Saturday, September 10th – 1PM to 4PM
National AIDS Memorial Grove – Golden Gate Park
Come enjoy the sun, music, flora, and friends in the beautiful National AIDS Memorial Grove. This event is open to all flow artists – fanning, flagging, poi, staff, and their supporters. Flags available for use or just relax, take in the fun dance music and colorful visuals. Bring a beverage, a lunch, something to sit on, and enjoy.
Music by: Christopher B – a veteran of Flagging in the Park (and numerous other community fundraisers), Christopher mixes a blend of house, electro, and classic disco favoring upbeat tracks with soulful vocals. He loves this event and can’t wait to wow us again in September! Check out his podcasts here.
Our beneficiary: Project Inform – Founded in 1985, Project Inform is respected for its leadership to speed dozens of safe and effective HIV medications to people who most need them, educate hundreds of thousands of people with HIV and their providers about HIV care, and make sure the sickest and poorest people with HIV can have quality, affordable health care services. Today, we are also fighting to end the hepatitis C epidemic, which affects more than 3.5 million people in the US, including 300,000 of the nation’s 1.2 million HIV-positive people. Project Inform believes it is possible to create the first generation free of HIV and hepatitis C within the next decade.
Where to go: National AIDS Memorial Grove – Taking public transportation is encouraged, finding a place for your car can be challenging. Never been there: pair up with someone who has been there; if you drive – go early for better parking, map here. Walking directions from 2nd and Irving (N-Judah). Walking directions from 9th and Judah (Bus #6, #43, and N-Judah). Walking directions from Stanyan and Hayes (Bus #21, #5). Walking directions from Haight and Stanyan (Bus #33, #7, #71)
About FITP: In 1997 a group of San Francisco flaggers started a tradition of celebrating life by gathering in the newly dedicated National AIDS Memorial Grove. Here we are nineteen years later; the DJs, organizers, and participants are donating their time, energy and love to help raise money for mostly local (sometimes national) charities.
What to expect: The National AIDS Memorial Grove is in a gorgeously secluded meadow in Golden Gate Park. There are little or no services near by. Often the fog is licking at the sky above especially in the summer, bring sunscreen and a wrap. Bring something to sit on; pack a lunch or bring snacks and beverages; flags are available for use; usually a few furry friends roaming. Our DJ spins vocal fun-filled dance music and flow artists eagerly enjoy and share their art with newcomers. No pressure to participate, come relax and take in the color and beauty of our tribe.
2016 Partners: Flagging In The Park is proud to partner again with Grass Roots Gay Rights Foundation, the nonprofit behind REAL BAD – they will be offering a $2,000 matching grant for all of our 2016 events. Proving it takes a village, this event would not happen without the support of these partners: National AIDS Memorial Grove, Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Pretty in Ink, Randal Schiller Productions, Flagger Central, Fitness SF, Benefit Marketing, Kenshi Westover, and the many volunteers that help with set up and strike. Make sure to let them know you appreciate their support of FITP!
2016 Producers: Jeff Hettinger & Rob Gomez (Special Event), Tom Steele & Joey Wong (May), Andru Lopez (June), Patric Daddy (July), Ric de Barros (Sept), Michele Laskowski & Amy Lam (Oct), still led by Xavier Caylor and his partner Jeffrey Doney. FITP on Facebook This Event on Facebook