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Flagging in the Park

National AIDS Memorial Grove, Golden Gate Park
Saturday, September 22
1PM to 4PM

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

DJ Philip Grasso

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.com/djphilipgrasso/

Our Beneficiary

San Francisco Suicide Prevention

San Francisco Suicide Prevention – the mission of San Francisco Suicide Prevention is to provide emotional support, education, assistance, and intervention as necessary to all persons in crisis and those impacted by them, with the goal of reducing suicides and self-destructive behaviors. For more information, visit www.sfsuicide.org

Where to Go

National AIDS Memorial Grove

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.

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).