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Flagging in the Park

National AIDS Memorial Grove, Golden Gate Park
Saturday, October 9
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 Jerry Bonham

Jerry Bonham has a DJ career that spans 42 years, With his start in Minneapolis at THE SALOON in 1976 which led to a residency at the ICE PALACE on Fire Island and in NYC in 1979. Jerry has played in most of the major clubs in North America and held residencies in San Francisco at DREAMLAND, PLEASUREDOME, COLOSSUS and SPUNDAE, along with being the DJ for the Palm Springs fundraising event Evening Under the Stars for AAP-Food Samaritans, and the disco themed Remember The Party and Go Bang! celebrations. Globally, Jerry has traveled extensively, playing to crowds in Ibiza, Buenos Aires, Istanbul, London and Peru to name a few. His productions have been released on the respected labels Bedrock, SAW, Vapour and Looq. Jerry’s love for music shines through in his sets incorporating melodic and soulful selections from the past to the present.

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Our Beneficiary

Maitri

No one should have to suffer, transition, or die alone. For 34 years, Maitri has provided compassionate residential care to low income people living with HIV/AIDS who are recovering their health, affirming their gender, or in need of hospice care. Help at https://MaitriSF.org

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.

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.