This year the Pride Parade promises to be bigger and better than ever. Parade organizers report that there are already fifty confirmed entries in the parade, including three marching bands, drummers, pipers, dancers, colorful floats, roller derby stars, vintage cars (one of them carrying The Gossips of Rivertown), unicycles, and the giant rainbow flag. The Wizard of Oz is returning, of course. After all, the theme of this year's parade is "Over the Rainbow . . . there's no place like Hudson!" Leading the parade will be a contingent of tricycles, big wheels, and wagons decorated by kids for kids.
There is still time to be a part of the festivities. The next parade planning meeting is scheduled for Sunday, April 21, at 2 p.m. and will take place at the Hudson Pride Foundation headquarters, 603 Warren Street, Second Floor.