Flagging in the Park: Colorful Flags, Fans & Poi Play Day | Golden Gate Park
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National AIDS Memorial Grove | Nancy Pelosi Dr & Bowling Green Dr, San Francisco, CA
Submitted by the Event Organizer
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: 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”.
What to expect: The National AIDS Memorial Grove is in a gorgeously secluded meadow in Golden Gate Park. There are little or no services nearby. 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.
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. Twenty later, the event is thriving and growing, with the DJs, organizers, and participants donating their time, energy and love to help raise money for mostly local (sometimes national) non-profits.
Categories: **Annual Event**, *Top Pick*, Charity & Volunteering, Club / DJ, San Francisco