National AIDS Memorial Grove, Golden Gate Park
DJ Phil B
We know him as our resident DJ at Mass, Sundance, Pleasuredome and Aftershock. Phil B has an awesome legacy of circuit parties worldwide and great albums like his Mass series, Music for the Clubs, Move in Motion, and Funkin 4 Your Mind. Phil is also known for being a talented mentor to DJs around the world, a producer of one fabulous remix after another, and a swell guy remembering everyone’s name along the way. He has produced and remixed Top 5 Chart hits for Debby Holiday, Martha Wash, ZZ Ward, Bea Miller, Jenn Cuneta, and has hit #1 on the American Billboard chart for his production of Shawn Hook’s “The Sound Of Your Heart”. On Saturday August 27th Phil will be featuring remixes/edits of Pet Shop Boys, Jam & Spoon, Olivia Newton John’s “Magic”… and that’s just a few tricks he’ll be pulling from his repertoire.
Listen to Phil B on Soundcloud at www.djphilb.com
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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 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).
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!
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.
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 each of our 2022 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, Flagger Central, Ryan Clouse, 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!
Amy Lam, Daniel G. Van Olst, Fiona Davidson, Jack Whiteford, Jeff Kennedy, Markus Thorndike, Ric de Barros, Tom Steele, William Barros, Michael Rackley, and Xavier Caylor.