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Sunday, May 10th – 1 PM to 4 PM

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, hoopers 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: Paul Goodyear – We are thrilled to welcome Paul back to FITP!  Music is his one true passion that when combined with the diversity of his influences means he is constantly pushing the boundaries of what popular dance music is.  These days his sets have two distinct sound-scapes depending on his audience – his High Energy style which combines Tech and Progressive sounds with Latin Beats and Soaring Vocals, and his SanFranDisko style, which is a combination of House, Nu and Dynamic Disco with an end-note of good old-fashioned Soul.  Variety is the Spice of his life, so no matter his audience, his smorgasbord of influence shows in every set he plays.

Our beneficiary: AIDS Emergency Fund  In 1982, a group of San Franciscans came together to pay bills for their friends who were too ill to work because of their battle with a mysterious disease.  As the HIV epidemic grew, this lead to the formation of the AIDS Emergency Fund, now a vital contributor to the SF community for over 3 decades. AEF staff and volunteers continue to help qualified applicants receive emergency financial assistance while insuring that community funds are spent helping those who are most in need and facing genuine emergencies.

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 eighteen years later, the event is thriving and growing; with the DJs, organizers, and participants donating their time, energy and love to help raise money for mostly local (sometimes national) non-profits. 

What to expect: The National AIDS Memorial Grove is in a gorgeously secluded meadow in Golden Gate Park.  There are little or no services nearby.  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.

2015 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 5 of our 2015 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, Gloss Magazine, 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 help with FITP!

2015 Co-Producers: Leading up to the 2015 Season, Xavier has been coaching a group of local Flaggers to assist with organizing and running this year’s events.  By spreading the knowledge of how to arrange them, this will hopefully ensure that FITP continues as a set of vibrant community gatherings each year – for many years to come! 
The Co-Producers for this year are – Thomas Steele (May), Andrew Lopez (June), Michael Rackley (July), Jeff Hettinger & Rob Gomez (Aug), Michele Laskowski (Oct), still led by Xavier Caylor together with his stalwart partner Jeffrey Doney. 

The next 2015 events are: June 14, July 25, August 23, and October 10.

FITP on Facebook here

Facebook Event Listing here

Flagging In The Park San Francisco 2015

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May 10 (Sun)    Paul Goodyear
June 14 (Sun)  Russ Rich
July 25 (Sat)     Robbie Leslie
August 23 (Sun) John LePage
October 10 (Sat) Steve Fabus
Please contact Xavier if you are interested in having a pre-event gathering in the Grove.

San Francisco Destination Weekend 2015
Friday, July 24
Tie-dye open studio (more later)
Saturday, July 25
Flagging in the Park with renowned DJ Robbie Leslie 12:30PM to 4:30PM
Sunday, July 26
Up Your Alley  Street Fair (leather/fetish) 11am-6pm
PLAY T-Dance   the west coast’s premier flow arts stage 5pm-midnight

Be sure to check back here for details – updated three weeks prior to each fabulous event!  Find FITP SF on Facebook here.~ Xavier

 

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Saturday, October 4th – 1 PM to 4 PM

National AIDS Memorial Grove – Golden Gate Park 

Jack Whiteford - pictured

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 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: Brian Norwood  – not a house-hold name here in SF, I’m thrilled to have Brian gracing the decks at FITP. Based on the East Coast, Brian is an Atlanta based DJ specializing in various forms of happy-trippy-deep house music. The common denominator for Brian’s music selections and the way he combines them in his set is intelligence. Come treat yourself to his sophisticated style as he opens his heart spinning rare classics that will delight us all!

Our beneficiary: Gay-Straight Alliance NetworkThe GSA Network helps LGBTQ students and straight allies organize GSA clubs focused on activism to create safer schools. Their resources empower students to advocate for safe schools policies, mobilize their peers to stand up for safety and equality, and train teachers to stop bullying. By providing in-depth leadership and activist training for youth, the GSA Network is building a generation of leaders for LGBTQ rights and social justice!

