Loving Day Flagship Celebration 2019 | Loving Day

Loving Day Flagship Celebration 2019

When and Where is the Celebration?

Date and Time: 
06/09/2019 - 3:00pm to 7:00pm
Venue: 
HI New York City Hostel
Address Line 1: 
891 Amsterdam Avenue
Address Line 2: 
At 103rd Street
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

UPDATE: RSVP's are full. An existing RSVP will give you priority to get in, but arrive early since RSVP doesn't guarantee entrance! Didn't RSVP? We’ll let folks in based on available capacity. Thank you!

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Loving Day proudly presents the 16th annual
LOVING DAY FLAGSHIP CELEBRATION
in New York City

FREE ASAHI BEER + FREE ADMISSION
FREE SUMMER SNACKS

Sunday, June 9th, 3-7pm
New location! HI New York City Hostel
891 Amsterdam Ave at 103rd Street

Music by: DHUNDEE (djdhundee.com)

RSVP: http://lovingday.eventbrite.com

Rain or shine + Family friendly
All ages (18 to enter without adult, 21 to drink)

Celebrate the anniversary of Loving v. Virginia, the Supreme Court decision that struck down U.S. laws against interracial marriage. Learn more at 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
HI New York City Hostel - https://www.hiusa.org/hostels/new-york/new-york/new-york-city
Flavorpill - http://www.flavorpill.com
Dhundee - http://www.djdhundee.com
The Mash-Up Americans are your guide to hyphen-America - http://www.mashupamericans.com

Community Partners:
Hapa Mag - https://www.hapamag.com/
Mixed Marrow - http://www.mixedmarrow.org

Directions:
SUBWAY: 1 train to 103rd and Broadway (2 min walk) or the B/C train to 103rd and Central Park West (7 min walk)
PARKING: Off street at 102nd St (between Broadway and Amsterdam), or nearby paid parking lots

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After The Event

How did it go?: 

The Loving Day Flagship Celebration in New York City celebrated its sixteenth year with hundreds of guests on June 9th, 2019. In honor of the 52nd anniversary of Loving v. Virginia (1967), we hosted a family-friendly all-ages event with barbecue in Upper West Side at HI New York City Hostel, home of the largest private outdoor green space in Manhattan. Guests from the Loving Day community shared the space and conversation with hostel guests from around the world. Thanks to our Premier sponsors Asahi Beer and HI New York City Hostel, all guests enjoyed the unique energy and diversity of Loving Day and a positive community atmosphere.

Over 22 Loving Day celebrations have been announced in 17 cities for 2019, including New York; New Orleans; Philadelphia; Boston; Minneapolis; Chicago, Grand Rapids, MI; Burlington, VT; Los Angeles, CA; Griffin, GA; Idaho Falls, ID; El Cerrito, CA; Riverhead, NY; Rome, Italy; Strasbourg, France; Utrecht; Netherlands; Vienna, Austria, and more, many of which are listed on LovingDay.org. This includes 5 countries: the U.S., France, the Netherlands, Italy, and Austria. There have been over 340 announced Loving Day Celebrations since the project started 16 years ago (2004).

53 percent of Gen Zers says interracial marriage is good for society, which is greater than 30 percent of Baby Boomers and 20 percent of Silents, according to a Pew Research study, and reported in May 2019 by Trust, the magazine of Pew Charitable Trusts). In contrast, "at least 15 per cent of Canadians would never have a relationship with someone outside their race" according to a May 2019 poll by Ipsos for Global News. According to a Pew Research Center study in 2017, one in six newlyweds in 2015 were married to someone of a different race. This is in contrast to 3 percent in 1967, the year that the Supreme Court ruled in Loving v. Virginia.

The hash tag #lovingday has previously trended at #3 on twitter in the U.S. thanks to diverse couples, families and individuals who shared their photos and stories. Loving Day has been officially recognized by New York City Mayor Bill De Blasio (who is in an interracial marriage); Alexandria, VA Mayor Justin M. Wilson; the California State Assembly via House Resolution No. 39 (sponsored by Assemblymember Kevin McCarty); and the Cambridge, MA City Council. Previously, Loving Day has been recognized by the State of Virginia, the U.S. House of Representatives, the City of Los Angeles, the Anti-Defamation League, and many more.

A very sincere thank you to everyone who celebrated Loving Day with us. You helped us to continue our New York tradition for 16 years and to inspire celebrations in cities all over the world.

Photos from the Loving Day Flagship Celebration in New York City are on our event page.
These event photos are also on facebook and Flickr.

A special thanks to our very talented photographers!

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.
www.williedavis.com

Kristin Barr is a digital imaging professional specializing in imaging management and photo retouching. She has done work for Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord and Taylor for the Hudson's Bay Company, and many more.
www.flickr.com/photos/kristinbarr/

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

Asahi - http://www.asahibeerusa.com
HI New York City Hostel - https://www.hiusa.org/hostels/new-york/new-york/new-york-city
Flavorpill - http://www.flavorpill.com
Dhundee - http://www.djdhundee.com
The Mash-Up Americans are your guide to hyphen-America - http://www.mashupamericans.com

Community Partners:
Hapa Mag - https://www.hapamag.com
Mixed Marrow - http://www.mixedmarrow.org