Big Gay Hudson Valley is proud to announce its first ever Queen City Pride celebration from June 5-8, with different events each night in Poughkeepsie venues to kick start the summer! The festival starts with a Night Out at Vassar for viewing art and sampling local wines and spirits, followed by Big `80s Cosmic Bowling hosted by Trixie Starr at Mardi-Bob Lanes. Saturday marks the Hudson Valley Gay Life Expo with businesses supporting the gay community, vendors, and giveaways, along with the BBQ, Beer, & Burlesque Beefcake Dinner at Mill House Brewing Company. The last day is the sixth annual Big Gay Summer Picnic at the beautiful Locust Grove estate—bring your own picnic and enjoy entertainment, prizes, and dancing in the sun. Biggayhudsonvalley.com.