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Flagging in the Park Saturday July 24, 2021

Flagging in the Park

National AIDS Memorial Grove, Golden Gate Park
Saturday, July 24
12:30 PM to 4:30 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 Stephanie Phillips

Stefanie is a veteran San Francisco DJ who began her career in 1986 at the South of Market club the Baybrick Inn. She has played at a long list of venues, clubs and events over the past 35  years, including holding weekly residencies at 1015 Folsom, The Endup, DNA Lounge, Sound Factory and was also fortunate enough to play at the legendary dance venues IBEAM, the Trocadero, and Club Townsend, along with the playing in between bands at the world famous Fillmore. Her most notable residencies were at the Café and the infamous Detour, along with the Lookout where you can currently find her spinning for their popular Sunday party. 

“I’m passionate about life, and try to bring that passion to my sets,” Stefanie says. “I like to keep it fresh, so I never ‘plan’ my sets—other than having a vision ultimately of what vibe I would like to achieve. I let the crowd be my guide.” ~ DJ Stephanie Phillips

Find Stephanie on Soundcloud ~ Mixcloud ~ Facebook

Our Beneficiary

National AIDS Memorial Grove

The 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 (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!

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.

2021 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 each of our 2021 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!

2021 Producers

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.