For the second year in a row, adidas Skateboarding will be partnering with The Harold Hunter Foundation (HHF) to host a series of special events rooted in the worlds of art, photography, and skateboarding—realms close to the heart of the late legendary skateboarder, Harold Hunter.
The 2018 Harold Hunter Weekend will take place at multiple locations across New York City kicking off with a book release party of Patrik Wallner’s The Eurasia Project. Sponsored in partnership with adidas, the photobook chronicles the travels of Wallner and his companions under the name Visualtraveling, exploring 101 countries across Europe and Asia throughout the last decade.
Now in its twelfth year, the Harold Hunter weekend festivities celebrates everything Harold from skateboarding, art, music, friends, family, and The Big City with this year’s events paying homage to the rising force of women within the skate community. Special to this year’s women empowerment theme, HHF is working closely with Arianna Gil, member of HHF and Founder of Brujas, the all-girls skate collective of New York.
Celebrating unity through skateboarding, adidas Skateboarding and HHF will host a special All Gender Skate Jam at Performance Space New York. Industrial designer Jonathan Olivares recreates the city’s iconic skate spot, 12th & A with skateable installations comprised of pink concrete ledges and extended bleacher. Inspired by the original inner-city New York skate park that gained global recognition for its customizable obstacles and ledges, the city of New York can experience the glory days of 12th & A once again for the special one-day event.
Along with the All Gender Skate Jam, adidas and HHF also present additional activities around the city including a panel discussion and more.
HAROLD HUNTER WEEKEND SCHEDULE OF EVENTS:
THURSDAY, MAY 31 | The Eurasia Project Book Release Party
6:00PM – 10:00PM
Kicking off the Harold Hunter Weekend, adidas Skateboarding and HHF will host a book release for Patrik Wallner’s The Eurasia Project. The photobook chronicles the travels of Wallner and his group of companions under the name Visualtraveling, exploring 101 countries across Europe and Asia throughout the last decade. Soho Arts Club – 136 Bowery, Manhattan
FRIDAY, JUNE 1 | Panel Discussion with HHF, adidas Skateboarding and Friends
6:00PM – 8:00PM
The HHF, adidas Skateboarding, and friends will host a panel discussion surrounding the ins and outs of working in the skateboarding industry from a lineup of industry vets. Audience members will include amateur skaters competing in the HHF Wildcard Contest division of The Boardr Am. Private Event followed by HH Weekend party and photo show at HUF NYC. HUF NYC – 125 Crosby Street, Manhattan
SATURDAY, JUNE 2 | HHF Wildcard Contest
10:00AM – 5:00PM
Hosted at Coleman Oval/LES Skatepark on Manhattan, the HHF will hold the third annual HHF Wildcard Contest with entry open to 20 local skaters. The winner will receive an all-expenses paid trip to the finals ofAm Getting Paid Contest in Montreal, Canada. LES Skatepark – 2 Monroe St & Pike St.
SATURDAY, JUNE 2 | All Gender Skate Jam
1:00PM – 4:00PM
Presented by adidas Skateboarding and the HHF at Performance Space New York, a small group of female, gender-fluid, and non-binary skateboarders will be invited alongside male allies for a private skate jam with live music provided by a DJ.
SUNDAY, JUNE 3 | Harold Hunter Day XII Skate Jam
1:00PM – 6:00PM
All-ages skate jam featuring pop-up “Best Trick” contests with cash and prizes, live music, and a massive product toss. LES Skatepark – 2 Monroe St & Pike St.
FRIDAY, JUNE 1 – SATURDAY, JUNE 30 | SWEET CHICK PARTNERSHIP
If you knew Harold, then you know he loved a good meal. From June 1-30, longtime HHF hospitality partner Sweet Chick will again offer a Harold-inspired dish with a portion of proceeds going to the foundation. Available at all five Sweet Chick locations (across Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Los Angeles), the “Harold Special” features Boonkie Drumsticks & Sweet Corn Waffles (named after Harold’s beloved dog “Boonkie”), side of string beans, and Harold’s Lemonade (fresh-squeezed lemonade mixed with Harold’s whiskey of choice, Jack Daniel’s).
Expanding from its single skate jam format into a diverse multi-day event series, HH Weekend offers its biggest lineup of activities and events to date.
For more information on HH Weekend and the Harold Hunter Foundation, visit www.haroldhunter.org/blog.
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