Monday, April 21, 2014

Parade Meeting Sunday April 27th at 3pm

Add your SPARKLE! to 5th Annual Pride Parade.
Our next planning meeting is this Sunday, April 27th at 3pm at the Chamber of Commerce, 1 North Front Street.  Everyone is welcome!

Monday, March 10, 2014

Parade Meeting this Wednesday!

Days are getting longer and planning is in full swing for the 5th Annual Hudson Pride Parade on June 21st.  This year's theme is SPARKLE! and it promises to be the glitteriest parade ever!  If you'd like to be part of the parade, are interested in volunteering, or just want to know more about it, join us for an open meeting on Wednesday March 12th at the Chamber of Commerce, 1 North Front Street, at 6:30pm.  We will be serving pizza, soft drinks, and SPARKLE! cookies....

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Hudson Pride Announces 2014 Parade Theme!

Hudson’s glitteriest and most glamorous parade will shimmer from one end of Warren Street to the other on June 21st, the longest day of the year.  This year’s theme is SPARKLE!, and we will be celebrating Hudson Pride (and the summer solstice) with all things shiny and bright.  Want to add a little bling of your own to the event this year?  What better way to bedazzle away those wintertime blues than to start working on your radiant costume or scintillating float today!  Or join our committee and help us create this eye-popping jewel of a parade.  Anyone interested in marching in the parade or volunteering in any way is warmly invited to our Open Meeting on Wednesday March 12thstarting at 6:30 p.m. at the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce at 1 North Front Street in Hudson.  

We will be making a short presentation about all the wonderful things happening this year and the parade committee will be there to answer any questions you might have.  We’ll be serving pizza, soft drinks and Trixie’s famous cookies (with sparkles, of course!). If you’re interested in the parade but unable to attend please drop us a line at

Thursday, January 30, 2014

The 5th Annual Hudson Pride Weekend

Plans are well underway for June 20th and 21st!

Start the weekend on one of our two Hudson River boat cruises on Friday night.   March in the Pride Parade at 2pm on Saturday, or enjoy watching the spectacle from beautiful Warren Street.   Join us at Waterfront Park afterwards for the Pride Festival with performers, music, food and drink, and a host of rides and activities for the whole family.  And cap off the weekend Saturday night with a dance party at Club Helsinki!  More details coming soon!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

Ticket Sales for Cabaret Show

On-line ticket sales for the Cabaret Show tonight have ended.

You are able to purchase tickets in advance for $20 at the Festival or $25 at the Helsinki door.

Thank you!  

Happy Hudson Pride!

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Pride Volunteers Build Technicolor Dream Float - Register Star article - June 6, 2013

Out of the attics and into the streets, furniture items atop the Hudson Antique Dealers Association’s Pride Parade float are more than mere relics, antique dealer James Gottlieb said.
“Historically, they’ve been such a big part of Hudson’s transition,” Gottlieb said. “It makes a statement we on Warren Street really want people to be involved.”
Several volunteers assisted the 15-foot-tall float’s assembly Wednesday at Stair Galleries & Restoration’s Claverack studio. Paint brushes breathed life again into roughly two dozen faded tables, dressers and chairs. Blue and canary yellow chairs, red dressers and a Tang-orange grandfather clock suited Gottlieb’s “crazy and kinetic” theme.
“It’s literally a rainbow flag of furniture,” Gottlieb said.
Click here to read the rest of the article.
Hudson Pride Parade volunteer James Gottlieb inspects Wednesday's paint jobs. He collected nearly two dozen pieces of furniture either donated, or salvaged, for the Hudson Antique Dealers Association float. 
Hudson's Pride Parade steps off at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 15.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Sunday, May 5, 2013

The Hudson Pride Foundation is PROUD to announce that they will be offering, in partnership with the Columbia County Sheriff's Department, Operation Safe Child at the Pride Festival!  

This is free of charge to all parents who are interested in registering their child at the festival.  The Sheriff's department will be there from 3pm - 6pm.

Using the latest digital fingerprinting technology and high-resolution photography capabilities, a SAFE CHILD informational card is made of the child for parents and guardians to have with them in the event the child’s information and photo are needed for an emergency situation.

The card contains the child’s name, pedigree information, (i.e. date of birth, height, weight, hair and eye 
color etc.), photograph and images of two fingers.  Produced within minutes, the card 
can be carried in a parent’s wallet or pocketbook for easy accessibility.  If a parent wishes, they may opt to store the information with the Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) in the event their child becomes lost or missing.  The storage of this information is strictly voluntary and would require the written consent of a parent or guardian for the data to be stored in the DCJS database in Albany, NY.

If a parent decides to have their child’s information stored with the state agency 
it would only be used as an invaluable resource in conjunction with the New York State AMBER Alert and/or Missing Child Alert programs.  These cards will allow essential missing child information to be disseminated more rapidly, dramatically increasing the possibility of bringing a missing child safely home.

For more information, please visit:

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Sunday Parade Planning Meeting - the excitement builds!

Deep in planning mode - volunteers make us strong
We had 15 people at our Sunday afternoon Pride Parade planning meeting this afternoon at the Pride Space on Warren St. in Hudson. 
Lots of excitement as Peter Frank, Parade Organizer Extraordinaire ran through his list of over 40 confirmed organizations, bands, & groups that are going to be a part of the action on June 15th.
Still lots of logistics to hammer down, but with an awesome group of enthusiastic volunteers, we can make magic!
Next planning meeting is scheduled for Sunday, May 19th @ 10am @ 603 Warren St. Hudson, NY, second floor. Be a part of the fun & bring a friend. Trixie always brings cookies!!