National AIDS Memorial Grove, Golden Gate Park
Philip Grasso is thrilled to be making his Flagging in the Park debut! He’s known for his funky house sound and can’t wait to bring his signature style to the Grove. Philip has played sets at favorite SF parties, including “Bay of Pigs” at Sound Factory, “IJWFD” at BeatBox, and “REAL BAD presents RECOVERY T-Dance” at Public Works (where he was the resident). Last year, Philip headlined the SF Pride Main Stage with his DJ duo partner Russ Rich. In 2015, Philip started the House Technicians DJ collective alongside friends and local legends; today the resident DJs include Stefanie Phillips, Paul Goodyear, Russ Rich, and Philip Grasso. Hear more of him during Folsom weekend: Friday at Halcyon with Russ Rich and Saturday at Folsom Street Foundry with Ralphi Rosario for “BOUND”. For more information, please visit: https://www.facebook.
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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. Walking directions:
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.
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, 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.