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 seventeen years later, the event is thriving and growing; with the DJs, organizers, and participants donating their time, energy and love to help raise money for mostly local (sometimes national) non-profits.

What to expect: The National AIDS Memorial Grove is in a gorgeously secluded meadow in Golden Gate Park.  There are little or no services nearby.  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.

2014 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 5 of our 2014 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, Randal Schiller Productions, Gloss Magazine, Flagger Central, Fitness SF, Benefit Marketing, Kenshi Westover, Kimpton Hotels, OurTownSF, and the many volunteers that help with set up and strike. Make sure to let them know you appreciate their help with FITP!

This is our last event of the 2014 season.

FITP on Facebook here

Flagging In The Park – San Francisco

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Saturday, September 6th – 1 PM to 4 PM

NatioFITP September 2014 flyernal 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, hoopers 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: Luke Johnstone Luke’s passion for music and his craft are obvious – from soulful grooves to driving funky house, uplifting vocals, and progressive tribal beats. Originally from the UK, Luke is now based in SF but travels the world with his music. Whether it’s a club in London, bar in Bangkok, beach in Bali, or big city circuit party in the US, Luke always bring an international flavor to his sets. We are thrilled and honored to have Luke return to spin his sixth FITP!

Our beneficiary: Lavender Youth Recreation and Information Center – LYRICestablished 25 years ago with a mission to build community and inspire positive social change through education enhancement, career trainings, health, promotion, and leadership development with LGBTQQ youth, their families, and allies of all races, classes, genders and abilities. LYRIC envisions a diverse society where LGBTQQ youth are embraced for who they are and encouraged to be who they want to be. LYRIC promotes social justice and supports young leaders, their families, and allies, to build a world that honors, respects and appreciates LGBTQQ youth and their contributions.

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 seventeen years later, the event is thriving and growing; with the DJs, organizers, and participants donating their time, energy and love to help raise money for mostly local (sometimes national) non-profits.

What to expect: The National AIDS Memorial Grove is in a gorgeously secluded meadow in Golden Gate Park.  There are little or no services nearby.  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.

2014 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 5 of our 2014 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, Randal Schiller Productions, Gloss Magazine, Flagger Central, Fitness SF, Benefit Marketing, Kenshi Westover, Kimpton Hotels, the many volunteers that help with set up and strike. Make sure to let them know you appreciate their help with FITP!

Next 2014 events: Oct 4

FITP on Facebook here

Facebook Event Listing here

SF Destination Weekend: July 25-27 Dore Alley Fair Weekend and Flagging In The Park

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Friday, July 25th:  Tie-dye open studio

Saturday, July 26th: Flagging in the Park with renowned DJ Warren Gluck 12:30-4:30 (below)

Sunday, July 27th: Up Your Alley Street Fair (leather/fetish) 11am-6pm

PLAY T-Dance  the west coast’s premier flow arts stage 5pm-midnight

~ FLAGGING IN THE PARK ~  

Saturday, July 26th – 1:30PM to 4:30PM    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: Warren Gluck  For over 39 years Warren Gluck has been delighting dance floors with a varied and diverse style that has earned him a devoted international fan base and universal respect from his peers. He was a regular for The Saint and Monster and helped to form the circuit’s musical definition. He has played just about every major circuit event in the country including Real Bad, and ReUnion City Hall. He has been playing in Fire Island for over 36 years where he has residency at The Blue Whale and the PavilionWarren’s musical style is usually characterized as being upbeat and festive, with an accent on big vocals. Comfortable with many different musical styles, morning music is his personal favorite! Warren is keen on playing for FITP, a flagger himself, he looks forward to playing a beautiful journey to set the stage for all to enjoy.

Our beneficiary: National AIDS Memorial Grove  is a dedicated space in the national landscape where millions of Americans touched directly or indirectly by AIDS can gather to heal, hope, and remember. For all the promising prospects on the horizon, AIDS continues to invade our lives, violate our past, and rob us of our comfortable assumptions about the future. The sacred ground of this living memorial honors all who have confronted this tragic pandemic both those who have died and those who have shared their struggle, kept the vigils, and supported each other during the final hours.

