Flagging in the Park

National AIDS Memorial Grove, Golden Gate Park
Sunday, June 11
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 Gregg Sueyoshi

Gregg’s love for dance music began in grade school in the mid-80’s when he discovered the expanding 12″ vinyl dance remix section in the corner of his local Tower Records store in Honolulu. Fast forward a few years later, he is fascinated by the mix shows he recorded on the radio where extended dance versions of popular songs were continuously strung together seamlessly. He studied these mixes and self taught himself to create his own mixes on cassette tapes with his first mixer from Radio Shack (Realistic!). Heading to college in the late 80’s, he packed up his turntables for the Bay Area and has never looked back. He is grateful that SF has been such a unique place for exposure to so many different venues, clubs, and music genres. Gregg’s mixes gravitate to the likes of House, Club Vocals, Disco Classics, Nu-Disco, Funk, D.O.R. (Dance Oriented Rock), and Progressive House.

After having a taste for spinning at the Flag Alley event last year, he feels very honored and excited to be playing at the Flagging In The Park June 2023 event. Gregg would like to express his deep sense of gratitude to the organizers of FITP for the invitation.

You can follow Gregg and download his music at

Our Beneficiary

SF Community Health Center (formerly API Wellness)

The SF Community Health Center’s mission is to transform lives by advancing health, wellness, and equality. We are an LGBTQ and people of color health organization that believes EVERYONE deserves access to high quality health care. We foster resilience, strength, connection, health, and wellness for all communities. To us, health care will always be grounded in social justice.

Our core values guide how we fulfill our mission, including our decision making, community collaborations, and program delivery. We value:

  • Being client-centered
  • Compassion
  • Justice
  • Leadership
  • Respect
  • Sex Positivity, and
  • Wellness.

Our comprehensive, integrated approach to individual and community health puts our clients at the center of our work. Our wide array of medical, mental health, education, and community services are designed to empower people in safe, respectful, and supportive spaces. Individual and community transformations inform our training, consultation, and policy advocacy work.

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.

2023 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 2023 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, the Lookout, 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!

2023 Producers

Amy Lam, Daniel G. Van Olst, Fiona Davidson, Jack Whiteford, Jeff Kennedy, Markus Thorndike, Michael Rackley, Tom Steele, William Barros, and Xavier Caylor.