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Sunday, June 10, 2018 – 1 PM to 4 PM

National AIDS Memorial Grove
Golden Gate Park

Music by: DJ Brian Norwood

Our Beneficiary: Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration

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

We are thrilled to have Brian back to spin his third event in the Grove. Based on the East Coast, Brian specializes in various forms of happy-trippy-deep house music. He takes pride in sourcing unique tracks with uplifting vocals, the common denominator is intelligence. Come treat yourself to his sophisticated style as he opens his heart spinning rare classics that will delight us all! Check out his Epic Maui Journey.

 

Our Beneficiary:  Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration (ORAM)

Founded in 2008, ORAM specializes in the protection of exceptionally vulnerable refugees with a focus on LGBTI refugees from the Middle East and North Africa. ORAM is trusted by governments, international agencies, aid organizations and refugees alike. ORAM’s essential work enables the international community to protect LGBTI refugees and asylum seekers and safeguards the integrity of the international refugee protection system.

 

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 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-one 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.  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 a Port-A-Potty will be available.  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. 

 

2018 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 2018 events. Proving it takes a village, this event would not happen without the support of these partners: National AIDS Memorial GroveSisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Pretty in Ink, Gloss MagazineFlagger Central, and the many volunteers that help with set up and strike. Make sure to let them know you appreciate their help with FITP!

 

2018 Producers

Joey Wong & Tom Steele (May), Andrew Lopez & Xavier Caylor (June), Michele Laskowski & Jeff Kennedy (July), Amy Lam & Joey Wong (September), and Ric de Barros & Andrew Lopez (October).