist for a 2019 Golden Crown Literary Society award.

Camille Spencer grew up in Southern California during the 70s and 80s, where she spent two years as an art major in college only to switch mid-way to English Literature. She’s worked as a freelance copywriter and editor since 2001. In 2013, she began writing fiction on the side. Truth or Dare was published in 2018. Her second romance, On Second Thought, is slated for release in February of 2020. She currently lives in Western Massachusetts with her wife and their daughter.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 / 7 – 9pm

The Spotty Dog Books & Ale
440 Warren Street
Hudson, NY 12534




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