The Halloween Parade on Warren Street happened on Saturday, and so did Operation Kook. The Ghostly Gallop took place on Sunday morning. But the observance of Halloween in Hudson isn't over yet. On Thursday night (which is actual Halloween), the Public Square (a.k.a. Seventh Street Park) will be the scene of what may be the most uniquely Hudson Halloween event yet: Girlgantua's Drag Race!
Participants in the race must wear three-inch heels or platform shoes--and (it goes without saying) appropriately flamboyant accompanying attire. The course is an entire lap around the Public Square, with race commentary provided by Trixie Starr. There will be performances in the park beginning at 5 p.m. and leading up to the race, which starts at 6:30 p.m. There is also a Falafel Ball Eating Contest, sponsored by Park Falafel, from 5 to 7 p.m.
An entry fee is requested for the race, and there are opportunities to sponsor a runner. The event benefits the Hudson Moose Lodge (which is actually in Greenport), to help renovate and reopen the building, and the Hudson Pride Foundation (which actually is in Hudson). For more information, visit the event's Facebook page or contact Justin Weaver.
The photograph, borrowed from Trixie Starr's Facebook page, shows Trixie (left) and Girlgantua (right).