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Flagging In The Park San Francisco 2015

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May 10 (Sun)    Paul Goodyear
June 14 (Sun)  Russ Rich
July 25 (Sat)     Robbie Leslie
August 23 (Sun) John LePage
October 10 (Sat) Steve Fabus
Please contact Xavier if you are interested in having a pre-event gathering in the Grove.

San Francisco Destination Weekend 2015
Friday, July 24
Tie-dye open studio (more later)
Saturday, July 25
Flagging in the Park with renowned DJ Robbie Leslie 12:30PM to 4:30PM
Sunday, July 26
Up Your Alley  Street Fair (leather/fetish) 11am-6pm
PLAY T-Dance   the west coast’s premier flow arts stage 5pm-midnight

Be sure to check back here for details – updated three weeks prior to each fabulous event!  Find FITP SF on Facebook here.~ Xavier

 

~ Flagging In The Park – San Francisco ~

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Sunday, May 11th – 1PM to 4PM

National AIDS Memorial Grove – Golden Gate Park

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, 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: Phil B one of the hottest talents in the circuit today, we know him as our resident DJ at Mass, Sundance, Aftershock, and now Sundae. Phil has an awesome legacy of great albums like his Mass series, Music for the Clubs, and Move in Motion; Phil is also known for being a talented mentor to DJ’s around the world, producer of one fabulous remix after another, and a swell guy remembering everyone’s name along the way.

Our beneficiary: Community United Against Violence (CUAV)Founded in 1979, CUAV works to build the power of LGBTQQ communities to transform violence and oppression. We support the healing and leadership of those impacted by abuse and mobilize our broader communities to replace cycles of trauma with cycles of safety and liberation. As part of the larger social justice movement, CUAV works to create truly safe communities where everyone can thrive.

Where to go: National AIDS Memorial Grove – Taking public transportation is encouraged, finding a place for your car can be challenging.  Never been there: pair up with someone who has been there; if you drive – go early for better parking, map here.  Walking directions from 2nd and Irving  (N-Judah).  Walking directions from 9th and Judah (Bus #6, #43, and N-Judah).  Walking directions from Stanyan and Hayes (Bus #21, #5).  Walking directions from Haight and Stanyan (Bus #33, #7, #71)

About FITP:  In 1997 a group of San Francisco flaggers started a tradition of celebrating life by gathering in the newly dedicated National AIDS Memorial Grove.  Here we are seventeen years later; the DJs, organizers, and participants are donating their time, energy and love to help raise money for mostly local (sometimes national) non-profits.

What to expect: The National AIDS Memorial Grove is in a gorgeously secluded meadow in Golden Gate Park.  There are little or no services near by.  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.  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.

2014 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 all 5 of our 2014 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, Randal Schiller Productions, Gloss Magazine, Flagger Central, Fitness SF, Benefit Marketing, Kenshi Westover, Kimpton Hotels, the many volunteers that help with set up and strike. Make sure to let them know you appreciate their help with FITP!

2014 events: June 8, July 26, Sept 6, Oct 4

FITP on Facebook here

Facebook Event Listing here

Flagging In The Park – San Francisco

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Saturday, September 7 – 1PM to 4PM

Music by James Torres

National AIDS Memorial Grove – Golden Gate Park

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, 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

James Torresbrings the sounds of his native Newark, NJ, and neighboring New York City  when he migrated to his new home of San Francisco. DJ Torres seamlessly blends the soul of R&B with the aggressive beats of HipHop  and fearless free spirit of House. The passion to find, promote, and produce music that elevates the soul continually inspires him every day. Check out James’ Podcasts here.

Our beneficiary Aguilasdedicated to creating a supportive, culturally sensitive environment for gay/bisexual Latinos by developing programs that promote health, well being, and community building that foster positive self-identities, healthy relationships and leadership skills.

Where to go: National AIDS Memorial Grove – Taking public transportation is encouraged, finding a place for your car can be challenging.  Never been there: pair up with someone who has been there; if you drive – go early for better parking, map here.  Walking directions from 2nd and Irving  (N-Judah).  Walking directions from 9th and Judah (Bus #6, #43, and N-Judah).  Walking directions from Stanyan and Hayes (Bus #21, #5).  Walking directions from Haight and Stanyan (Bus #33, #7, #71)

About FITP:  In 1997 a group ofSan Francisco flaggers started a tradition of celebrating life by gathering in the newly dedicated National AIDS Memorial Grove.  Here we are seventeen years later; the DJs, organizers, and participants are donating their time, energy and love to help raise money for mostly local (sometimes national) charities.

What to expect: The National AIDS Memorial Grove is in a gorgeously secluded meadow inGolden GatePark.  There are little or no services near by.  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.  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.

Special 2013 pairing: Flagging In The Park is proud to partner with GRGR/West in 2013 to celebrate the 25th Anniversary Year of their fundraiser and dance event – REAL BAD. All funds raised this season five FITP events will be donated to our selected beneficiaries on behalf of GRGR/West to help raise an additional $100k for their 25th Anniversary.

Next 2013 events: (memorial for Franco Beneduce Sept 15,) October 5

Find the Facebook event listing here

Fanning the Flames

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Throughout gay history – whether hiding, rioting, grieving or celebrating, we’ve always had dancing. Music styles, DJs and venues come and go faster than the flash of a strobe light, but as sure as a mirrorball spins in every club, dance culture itself has and will remain a staple of gay life.

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