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 seventeen years later; the DJs, organizers, and participants are donating their time, energy and love to help raise money for mostly local (sometimes national) non-profits.

What to expect: The National AIDS Memorial Grove is in a gorgeously secluded meadow in Golden Gate Park.  There are little or no services nearby.  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.

2014 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 5 of our 2014 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, Randal Schiller Productions, Gloss Magazine, Flagger Central, Fitness SF, Benefit Marketing, Kenshi Westover, Kimpton Hotels, the many volunteers that help with set up and strike. Make sure to let them know you appreciate their help with FITP!

Next 2014 events: Sept 6, Oct 4

FITP on Facebook here

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FITP June 2014 Facebook Cover

Sunday, June 8th – 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: Jamie J Sanchez One of the original FITP DJs 17 years ago, and one of SF’s most notable DJ/remixer/producers! Jamie got his start as resident DJ of the now legendary Club Universe where he crafted a sound that turned Universe into a megaclub. Jamie also hit #1 as a renowned remixer for various artists. Jamie is known for creating uplifting, energetic DJ sets at peak time circuit parties or sunny afternoon tea dance events. Today he runs the mega-popular HERO at Ruby Skye and the long running circuit party Industry at Beatbox, and works as a Billboard Reporter. Welcome back! (Thanks for the FITP teaser mix Jamie J Sanchez!)

Our beneficiary: Immigration Equality  Based in New York City and Washington D.C., Immigration Equality is the national leader in LGBT and HIV+ immigration rights. They helped end the HIV travel ban, led the successful fight to secure green cards for LGBT families, and represent more than 400 LGBT people fleeing persecution Jamaica, Russia, Uganda, and other countries every year!

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 seventeen years later; the DJs, organizers, and participants are donating their time, energy and love to help raise money for mostly local (sometimes national) non-profits.

What to expect: The National AIDS Memorial Grove is in a gorgeously secluded meadow in Golden Gate Park.  There are little or no services nearby.  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.

2014 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 5 of our 2014 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, Randal Schiller Productions, Gloss Magazine, Flagger Central, Fitness SF, Benefit Marketing, Kenshi Westover, Kimpton Hotels, the many volunteers that help with set up and strike. Make sure to let them know you appreciate their help with FITP!

Next 2014 events: July 26, Sept 6, Oct 4

FITP on Facebook here

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Sunday, May 11th – 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: Phil B one of the hottest talents in the circuit today, we know him as our resident DJ at Mass, Sundance, Aftershock, and now Sundae. Phil has an awesome legacy of great albums like his Mass series, Music for the Clubs, and Move in Motion; Phil is also known for being a talented mentor to DJ’s around the world, producer of one fabulous remix after another, and a swell guy remembering everyone’s name along the way.

Our beneficiary: Community United Against Violence (CUAV)Founded in 1979, CUAV works to build the power of LGBTQQ communities to transform violence and oppression. We support the healing and leadership of those impacted by abuse and mobilize our broader communities to replace cycles of trauma with cycles of safety and liberation. As part of the larger social justice movement, CUAV works to create truly safe communities where everyone can thrive.

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 seventeen years later; the DJs, organizers, and participants are donating their time, energy and love to help raise money for mostly local (sometimes national) non-profits.

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.

2014 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 5 of our 2014 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, Randal Schiller Productions, Gloss Magazine, Flagger Central, Fitness SF, Benefit Marketing, Kenshi Westover, Kimpton Hotels, the many volunteers that help with set up and strike. Make sure to let them know you appreciate their help with FITP!

