Flagging in the Park

National AIDS Memorial Grove, Golden Gate Park
Sunday, May 12
1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

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, hoopers and their supporters.  Flags are available for use or just relax and take in the fun dance music and colorful visuals.  Bring a beverage, a lunch, something (non-plastic/grass-friendly) to sit on, and enjoy!

Music By

DJ Jack Chang

With well over two and a half decades of professional DJ performance experience, Jack Chang is not just recognized just as an international DJ, but a DJ with a reputation of truly global class having performed in 25 countries, and across over 60 cities around the world, having reached both the very Western-most edge of the world map with performances for American circuit events in Honolulu, Hawaii, and in the East, as far as Sydney, Australia. Having one foot in the fetish dance scene, and the other in the mainstream gay circuit, Jack’s unique position in the market continues, even now, to amplify the successes of his career across both sides of the gay party universe.

Jack is most known in Europe for his work serving the fetish community, having worked with Folsom Europe since its inception in 2004 at the street fair and the infamous closing party, PiG Berlin, Amsterdam Leather Pride since 2005, and has appeared at every single major leather event across the continent, from Into The Tank in Madrid, Hamburg Leather Weekend, and has worked in both large and smaller events and clubs such as The Hoist and Eagle London as well as the youngest resident DJ for Suzie Kreuger’s FIST club, now known as HardOn, The Boots in Antwerp, and SLM Copenhagen. He continues to perform even now, 23 years later, for Maspalomas Fetish Week, and Darklands in Antwerp.

In 2008 Jack’s reputation spread across the Atlantic on the fetish scene and has worked for events on both East and West Coasts such as Los Angeles Leather Pride, Palm Springs Leather Pride, The Eagle in New York City, Eagle Atlanta, as well as further North in Canada for Eagle Toronto, Ruff Vancouver, and further south in Mexico for Maninfest and in Brazil for The Original Brazilian Pool Party and its sister event, Revolution.

His relentless work has earned him international acclaim and recognition by the community having been the first DJ to win the award twice for Best European Fetish DJ by the X-Awards in 2013 and 2017.

Trained in classical music (Piano, Violin, Classical Music Theory) for 11 years, his ongoing success has not just been held in high regard by the general public simply from great performances, but from his versatility, not just as a DJ, but also as Remixer, and Producer / Recording Artist, having remixed projects so far, for five independent dance music labels based in Europe, North and South America, producing work in several languages, and is fast becoming as well-known for his studio work, as well his live performances at events and nightclubs around the world.

For more information on DJ Jack Chang, including live tour date announcements and remix and production releases, check out his Facebook Page at http://www.facebook.com/djjackchang.officialfanpage

To stream his live recordings for free on Soundcloud, please check out http://www.soundcloud.com/djjackchang

Jack’s visual blog can also be found on Instagram at http://www.instagram.com/changmusic

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Our Beneficiary

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence

The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence® are a leading-edge Order of queer and trans nuns who have just celebrated 45 years of activism and community service. They uphold the belief that everyone has the right to express their unique joy and beauty.

Since their inaugural appearance in San Francisco on Easter Sunday, 1979, the Sisters have dedicated themselves to community service, ministry, and outreach to marginalized individuals, while also advocating for human rights, respect for diversity, and spiritual enlightenment.

They employ humor and irreverent wit to challenge bigotry, complacency, and guilt that suppress the human spirit. The Sisters are almost always present at flagging events, passionately ‘passing the hat’ to collect donations for other nonprofits. Over the years, they have distributed over a million dollars in grants to support various causes, so we are proud to help support them back.

Where to Go

National AIDS Memorial Grove (map/directions)

Taking public transportation is encouraged since finding a place for your car can be challenging. Never been there? We suggest you pair up with someone who has. If you drive, go early for better parking — map here.

Walking directions:

What to Expect

The National AIDS Memorial Grove is a gorgeously secluded meadow near the East end of Golden Gate Park. 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. There are little or no services nearby but port-a-potties will be available. Our DJ spins vocal fun-filled dance music, and flow artists eagerly enjoy and share their art with newcomers. There is no pressure to participate — come relax and take in the color and beauty of our tribe!

Golden Gate Park - National AIDS Memorial Grove - March 2018 (2110)

About Flagging in the Park

In 1997 a group of San Francisco flaggers started a tradition of celebrating life by gathering in the newly dedicated National AIDS Memorial Grove. Twenty-four years later, Flagging in the Park has grown into a treasured, quintessentially San Francisco event where DJs, organizers and participants donate their time, energy and love to help raise money for local and national charities.

2024 Partners

Flagging In The Park is proud to become a Program of Grass Roots Gay Rights Foundation (GRGRF). GRGRF will continue offering a $2,000 matching grant for each of our 2024 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, Flagger Central, The Lookout, Ryan Clouse, and the many donors that fund us so every dollar collected in the Grove goes to our beneficiaries, and the many volunteers that help with set up and strike. Make sure to let them know you appreciate their help with FITP!

2024 Producers

Amy Lam, Fiona Davidson, Jack Whiteford, Liam Ocean, Jeff Kennedy, Tom Steele, Markus Thorndike, Michael Rackley, William Barros, Zach Warner, and Xavier Caylor.