National AIDS Memorial Grove, Golden Gate Park
DJ Tiny Tim (Tim Parker) started DJ’ing with a belt-driven pair of NuMark Turntables in 2003. He started in the music world of Funky/Jackin’ House and has since discovered additional love for Deep House, Disco and Nu Disco. Tim landed his first regular gig in a Seattle bar on Capitol Hill. After 5 years, his return home to the Bay Area was the first step on his musical journey of rediscovering the love of the art. With residencies in the Local SF Scene — including Powerhouse and The Lone Star Saloon — and a weekly online radio show called Housesession, Tiny has his sights set on sharing his beats across the globe.
Combining 19 years of mixing experience with formal vocal music training and music production, DJ Tiny Tim loves to create and mix music that has a soul and is translated on to the dance floor. He is inspired by the styles of DJ Dan, Carl Cox, Donald Glaude, DJ Mes, and Dave Armstrong.
Each year, the Center offers a safe space for 300+ LGBTQ youth ages 16-24 who face homelessness, providing support to meet immediate needs including free nutritional meals, mental health services, crisis intervention, community-building, employment assistance, and linkages to health and housing resources. The Center’s low-threshold model allows youth to come as they are and build trust and community, without pressure to engage in particular services until they are ready. Their culturally competent, in-house mental health services have a powerful, positive reputation among marginalized youth, and a track record of supporting youth toward greater stability. They are part of the City’s network of providers connecting youth to emergency housing and homelessness prevention resources. They are able to seamlessly connect youth to other Center programs (e.g., employment services) and to provide assistance in navigating local government and nonprofit resources.
Visit our beneficiary at https://www.sfcenter.org/
Where to Go
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.
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.