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Loving Day Flagship Celebration 2014

When and Where is the Celebration?

Date and Time: 
06/14/2014 - 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Venue: 
Solar 1
Address Line 1: 
East River Waterfront at East 23rd St
City: 
New York
State (if you are in the U.S.A): 
New York
Country: 
United States

Celebration Details

On campus (or hosted by a campus organization)?: 
No
Hosted By: 
Loving Day
Ticket or RSVP Requirements: 
RSVP requested

RSVP ON FLAVORPILL: http://goo.gl/j5PCTB

Loving Day proudly presents the 11th annual
LOVING DAY FLAGSHIP CELEBRATION
in New York City

FREE ASAHI BEER
For the whole event or until it's gone

KIMCHI TACO TRUCK
For your purchasing pleasure

Music by:
DHUNDEE (djdhundee.com)
DJ KAMALA (Kamala Music)

Saturday, June 14th, 3-7pm at Solar 1
East River waterfront at 23rd St. in Manhattan

Rain or shine, multicultural, all ages, family friendly

Come celebrate the anniversary of Loving v. Virginia, the court case that legalized interracial marriage in the U.S.

$10 Suggested donation at the door
Show some love for diversity and community!

RSVP ON FLAVORPILL: http://goo.gl/j5PCTB
LEARN MORE: http://www.lovingday.org

This event would not be possible without our generous sponsors.
Show them your appreciation and check them out!

Asahi - http://www.asahibeerusa.com

InterracialDatingCentral.com is the world's largest online community for finding interracial and intercultural relationships. - http://www.interracialdatingcentral.com

Flavorpill - http://www.flavorpill.com
Dhundee - http://www.djdhundee.com, http://www.beatnyc.org
DJ Kamala - http://www.kamalamusic.com
Brooklyn Historical Society - http://cbbg.brooklynhistory.org
Solar One - http://www.solar1.org

Community Partners:
MAVIN - http://www.mavinfoundation.org
Mixed Marrow - http://www.mixedmarrow.org

Food by:
Kimchi Taco Truck - http://kimchitacotruck.com

Directions:
SUBWAY: 6 train to 23rd, then M23 bus or walk e. past Ave C & FDR. Look for Gulf gas station. Or, L train to 1st Ave: walk N. to 23rd
BY CAR: from south, FDR to 20-23 St. exit. Right on Ave C, right on 23rd almost to Gulf gas station, then service road to Solar 1

After The Event

How did it go?: 

The Loving Day Flagship Celebration in New York City celebrated its eleventh year in New York with about 1,000 guests. Thanks to our Premier sponsors InterracialDatingCentral.com and Asahi Beer, guests enjoyed the unique energy and diversity of Loving Day on the waterfront with DJs, dancing, food, and drinks in a positive community atmosphere. Younger guests enjoyed the art and family area, complete with balloon animals.

Loving Day founder Ken Tanabe followed tradition by telling the story of the Lovings. He acknowledged Mayor Bill de Blasio, his family, and their unique place in history. There was a big thank you to City Council Member Dan Garodnick for an official proclamation recognizing Loving Day in New York. Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer kindly attended the event and addressed the audience.

There were Loving Day Celebrations in over 20 cities in the United States, and others as far away as the Netherlands and Osaka, Japan. There have been over 200 Loving Day Celebrations in the past eleven years.

As always, the diverse crowd brought incredible positive energy and made the afternoon an absolute pleasure. A very sincere thank you to everyone who celebrated Loving Day with us. Thank you for continuing our New York tradition for eleven years, and for inspiring celebrations in cities all over the world.

Photos from the Loving Day Flagship Celebration are on our event page (scroll down).
These event photos are also on facebook and Flickr.
Looking for the photo booth images? They are on facebook and Flickr.

A special thanks to our very talented photographers and videographer!

Willie Davis is a photographer whose work has been published in the New York Times, The Village Voice, Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair, and many more. His work was featured in Spike Lee's film "When the Levees Broke." Willie has also taught workshops at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.

Shawna Enyart Shawna is a producer and art director for commercial advertising, fashion and editorial work in NYC. Her work has been featured in dozens of publications, both print and web, including Time Out New York, The Village Voice, Preen Magazine and Pitchfork, among others.

Kristin Barr is Internet Imaging Manager at Hudson's Bay Company for Lord and Taylor. She is a graduate of the photography department at Parsons the New School for Design, and she took most of the portraits in our photo booth this year.

Natalia Zamparini is an artist, designer, photographer, and painter working in New York City. She kindly contributed to our photo booth portraits as well.

Craig Nisperos tells stories through cinematography. He has directed and produced videos on a broad range of subjects including the NCAA, Hurricane Sandy, and NYC Pride - as well as music videos and weddings.

Megumi Nishikura is the co-director and co-producer of the acclaimed documentary "Hafu" about the mixed-race experience in Japan. She has produced work for the UN and won the prestigious Rotary World Peace Fellowship.

This event would not be possible without support from our generous sponsors. Please show them some love!

Asahi - http://www.asahibeerusa.com

InterracialDatingCentral.com is the world's largest online community for finding interracial and intercultural relationships. - http://www.interracialdatingcentral.com

Flavorpill - http://www.flavorpill.com
Dhundee - http://www.djdhundee.com, http://www.beatnyc.org
DJ Kamala - http://www.kamalamusic.com
Brooklyn Historical Society - http://cbbg.brooklynhistory.org
Solar One - http://www.solar1.org

Community Partners:
MAVIN - http://www.mavinfoundation.org
Mixed Marrow - http://www.mixedmarrow.org

Food by:
Kimchi Taco Truck - http://kimchitacotruck.com