When and Where is the Celebration?
Loving Day proudly presents the 7th 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 13th 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 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
This event would not be possible without support from our generous sponsors.
Please show them some love!
Asahi - http://www.asahibeerusa.com
MixedChild.com - http://www.mixedchild.com
Sugar Cuts Inc. - http://www.djdhundee.com
Friends We Love - http://www.friendswelove.com/
Mixed Marrow - http://www.mixedmarrow.org
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
It was a rainy day in New York City, but that didn't stop nearly 1,000 guests from attending the Loving Day Flagship Celebration! Under our giant festival tent, our guests enjoyed food, drinks, music, dancing, and conversation. In the Art and Family area, people wrote letters to the president, asking for official recognition of Loving Day. On the dance floor, people did the Electric Slide. In the spirit of community, guests could sign up for the national bone marrow registry at a table staffed by Mixed Marrow.
Loving Day founder Ken Tanabe announced a recent article about Loving Day in Time Magazine online. He also discussed major news stories from the past year, including the Pew Research Center study that says nearly 1 in 7 of all new marriages are interracial or interethnic, and the story of Keith Bardwell, the Justice of the Peace who refused to marry an interracial couple in Louisiana. He also told guests about the diversity of global Loving Day Celebrations in 2010, including a cruise departing from Miami, a film screening in Tokyo, and a picnic in Wichita, Kansas.
As always, the crowd was incredibly warm, welcoming, and diverse in terms of age, ethnicity, culture, and nationality. We had everyone from downtown hipsters to extended families. A very big thank you to everyone who joined us for Loving Day despite the rain, and for showing the world your dedication to fighting racial prejudice and building multicultural community.
A special thanks to our very talented photographers!
Willie Davis 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. More info at Willie Davis Photography.
Mauro Clerici travelled across 26 states over 2 months to document Americans and coping with sustainability in his latest project entitled Provocative Nation, which was was exhibited at the Pratt gallery in New York.