Peekskill Herald

Peekskill Herald

Peekskill Herald

“Living OUT LOUD, Coming OUT PROUD”

A month of Coming Out

Peekskill is a very PROUD artist community and Peekskill Pride is celebrating National Coming Out Day not only on October 11th, but all month long with a series of amazing free events entitled “Living Out Loud, Coming Out Proud.” The month-long series starts with an opening reception on Saturday October 7th from 4-7pm at the Jeanette Phillips Health Center Sun River at 1037 Main Street in Peekskill. The opening reception will feature a “Living Out Loud, Coming Out Proud” Art Exhibit and will include Special Guest Julio C. Roman author of “Out of Space: Creative Safe Spaces in Unlikely Places”. There will be live discussions on Why Queer Stories Matter.

The series will continue on Saturday October 14th from 3-5pm at The Bean Runner Café with a “Speak your Queer truth” Open Mic and Art Showcase. The Bean Runner is located at 201 South Division Street.

On Saturday October 21st at The H-Art Gallery (Steel Imaginations) located at 1 S Division Street on the 2nd Floor, a True Color art exhibit and a LIVE painting will occur by artist James Murray.  This event begins at 6pm and ends at 10pm.

The final “Living Out Loud, Coming Out Proud” and closing reception is on Saturday October 28th from 7-11pm at the Hudson Valley MOCA located at 1701 Main St. Peekskill, NY. This event will feature an art installation entitled “Beyond the Rainbow” curated by visual artist, designer and co-founder of Artfront Galleries,  Rafael Cuello.

These exhibits hightlight where colors, creativity and courage intertwine to narrate the vibrant tales of the LGBTQI+ community. For more information on the “Living Out Loud, Coming Out Proud” events visit Peekskill Pride!



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About the Contributor
As a Peekskill native, Dave is thrilled to be working with the Peekskill Herald showcasing featured calendar events. A 1999 graduate of PHS, he remembers reading and enjoying the original weekly print edition of the Peekskill Herald every Thursday. He especially liked the political stories, local features and sports coverage when it was written by Peekskill Runner columnist Jack Burns who always managed to weave history into the running times. An avid hiker, he enjoys exploring the local trails as well as the concrete ones in his job as a conductor for Metro North Railroad. He’s a former teacher and co-founder of the Friends of the Peekskill Dog Park, where he frequently can be found with his Koda. He’s happy to be part of the Herald’s growth as the source of local news for Peekskill and looks forward to highlighting a few of many of the events and happenings in Peekskill and the surrounding communities. Reach Dave at [email protected]