~Destination Weekend – San Francisco~

By June 14, 2013Events, News

Friday July 26, Tie Dye Open Studio 4-6:45 pm (RSVP xcaylor@gmail.com)

Friday, July 26, “Black Light and Day-Glo” – Some science of fluorescent flags 6:45-7

Saturday, July 27, Flagging In The Park see below

Sunday, July 28, Up Your Alley Street Fair 11-6

Sunday, July 28, PLAY T-Dance music by Russ Rich 5-midnight

~Flagging In The Park – San Francisco~ 

Saturday, July 27 – 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM

Music by Michael Fierman

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.

Michael Fierman started DJing in 1981 at the Underground River Club in New York. He has been a regular at: The Saint, Sundays at the Palladium, and The Pavilion in Fire Island. Michael’s esteemed career spans the globe and includes: the Ice Palace, Studio 54, The Roxy, Twilo, GMHC Morning Party, Hearts Party, Blue Ball, Fire Ball, Real Bad (1994), NYC’s Pier Dance, Gay Games Amsterdam just to name a few. He has a love for the music, the craft, and most importantly the crowd; striving to create something new and unique for every event. We are in for a treat having him spin for this very special event. Check him out on Podomatic.

Our beneficiary – National AIDS Memorial Grove is a dedicated space in the national landscape where millions of Americans touched directly or indirectly by AIDS can gather to heal, hope, and remember. For all the promising prospects on the horizon, AIDS continues to invade our lives, violate our past, and rob us of our comfortable assumptions about the future. The sacred ground of this living memorial honors all who have confronted this tragic pandemic both those who have died and those who have shared their struggle, kept the vigils, and supported each other during the final hours.

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) 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 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: September 7, and October 5.

Find the FITP on Facebook here

Find the Facebook event here!

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