Picture this – Catskill 2009. I was there selling Tupperware at their first pride event, and I thought, we could do something like this in Hudson. Why not? How hard could it be?
The next year, 2010, working with the pride group in Catskill, we both planned the third weekend in June.
I called my friend Ellen Thurston, and asked her how to plan a parade in Hudson. I filled out the mass gathering form sixty days prior to the event, and we were off! I put out a facebook invite, people showed up and about a dozen of us met every week to organize.
Charlie Ferrusi came to one of our initial planning meetings. A week before the pride parade, we learned that Charlie and Timmy Howard won High School Homecoming King and Queen. The news was in the Register-Star first, then it was picked up by AP, and it went global. News agencies descended on Hudson and it was more publicity than we could have ever dreamed.
Here’s a video from that first parade day, June 2010. It was magical.
Have fun today, Hudson!
I went to my very first “food pairing” hosted by Talbott and Arding at Rose Hill Farm. I had no idea what a “food pairing” is, but you can read about my experience here:
Hudson and environs ice cream options – I have a new favorite ice cream flavor. You’ll never guess.
Have you seen the SPOUT exhibit at the Hudson Area Library yet? It’s amazing! The staff and volunteers spent a lot of time putting it together. Check it out and buy a mug. Here’s a little something to whet your appetite.
Events listed in Chronological Order (ish)
Saturdays at 7:30pm & Sundays at 2:00
June 3 – June 4
Bridge Street Theatre, 44 West Bridge Street, Catskill, NY
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 3rd – 5:00-8:00pm
D’Arcy Simpson Art Works
On View July 3rd – July 9th
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 3rd – 5:00-7:00pm
Susan Eley Fine Art
On View Until July 16th
CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER – THURSDAY, JUNE 8th
Free live music and poetry:
Edwin Torres & NewBorn Trio
(Katie Down, Miguel Frasconi, Jeffrey Lependorf)
June 10th, June 24th
Second and Fourth Saturdays of Each Month
Flow Chart Space, 348 Warren Street, Hudson, NY
ROSENDALE THEATRE’S MUSIC FAN SERIES CELEBRATES LGBTQ PRIDE MONTH BY SCREENING “WIGSTOCK: THE MOVIE”
Tours depart from Athens on the following:
June 17 – at 11am and 1pm
July 8, August 12, Sept 9 at 10 am, 11am and 12pm
October 14 at 11am and 1pm
June 17 at 10 am and 12 pm
July 22, August 26, Sept 23 at 10 am, 11 am and 12 pm
October 14 at 10 am and 12 pm
Departing from Hudson