National AIDS Memorial Grove, Golden Gate Park
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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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.