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.
Our beneficiary: The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence: a leading-edge Order of queer nuns, the Sisters have devoted themselves to community service, ministry and outreach to those on the edges, and to promoting human rights, respect for diversity and spiritual enlightenment. We believe all people have a right to express their unique joy and beauty and we use humor and irreverent wit to expose the forces of bigotry, complacency and guilt that chain the human spirit.
Byron Bonsall –From humble beginnings DJing his 7th grade dance, Byron has developed the philosophy of keep the crowd moving and make sure they leave with a smile. His mix of equal parts upbeat house, anthems, and progressive sounds (with a splash of disco and trance) has earned him a faithful following. “If you don’t leave with a smile on your face and maybe a little sweaty, I haven’t done my job.” Check out Byron’s music here.
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, go early for better parking, Map Here
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) charities.
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.
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 at this season’s 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.