Pride In The Sky

Walkway Over the Hudson Friends group in partnership with Big Gay Hudson Valley will host the first-ever LGBTQ+ Pride event on the Walkway Over The Hudson - called 'Pride in the Sky' on Friday, May 17 from 6pm to 10pm.

During the event, LGBTQ+ community groups will be invited to set up interactive booths on either side of the bridge to share information on June Pride activities throughout the area. In addition, Big Gay Hudson Valley working with both Ulster and Dutchess Tourism will use the event to promote their newly released queer maps/guide for Ulster & Dutchess Counties.

We anticipate have groups like the Dutchess Pride Foundation, The Hudson Valley LGBTQ+ Community Center, and others exhibiting at the event to promote their services to the region's LGBTQ community and our allies.

We also plan to have a DJ present in the center of the Walkway to keep the spirit high and deliver some beats, while also encouraging attendees to wear illuminated outfits to show off their Pride.

Starting at 8:30 Walkway will illuminate the bridge's LED lights in rainbow colors and invite guests to stay through the evening (10pm) to enjoy the Walkway after hours. This will be the first time that the Walkway will be utilized in Rainbow, and we will coordinate with the Mid Hudson Bridge to ask them to please do the same.

Pride in the Sky will be free to the public and support from the Awesome Foundation will help to defer the costs for the production of this community wide event that will take place in the City of Poughkeepsie and in the Village of Highland.

In the event of inclement weather, the rain date for the event is Saturday, May 18th.

Financiado pelo capítulo Poughkeepsie, NY (February 2024)