When and Where is the Celebration?
Loving Day proudly presents the 6th annual
LOVING DAY FLAGSHIP CELEBRATION
in New York City
FREE BBQ: all day long
FREE BEER: for the first hour
GET IN FREE: rain or shine
MULTICULTURAL: family friendly
Sunday, June 7th from 3-7pm at Solar 1
East River at 23rd St. in Manhattan
Come celebrate the anniversary of Loving v. Virginia, the Supreme Court case that legalized interracial marriage in the US.
SUBWAY: 6 train to 23rd, then M23 bus or walk east past Ave C & FDR. Look for Gulf gas station. Or, L train to 1st Ave: walk north 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
This event would not be possible without support from our generous sponsors. Please show them some love!
Asahi - http://www.asahibeerusa.com
Cupid's Lab - http://www.cupidslab.com/next-event?ref=lovingday
MixedChild.com - http://www.mixedchild.com
Sugar Cuts Music - http://www.djdhundee.blogspot.com
Rude/MFT - http://www.rudemovements.net
World Up - http://www.worldup.org
Good Magazine - http://www.good.is
Solar One - http://www.solar1.org
Puma - http://www.puma.com
After The Event
This was the best Loving Day Flagship Celebration we've ever had! About 1,100 people came together over food, drinks, conversation, dancing, and fantastic music. There were spaces where people could sit together at tables, mingle with other people, dance to the music, look out over the river, create artwork, or gather as families. Everyone was talking about how warm and open the people are, and how Loving Day creates an open and welcoming sense of community.
Loving Day founder Ken Tanabe gave a speech about progress from past to present. For example: interracial marriage was illegal in 22 states when Barack Obama's parents got married, and then he became the President of the United States. Also, the option to identify yourself as multiracial finally appeared on the U.S. Census in 2000, and now multiracial people are the fastest growing demographic in the U.S.
The crowd included people of every imaginable age, ethnicity, culture, and nationality. From hip New York twenty-somethings to couples with kids, from babies to grandparents, everyone came together for a good cause. Thank you to everyone who joined us for Loving Day!
Also, thank you to our very talented photographer Willie Davis for taking these amazing photos.