2014 events: June 8, July 26, Sept 6, Oct 4

FITP on Facebook here

Facebook Event Listing here

SF Flagging In The Park – 2014

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May 11th (Sunday) Phil B

June 8th (Sunday) Jamie J Sanchez

July 26th (Saturday) Warren Gluck

September 6th (Saturday) Luke Johnstone

October 4th (Saturday) Brian Norwood

Where: the National AIDS Memorial Grove, Golden Gate Park

SF Destination Weekend: July 25-27  Dore Alley Fair Weekend

Friday, July 25th: Tie-dye open studio

Saturday, July 26th: Flagging in the Park with renowned DJ Warren Gluck 12:30-4:30

Sunday, July 27th: Up Your Alley Street Fair (leather/fetish) 11am-6pm

PLAY T-Dance  the west coast’s premier flow arts stage 5pm-midnight

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.

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 seventeen 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.

 

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Saturday, September 7 – 1PM to 4PM

Music by James Torres

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

James Torresbrings the sounds of his native Newark, NJ, and neighboring New York City  when he migrated to his new home of San Francisco. DJ Torres seamlessly blends the soul of R&B with the aggressive beats of HipHop  and fearless free spirit of House. The passion to find, promote, and produce music that elevates the soul continually inspires him every day. Check out James’ Podcasts here.

Our beneficiary Aguilasdedicated to creating a supportive, culturally sensitive environment for gay/bisexual Latinos by developing programs that promote health, well being, and community building that foster positive self-identities, healthy relationships and leadership skills.

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 ofSan Francisco flaggers started a tradition of celebrating life by gathering in the newly dedicated National AIDS Memorial Grove.  Here we are seventeen 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 inGolden GatePark.  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.

Special 2013 pairing: Flagging In The Park is proud to partner with GRGR/West in 2013 to celebrate the 25th Anniversary Year of their fundraiser and dance event – REAL BAD. All funds raised this season five FITP events will be donated to our selected beneficiaries on behalf of GRGR/West to help raise an additional $100k for their 25th Anniversary.

Next 2013 events: (memorial for Franco Beneduce Sept 15,) October 5

Find the Facebook event listing here

~Destination Weekend – San Francisco~

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Friday July 26, Tie Dye Open Studio 4-6:45 pm (RSVP xcaylor@gmail.com)

Friday, July 26, “Black Light and Day-Glo” – Some science of fluorescent flags 6:45-7

Saturday, July 27, Flagging In The Park see below

Sunday, July 28, Up Your Alley Street Fair 11-6

Sunday, July 28, PLAY T-Dance music by Russ Rich 5-midnight

~Flagging In The Park – San Francisco~ 

Saturday, July 27 – 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Music by Michael Fierman

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.

Michael Fierman started DJing in 1981 at the Underground River Club in New York. He has been a regular at: The Saint, Sundays at the Palladium, and The Pavilion in Fire Island. Michael’s esteemed career spans the globe and includes: the Ice Palace, Studio 54, The Roxy, Twilo, GMHC Morning Party, Hearts Party, Blue Ball, Fire Ball, Real Bad (1994), NYC’s Pier Dance, Gay Games Amsterdam just to name a few. He has a love for the music, the craft, and most importantly the crowd; striving to create something new and unique for every event. We are in for a treat having him spin for this very special event. Check him out on Podomatic.

Our beneficiary – National AIDS Memorial Grove is a dedicated space in the national landscape where millions of Americans touched directly or indirectly by AIDS can gather to heal, hope, and remember. For all the promising prospects on the horizon, AIDS continues to invade our lives, violate our past, and rob us of our comfortable assumptions about the future. The sacred ground of this living memorial honors all who have confronted this tragic pandemic both those who have died and those who have shared their struggle, kept the vigils, and supported each other during the final hours.

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 seventeen 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.

Special 2013 pairing: Flagging In The Park is proud to partner with GRGR/West in 2013 to celebrate the 25th Anniversary Year of their fundraiser and dance event – REAL BAD. All funds raised this season five FITP events will be donated to our selected beneficiaries on behalf of GRGR/West to help raise an additional $100k for their 25th Anniversary.

Next 2013 events: September 7, and October 5.

Find the FITP on Facebook here

Find the Facebook event here!