Starting tomorrow Thursday June 8th - Sunday June 11th, 2023, the Harold Hunter Foundation begins another exciting and fun 4 day event run that will reach electrifying Harold-like proportions. Photo & film exhibits & screenings, good old NYC style parties, a partnership with top international skateboarding contest series producer (The Boardr), all ending in the grand finale and celebration - “Harold Hunter Day”!
Check out the day-by-day event schedule below!
JUNE 8TH-11TH, 2023
Thursday June 8
4:00 PM - 6:00PM Cash 4 Tricks + Skatepark Cleanup (Under the K) POSTPONED
7:00 PM - 10:00PM Private Film Screening (Invite Only)
Friday June 9
4:00PM - 8:00PM Women & LGBTQIA+ Skate Jam (Homage Skateboarding Academy)
8:00PM - LATE Life of Harold Hunter Celebration hosted by Friends From New York (Manero's of Mulberry)
Saturday June 10
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM The Boardr Open (LES)
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM Supreme Woodworking Demo (12th Street & Avenue A)
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM SHUT! X Russ Pope deck release pop-up (2 Rivington Street)
8:00 PM - LATE HHF x SHUT! Fundraiser Party (The Delancey)
Sunday June 11
12:00 - 5:00 PM Harold Hunter Day (12-2pm @ Tompkins, 2-5pm @ LES)
Follow @haroldhunterfoundation on Instagram for live updates, and catch ya'll outside this weekend!
On Wednesday, June 1st, HHF Coach Carlos Pavon sat down with professional skateboarder Zion Wright to have a much-needed conversation about mental health and skateboarding. Thank you Zion and Red Bull for hosting us!
Video filmed and edited by Parlour Productions.
HHF Coach Jae Leanne led their second Women and LGBTQIA+ Skate Session at Vans 198 with support from Bodhi Bodega. Participants reconnected to their bodies through stretching led by Bodhi Bodega, skated, and a small product giveaway happened.
Photos by Shawn Bruce @shawnpbruce on IG
The Men's Health Initiative is a pilot program that focuses on male-identifying skaters and their impact on the skateboard community. The goal is to host a series of workshops and events that support men’s ability to listen, learn, and become better allies and role models.
Sound, Sun, Pleasure is presented as part of the Young World III Pre-Show Series, a dynamic lineup of concerts curated by MIKE that will culminate in Young World III, an arts festival hosted by MIKE and SummerStage at Herbert Von King Park in Summer 2023. Young World I was first presented by Abrons Arts Center in 2019.
In celebration of International Women's Day, HHF Coach, Jae Leanne, held their first event of the year at Vans Space 198 on March 28th. This jam was open to all women and lgbtqia+ identifying skaters with an emphasis on bipoc skaters.
This session was in collaboration with CAMBA and BKLYN_YAS in an effort to expand the world of skate resources for the non traditional scene.
On March 16th, Real Skateboard Pro and Olympian, Zion Wright, released his first pro model shoe - "The Zahba." HHF skaters got to meet and skate with Zion in celebration of his new shoe at Vans Space 198.
HHF Director of Programs, Mame Bonsu and HHF Director of Creative Careers, Kava Vasquez, spoke with News 12 on the work the Harold Hunter Foundation has done for skateboarders in NYC.
Video courtesy of News 12
Harold Hunter Foundation
The Harold Hunter Foundation (HHF) is a grassroots, community-based organization that provides support, opportunity, and advocacy for skateboarders in NYC and beyond.