Tag: Pride Festival

Hudson Pride Parade 2017 in Pictures

The always colorful, Pride Parade took place yesterday in Hudson. The OutHudson parade began with Grand Marsha, Justin Vivian Bond, and ended with the Poke The Bear party and Big Dipper performance at the Half Moon.

Following are pictures from the parade and party.

Grand Marsha, Justin Vivian Bond

 

Grand Marsha, Justin Vivian Bond and Matthew Camp

Big Dipper Performing at the Poke a Bear party

 

All photos taken by Jeff McKinney and Seth Davis

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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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Jeff McKinney is a Realtor in Columbia County, NY. Connect with him on Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, or Pinterest.