Sunday, May 24, 2015


For an unprecedented third time, grammy award-winner and social activist, Maya Azucena, has graciously agreed to headline the Pride Festival. 

Maya Azucena

Maya Azucena is an award-winning indie soul/rock star who travels the world inspiring through her songs. She has been featured in O Magazine, Washington Post, Billboard, and countless other publications. She has performed at events with world-movers such as TEDxWomen; Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon’s Every Woman, Every Child at the United Nations; and the One Billion Rising international campaign to end violence against women. Maya is the artist ambassador for BeadForLife, an NGO that enables women in Uganda to overcome extreme poverty, and an executive board member for CONNECT, an organization that supports families overcoming domestic violence.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Drop By, Say Hi, Sign-up - This Saturday at the Hudson Farmers Market

HUDSON PRIDE will be at the Hudson Farmers Market this Saturday, May 23 from 9-1 at the Community Tent - 6th & Columbia.

This is a great opportunity to hear all about Pride Weekend that's just around the corner or maybe you are thinking about volunteering or even marching in the parade. You can sign-up right there!

Or just drop by & say "Hi"!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The 6th Annual Hudson Pride Parade......Don't let this one pass you by!!

The Hudson Pride Parade is June 20th…..just one month away!  This year's theme is “Loud and Proud”, and we’ll be filling Warren Street with every kind of joyful noise.  Great music, amazing performers and some spectacular new floats are coming!  Want to be a part of it?  Register online by June 1st!!

Monday, May 11, 2015

6 weeks out!!

The next to last parade planning meeting happening this Thursday, May 14 @ 6:30pm at the Columbia County Chamber of Commerce, 1 North Front St. Hudson. 

It's ONLY 6 weeks until the SIXTH ANNUAL Hudson Pride Parade!! It is not too late to get involved. We are always looking for volunteers. Join the fun. ALL are welcome!

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

RESERVE your vendor-space for the 2015 Pride Festival

Come be a part of the 6th Annual Hudson Pride Festival on Saturday, June 20th!  

We are looking for food & merchandise vendors, along with non-profits who would like to participate in this year's event.  Set up is from noon to 2 and the Festival starts at 3 and ends at 6. 
We have a jam packed line up of entertainers this year that will draw huge crowds to the Hudson waterfront.  Grammy-winning, Brooklyn Artist, Maya Azucena, will be back for her 3rd year Maya has a great following both in NYC and the Hudson Valley area.
To sign up to be a vendor, PLEASE CLICK HERE.  Spaces are filling fast. Reserve your space today!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

LOTS of volunteer opportunities!

Want to help us plan the 6th annual Hudson Pride Parade?Want to help create Parade Trophies?


The next Parade Planning meeting will be on Saturday, April 25th at 10:30am at the Chamber of Commerce bldg. 1 North Front St. in Hudson. Bring a friend. We'll have coffee!

Another Parade Planning meeting will take place on Thursday, May 14th at 6:30pm at the Chamber of Commerce bldg. 1 North Front St. in Hudson.

We'll be making TROPHIES on Tuesday, May 5th at 6pm in the basement of the First Presbyterian Church, 369 Warren St. in Hudson. No creative ability is required!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

"Little Apple" ad-space - DEADLINE for ads is 4/1/15 - ACT NOW!

Don't be left out of the 2015 HPF Little Apple Guidebook! 

PURCHASE your ad-space TODAY.

Deadline for artwork and payment is Wednesday, April 1

Click HERE to see last year's Little Apple Guidebook

Click HERE to PURCHASE 2015 Little Apple Guidebook ad-space

Click HERE for RateCard information and ad specs

Your support and participation in the Little Apple Guidebook provide much needed funds to help HPF finance the annual Pride Weekend as well as scholarships and various events throughout the year.

The Hudson Pride Foundation is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization. 

Our tax ID # is 27-3319863.


Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Clinton Vineyards helps make Pride Season Kick-off Party a great success!

Every March, we shake off the winter doldrums and get ready for Pride Season with our annual HPF Pride Season Kick-off Party and Fundraiser event.

On Saturday, March 7, we were fortunate to be able to have it at Concepto Hudson, 741 Warren St. in Hudson. Our hosts, Gerard and Kiyoshi, were amazingly gracious. We had solid turnout and began selling ad space in the 2015 Little Apple Guidebook.

Our longtime supporters and friends from Clinton Vineyards were there to keep the wine flowing. They gave us a nice shout-out as well! 

Thank you, Jay & Phyllis! We love you AND your delicious wine!

Clinton Vineyards bartenders Ron Boccadoro and Nick Ganey kept the wine flowing to the delight of attendees.

Two raffle winners received a bottle of our award-winning Clinton Vineyards Cassis black currant dessert wine. The lucky recipients were Pam Grande of Hudson River Tattoo and Harry Laughlin, board member-treasurer, the Hudson Pride Foundation.

Martha Harvey (center), executive director of Hudson Pride Foundation, thanks the evening’s hosts, Concepto Hudson director Gerard Sclafani (left) and curator Kiyoshi Ike.

Monday, March 9, 2015

A video by David McDonald - Hudson Pride Parade 2014

Here is a wonderful video that our friend David McDonald did last year! This should start to get everyone in the mood for the 2015 Hudson Pride Parade, which will be Saturday, June 20 at 2pm in Hudson, NY!!!

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Check out Sally's new look for 2015!!!!

Thank you, Lizzy Wining! You did an amazing job on her! xoxo