Monday, June 23, 2014

XO


The entire Hudson Pride Foundation board and the whole Hudson Pride family thanks each and every one of you who came out this weekend in celebration of Hudson Pride #5!

It was a perfect weekend. The weather was perfect, the marchers were perfect, the crowds of spectators were perfect, the festival was perfect, the performers were perfect, it was all just perfect!

Much love, much thanks, so proud.

Mark your calendars: June 20th, 2015!



Saturday, June 21, 2014

2014 HUDSON PRIDE WEEKEND - Official Kick-off Boat Cruises are in the Books!

Cruises kick off Pride Weekend

By Adam Clayton Columbia-Greene Media | Posted: Saturday, June 21, 2014 12:30 am
Rainbow flags adorning city shops and residences, and a boat cruise sailing away amid a cacophony of disco music can only mean one thing: Pride Weekend 2014 has officially begun in Hudson.
“There was just so much work, especially this week. It’s hard to believe the weekend is finally here,” said Tiffany Martin Hamilton, a member of the Hudson Pride Foundation, the organization that puts together Pride Weekend. “We finally get to start enjoying the weekend,” Hamilton said as she boarded the first cruise ship Friday evening.
Holly Northrop, vice president of the foundation; Rich Volo, its president; and Martha Harvey, the foundation’s executive director were on hand at Henry Hudson Riverfront Park’s boat launch to check in cruise guests.
The line of guests was a sea of glitter and high heels.
“We sold out of tickets for both cruises,” Harvey said. “The first few years, we sold out entirely, as well, but the last two years we used bigger boats. It’s a trade-off: With a bigger boat if we don’t get enough passengers, we may not recoup the money we put out for the boat, whereas using a smaller boat, like this year, we have to turn people away when we sell-out tickets.”
Tiffany Garriga, Alderwoman D-2nd Ward, was one of a few residents hoping there would be no-shows and tickets might be available. She and others were out of luck, however, as all of the registered guests showed up for the cruise.
The Sunset Cruise, which Harvey said is half dance party, half boat trip with a “flowing cash bar,” took off at 7 p.m. and was slated to dock back at the boat launch at 9 p.m. It was sponsored by Clinton Vineyards and featured a performance by Keira McGill with music by DJ Retts.
Food on the Sunset Cruise was provided by the Paul & Clara Kellner Cafe at Columbia Memorial Hospital.
The Moonlit Cruise: Bears Overboard followed the first cruise Friday night and was slated to run from 9 to 11 p.m.
The Moonlit Cruise was sponsored by the Hudson Valley Bears and Bear Albany and featured a performance by Beardonna and music by DJs Prephab. Food for the second cruise was provided by Park Falafel.
After the second cruise, Volo’s drag queen alter-ego Trixie Starr was set to host a party, Trixie’s Whorehouse, at the Half Moon bar on Front Street.
“All this fun is just a precursor, of course, to the parade on Saturday,” Harvey said.
The parade will line up Saturday starting at noon on Seventh Street between Warren and Washington streets, and around the four sides of Seventh Street Park. The parade will step off at 2 p.m., following Warren Street to Front Street, and turning left to Henry Hudson Riverfront Park.
The parade, currently in its fifth year, is expected to have more than 50 floats and more than 500 volunteers working to make it happen.
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Friday, June 20, 2014

After the Boat Cruise, Head to the Half Moon!

TRIXIE'S WHOREHOUSE!!!!!!!!

Friday 6/20 
10pm to 2am - after the boat cruises
come to the

Half Moon

$5

with DJ JAYFOURWORLD





performances by:
                                                                  Girlgantua Jones
                                                                     Lady Couture 
                                                                    Merrie Cherrie


Merrie Cherrie
Girlgantua

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Trixie's Family Tree

Trixie
Trixie's mom

Both Boat Cruises Are...


Looking Back, Dreaming Forward

This is one of my favorites from the 2012 Hudson Pride. Rich Volo aka Trixie Starr with the fabulous Penny Larceny kicking off pride weekend on the sunset cruise. 
Penny Larceny; she'll cut a bitch


If you haven't purchased your boat cruise tickets for THIS year yet, then what, my dear, are you waiting for??!

The sunset cruise is SOLD-OUT, but, there are still tickets available (not many) for the moonlight cruise, 9-11pm. Buy your tickets now online at www.hudsonpride.com or you can roll the dice & chance that there will still be tickets on Friday night. The dance party at Half Moon will just be getting started when you get back to dry land!


Happy Pride!
~Trixie's minion 

Friday, June 13, 2014

Don't Fear the GLITTER!!

Check out the 
Register Star article about the Hudson Pride Parade
We are but a week away from this much-anticipated extravaganza, and one thing is for sure, THERE WILL BE GLITTER!
... and sparkle and sunshine (this was ordered months ago. I have an email confirmation..)
and love and laughter and PRIDE!




Wednesday, June 11, 2014

LAST PARADE MEETING - THURSDAY

Our last Pride Parade meeting is this Thursday, June 12th at 6:30pm at the Chamber office on N. Front St. in Hudson.

Please make every effort to attend & bring a buddy! We need all hands to make this year **SPARKLE**


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

**IMPORTANT** Parade Information for Participants





Trixie Starr's Summer Solstice

Trixie's Summer
The summer solstice heralds the beginning of summer. This year, the solstice is on Saturday, June 21st. The timing of the solstice depends on when Trixie Starr, our Mistress of Ceremonies, officially "steps-off" at the Hudson Pride Parade, thus ushering in the true beginning of the Hudson Pride festivities!!